Tex Ritter


Woodward Maurice "Tex" Ritter (January 12, 1905 - January 2, 1974) was a country music singer and actor famous for his many "singing cowboy" movies from the 1930s - early 1940s. He was a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • I'm Wastin' My Tears On You (1944)
  • There's A New Moon Over My Shoulder (1944)
  • High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me) (1952)
  • Wayward Wind (1956)
  • Hillbilly Heaven (1961)
  • Americans (1974)

Pop charts debut year: 1944

Years active: 1928-1974

Genres: Country

Labels: Columbia, Decca, Capitol


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