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America, 1950. Address: WSM Radio, Nashville, Ten­nessee.
Copas, Lloyd Estel "Cowboy Copas." b. 7/15/13, Muskogee, Okla.; w. Edna Lucille Markins; d. Katha Loma, 24; s. Gary Lee, 22; and Michael Lane, 9. Attended schools in Okla. and Ohio, 1919-27. Worked on ranch and farm. Plays guitar. Entertainment experience: WLW Barn Dance, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1938-40; Radio, Knoxville, Tenn., 1940; WSM Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, Tenn., 1945—. Recorded for King and Starday Records. Most popular song recorded was Signed, Sealed, and Deliv­ered. Songs recorded: Filipino Baby, 1945; Tragic Ro­mance, 1946; Signed, Sealed, and Delivered, 1947; Tenn. Waltz, 1948; Ky. Waltz, 1947; Tenn. Moon, 1947; Strange Little Girl, 1950; Alabam, 1960; Listen to My Heart; From the Manger to the Cross; King of Kings; Purple Robe; Some Fine Morning; He Stands by His Window; The Man Upstairs; The Stone Was Rolled Away; Silver that Nailed Him to the Cross. Writer of: Signed, Sealed, and Delivered and co-writer of Tenn. Moon. Movie: Square Dance Jubilee, Lippert, 1950. Awards: Top Western Artist, 1948 and 51. Address: WSM Radio, Nashville, Tennessee.
Crawford, Gene (Kenneth Neil Everett), b. 11/2/30, Mathis, Texas; w. Wilma Ruth; d. Kathy Jane Womack, 8; Francis Ann Everett, 5; Christa Yvonne Everett, 1; s. Mark Andrew Womack, 7; and Kenneth Neil Everett, Jr., 3. Schools attended: Mathis Elem., Mathis, Texas, 1935; Mathis High Schl., 1947; Univ. of Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, 1947-8; and U. S. Air Force Electronics School, Bellville, 111., 1951-3. Worked with heavy«equip-ment and was Disc Jockey. Plays guitar. Entertain­ment experience: KWBU Texas Barn Dance, Corpus Christi, Texas, 1948; AFRS, Scott Field, 111., 1951-2; KNUZ Cooks Hoedown, Houston, Texas, 1954-6; KRCT Jamboree, Houston, Texas, 1959; and Big H Jubilee, Houston, 1960—. Co-writer of: Road to Nowhere, 1955; An Aching Heart, 1959; The Same Old World, 1959; and A World of Make Believe, 1960. Business enterprises: Fidelity Recording Studios, Houston, Texas; and Moss

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