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Never Be Free; River of No Return; The Battle of Davy Crockett; The Lusty Land. Most popular song was Six­teen Tons. Owns 540-acre ranch, Clear Lake, Calif. Awards and honors: Tenn. Colonel; Motion Picture Daily, 1956-7; and first Western type entertainer to play Palladium Theatre, London, Eng. Address: 1483 North Vine Street, Hollywood 28, California.
Fowler, Wally, b. 2/15/17, Bartow Co., Ga. Former member of the John Daniel Quartet; leader of Georgia Peach Pickers, WSM Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, Tenn.; Began All-Nite Singing, Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, Tenn., 11/8/48, and meets first Friday night of each month; Leads All-Nite Sings throughout U. S. Decca Records. Songs recorded: The Call of the Cross; Precious Mem­ories; Somewhere a Voice Is Calling; Journey of No Return; Fourth Man. Album: The Call of the Cross. Writer of: I'm Sending You Red Roses; That's How Much I Love You Baby. Address: WSM Radio, Nash­ville, Tennessee.
Fox, Curley, w. Ruby Owens (Texas Ruby). Was barber. Entertainment experience: WSM Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, Tenn.; Toured U. S.; KPRC, Houston, Texas. Co-writer of: The Letter That Broke My Heart; I'll Never Worry Over You; A Gypsy's Lullaby; You're Al­ways on My Mind; Don't Cry for me, Precious Darling; A Soldier's Dream; When the Book of Life Is Opened; Don't Waste Your Tears on Me, Darling; I Can Never Love Blue Eyes Again; Ain't You Sorry That You Lied; A Lover's Plea; Even Tho' I'll Shed a Million Tears; Nobody Else But You; Because You Lied to Me; Look­ing Out My Window; I'll Take Back All I Ever Said About You; You Broke My Heart, Dear, When You Broke Your Promise; When the Only One You Love Has Gone; If You Want Me, Then I'll Come Back to You; Write and Tell Me You Love Me Again; Would It Make Any Difference? Address: KPRC, Houston, Texas.
Frizzell, William Orville, "Lefty Frizzell." b. 3/31/28, Corsi-cana, Texas; w. Alice; s. Joray, 3; d. Lois. Attended Parker's Chapel Hill Sch., near El Dorado, Ark. Plays guitar. WSM Grand Ole Opry, 1950; Tours U. S.; Holly-wood, Calif. Columbia Records since 1950. Albums: