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Show, NBC-TV; Dick Clark Show, ABC-TV; Ranch Party TV Series. Abbott and RCA Records. Albums: God Be With You; Jim Reeves; According to My Heart; Songs to Warm the Heart; The Eminent Jim Reeves; The Girls I Have Known; Singing Down the Lane; Bimbo. Songs recorded: Mexican Joe, 1953; Bimbo; Blue Boy; Anna Marie; Billy Bayou; Home; Heartache Is the Fashion; God Be With You; Four Walls; He'll Have to Go; I Could Cry; Beatin' on the Ding Dong; A Stranger to Me Is Just a Friend I Haven't Met; Yon­der Comes a Sucker; I'm Hurtin' Inside; Am I Losing You; I Lived a Lot in My Time; My Lips Are Sealed; According to My Heart; Drinking Tequilla; In a Mansion Stands My Love; Partners; If You Were Mine; Don't Tell Me; Don't Ask Me Why; I Can't Fly; You'll Be Mine Again; What Would You Do; Poor Little Doll; Stand at Your Window; Pickin' a Chicken; Then I'll Stop Loving You; I Know and You Know; How Many; That's a Sad Affair; Two Shadows on Your Window; Theme of Love; I'd Like to Be; The Mother of a Honky Tonk Girl; Waitin' for a Train; Penny Candy; etc. He'll Have to Go and Four Walls were most popular songs. Writer of: Am I Losing You; I'm Gettin' Better. Co-writer of: I've Lived a Lot in My Time; Don't Tell Me. Owner of KPRI, Henderson, Texas. Mexican Joe voted No. 1 song and recording in country and western field, 1953. Ad­dress: WSM Radio, Nashville, Tennessee.
Reno, Don, former grocer and barber. Plays mandolin and banjo. Entertainment experience: WSPA, Spartanburg, S. C; WBT, Charlotte, N. C, 1941; WSM Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, Tenn., 1948-9; WDBJ, Roanoke, Va., 1949; WWVA Jamboree, Wheeling, W. Va., 1951; WRVA Old Dominion Barn Dance, Richmond, Va. Former bands or groups: Don Reno and Carolina Hillbillies; Arthur Smith and Crackerjacks, 1941; Bill Monroe and Blue Grass Boys, 1948-9; Don Reno and Red Smiley and Tenn. Cutups, including Mac Magala, fiddle; and John Palmer, bass. King Records since 1952. Albums: A Variety of Country Songs; Hymns, Sacred, Gospel Songs; Sacred Songs; Someone Will Love Me in Heaven; Good Old Country Ballads; Instrumental^ Songs recorded: It's