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Blue Mt. Waltz; Fool That I Am; Go Ahead and Make Me Cry; Hey; Let Me Hear from You; Let's Make Mem­ories Tonight; Pretend You Just Don't Know Me; The Record; Thank You for Calling; Which One of Us Is to Blame; Whirlpool; Why Doesn't It Have to Be; Forever; etc. Most popular song was Thank You for Calling. Writer of: Anything Your Heart Desires; Make Believe Till We Can Make It Come True; What Makes Me Love You Like I Do; It's Doggone Tough on Me; Pretend You Don't Know Me. Awards: BMI and Cash Box, 1954. Address: WSM Radio, Nashville, Tennessee.
Walker, Charlie, b. 11/2/26, Collin County, Texas; married; d. Carrie Lucinda. Plays guitar. Entertainment experi­ence: KIOX, Bay City, Texas; Radio, Dallas, Texas, 1943; KMAC, San Antonio, Texas, 1946; WVTR, Tokyo, Japan, 1st hillbilly band in Japan; Jubilee, U.S.A., ABC-TV; WSM Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, Tenn. Played with Bill Boyd and Cowboy Ramblers, 1943; Cousin Herald Goodman; Hal Horton; and Gus Foster. Decca, Mercury-Starday, and Columbia Records. Songs re­corded: Tell Her Lies and Feed Her Candy; I'll Catch You When You Fall; Pick Me Up on Your Way Down; Bow Down Your Head and Cry; When My Conscience Hurts the Most; etc. Writer of: Fortunes in Memories; Polk Salad Greens; etc. Address: KMAC Radio, San Antonio, Texas.
Warden, Donald Charles "Don." b. 3/27/29, Mt. Grove, Mo.; w. Lois Ann Bybee; s. Donald Charles, Jr., 3. Attended West Plains Grammar Schl., West Plains, Mo., 1936-43; and West Plains High Schl., West Plains, Mo., 1943-7. Worked as electrician. Plays steel guitar. Entertain­ment experience: KWPM, West Plains, Mo., 1948-9; KBOA, Kennett, Mo., 1949; KWHN, Ft. Smith, Ark, 1949; KWKH La. Hayride, Shreveport, La, 1949-54; Ozark Jubilee, ABC-TV, 1954-7; WSM Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, Tenn, 1957—. Played with the Rhythm Rangers, 1948-9; Wilburn Brothers, 1949-51; Red Sovine, 1951-4; Porter Wagoner, 1954—. Business enterprise: Warden Music Company, Inc., Nashville 7, Tenn. Ad­dress: Box 8061, Nashville 7, Tennessee.