Tex Owens

Tex Owens (June 15, 1892 – September 9, 1962) was an American country music singer and songwriter, best remembered today for writing the Eddy Arnold hit Cattle Call. The youngest of thirteen children, he was born Doie Hensley Owens in Killeen, Texas into a large and musically talented family. His brother was a singer and songwriter and his sister became a well-known Grand Old Opry performer as Texas Ruby.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 15th, 1892, Died September 9th, 1962

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1934 - 1936

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, guitar, composer, lyricist

Notes: Also known as "The Texas Ranger."

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-01308 10-in. 9/23/1936 The cattle call Tex Owens Male vocal solo, with guitar composer, vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, lyricist  
Victor BS-01309 10-in. 9/23/1936 I'm going back to old Texas Tex Owens Male vocal solo, with guitar composer, vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, lyricist  
Victor BS-01310 10-in. 9/23/1936 Lonesome train whistling blues Tex Owens Male vocal solo, with guitar composer, vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-01311 10-in. 9/23/1936 My old dog and me Tex Owens Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-01312 10-in. 9/23/1936 Night herdin' lullaby Tex Owens Male vocal solo, with guitar composer, vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-01313 10-in. 9/23/1936 Pals of the prairie Tex Owens Male vocal solo, with guitar composer, vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, lyricist  
Victor BS-01314 10-in. 9/23/1936 Ride beneath the Texas moon Tex Owens Male vocal solo, with guitar composer, vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, lyricist  
Victor BS-01315 10-in. 9/23/1936 Will the circle be unbroken Tex Owens Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-01316 10-in. 9/23/1936 Never grow old Tex Owens Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-01317 10-in. 9/23/1936 My mother's call Tex Owens Male vocal solo, with guitar composer, vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, lyricist  
Decca C 9353 10-in. 8/27/1934 Dude ranch party, part 1 The Texas Rangers vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca C 9354 10-in. 8/27/1934 Dude ranch party, part 2 The Texas Rangers vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca C 9355 10-in. 8/28/1934 Cattle call Tex Owens vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca C 9356 10-in. 8/28/1934 Two sweethearts Tex Owens vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca C 9357 10-in. 8/28/1934 Rocking alone in an old rocking chair Tex Owens vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca C 9358 10-in. 8/28/1934 Pride of the prairie Tex Owens vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Owens, Tex," accessed January 22, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110560.

Owens, Tex. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 22, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110560.

"Owens, Tex." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 22 January 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110560

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