Cal Smith

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Descriptive "tags": country singer-songwriter classic country canadian Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links online: Wikipedia

Biography

Calvin Grant Shofner, 7 April 1932, Gans, Oklahoma, USA. The Shofner family moved to California, where Calvin met the rodeo-rider Todd Mason, becoming his stooge for knife and bullwhip tricks. Mason taught him how to play the guitar and at the age of 15 he was a vocalist with the San Francisco country band Kitty Dibble And Her Dude Ranch Wranglers. After military service, he played bass for Bill Drake, whose brother Jack was a prominent member of Ernest Tubb’s Texas Troubadours. This led to him becoming master of ceremonies under the name of Grant Shofner, for Ernest Tubb and the Texas Troubadours from 1962-68. His first appearance on one of Tubb’s recordings was ‘The Great Speckled Bird’ in 1963. Tubb arranged a record contract with Kapp Records and Smith’s first record on the US country charts was ‘The Only Thing I Want’ in 1967. Two years with Decca Records followed and he finally broke through with ‘I’ve Found...

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