|Genres:||Country & Bluegrass Movies & TV Books|
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Ruby Rose Blevins, 30 October 1908, Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA, d. 3 May 1996, San Jacinto, California, USA. Montana was the eleventh child and first daughter of a farmer, and in her childhood she learned organ, guitar, violin and yodelling. In 1928 she worked on radio in California as Rubye Blevins, the Yodelling Cowgirl from San Antone. In 1931 she joined Stuart Hamblens show, appearing on radio and at rodeos as part of the Montana Cowgirls. Hamblen renamed her Patsy as it was a good Irish name. In 1933 she joined the Kentucky Ramblers, who, because of their western image, became the Prairie Ramblers. In 1935 Montana recorded her self-penned I Want To Be A Cowboys Sweetheart, the first million-seller by a female country singer. She recorded many other western songs including Old Nevada Moon and Back On The Montana Plains (several of her songs had Montana in the title).