Sheb Wooley

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Decades: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Shelby F. Wooley, 10 April 1921, near Erick, Oklahoma, USA, d. 16 September 2003, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Wooley, was born part Cherokee Indian, grew up on the family farm, learned to ride as a child and rode in rodeos as a teenager. His father traded a shotgun for Sheb’s first guitar and while still at high school, he formed a country band that played at dances and on local radio. After leaving school, he found work on an oilfield as a welder, but soon tired of this work and moved to Nashville. He appeared on the WLAC and WSM radio stations and recorded for the Bullet label. In 1946, Wooley relocated to Fort Worth, where until 1949, he became the frontman for a major show on WBAP, sponsored by Calumet Baking Powder.

The singer then moved to Los Angeles, where he signed with MGM Records and with thoughts of a film career, he also attended the Jack Koslyn School of Acting. In 1950, he had his first screen role (as a heavy) in the Errol...

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