Country music legend Moe Bandy has come a long way from his bull riding days in Texas. Not to mention his years as a sheet metal worker by day and playing Honky Tonks at night in and around his hometown of San Antonio, Texas. In the mid-'70s when the country pop of Kenny Rogers and John Denver and the outlaw sound of Waylon and Willie was all the rage, along came traditionalist Moe Bandy.
Moe's long string of hits include "Bandy The Rodeo Clown," "Hank Williams, You Wrote My Life," "Till I'm Too Old To Die young," "Americana," "It's A Cheatin' Situation," "Just Good Ol' Boys," "Barstool Mountain," "I Cheated Me Right Out of You," "I Just Started Hatin' Cheatin' Songs Today," "Rodeo Romeo," "You Haven't Heard the Last of Me," "Holding The Bag" and dozens of other chart-toppers.
The Texas singer with twin fiddles and steel guitar in the band kept Texas-style Honky Tonk music alive, but it wasn't easy. In 1972 Moe met record producer Ray Baker on a hunting trip and convinced him to listen to some demo tapes he had made. Baker agreed to produce Moe if he was willing to pay for the recording session. Moe agreed and out of that session came Moe's first hit song "I Just Started Hatin' Cheatin' Songs Today." GRC records picked up the song and released it nationally, where it became a Top 20 hit. Moe followed up with "It Was Always So Easy (To Find An Unhappy Woman)" and his first No. 1 "Bandy The Rodeo Clown." His songs never strayed far from the traditionally Honky Tonk fare. Loving, cheating, drinking and patriotic songs formed the core of his music.
Whether writing, recording new songs or traveling the world performing, Moe keeps one of the busiest schedules in show business. Some of his noteworthy accomplishments are: 10 No. 1 Hits, 40 Top 10s, 66 charted songs, five gold albums, ACM Song of The Year, ACM most Promising Male Vocalist of the Year, and ACM and CMA Duet of the Year.
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