Shafer was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1989. And was it offered as “Conway the Rodeo Clown” or “Charley the Rodeo Clown” or “Gilley the Rodeo Clown” to the top stars of the day and was Moe just the first one to grab it?
4:27 pm. 11:52 am. 6:37 am, I grew up listening to country, but K-ROSE introduced me to Jerry Reed.
As far as “ I Wonder Do You Think Of Me” being the single … what better song could a label put out after an artist’s passing? How can you go from Whitely’s version to Merle’s (which is more like a waltz??) William Elliott Whitmore Releases New Album “I’m With You”, Brent Cobb – Soapbox [Live with Nikki Lane], Sarah Jarosz – “Hometown” (Official Music Video), The Steep Canyon Rangers Release New Album “Arm In Arm”, Lucero – Outrun the Moon (Official Lyric Video), William Michael Morgan – “How Much Proof” (Acoustic), Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – “Only Children” (Official Music Video), The SteelDrivers – Innocent Man (Official Music Video), Jamey Johnson Joins Nick Norman for new Song “The Cock Crows”, New Tyller Gummersall Song “Singing These Songs For You”, Brandy Clark – Who You Thought I Was | Live at the Grand Ole Opry, “All My Ex’s” Songwriter Whitey Shafer Has Died, Newest Adds to Saving Country Music’s Top 25 Current Playlist (#72), Ray Wylie Hubbard’s Austin City Limits Debut to Stream Online. Keith believed it needed a second. And another good one gone… Country needs its songwriters. Rosanna's down in Texarkana Wanted me to push her broom Sweet Eileen's in Abilene She forgot I hung the moon And Allison's in Galveston Somehow lost her sanity And Dimple's who now lives in Temple's Who knows? If Whitey had never written those Strait hit’s he would still be one of the greatest songwriters ever.
January 13, 2019 @ All my ex's live in Texas And Texas is the place I'd really love to be But all my ex's live in Texas And that's why I hang my hat in Tennessee. Just amazing. Maybe that’s why radio passed on Whitley’s version in 88/89 despite the great story. hoptowntiger94 I have a particular song in mind. Shafer was born in Whitney, Texas and wrote songs for Lefty Frizzell, Merle Haggard, Keith Whitley and George Strait. Luckyoldsun Trigger George Strait's 1987 classic "All My Ex's Live In Texas" is the one I'm talking about. I believe I read somewhere that there was a haunting feeling in the studio when it was recorded due to how it was sang with such emotion. hoptowntiger94 I was a kid when that song was released & made me fall in love with traditional country music. “I Never Go Around Mirrors” was Lefty’s first top-Thirty hit in nine years, so it was recognized as something special.
5:01 pm. Whitley recorded his first version on the JD Crowe and The New South record titled 6:06 am. I’ve wondered for a long time about “Bandy the Rodeo Clown.” Did Whitey Shafer and Lefty Frizzell write that song specifically for Moe Bandy? Shafer also performed and toured with Willie Nelson in the early days of both men's careers. When Whitley wanted to cut it on the RCA record, the label (RCA) said it needed another verse. albert The way the song is written, pertaining to rhyme structure, it would be difficult to make it a universal, anybody-can-record-it song, due to the fact that the character’s name “Bandy” is used throughout the song to rhyme with “handy,” “dandy,” etc. 12:52 pm. January 13, 2019 @ Interesting question. January 13, 2019 @ Whitey & Whitley, what a combination. Copyright 2019 KXXV. Whitey, from Whitney, who wrote for Whitley. Trigger Whitey Shafer wrote the heartbreak that country music became known for during one of its most timeless eras.