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 the honky tonks at night in and around his hometown of San Antonio. In
In the mid-seventies when the country pop of Kenny Rogers and John Denver, and the outlaw sound of Waylon and Willie was all the rage, along came the traditionalist Moe Bandy. 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. Barker 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 10 hit and that was just the beginning. Moe followed up with "It Was Always So Easy to Find an Unhappy Woman" and his first #1 Hit "Bandy the Rodeo Clown". His songs never strayed far from the traditional honky tonk fare.