Personalities | Red River Dave | Cowboys & Playboys | Country

(Songwriter, vocals, guitar, 1914–2002)

Red River Dave McEnery spent most of his long career in his native San Antonio, though he initially rose to fame in New York in the late 1930s. A prolific songwriter, who specialized in event songs like ‘Amelia Earhart’s Last Flight’, in later years he would even tackle such topics as the kidnapping of heiress Patty Hearst and the Manson family murders of 1969. Stylistically his music leaned towards classic cowboy and western swing.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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