Personalities | The Tune Wranglers | Cowboys & Playboys | Country

(Vocal/instrumental group, 1930s–40s)

The Tune Wranglers was one of the most popular and prolific of early western-swing bands. Formed by guitarist Buster Coward and fiddler Tom Dickey in San Antonio, it was also one of the most strongly western orientated groups. They scored several hits, most notably Coward’s bluesy cowboy song ‘Texas Sand’ in 1936, and gradually developed a smoother, more pop-influenced sound. Despite their considerable success, the Wranglers broke up by the early 1940s.

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


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