Country US né Noble F. Stover, le 16 Novembre 1928 à Huntsville (Texas).
US Country singer born Noble F. Stover on Nov. 16, 1928 in Huntsville, TX, Smokey had his own band and was playing the honky tonks of Texas at 16. In 1949, a new radio station went on the air in Pasadena, TX where he landed his first deejaying job at KLVL-AM, an on-the-air learning experience. A year later, KRCT-AM in Baytown, TX lured him away. Over the next year, Smokey's show became so popular, the station changed their format to country and hired two more deejays.
In 1954, he moved on to KBRZ-AM in Freeport, TX where he stayed for three years except for a six-month interval in 1956 when he helped launch KLOS in Albuquerque, NM. In 1958, he moved to KCIJ-AM in Shreveport, LA to be near the Louisiana Hayride, hoping the move would push his singing career. Seven months later, the station changed owners who brought in their own deejays. With the help of a friend, Claude Gray, Smokey found a job at WDAL in Meridian, MS where he stayed until late 1959 when he received a call from his old Freeport boss, Ken Ferguson. Ken was opening KMOP in Tucson, AZ and wanted Smokey to be his sign-on man. Smokey hit the airwaves there in Jan. 1960 and remained there for eight years when he took a couple of years out to concentrate on his singing and songwriting.
On Jan. 1, 1970, Smokey went back on the air at KRZE in Farmington, NM. A year-and-a-half later, his mother's illness forced him back to Houston, TX. He more or less retired from radio then until 1992 when a friend built a new station, KVST in Conroe/Huntsville, TX. Smokey went on the air there in early 1993 and ran a midnight 'til 6 am show for a year until it "got old" and he re-retired. In 1995, Ernie Ashworth lured him to Gallatin, TN to get the "Country Classic" station of WYXE off the ground. Smokey enjoyed romping and stomping with the Oldies for about eight months when he hung it up and returned to his native Texas where he's retired from radio, but still pickin' and singin' every weekend. His latest recording is titled, I May Be Getting Older, But I Ain't Stopped Thinking Young.
Smokey was inducted into the Country Music DJ Hall of Fame in 2000.
Talents : Vocal, Guitar, DJ
Style musical : Traditional Country, Rockabilly
GO ON AND LEAVE MY BABY ALONE (1954)
BALLAD OF JIMMY HOFFA (1960)
ON THE WARPATH (1961)
Années en activité :
|1954||SP FEATURE 1084 (US)||
Go On And Leave My Baby Alone / That's How True My Love Is For You
|1955 ?||SP SAGE & SAND 45-209 (US)||
Smokey STOVER & His STAMPEDE WRANGLERS - Never Thought I'd See The Day
|1955 ?||SP SAGE & SAND 45-210 (US)||
There's No Right Way To Do Me Wrong / No Plans For The Future
|1955||SP STARDAY 192 (US)||You Won't Kid Me / It's Easier Said Than Done|
|1956||SP STARDAY 274 (US)||Now / My Building Of Dreams|
|12/1958||SP SAGE 45-278 (US)||Rock Me / Why Did I Cry|
|1960||SP OL' PODNER OP-104 (US)||Ballad Of Jimmy Hoffa / ?|
|1961||SP TOPPA 45-1061 (US)||On The Warpath / ?|
|1964||SP SIMS 172 (US)||When The Sun Goes DownOne Thing In Common / ?|
|195?||Need info||Let's Have A Ball|
|2006||CD K-TEL ? (US)||
SMOKIN' - Down Yonder / Beaumont Rag / Red Wing / I Don't Love Nobody / Backup And Push / Lonesome Road Blues / Billy And The Low Ground / Snowflake Reel / 8th Of January / Patty On The Turnpike
|02/2007||CD SHANE ? (US)||EASY COUNTRY - Just Call Me Lonesome / Long Black Train / Blue Eyes Crying (In The Rain) / Happy Anniversary / God On The Mountain / Hand That Rocks The Cradle / Tell Mama That I Called / Getting Ready / What A Wonderful World / You Are So Beautiful|
|04/2008||CD SHANE ? (US)||GOSPEL GOLD - On Calvary / Last Mile Of The Way / If I Could Hear / Time Has Made A Change / Why Me Lord / Who At My Door / Old Rugged Cross / Never Grow Old / In The Garden / Just One Rose|
|2010||CD SMOKEY STOVER ? (US)||COUNTRY CLASSIC - Scarlet Ribbons / I Wish I Was Eighteen Again / Wind Beneath My Wings / Waltz Across Texas / Think I'll Go Somewhere And Cry Myself To Sleep / American Trilogy / He Stopped Loving Her Today / Amazing Grace / You Needed Me / Sunday Morning Coming Down|
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