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Bobcat was asked by Bob Wills, one of the producers of his album Precious Memories, where his singing background started? He told Bob that it actually started when he was 8 years old. He continued to relate how he had graduated from the barn, the bathtub and the shower to where he is now.
"There were two things I loved to do when I was growing up and I didn't really have to work at either one: Sports (running track, playing football); and Singing. Neither my teachers in elementary school nor my closest friends ever knew I sang, but when I entered Forest Oak Junior High in Fort Worth, Texas, they found out that I could sing and had me sing the morning devotional just about every morning. Even the cafeteria help and office people would come out into the hall to listen over the PA system to who was singing. Of course that has been eliminated today in public schools. When I got to Poly High School in Ft Worth, I would sing in the variety shows that the school would put on. I even sang "Chantilly Lace" once.
For a short period of time in my life, I worked at BOP (General Motors Assembly Division) in Arlington, TX (from '63 to '68) . I started singing in church at Fair Park Baptist Church in Ft Worth, Texas with my mother at age 8. That's where I did most of my singing and never really favored any other type of songs other than what is now known today as Southern Gospel.
Some of the singing artists that I liked were Red Foley (really influenced by this guy), Perry Como, Don Ho, Jim Reeves, Bing Crosby, and last but not least, Elvis Presley. I had a little record player that my mother bought me when I was very young and would play Red Foley songs over and over all day long every day.
I went to work for the railroad on October 22, 1968 and continued until retiring on May 1st, 2003, from the Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Rail Road (Signal Dept.) located in Fort Worth, Texas.
Very few of my closet friends knew I could sing or even knew I liked to sing. I never knew they wanted to hear it so I never imposed on them the kind of songs I like. My first and only love, as songs go, are gospel songs. I do thank the Lord for my talent, and as far as I'm concerned, He should and does get all the praise and glory due Him. I shall never give up nor stop doing what I think He wants me to do, and that is to sing His music.