Wade Ray was in show business at an early age. He started out being
billed as the "Youngest Violin Player in the World". In 1931, he was part
of the National Champion Hillbillies act/show on KMOX out of St. Louis,
Missouri. But in 1943, he was called into military duty.
After he got out of the service, he was on WLS in Chicago for a time. Later,
he went to Hollywood and was there in the mid-1950s.
He was recording on the Victor Records label at one time and was appearing
regularly at the "Cow Town", a legendary western night club in Los Angeles,