Dave Denney was a native of the Hoosier state, Indiana, from Lafayette.
He took a liking to the western tunes when his mom would sing and soon,
his mom wanted him to have his own guitar to learn. The minister of their
church heard of this yearning and soon Dave had his guitar.
When he was just 15 years old, he was working with Rube Tronson and his Texas
Cowboys as a singer. He earned his entertainer's dues as the band played
appearances in a wide variety of venues such as theatres, dances, rodeos,
fairs and radio stations. But the group broke up due to the untimely death
of its leader, Rube Tronson. From there, Dave went out west to perform on the
west coast where he had dreams of settling out there. He toured through
states such as Texas, California, Utah and even Mexico.
By 1946, his career found him at radio station WHN in New York and with
a recording contract with the Musicraft label. He also dabbled in songwriting.
Credits & Sources
- Portions of Discography Listing courtesy of Hillbilly
Reasearcher Team; Tricker, Turner and Sax