Canadian country music has lost one of its pioneers. Stu Davis, also known as
Canada's Cowboy Troubadour, has died at the age of 85.
Born in Regina on July 1st, 1921, he passed away peacefully in Edmonton on March 25th, 2007.
In a music career that spanned more than thirty years, from the late 30s to the early 70s,
Davis was know across Canada as the star of numerous CBC network radio and
television series, including 'Rope Around the Sun', 'Red River Jamboree',
and 'Trail Riding Troubadour'. His daily broadcasts were heard on CBC radio through
much of the 1950s. Davis recorded more than thirty albums for RCA Victor and London Records.
As a songwriter, Davis wrote for Eddy Arnold, Hank Snow, Ray Price, and other noted
country music artists. His most successful song was Arnold's 'What a Fool I Was',
which was the second biggest selling country recording of 1948.
Stu also hosted programs for several private radio stations across western Canada:
CKCK and CKRM in Regina, CJCA in Edmonton, CFCN and CFAC in Calgary, and CKY in Winnipeg.
Stu Davis was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame in 1993.
Visit www.studavis.ca OR www.studavis.blogspot.com for a more detailed history.
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