(Excerpt from Dallas-Morning News article mentioned above)
Singer helped create 'Big D Jamboree'
By MARIO TARRADELL / The Dallas Morning News
Homer Callahan – half of the Callahan Brothers, who launched
Dallas' country variety show the Big D Jamboree in the 1940s – died
Thursday of congestive heart failure. He was 90.
Mr. Callahan, a North Carolina native, died in Dallas, where he
lived part of the year with his son, Buddy Callahan.
With brother Walter, using the stage names Bill and Joe Callahan,
he founded the Big D Jamboree after the pair moved to Dallas
to perform on KRLD. Initially titled Texas Jamboree, it was renamed
and broadcast from the old Sportatorium on Industrial Boulevard.
The popular show drew thousands every Saturday night and featured
top artists such as Roy Acuff, Ernest Tubb and a young Elvis Presley.
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