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He was born Tommie Lee Guthrie in Amarillo, Texas to his parents Thurman and Flora Lee Guthrie in 1937. He had two brothers, Johnny and Bill and a sister, Susie (who was known professionally as Myrna Jay).
He married the former Betty Lou Heib on March 24, 1962 in Torrance, California.
Back in 1955, he was on the road to success. They said he was voted one of the most played artists in 1955 along with Ginny Wright on Fabor Records.
In 1956, Black Jack Wayne was bringing stars such as Tom to the Garden of Allah night spot in Niles, California.
Tom also had a sister who was a country music singer, Susie, who was known as Myrna Jay.
In 1967 Tom was part of the entertainment after the Academy of Country Music Awards show. Other entertainers who performed were Harold Hensley, Buddy Emmons, Skeets McDonald and Jerry Inman.
Some of the songs that Tom wrote included:
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