b. c.1933, d. 29 Dec 1986. No-one understands when and where Tex Withers was created, his true name or his parents. The impaired baby was discontinued in america, and his rise in United kingdom country music demonstrated exceptional resilience: he was four foot high and a hunchback with an agonizing history of serious spinal complications and tuberculosis. Withers used western dress each day as he longed to become an American Indian – his wife, referred to as Light Fawn, outfitted as his squaw and smoked a clay tube. A good-natured guy who laughed at his handicaps, Withers was the long-standing compère at Western world London’s Nashville Area and won many awards as the very best UK country vocalist, his show-stoppers becoming ‘These Hands’ and a narration in regards to a Crimson Indian’s troubles in arriving at terms with culture, ‘The Ballad Of Ira Hayes’. Tex Withers Sings Nation Style offered 135, 000 copies, while his 1973 recording, The Grand Ole Opry’s Newest Celebrity was recorded primarily in Nashville, Tennessee. He was championed by Hank Snow, but his professional profession was cut brief by throat disease. Withers became bankrupt and his illiteracy produced work hard. His last years had been spent like a cleaner at Gatwick Airport terminal and Haywards Heath railway train station. He discovered his content hunting floor on 29 Dec 1986, most likely aged 53, and merited an obituary in THE CHANGING TIMES.