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  Hamblen, C. Stuart
NameC. Stuart Hamblen
Hollywood, California , United States
Born October 20, 1908
DiedMarch 08, 1989 (80 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifedChronicler
Dec 16, 2008 10:15am
InfoCarl Stuart Hamblen - country and gospel musician.

Born in Kellysville TX on 10/20/1908, son of itinerant Methodist minister.

Began his music career by winning a yodeling contest in 1929 and then cutting four records in Camden NJ.

In 1931, he began his "Cowboy Joe" radio show.

"I try to write music with a spiritual uplift instead of a moral downbeat."

"Having written a song like 'It Is No Secret' and some of those other serious things means a lot more to me than anything else I have done...I would rather have written that song than be President of the United States."

Birth Name: Carl Stuart Hamblen
Induction Year: 1970 (Nashville Songwriters Foundation Hall of Fame)
Date of Birth: 10/20/1908
Place of Birth: Kellyville, TX
Date of Death: 3/8/1989
Place of Death: Santa Monica, CA

Former Occupations:
school teacher
cow puncher
prize fighter
race horse trainer
McMurray State Teachers College (Abilene, TX)

Career Milestones:

1927--won an amateur singing contest

1927--first recording made at the Victor Talking Machine Company

1927--landed first radio job singing on station KFI in Los Angeles

early 1930s--moved to Hollywood, CA

1934--first artist signed by newly formed MCA Records

1938--Democratic nominee for US House in California

1938-1952--hosted Cowboy Church of the Air on radio

1946--formed Hamblen Music Company

1949--first major country & western hit with "But I'll Be Chasin' Women"

Also had a spiritual awakening at a Billy Graham revival; Hamblen swore off alcohol and horse racing immediately

Gave up his $1,000 per week radio show because it would not reject beer advertising

1954--signed by RCA Victor in June

1954--first release on RCA Victor "This Ole House"

1971--Cowboy Church returns to radio


1955--Song of the Year\This Ole House

1970--Country/Western Hall of Fame induction

1972--ACM\Pioneer Award\for being the first Country/Western singer on radio

1976--Gene Autry Award\for enrichment of our western musical heritage

1988--Golden Boot Award\for contributions to the Motion Picture Relief Fund

Catalog Highlights

This Ole House

Artists: Stuart Hamblen (1954), Rosemary Clooney, Herb & Kay, Tex Williams & Rex Allen, Jordanaires

Open Up Your Heart (and Let the Sunshine In)

It Is No Secret (What God Can Do)

Artists: Stuart Hamblen, Elvis Presley, Pat Boone, Rosemary Clooney, Jim Reeves, Eddy Arnold

(Remember Me) I'm the One Who Loves You

Artists: Stuart Hamblen (1950), Ernest Tubb, Johnny Cash

My Mary

Co-writer: Jimmie Davis

Artists: Justin Tubb, Jim Reeves, Jimmie Davis

Texas Plains

Artists: Stuart Hamblen

(I Won't Go Huntin', Jake) But I'll Go Chasin' Women

Artists: Stuart Hamblen (1949)


Artists: Hank Snow

The Lord Is Counting On You

Golden River

Little Old Rag Doll

Known Only to Him

Artists: Don Gibson

Army of the Lord

Blood Upon Your Hands

But For the Grace of God

Dear Lord, Be My Shepherd

Don't Send Those Kids to Sunday School

Face to Face

Few Things to Remember

Friends I Know

Gathering Home

Go On By

Grasshopper MacClain

Handful of Sunshine

Have Faith, Don't Cry

He Bought My Soul at Calvary

His Hands

How Big Is God

I Am Persuaded

I Believe

I Don't Know Why

I Want To Be There

I'm Not Afraid of the Dark Anymore

Is He Satisfied With Me

It's a Brand New Day

I've Got So Many Million Years

Keep This In Mind

King of All Kings

Little Black Sheep

Lord, I Pray

My Father

My Lord Is Mighty

My Religion's Not Old-Fashioned

Of God I Sing

One Day Nearer Home

Partners With The Lord


Somewhere Beyond the Sun

Teach Me, Lord, to Wait

That Lonesome Valley

These Things Shall Pass

This Book

This Ship Of Mine

Tho' Autumn's Coming On

Until Then

Well Done, Come Home

What Can I Do For My Country?

When Earth's Last Picture Is Painted

Where the Seasons Never Change

Workshop of the Lord

You Can't Love Without Giving

You Must Be Born Again


The Los Angeles City Council named 2/13/1976 Stuart Hamblen Day

Was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1976

Ran as a presidential candidate on the Prohibition ticket in 1952

Appeared in western films

Died on 3/8/1989 from complications from a cancer operation.

National Prohibitionist, 12/2004


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Jun 07, 2008 12:00pm Obituary 101-year-old Hamblen passes away  Article Thomas Walker 

Importance? 3.50000 Average

Wife Suzanne "Suzy" Daniels Hamblen Apr 00, 1933-Mar 08, 1989
Daughter Veeva Hamblen 1936-
Daughter Lisa Obee Hamblen 1938-

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