Moe Bandy the Bull Rider
Posted on April 15th, 2011
Moe Bandy grew up in Meridian, Texas, hometown of the legendary Jimmie Rodgers who then worked on the railroad for Moe’s Dad. After the family moved to San Antonio when Moe was six years old, he made some appearances with his Dad’s country band but was more interested in bronco busting and bull riding. By the time he was 16, he was competing in rodeos across Texas. In 1962, he began a serious pursuit of a career in country music with his own band in San Antonio when not on the job as a sheet metal worker. In 1973 he made some contacts in Nashville and later recorded his favorite song “Bandy The Rodeo Clown” before producing many more hits. He opened the Moe Bandy Theatre in Branson in the early ‘90s and helped the town become known as the Live Music show Capital of America.