The 1934 WLS Family Album:

Patsy Montana and the Prairie Ramblers

Curator's note: Patsy Montana (1908-1996), born Ruby Blevins in Hope, Arkansas, came to WLS in 1933. Within a year after the photo below was taken, Patsy and the Prairie Ramblers recorded "I Want to be a Cowboy's Sweetheart." The song, which Patsy wrote, became the first record by a female country artist to sell a million copies.

These four boys have the honor of all having been born in log cabins in Kentucky. The girl with them is Patsy Montana, who came to us recently from way out West. Their names, from left to right above, are: Chick Hurt and Tex Atchison; below, Jack Taylor, Patsy Montana and "Salty" Holmes.

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