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Cowboy Copas

Lloyd Estel Copas (July 15, 1913 – March 5, 1963), better known by his stage name Cowboy Copas, was an American country singer.

Copas was born in 1913 in Adams County, Ohio. He began performing locally at the age of fourteen, and he performed on radio shows for WLW and WKRC in Cincinnati during the 1930s. In 1940, he moved to Knoxville, where he performed on WNOX with his band, the Gold Star Rangers.

In 1943, Copas achieved national fame when he replaced Eddy Arnold as a vocalist in the Pee Wee King band and began performing on the Grand Ole Opry. His first solo single "Filipino Baby," which was released by King Records in 1946, hit number four on the Billboard country charts and sparked the most successful period of his career.

While continuing to appear on the Grand Ole Opry, Copas recorded several other hits during the late 1940's and early 1950's, including "Signed, Sealed and Delivered," "Tennessee Waltz," "Tennessee Moon," "Breeze," "I'm Waltzing With Tears in My Eyes," "Candy Kisses," "Hangman's Boogie," and "The Strange Little Girl."

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