Texas Music Matters
3:54 pm
Tue October 26, 2010

The Mockingbird of Mexia

Cindy Walker may be the biggest name in country music you’ve never heard. As a teenager in the 1930s, her songs were recorded by some of the most popular artists in the genre, including Bob Wills.  Cindy wrote one of Wills’ many hits, “Dusty Skies”, when she was just 12 years old.

For five decades, Cindy Walker’s songs would be recorded by almost every major name in country & western music. And with over 500 songwriting credits to her name she was easily one of the most prolific songwriters of any genre.

Texas Music Matters' David Brown offers this retrospective of The Mockingbird of Mexia.