Cal Smith

Cal Smith emerged  from Ernest Tubb's Texas Troubadours and got his first solo recording contract with the help of his boss, signing for Kapp Records in 1966. He had a few minor chart hits, then in late 1970 he changed to Decca and started having major success in the following years, with three of his releases even reaching the #1 position: "The Lord Knows I'm Drinking" (1973), "Country Bumpkin" (1974) and "It's Time To Pay The Fiddler" (1975).