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Sunday Service: The Cowboy Church Sunday School

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Stuart Hamblen was a popular singing radio cowboy who found religion in the late forties after attending a Billy Graham revival and ended up running for president on the Prohibition party ticket in ’52. After his conversion, he also transformed his radio show into “The Cowboy Church of the Air,” the popularity of which moved this single all the way to the Top Ten in 1955. The singers are Hamblen’s wife, his two teenage daughters, and their two friends. The record was recorded Chipmunk-style at 33 1/3 RPM so they’d all sound like children at 45 RPM.

The Cowboy Church Sunday School – “Open Up Your Heart (and Let the Sunshine In)”

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