Stuart Hamblen


Born: Oc­to­ber 20, 1908, Kel­ly­ville, Tex­as.

Died: March 8, 1989, San­ta Mo­ni­ca, Ca­li­for­nia, of brain can­cer.

Buried: For­est Lawn Me­mo­ri­al Park, Glen­dale, Ca­li­for­nia.



Stuart was the son of James Hen­ry Ham­blen and Al­vin Ear­nest Al­vie Will­iams, and hus­band of Vee­va Ell­en Da­ni­els.

He host­ed the Cow­boy Church of the Air ra­dio show (1938–52). He al­so act­ed, ap­pear­ing in 1939 with Roy Ro­gers in The Ari­zo­na Kid, with Gene Au­try in the 1939 film In Old Mon­te­rey, and in a 1946 mo­vie ser­i­al, King of the For­est Ran­gers.

In 1952, he ran for Am­er­ican pre­si­dent un­der the ban­ner of the Pro­hi­bi­tion Party.

He was in­duct­ed in­to the Coun­try/West­ern Song­writ­ers Hall of Fame in 1970, the Tex­as Coun­try Mu­sic Hall of Fame in 2001, and the Sou­thern Gos­pel Mu­sic As­so­cia­tion Hall of Fame in 2012.