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Legacy of Ruby Allmond's music lives on

Ruby Allmond (center with Fiddle) with her group "Texas Jamboree", who played during campaign stops for Bonham native Mr. Sam Rayburn

Ruby Allmond was a singer and songwriter whose skills on the fiddle garnered her the title of "National Champion Lady Fiddler" in 1947. Her legacy lives on through her numerous recordings, including a new version of her song by Brad Davis.

Before her death in 2006, Allmond was convinced by her longtime friend and music collaborator Audra Brock to donate her songs to the archives of the James Gee Library at Texas A&M University-Commerce, where they will be preserved for future generations.

In an effort to create a more high fidelity, quality recording of one of these songs, Audra Brock recruited area music producer, and Grammy Award winner, Brad Davis to revitalize and make a modern version of Ruby's song "Southwind."

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Born in Dallas, Texas, Matt moved to the Sulphur Springs area in 1990 and settled in Commerce shortly thereafter. Having dreamed of working in radio since childhood, he began working at KETR while taking Radio-Television courses at Texas A&M University-Commerce in 1993. Matt has transitioned from a part-time worker and pupil of KETR, to the station’s Chief Announcer/Producer and supervisor of student broadcasters. A familiar voice of 88-9 KETR, Matt has hosted such shows as The Late Nite Lion, and can currently be heard as host of Notably Texan.
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