'Godfather of West Texas music' Tommy Hancock dies at 90 - FOX34 Lubbock

'Godfather of West Texas music' Tommy Hancock dies at 90

Posted: Updated:
Tommy Hancock Tommy Hancock
LUBBOCK, Texas -

Tommy Hancock, an artist widely regarded as the "Godfather of West Texas music" passed away Wednesday evening at 90 years-old.

Born and raised in Lubbock, Hancock served as a paratrooper in World War II. 

His first band was the Roadside Playboys. He married singer Charlene Condray, and with five of their kids, toured the Rockies as the Supernatural Family Band. Three of their kids still tour as the Texana Dames. 

His memory's etched in the West Texas Walk of Fame and his family's band was inducted into the hall of fame at the Country Music Association of Texas. 

"I remember, I think, most ... the overriding kindness and intelligence of his spirit. He was a philosopher first and a musician second. He was one of the pillars of West Texas music in in so many ways, and he had so much impact on all who've come out of here that we're going to be talking about that for a long, long time," Andy Wilkinson, another West Texas musician and Director for Texas Tech's Southwest Collection, said. 

Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.

Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2020 RAMAR. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.