He was also the star of the films Arizona Trail (1943), Marshal of Gunsmoke (1944) and Oklahoma Raiders (1944).

He formed Vidor Publications, Inc., a music publishing firm, with Johnny Bond, in 1955.

"Remember the Alamo" was the first song in the catalog.

Woodward Maurice "Tex" Ritter (January 12, 1905 – January 2, 1974) was an American country music singer and actor popular from the mid-1930s into the 1960s, and the patriarch of the Ritter acting family (son John and grandsons Jason and Tyler). the son of Martha Elizabeth (née Matthews) and James Everett Ritter.

He grew up on his family's farm in Panola County, Texas and attended grade school in Carthage, Texas.

For a time, Dorothy was an official greeter at the Opry.

During this period, Ritter co-hosted a late-night radio program with country disc jockey Ralph Emery.

After starring in Utah Trail (1938), Ritter left financially troubled Grand National.

Between 19, he starred in around forty "singing cowboy" movies.

In 1948, "Rye Whiskey" and his cover of "The Deck of Cards" both made the top ten and "Pecos Bill" reached No. In 1950, "Daddy's Last Letter (Private First Class John H. Ritter first toured Europe in 1952, where his appearances included a starring role in the Texas Western Spectacle at London's Harringay Arena.