Texas Callers Hall of Fame - Al "Tex" Brownlee

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Texas Callers Hall of Fame




Al "Tex"




Inducted: 09/01/2007




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Al "Tex" Brownlee started calling in his home town, Jacksboro, Texas in 1948 for a new club called "Circle 60". There were only 60 people in the club.

He and Jean moved to Odessa, Texas in 1951 where he introduced the Western Style Square Dancing to the public. He organized several TV Shows to advertise and started several clubs.

He began to travel and went full time pro in 1957. He was one of the callers on the first Texas State Convention held in Dallas in 1962. He called State Conventions in Arizona, Colorado, Nebraska, Hawaii, Alaska Minnesota, Michigan, Louisina, Texas and Florida.He
traveled across the states some 46 times.

In 1968 he took the appoint of Director at Fontana Dam, North Carolina. He and Jean developed it into the Square Dance Capital of the world. He retired there in 1988 after 20 years service.

He has recorded on Dash, Lightning "S", Thunderbird and Blue Star record labels.