Moe Bandy promises to be fine and dandy in Victoria

JR Ortega By JR Ortega

April 9, 2013 at 7 p.m.
Updated April 8, 2013 at 11:09 p.m.

Moe Bandy may live in Missouri, but his heart is still in Texas.

The classic country musician is back in Texas for the next week, touring across the state and making a stop in Victoria, a place he hasn't visited in nearly 15 years.

Moe Bandy and The Rodeo Clowns is performing a sold-out show at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Leo J. Welder Center. The concert is part of the fifth annual Charity Concert Series, which benefits the Bluebonnet Youth Ranch, Victoria Lion's Club and the Leo J. Welder Center.

The 69-year-old country artist took time from his tour to chat with the Advocate about his music and about coming to Victoria.

You've had so many No. 1 hits; is there one song you've made that to you is absolutely No. 1?

There are about three that are my No. 1. "Bandy and the Rodeo Clown" is very special because it has my name on it, and it was written for me by Lefty Frizzell and Whitey Shafer. Another is "Till I'm Too Old To Die Young." It talks about life, and it has been a really big song. My favorite line is, "Let me watch my children grow to see what they become." It's played a lot at funerals. The third is "It's A Cheatin' Situation." It was song of the year, and Janie Fricke was nice enough to sing with me on that one.

We know you've played in Victoria. What was that like, and what are you hoping for this time around?

I just want to have a good time, and I want everyone to come out. I look forward to that, and I really like working with the audience and getting the audience going. (When I was first in Victoria,) we played a golf tournament, and they were very supportive. The response was fantastic. I'm looking forward to it. That part of the country is like home to me.



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