Al Urban was born on a farm in Gonzales, Texas, on March 1, 1935. He began playing the
guitar in his mid-teens and formed his first band, The Daybreakers, in the early fifties and obtained a regular gig at the popular Log Cabin Inn north of Luling. After a first record issued on "Dixie", Urban recorded his original songs "Lookin’ For Money" and "I Don’t Want To Be Alone" at Gold Star Studio, in Houston, in 1956.
Al sent the master tape to Charlie Fitch who agreed to release it on Sarg 148. The record debuted on November 30, 1956 receiving rave reviews from Billboard magazine. It was a modest hit and sold respectably. Two other songs from the same session were issued by Al Urban on his own lable "APU" in 1957. Urban was invited to appear on the Louisiana Hayride on the strength of the single. He was a prolific songwriter often returning to Bill Quinn’s Gold Star Studio on his own dime to record his compositions. George Jones was using the same studio during the same period and the two often shared the same backing band. Charlie Fitch released, in 1958, "Gonna Be Better Time"/"Won't Tell You Her Name" (Sarg 158), a furious single with Hal Harris on guitar. Another single was issued in 1960s and Al, disgruntled with Fitch, left the label. In the early 60’s, Al Urban issued few records on his own "Fang" label and worked with Charlie Walker. Later, he got records on his own “Kash” records label and at the dawn of 70’s some of his songs were recorded by Charley Pride including the hit "I’m Beginning to Believe My Own Lies" that was included on the Grammy award winning album Charley Pride Sings Heart Songs.
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