Texas Ruby (June 4, 1908 - March 29, 1963), born Ruby Agnes Owens, was a pioneering country music female vocalist of the 1930s through the early 1960s. Ruby was born on a ranch in Wise County, Texas, near Decatur. When she was three years old she started to sing, often together with her two brothers. Her career began when a Kansas City radio station owner heard her sing in Fort Worth, Texas. In early 1937, she recorded for Decca Records. Later that year, she met Curly Fox in Fort Worth. They were married in 1939.