After attending college Don Woody became a disc jockey at local nightclubs (in Springfield. Mo). Soon he met an agent who signed him up on the "Ozark Jubilee" (country-singers show, hosted by Red Foley) to do the "warm-up" for the audience just before the show went on the air... The bandleader of " Western Swing Band" Bill Wimberley signed Don Woody to the tour during the summer with his band. They played State Fairs in the mid-west. So they did for two summers. In the meantime Don Woody was writing songs with his partner Paul Simmons and they made some demos.