Don & Sue, The Texas Two
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Don & Sue, The Texas Two

Henderson, Texas, United States | SELF

Henderson, Texas, United States | SELF
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"DON & SUE, THE TEXAS TWO IN BRANSON, MO."

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FROM: Happy Seven Productions
P.O. Box 1604, Henderson, TX 75653
SUBJECT: DON & SUE, THE TEXAS TWO IN BRANSON, MO.
DATE: December 10, 2009

Don & Sue Lummus, (Don & Sue The Texas Two) have been booked to entertain at the Ozark Regal Hotel in Branson, Missouri, for at least a two week engagement beginning around the first week of May, 2010.
Details of performance dates and hours will follow at a later date. - Happy Seven Productions


"DON LUMMUS SONG ENTRY IN THE SEMI-FINALS."

FROM:
HAPPY.7.ENTERPRISES
307 Whippoorwill, Henderson Texas 75652
903-316-6403
SUBJECT: DON LUMMUS SONG ENTRY NOW IN THE SEMI-FINALS.
DATE: January 6th, 2005

The International Songwriting Competition based in Nashville, Tennessee, recently announced its list of Semi-Finalists in their annual contest for 2004.
Out of over 14,000 songs entered in all musial genres, Don Lummus's entry, "Just Another Possum Song", was chosen as one of 23 semi-finalists in the Country category. Finalists will be decided the last week of January, and winners will be announced in early March, 2005. Prizes include musical equipment, gift certificates, exclusive membership to several music-related organizations, as well as cash - HAPPY.7.ENTERPRISES


"DON AND SUE LUMMUS INDUCTED INTO L.S.S.C.M.A. HALL OF FAME"

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Happy Seven Enterprises
307 Whippoorwill, Henderson, TX 75652
For more information contact:
Happy Seven Enterprises,
903-316-6403
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DON AND SUE LUMMUS INDUCTED INTO L.S.S.C.M.A. HALL OF FAME
Henderson, Texas
October 15, 2001

Don and Sue Lummus, of Henderson, were honored Sunday, October 14, 2001, by being inducted into the Lone Star State Country Music Association's Hall of Fame during their annual convention and awards ceremony in Beaumont, Texas.
This honor was bestowed in recognition of Don's and Sue's long-term commitment and dedication to traditional country music.

Lone Star State CMA is one of the largest country music associations with over 8,000 members worldwide. Each year, awards are presented to deserving independent artists and industry representatives, as well as the legends of country music.
Their roster of Hall of Fame recipients include country legends Freddie Hart, Floyd Tillman, Tillman Franks, Merle Kilgore, Billie Jo Spears, Claude Gray, Lefty Frizzell, and several others. - Happy Seven Enterprises


Discography

2 "single 45's" recorded in 1984, and 1986. One side of which was charted in Billboard Magazine's top 100 (no. 94) for two weeks in Sept. 1987.
Self-recorded CD "Just About Everything We've Got" released in 2007. Over 500 copies sold thru internet, and live performances.

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Sue's Story:

BIRTHDAY:February 10th, 1949
BORN IN:Houston, Texas

ANNIVERSARY: March 6th, 1970
MARRIED TO: Don (duh!)

MOTHER OF: Tammy, Laura, Rachel, Kimberly, Don Jr.

GRAMMAW OF: Jason, Jacob, Kenneth, Christian, Nicholas, Jose, Justin, Susanna, Adrian, Aiden, Logan, and Alexander.

HOBBIES: Fishing, Playing Cards, Reading, Photography (also a Profession), and Grand Kids.

MUSICAL INFLUENCES: Her Dad, W.P. "Penton" Thornton, Uncles, Jack, Alvin, Pete, Asst. Cousins, "Mister Virgil" White (piano helper), Kitty, Patsy, Loretta, most of the Lady Legends of Country.

ACCOLADES: Named "Miss Photogenic" in Miss Claiborne Parish Contest, 1968 (she always threatens to hurt me for telling that), Inducted into Lone Star State CMA Hall of Fame, 2001.

Although born in Houston, Sue grew up in Northeast Louisiana, in a little (I mean "Little") town named Athens, between Minden and Arcadia (Bigger cities, Shreveport and Ruston). Most of the family weekends were spent traveling to the neighbors' or kinfolks' houses for "Get-Together's", pickin', singin', and socializin'. Sue and her two sisters, Diana, and Mary Lynn, were singing 3 part harmony from the time they could talk, A love of music was instilled practically from birth, so singing just comes naturally for her. When she was around 6 or so, her parents bought a huge, upright grand piano (still sittin' in the old homeplace gathering dust) for Diana to take lessons. Sue would sit quietly by and listen as the lessons progressed, and would sneak in when no one was around to play what she had heard. After a while, it was decided that she should be included in the lessons as well. Her best teacher, however, was a family friend, "Mr. Virge", a very tall, gangly old man whose big hands could play at least a 4 octave scale on the piano. He played "by ear", but his "old Timey" Honky-Tonk style was easily picked up by little Sue. However, she hardly ever played except for the occasional encouragement of family, and sorta drifted off from playing for several years as she got older.
Shortly after graduation from dear old Athens High, Sue moved to Galveston, to live with a cousin and took a job training as an EKG Technician at Sealy Hospital there. Being 18 and free was basically all she did for a while. After a while, she moved in with her sister, Diana, in Houston, and while living with her, was where Fate really stepped in.. at least for my part!
I had been pickin' and singin' around Houston fairly steady after returning from the Army, and was doing my "extended sit-down" gig at the Esquire Ballroom (see My Bio) for about a year or so. How did Fate play here?.. I knew Diana from her frequent visits to the Esquire, and (according to Sue's story.. I wasn't really that interested) was trying to date her. (and man, am I glad I didn't.. but that's another story altogether). Anyway, Diana brought Sue to the Esquire a couple of times, I noticed them doing a clog to "Orange Blossom Special", checked with Diana to see exactly what Sue's situation guy-wise was, and to make a long story short (if that's possible by now), moved her in with me, and married her the day after my divorce from one of the "crazy women" I had been prone to fall for before!
Now..40 years later, here we are.. and that's basically the "Story of Sue"!
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Don's Story:

BIRTHDAY: April 13th, 1943

BORN IN: Rusk County, Texas

ANNIVERSARY: (Coincidentally, the same as Sue's)

MARRIED TO: (See Sue's Bio)

FATHER OF: (this is too easy)...

PAWPAW OF: (once again...Same as Sue)

HOBBIES: Fishing, computers, writing, pickin' lint, scratchin', (oh.. sorry.. drifted off there), Photography (also a profession).

MUSICAL INFLUENCES: Chet Atkins, Les Paul, Merle Travis, Leon Rhodes, Luther Perkins, Waylon (guitar).. My Daddy, Momma, My Grand-Daddy Lummus, Uncle Floyd, Uncle Roy.. and Hank, George, Ray, Lefty, Mel, E.T., Merle, David Houston, pretty much every Real Country Legend ever.

ACCOLADES: Appeared on Louisiana Hayride, 1984, and Ernest Tubb's Midnight Jamboree, 1986, Single Record, "It Makes No Difference Now" charted CashBox Magazine's Top 100, Sept. 1987.
Inducted (along with Sue) Lone Star State CMA Hall of Fame, 2001.

"I was born a pore Country boy"... (Ain't that how most Country Singers start?) about 3 miles out of Henderson, Texas, on the "Laneville Highway" (FM 225). Delivered at home, I came in at a whoppin' 10lbs, 13oz. (In later years I apologized to my Momma for that!) My older brother, Joe, didn't take to kindly to the "new kid" at first, and was caught shortly after I was born trying to sneak me out of the house and across the road to Murdock's Store where he had been offered a Grapette soda water (that's "pop" for all our non-Texan friends) in "trade" for me. Luckily, he changed his attitude towards me in later years and we got along great after that.

Kinda like Sue, I also had a fairly large influence of music and "