Larry Trider, singer/songwriter and bandleader, was raised on a farm outside Lazbuddie, Texas. He once said his only choices were farming or music, so he picked up a guitar and started playing at a young age. Collaborating with Rick Tucker in Amarillo gave Larry some experience before he began fronting a series of his bands and touring. Album releases came from Roulette in 1961, Coral in 1963 and 1964, Dot in 1965, and Amy Records in 1968. Trider and his band toured extensively, covering 42 states from New York to Kansas City to Portland. In the early 1970s, Las Vegas supplied most bookings, particularly at the Golden Nugget. In 1974, the album Country Soul Man was released by Ranwood Records. The late 1970s and 1980s found Trider appearing closer to home. Larry is considered a mentor by many West Texas singers/musicians beginning their music careers in the late 1960s and 1970s. Larry Trider passed away in May 2020.
Larry Trider was inducted into the West Texas Walk of Fame in 2019.