Ted Daffan


Ted Daffan

Ted Daffan (September 21, 1912, Beauregard Parish, Louisiana - October 6, 1996, Houston, Texas) was an American country musician.

Daffan lived in Texas in the 1930s, working in an instrument repair shop in Houston. Milton Brown convinced him to start performing, and soon after he scored his first success as a songwriter with the song "Truck Drivin' Blues", a hit for Cliff Bruner. This was one of the first truck-driving songs, a motif which would come to dominate country music for decades. He scored a string of hits on his own with his band, The Texans, including "Worried Mind" and "Born to Lose". "Born to Lose" may have sold as many as 7 million copies.

Daffan left active performance in the 1960s, and founded a Nashville-based publishing house with Hank Snow. He retired to Houston, but retained interests in the publishing business for a time.

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