Sheb Wooley, who played "Pete Nolan" on Rawhide, was also an actual recording artist, most famous for his "One-eyed, One-horned Flying Purple People Eater." He released LPs of mostly novelty songs under his own name and as "Ben Colder," and also wrote the stirring theme song for the comedy/variety show Hee Haw. Click on Davy's mp3 player (that little gray thing at the bottom of this post) to hear Sheb sing. He's no Frankie Laine, it's true, but he was a pal of Rowdy Yates, and that should count for something.
"Rawhide" by Sheb Wooley