Bobby Gene Pennington was a young teenager when he toured and performed with the Circle H Cowboys. Still in high school at the time, Bobby Gene would get up early in the morning, drive from Smithville to Tupelo, perform with the band on its radio show on WELO, then drive to school, arriving a bit late but with the school's full knowledge and permission. He is standing third from the right in the photograph.
Carvel Lee Ausborn was another member of the band, also from Smithville. He became known as 'Mississippi Slim', toured the country with various other bands, and even joined the Grand Ole Opry. Both Carvel and Bobby are cousins of another well-known Smithville native and performer, Rod Brasfield.
The lady in the photo is Ruby McKinley, and other known members in the picture are Clint Ausborn, John Digilo, and Theron Taylor.