Meredith began to record for Nashville Records (another Starday subsidiary) in the early 1960s and had a chart entry with "I May Fall Again" (Nashville 5042) in 1962. It reached #30 on Billboard's Hot C&W Sides in May 1962. On May 25, 1962, Meredith cut his first session for Starday and that same year, "Secret Sin" b/w "I Miss You All Over" appeared. He was one of the few artist who were transfered from Nashville to the Starday main label. A second single followed in 1962 and Meredith cut a whole album for Starday entitled "Sing Me a Heart Song."
Around 1964, Meredith switched to Rice Records and moved his family from Rapid City to Nashville and was signed to the mighty Jimmy Key's Key Talent, Inc. He recorded his signature song "Flop Top Beer" for Rice and was later signed to Guyden Records. Meredith remained a successful live act during this time, heading a country music festival along with Waylon Jennings and Dottie West. He also appeared at the Navajo Hogan in Colorado Springs, Colorado, that year.
Meredith was inducted into the South Dakota Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008.
|Buddy Meredith, ca. 1963. This photo was also used for his Starday LP in 1963.