As a boy, Booth showed his talent by winning a contest in New Port Richey, Florida, for playing guitar at age 14. After high school, he attended the University of New Mexico with the intent of becoming a schoolteacher. But he decided to give music a try, and began his music career with the Mel Savage Band. Before long, he was touring with Jimmy Snyder.
Booth's first single, "Wishful Thinkin'" (backed with "I Think I Can") and album, Country '67 was released under the stage name "Johnny Booth" b
Tony Booth participated in Buck Owens' "Bakersfield sound" revolution.
The song Close Up the Honky Tonks was written by Red Simpson and was first released by Buck Owens and His Buckaroos in 1964.Tony Booth relase on 1972.