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Almost a Lawyer

May 26, 2018

He was almost completely blind from birth and his first musical talents were evident at just seven years of age. Ronald was swept up in the growing popularity of Rock n Roll in the late...

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Pure Country Roots

May 19, 2018

His father was a part-time Country music artist, and he encouraged Vince to pick up a guitar.  Young Vince did better than that, he also taught himself banjo, bass, mandolin, dobro and fiddle. In high...

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At the age of seven, she sang in public and by the time she reached her teens, her heart was set on becoming a Country singer. Faith moved to Nashville at 19 and auditioned for...

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Canadian Treasure

May 5, 2018

He was a rodeo rider in his teens and early twenties, he had a bad fall and needed time to heal.  Ian decided to pick up a guitar and teach himself to play while he...

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He dreamed of being a pitcher in the “big leagues”, but two years of military service and an injury to his pitching arm pointed Charley Pride in another direction. When he was fourteen, his Mom...

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Seasoned Performer at 16

April 21, 2018

When he was 11 years old, his grandfather gave him a guitar, but Sammy had to help support his family when his father died the same year.  Young Sammy Kershaw was out working day jobs...

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Guitar for Christmas

April 14, 2018

Kenny wanted to be in the music business from a young age, and he received a guitar for Christmas when he was in his early teens.  He taught himself to play, and started writing songs. ...

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Over 25 Million Sold!

April 7, 2018

When Randy was recording his first demo tapes in the early 80’s, he was turned down by every major record label in Nashville.  His sound was, “too country”.   He worked as a cook and occasional...

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Fourteen Number Ones

March 31, 2018

William never finished high school, and ran away from home at the age of 15 so he could become part of the Country Music scene. In 1966, he recorded under the name of Brian Stacy,...

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Songwriting Success

March 24, 2018

He played bass in a local band in his home town in Arkansas, and had been working on his song writing skills. In 1986 he wrote, “Living in the Promiseland”, which became a number one...

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