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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 and played roadhouses at night.  Barely into his teens, he was opening for Ray Price, Merle Haggard and George Jones....

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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.  He graduated in 1990 from East Tennessee University’s advertising program, then he promptly moved to Nashville and became resident performer...

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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 singer at a nightclub called, “The Nashville Palace”, to make ends meet. Warner Brothers recorded some of Randy’s work, including,...

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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, and worked at RCA Records in the early seventies.  While at RCA, he signed with a record label owned by...

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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 hit for Willie Nelson. The following year David Lynn Jones released his debut LP, “Hard Times on Easy Street”.  Each...

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Classic Country

March 17, 2018

Larry and his two younger brothers grew up in Texas, singing together at church and sometimes on the radio.  Larry led the group, and sometimes included his brothers names, Steve and Rudy, on his recordings. He had an early and influential connection with Dottie West, who helped Larry and the boys get started.  She bought...

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Old Enough to Know Better

March 10, 2018

At the age of 11, Wade received his first guitar, and was signed to his first record label.  He also had lots of encouragement from his Dad, a professional Country musician. It was a performance by Ricky Skaggs on the 1991 CMA Awards show that gave Wade Hayes the final inspiration he needed to move...

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His father could see an early interest in music, and gave Clayton his first guitar at the age of nine, and young Clay was entering talent competitions as a teen.  After a few blue collar jobs, he became the house singer at a local bar, and the rest, as they say, is history. Clay Walker...

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Country Love

February 24, 2018

He proposed to her on stage in London, Ontario in February, 1968, and they were married March 1, 1968 in Franklin, Kentucky. They remained together thirty five years, until her death in 2003.  It is said he died partly of a broken heart, just four months later. The love story of Johnny Cash and June...

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