Mickey Gilley has accomplished what most artists only dream of - a long and fulfilling career. He had thirty-nine Top Ten hits of which seventeen went to the No.1 spot on the charts. In 1976, he was voted "Top Male Vocalist" and "Entertainer of the Year" by the Academy of Country Music. He is one of only eight artists to have won the ACM Triple Crown Award.
For his contribution to the recording industry, Mickey Gilley is one of the few country artists to have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
He is known for his nightclub "Gilley's" which was featured in the movie Urban Cowboy. The movie celebrated it's 40th anniversary in 2020. Mickey teamed up again with Johnny Lee for the Urban Cowboy Reunion Tour in 2020. They continue to tour together in 2021 for "The Urban Cowboys Ride Again"
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Johnny Lee was born on July 3, 1946 in Texas City, Texas and was raised on a Dairy Farm in Alta Loma, Texas. His main interest was Rock 'N' Roll, and he led a high school band called Johnny Lee and the Roadrunners, which won local and state-wide competitions. After High School, Lee enlisted in the Navy, serving a tour of duty on the U.S.S. Chicago, a guided missile cruiser, in Vietnam. Immediately upon returning home, he started pursuing his music. In 1968, he began a 10-year working relationship with Mickey Gilley, both on the road and in the nightclub in Pasadena, Texas. That relationship continues today with The Urban Cowboy Reunion Tour celebrating 40 years of the Urban Cowboy movie in 2020! He recorded several songs used in the soundtrack. "Lookin' For Love", from that same soundtrack, became Lee's first Gold Record. The song spent 3 weeks at the top of the Billboard Country Music Singles Charts as #1, and #2 on the Pop Music Singles Charts. He followed up "Lookin' For Love" with "One In A Million", which spent two weeks at #1.
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"All I ever wanted to do was sing." Janie Fricke has gone from Indiana farm girl to internationally acclaimed recording artist throughout her career. She was born in South Whitley, Indiana, and raised on a 400-acre farm where her father taught her how to play guitar. From county fairs to corporate trade shows, live concerts, in recording studios, or before millions on television, Fricke's individual sound and performance personality has captivated audiences around the world.
Fricke began her career singing in a "little church up the road" where her mother played piano. She sang at local coffeehouses, high school events, as well as her way through college where she obtained her degree from Indiana University in elementary education. Fricke then chose a musical career, working in Memphis, Dallas and Los Angeles. There, as one of the marketing industry's most successful jingle singers, her voice became known to millions as the voice for such advertising giants as United Airlines, Coca-Cola, 7-Up, and Red Lobster. Her voice led her to singing sessions for Country artists such as Loretta Lynn, Eddie Rabbitt, Crystal Gayle, Ronnie Milsap, Barbara Mandrell, Mel Tillis, Johnny Duncan and others. She has also been given the privilege to sing on albums for Charlie Rich and Elvis Presley, after their deaths. It was a line in Johnny Duncan's single Stranger that ultimately gained the most attention for Fricke. When it hit the top of the charts in 1977, fans wanted to know who sang the line, "Shut out the light and lead me..." The music industry took notice as her voice was heard on duets with Merle Haggard, Moe Bandy and others, leading her to her first major recording contract.
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T.G. Sheppard has always had an unstoppable passion for music. That passion, combined with a steadfast dedication to entertainment, has made him one of the most popular live performers in country music today. He is one of Billboard's "Greatest of All Time Top Country Artists" and has had 21 #1 Hits! His show is chock full of his chart-topping songs like "Last Cheater's Waltz", "I Loved 'Em Every One", and "Do You Wanna Go To Heaven", it's only natural that T.G. has developed a reputation as a solid performer who delivers exactly what audiences want. All this and more combined with a steadfast commitment to entertainment has truly made him one of the great legends in country music.
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"Miss Country Soul" - Grand Ole Opry member and Grammy Award Winner for Best Female Performance on her #1 single, "Don't Touch Me" Jeannie is the ultimate Host, Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Speaker and Author. She is celebrating 52 years as a member of the Grand Ole Opry and shows no signs of slowing down. Jeannie hosts her own radio show on SiriusXM every Sunday from noon to 4:00 p.m. ET on Willie's Roadhouse (Channel 59). The Grammy winner, country hitmaker and award-winning songwriter adds her charm and her quick wit; along with her memories and personal stories about the music to the airwaves She not only performs live with her band and on package shows with other legendary artists, she has a wonderful acoustic show with Grand Ole Opry keyboard player, Tim Atwood that is getting rave reviews!
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Marty was born and raised in Bakersfield, California. Of course, everyone knows his Dad, Merle Haggard. Marty considers his dad the greatest singer/songwriter ever and I’m sure a lot of people agree with that. Growing up, Marty was able to travel with his dad and witness the writing and recording of all his great songs. He also had the opportunity to know many of the country greats, like Bob Wills, Lefty Frizzell, and Johnny Cash, just to name a few.
It’s obvious Marty was influenced by the legendary artists and their music while traveling with his dad. In 1979, Marty began touring with his own band, signing with Dimension Records in 1981. From 1983 to 1985, Marty toured with his dad, playing guitar and singing harmony. Marty signed with MTM Records in 1986 and released Trains Make Me Lonesome, which garnered him a nomination as best new male vocalist. Marty signed with Critique/BMG in 1995 and after some time decided to leave the Nashville lifestyle behind.
In 1999, Marty began writing and singing spiritual songs inspired by his life spent with his Grandma Haggard after his mom and dad were divorced. There were also many struggles growing up the son of such a famous father. For the next ten years, Marty traveled the country with his wife and son, not as a preacher, but just to sing and proclaim his love and personal relationship with Jesus. He still found time to go back to his roots and play country venues, also.
Marty’s love for his dad and his music eventually inspired him to begin a new project, which he titled, A Tribute to Merle Haggard “My Dad” . In 2010, he recorded the first album of this project with a 15-song CD of Hag classics. This led to a tribute show in Branson, Mo, where he performed for two years. In 2011, Marty released A Tribute to Merle Haggard “My Dad", VolumeTwo . He then took the show on the road throughout the country, as well as Canada, Ireland, Scotland and England. Marty now travels a little less, but still performs in many parts of the USA. As Marty’s song, Apple, proclaims, “the apple never falls too far from its tree".
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Nashville honky-tonk crooner, James Carothers, is known best for his stone-country originals and spot-on impressions of several of country music's greatest icons.
George Jones' widow, Nancy, personally hired James for his first steady gig at the George Jones Museum in Nashville, allowing him to make a living playing music and to hone his hobby-turned-profession in an accelerated fashion.
James received a standing ovation following his Grand Ole Opry debut performance at the Ryman Auditorium on January 17, 2020. He was also selected by Alan Jackson from the crop of rising artists who play at AJ’s Good Time Bar, Jackson’s self-owned honky-tonk on downtown Nashville’s famed “Lower Broadway,” to open Jackson’s show at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN, in addition to several dates on Jackson’s “Honky Tonk Highway” tour. Over the past few years, James has enjoyed playing several opening slots, festivals, fairs, and private events in locations all across the United States and has had the opportunity to travel to Canada, Japan, Scotland, and Norway for shows.
Playing so many shows in a relatively short time-frame has forced him to sharpen his stage show quickly and continue to refine the thing he's always enjoyed most — entertaining and interacting with his audiences in a way that leaves most people feeling like they've made a new friend.
James' "Back to Hank" video has over 1.5 million views, and his incredible social media following proves he has made quite the impression!
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Moe Bandy is one of America’s all-time leading classic country music Artists/Performers.
Moe’s long string of hits include "Bandy The Rodeo Clown", "Hank Williams, You Wrote My Life", "Till I’m Too Old To Die young", "Americana", "It's A Cheatin' Situation", "Just good Ol' Boys", "Barstool Mountain", "I Cheated Me Right Out of You", "I Just Started Hatin' Cheatin' Songs Today", "Rodeo Romeo", "You Haven’t Heard the Last of Me", "Holding The Bag" And dozens of other chart-toppers. Whether writing, recording new songs or travelling the world performing.
Moe keeps one of the busiest schedules in show business. Some of his noteworthy accomplishments are: 10 # 1 Hits, 40 Top Ten Hits, 66 Chart Hits, 5 Gold Albums, ACM Song of The Year, ACM most Promising Male Vocalist of the Year, American Video of the year, ACM and CMA Duet of the Year.
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Moore & Moore
Twin sisters, Debbie & Carrie Moore, known as country duo, Moore & Moore, hail originally from Belton, MO but have become bona fide Nashvillians. They have shared the stage with a diverse hatful of artists including country legends Alabama, George Jones, Mickey Gilley and the Oak Ridge Boys to an array of top-notch celebrities such as Donny Osmond, Kenny Chesney, Jerry Reed, Dierks Bentley, Smokey Robinson, Jerry Springer and the Temptations. Their accolades include performances on the Grand Ole Opry and an extensive tour with the Statler Brothers. Moore & Moore have written #1 songs, traveled the world, and have received numerous awards including “Country Duo of the Year” and “International Entertainer of the Year”. They are also honored to be Durango Boot Ambassadors. Debbie co-wrote the #1 Billboard hit, “Wish You Were Here” with Bill Anderson and Skip Ewing recorded by Mark Wills on Mercury Records. Moore & Moore's success has prompted appearances on a variety of television shows on CBS, NBC, FOX, ESPN, WTBS, TNN/Heartland, GAC, CMT, RFD & the BBC. Moore & Moore's latest album, “My Present To You” includes special guests James Carothers, Helen Cornelius, Marty Haggard, T.G. Sheppard and Billy Yates. A new podcast titled “Show Me Your Country” was launched by the twins in 2020 - “Country Music duo Moore & Moore have conversations with Country Music artists, writers and musicians as they travel the world”, and a new album is in the works to be released in 2022! Their steadfast commitment to country music proves that they are not going anywhere, except forward! With a career that is always on the move, great things are most certainly around the corner.
He's the son of legendary Country Music Hall of Famer, CHARLEY PRIDE , and has inherited his father's talents.
Dion is a committed singer, songwriter, musician and stage performer who creates a memorable live performance with his dynamic show, "A Tribute to Charley Pride" His studio recordings and original songs are also solid proof that he is gifted with the tools needed to sustain his place in the hearts of Country Music fans all over the world.
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His debut album, Introducing Johnny Rodriguez, went to #1 on all three major trade charts and by 1973 he was nominated by the Country Music Association for "Male Vocalist of the Year" and won the Billboard Trend Setter Award for first Mexican-American to capture a national audience. Some of Johnny's classic hits during this period included "Pass Me By", "You Always Come Back (To Hurting Me)", "Riding My Thumb To Mexico", "That's The Way Love Goes" and "Just Get Up And Close The Door".
This favored son of Texas has received standing ovations by audiences ranging from the Ryman Auditorium to Carnegie Hall. Recently, he was featured on the Ken Burns Documentary on PBS, "The History of Country Music"
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Memories of Conway
Country music cherishes family tradition and Michael Twitty is an integral part of that great heritage. He is the oldest son of rock and country legend Conway Twitty. Born November 25 in Helena Arkansas, Michael is not only carrying on his father’s celebrated legacy, he is making a mark of his own. Although Michael Twitty spent much of his early life following the footsteps of his father and other musical greats, one of Michael’s earliest memories was of riding a paddle wheel ferry boat down the Mississippi that was captained by his Papaw. His adored Mamaw loving instilled in him the values and integrity that are so important to Michael Twitty. But by age eight music had overtaken his life and Michael found himself under the spotlight on stage with his legendary father. Michael knew right then that this was where he wanted to spend the rest of his life.
Michael Twitty has taken his show around the world several times, from the dynamic “Michael Twitty Show”, to the critically acclaimed “Memories of Conway Show”, to the remarkable “Twitty Bird Show”. His many television appearances, video releases and recordings have brought him even more recognition on an international level. From Canada to Japan, Michael Twitty has won fans time and time again. Recently, Michael has been taking his “Memories of Conway” show to various casinos and theaters around the country. Michael takes you down memory lane, while he shares his thoughts of his Dad in story and song. He will make you laugh, make you cry and he will definitely entertain you.