The Isaacs sing “When God Seems So Near”

The Isaacs sing “When God Seems So Near”  The history of The Isaacs traces back to World War II. The matriarch of the group, Lily, was the daughter of two Jewish Holocaust survivors who moved to the US from Germany when she was two years old. Lily grew up in the Bronx, where she […]

Bobby Lord sings “Family Bible”

Bobby Lord sings “Family Bible”  Robert L. Lord, known professionally as Bobby Lord, was born on January 6, 1934 in Sanford, Florida however, he grew up predominantly in Tampa. His love for music began at a young age and he entered talent competitions as a teenager in which he impressed audiences with his upbeat […]

Billy Dean sings “The Greatest Man I Never Knew”

Billy Dean sings “The Greatest Man I Never Knew”  Hailing from the small town of Quincy, Florida (population: 7,735), William Harold Dean Jr. began pursuing a career in music at the young age of eight years old as a member of his father’s band. Also a talented athlete on the basketball court, he was […]

Neal McCoy sings “If I Was a Drinkin Man”

Neal McCoy sings “If I Was a Drinkin Man”  Hubert Neal McGaughey Jr., known in the music world as Neal McCoy, was born on July 30,1958, in Jacksonville, TX. Over the course of his musical career, McCoy has released ten studio albums and 34 country singles. Like many country artists, Neal fostered his love for singing […]

Mike Snider plays a lil’ banjo!

Mike Snider plays a lil’ banjo!  William Michael Snider, also known as Mike Snider, was born in Gleason, Tennessee, on May 30, 1961. Snider specializes in “old-time” mountain music and is known as a well-respected banjo player within the industry. Mike was inspired by the music of Flatt & Scruggs and after hearing their […]

Jimmy Fortune sings “More Than a Name on a Wall”

 Jimmy Fortune sings “More Than a Name on a Wall”  Jimmy Fortune was born on March 11, 1955 in Williamsburg, VA, approximately 20 miles from the Statler Brothers’ hometown. As a young adult, he worked two day jobs, and played in a cover band four hour a night, six nights a week. He quickly […]

Collin Raye sings “Love Me”

Collin Raye sings “Love Me”  Floyd Collin Wray, also known as “Collin Raye,” was born on August 22, 1960 in De Queen, Arkansas. Before choosing Collin Raye as his professional artist name, he was also referred to as “Bubba Wray” and first recorded under a group called “The Wrays.” As a child, Collin grew […]

Johnny Lee (with Lane Brody) sings – Yellow Rose of Texas

Johnny Lee (with Lane Brody) sings – Yellow Rose of Texas John Lee Ham, professionally known as Johnny Lee, was born on July 3, 1946 in Alta Loma, Texas. He grew up on a dairy farm near what is now Santa Fe and formed a rock and roll band in highschool by the name of […]

Ray Pillow sings “Oklahoma Gal”

Ray Pillow sings “Oklahoma Gal”  Ray Pillow, now 82 years old, has not only experienced the country music industry as an artist, but also on the business side as a music publisher/A&R representative. He was born on the fourth of July in 1937 and hails from Lynchburg, VA. Before his time as a professional […]

Deana Carter sings “Strawberry Wine”

Deana Carter – “Strawberry Wine”  Deana Kay Carter was born on January 4th, 1966 in Nashville, TN to Anna and Fred Carter Jr. She was named after famous Rat Pack icon, Dean Martin and had two brothers, Ronnie and Jeff. Despite her famous father, Deana did not find initial success in the recording industry. […]