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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1I Don't Even Know Your Name lyrics
    2Tell Me Why lyrics
    3The Things You Said to Me lyrics
    La Mucara lyrics
    5What Am I Supposed To Do lyrics
    Every Little Thing About You lyrics
    7She Does lyrics
    8The End of the Line (Jim Baker) lyrics
    Let It Rain (On Me) lyrics
    10A Better Way lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1Music for All Occasions [MCA] [1995]
    2It's Now! It's Live! [MCA] [1998]
    3From Hell to Paradise [MCA] [1992]
    420th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: [2001]
    5Super Colossal Smash Hits of the 90's: The Best of [2000]
    6Trampoline [Netherlands) [MCA International] [1998]
    7Mavericks [YT Music] [1990]
    8Super Colossal Smash Hits of the 90's: The Best of [1999]
    9What a Crying Shame [MCA] [1994]
    10Trampoline [MCA Nashville] [1998]


    Fusing traditional country with traditional rock & roll, the Mavericks
    became one of the most critically acclaimed and commercially
    successful groups of the early '90s. Led by singer/songwriter
    Raul Malo (born August 7, 1965, Miami, FL), the band was formed
    in Florida in the late '80s. Malo had previously played in several
    different bands while he was in high school, as did bassist Robert
    Reynolds (born Robert Earl Reynolds, April 30, 1962, Kansas City,
    MO). The pair met at school and discovered they had similar
    musical tastes — they both enjoyed the music of Roy Orbison,
    Patsy Cline, Elvis Presley, Hank Williams, and Johnny Cash —
    and decided to form a band. Reynolds persuaded his best friend,
    Paul Deakin (born Paul Wylie Deakin, September 2, 1959, Miami,
    FL) — who had been a drummer in progressive rock bands before
    and had done some session work — to join the fledgling country

    Taking the name the Mavericks, the band began playing rock clubs
    around the Miami area and built up a solid local following. The group
    chose to play rock clubs because the country bars only wanted to
    book bands that played covers and the Mavericks preferred to
    concentrate on original material. In the fall of 1990, the band
    released an eponymous independent album. The record worked
    its way onto play lists across Florida and made its way to Nashville,
    where it gained the attention of nearly every major record label.

    In May of 1991, the group went to Nashville to play a showcase gig.
    Scouts from all of the town's major labels were in attendance, but
    the band decided to sign with MCA Records. Later that year, the
    Mavericks set about recording their first major-label album; before
    the sessions began, they added lead guitarist David Lee Holt, who
    had previously played with Joe Ely, Rosie Flores, and Carlene
    Carter. Titled From Hell to Paradise, the record primarily consisted
    of Malo's original songs and was released in 1992.
    Although it was critically acclaimed, the album wasn't a commercial
    success; only a cover of Hank Williams' standard "Hey Good
    Lookin'" made the charts and that peaked at number 74.

    The Mavericks' commercial fortunes turned around with their
    second major-label album, What a Crying Shame. Produced by
    Don Cook (Brooks & Dunn, Mark Collie), the album was more
    streamlined and focused. It became a hit upon its release early
    in 1994, with the title track becoming a Top 40 hit. Shortly after
    the release of What a Crying Shame, the group replaced Holt
    with Nick Kane (born Nicholas James Kane, August 21, 1954,
    Jerusalem, GA).

    Throughout 1994, the band racked up Top 40 hit singles. "O What
    a Thrill" went to number 18 in the summer, with "There Goes
    My Heart" reaching number 20 in the fall. By the spring of 1995,
    What a Crying Shame had gone platinum. During the first half of
    1995, the Mavericks recorded their fourth album, Music for All
    Occasions, which appeared in the fall of the year. Like its
    predecessor, it was critically acclaimed and a commercial
    success. By the spring of 1996, the album had gone gold.
    Trampoline followed in 1998.

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