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    Sawyer Brown

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    Genre:Pop, Rock, Country
    Rank:2220 history »
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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1Where Was I lyrics
    2I Kept My Motor Runnin' feat. Donna McElroy lyrics
    3Time and Love lyrics
    4A Mighty Big Broom lyrics
    Ruby Red Shoes lyrics
    6Moon Over Miami lyrics
    7Lady of the Evening lyrics
    8Heartbreak Highway lyrics
    9They Don't Understand lyrics
    10The Boys and Me lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    Shakin' [Capitol] [1986]
    2Sawyer Brown [1984]
    3The Dirt Road [Capitol] [1992]
    4Greatest Hits [Capitol] [1990]
    5The Boys Are Back [Capitol] [1989]
    6Out Goin' Cattin' [Capitol] [1986]
    7Wide Open [Capitol] [1988]
    8Buick [Capitol] [1991]
    9Somewhere in the Night [Capitol] [1987]
    10Cafe on the Corner [Curb] [1992]


    One of those rare acts who actually became stars directly
    from winning Star Search, country-rockers Sawyer Brown
    wound up enjoying a long, hit-filled career and remained
    commercially viable into the new millennium.

    The group originally grew out of country-pop singer Don
    King's touring band, with guitarist Bobby Randall and
    drummer Joe Smyth signing on in 1979, and bassist Jim
    Scholten, keyboardist Gregg "Hobie" Hubbard, and guitarist /
    future lead singer Mark Miller all arriving in 1980. King
    stopped touring in 1981, and the group decided to stay
    together, naming themselves after the Nashville street where
    they rehearsed. They spent the next two years on the road,
    and their agent landed them an audition for the popular
    syndicated talent show Star Search.

    Sawyer Brown won the grand prize of 100,000 dollars, and it
    wasn't long before Liberty/Capitol signed them up in 1984.
    Their self-titled debut album was released in 1985, and their
    debut single, "Leona," climbed into the Top 20; its
    follow-up, "Step That Step," went all the way to number one,
    and the album fell one spot short of that same position. Their
    sophomore album, Shakin', was another hit, producing the
    Top Five single "Betty's Bein' Bad." The band endured a
    singles-chart slump over 1986-1987, likely a result of their
    increasingly slick country-pop production, but they
    rebounded when "This Missin' You Heart of Mine" went to
    number two at the end of 1987. Another commercially
    disappointing period followed, lasting into 1991, but it was
    interrupted by the Top Five single "The Race Is On," which
    helped its accompanying album, The Boys Are Back, climb
    into the Top Five. Following 1991's Buick album, Sawyer
    Brown parted ways with Liberty and signed with Curb;
    around the same time, guitarist Randall departed and was
    replaced by Duncan Cameron. Through it all, they never
    stopped touring, which helped them maintain a following, and
    it paid off when "The Walk" went to number two in late 1991.

    Their first Curb album, The Dirt Road, produced two big hits
    in the Top Five title track and the band's second number one
    hit, "Some Girls Do." Their follow-up, 1992's Cafe on the
    Corner, was acclaimed by many critics as their most
    consistent, fully realized album, and it gave them three Top
    Five hits in the title track, "All These Years," and "Trouble on
    the Line." 1993's Outskirts of Town continued their hot
    streak, producing two more Top Fives in "The Boys & Me"
    and "Hard to Say," plus their third number one in "Thank God
    for You." The band capped off their commercial resurgence
    with Greatest Hits 1990-1995, a Top Five-selling compilation
    whose two new tracks, "I Don't Believe in Goodbye"
    and "This Time," both made the Top Five themselves.
    Released later in 1995, the Top Ten This Thing
    Called Wantin' and Havin' It All produced another Top Five
    smash in "Treat Her Right" and was followed by two albums
    in 1997: the live Six Days on the Road (another Top Ten
    seller) and the gospel / CCM record Hallelujah He Is Born.
    The Top Ten Drive Me Wild arrived in 1999, and its title cut
    was also a Top Ten hit. Following 2002's poppy Can You Hear
    Me Now, the group parted ways with Curb and signed a new
    deal with Disney's country subsidiary Lyric Street.

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