Back Down a Country Road
Back Down a Country Road. In the little town of East Bernstadt, in Laurel County, near London, Kentucky, where the oldest of 11 children was born and spent his boyhood days sharing the load with his parents to help raise the family. The rural experience was filled with school days, farm life, and apple growing. It was hard work but still offered it's rewards, most of which was found in the evenings and Sundays. Lonnie Burkhart's passion for music was second to none and started at the age of 3, he learned to sing while he rocked to keep time in a little red rocking chair. He began to play the guitar at the age of 6, with his mother giving the lessons. As his love for music grew, so did the Burkhart family, before his 17th birthday he went to work in a service station in Grove City, PA., while living with his aunt and uncle, a door of opportunity was opened for his music career. While singing at local clubs and social events, he later returned to Laurel County, Kentucky at the age of 19. It was there he was asked to sing at the local homecoming where he was awarded first prize for his singing talent. He began singing on local radio stations and was asked to perform for the Cas Walker Farm and Home Hour Show, at the same time Dolly Parton began her singing career there, however, he never kept that appointment, he soon married a local girl and dedicated his time to his family of four daughters and one son. The marriage had it's share of troubles and ended after 31 years in 1999. Burkhart now a Nashville Songwriters Association member, has returned to his music career and writes songs that come from the heart, the soul experiences of life, just the way they are. A variety of country and humor. You can order Back Down a Country Road and our New Release, Changes, directly by e-mailing Lonnie at firstname.lastname@example.org!