Texas Honky Tonk Shuffles
WILL TAYLOR MUSIC BIO HIGHLIGHTS *Started singing country music at age 9 *Merle Haggard's "Emptiest Arms In The World was the first song he ever learned *Performed on TV as part of The Jim Newton Show at the age of 11 singing John Conlee's "Rose Colored Glasses". *Performed on stage at The Longhorn Ballroom in Dallas, Texas, and various local venues from the age of 11 to 14 *Won first talent contest in a local club at age of 14 *Composed first song at age 15 *Played first professional gig on drums at the age of 15 *Formed band called Texxas Wild in High School at the age of 17 *Texxas Wild was aired several different times on local radio evening programs such as Q 102 FM *Joined his dad's band Lonnie Dean & SilverCreek at 19. *Backed Jewel Akins on drums at numerous clubs in Dallas, Texas *Backed The Coasters at the Wagon Wheel in Dallas, Texas *Performed as drummer, lead and backup vocalist with Lonnie Dean for 5 years in local clubs. *Started playing drums for Hank Thompson in 1990 as a member of The Brazos Valley Boys and is still playing for him today *Toured Europe in the summer of 2000 with Hank Thompson that included shows in Norway and Sweden. *Performed on The Louisiana Hayride with such artists as Hank Thompson, Kitty Wells, Hank Locklin, Jim Ed Brown and Claude Gray. *Has worked on various shows throughout the United States as the drummer for Hank Thompson, Johnny Rodriguez, Wanda Jackson, Sammi Smith, Noel Haggard and Jean Sheppard. *Recorded first CD project with 3-time Grammy Award Winner, studio Engineer/Producer Phil York *Composed song "One Wish To Burn", recorded and charted at #1 & #2 in several countries in Europe by Billy Keeble. *Formed the Solid Country Band as bass player/lead and backing vocals with Lonnie Dean *Have worked many fine honky-tonk establishments in Ft. Worth, Texas, such as Billy Bob's Texas, Pearls Dancehall & Saloon, The Borrowed Money Saloon, Big Ball's Of Cowtown, etc. *Recorded Texas Honky Tonk Shuffles CD with Lonnie Dean, produced by 3-time Grammy Winner Phil York *James Allen Promotions currently working Texas Honky Tonk Shuffles CD Worldwide *Texas Honky Tonk Shuffles CD nominated for a Grammy in three categories LONNIE DEAN MUSIC BIO HIGHLIGHTS *Began playing guitar and singing at age 13 *Met T. Texas Tyler at age 15 *Organized first band at age 17 called the "Durations" *Won first talent contest at age 19, singing "Crazy Arms" and "Honky Tonk Man" *Recorded first record at age 22, "Cellblock # 9" & "When The Bottle Runs Dry" *Wrote first song at age 26, "I'll Take Ennis" *Had house band at the Steak Pit in Dallas for 10 years *On syndicated Jim Newton Show covering 11-state area *Had house band at Dewey Groom's Longhorn Ballroom in Dallas during the â€-70s *Opened show or performed with: Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Ronnie Milsap, Faron Young, Kitty Wells, Boxcar Willie, Mel Street, Conway Twitty, Gary Stewart, Asleep At The Wheel, Hank Thompson, George Jones, and many others *Charted three songs on the Longhorn label: Montana Bar, Everybody Has A Price, and I'll Hold You In Heart *Headline performer on the Louisiana Hayride in 1976 *Performed at the State Fair of Texas for Dallas radio station KBOX *Recorded four songs at Monument studio in Nashville, un-released *Four songs produced by Ray Pennington at Mount Juliet, Tn., un-released *Had Lonnie Dean radio show on KBEC Waxahachie *Received a Blue Ribbon Terry Award *Performed at Billy Bob's with Charlie Rich *Organized Solid Country Band with son Will Taylor *Recorded Texas Honky Tonk Shuffles CD with Will Taylor, produced by three-time Grammy winner Phil York *James Allen Promotions currently working Texas Honky Tonk Shuffles CD worldwide *Texas Honky Tonk Shuffles CD in contention for a Grammy in three categories.