ABOUT FAMILY TRADITION
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Marty was born and raised in Bakersfield, California. He is the oldest son of American music icon Merle Haggard, who Marty considers to be “the best country singer/songwriter ever”.
In 1979, Marty began touring with his own band, then in 1981 signed with Dimension Records and released the single “Charleston Cotton Mill”, which spent three weeks on the Hot Country Songs charts in 1981.
At his father’s request, Marty joined his dad’s road band, in which he sang harmony and played rhythm guitar, from 1982 to 1984.
In 1986, he signed with MTM Records and released “Trains Make Me Lonesome”, a song and video which garnered him a nomination as Best New Male Vocalist from the Academy of Country Music. Shortly after the awards show, Marty was injured in a car accident suffering a serious head injury, including memory loss, requiring four years of recovery.
In the early 90s, Marty signed with Critique/BMG and released the album “Borders and Boundaries”. The song and video of “Here in the Afterlife” was released, followed by “Amnesia”.
Marty has made multiple appearances on Nashville Now, Music City Tonight, Crook & Chase, The Today Show, and the Grand Ole Opry.
In 1999, Marty made a decision to share his life-long passion and love for Jesus Christ. He spent 10 years travelling to churches all across the country. He recorded the album “One Prayer Away” compiled of his original spiritual songs.
Marty’s love for his dad and his dad’s “real country” music inspired him to begin a project “A Tribute to Merle Haggard, My Dad”. In 2010, he cut the first album in his tribute, consisting of 15 Hag classics. In 2010/2011 he performed at the Oak Ridge Boy’s Theatre and Clay Cooper Theatre in Branson, Missouri. In 2011 he also recorded his second Tribute album to his dad. Marty has spent the last six years performing all over the United States and Canada, plus England, Ireland and Scotland. He also performs yearly in Casa Grande, Arizona at the Paramount Theatre.
He has recently recorded an album of his original songs titled “In America”.
Tommy was born in Arkansas, one of seven children in his family, and eight years after his brother Johnny. He formed his first band in high school and enlisted in the Army after graduation. He deejayed for American Forces Radio Network. After the Army, Tommy played with Hank Williams Jr., and later gained a record deal from Musicor in 1965. A year later he joined United Artists and just missed the country Top 40 in 1968 with “The Sounds of Goodbye.” In late 1969, while on Epic Records, he delivered his biggest hit, a tune dedicated to JFK, RFK, and Martin Luther King entitled, “Six White Horses.” 1970 saw a pair of Top Ten singles: “One Song Away” and “Rise and Shine”, and the Top 20 hit, “I Recall a Gypsy Woman.” Tommy continues to tour the globe, bringing to his audience the best in entertainment.
David Frizzell is one of the greatest voices in country music with a haunting resemblance to his older brother, the ultimate stylist, Lefty Frizzell. Both share that raw, forlorn quality that is essential to the interpretation of traditional country themes, but David’s voice is even more resonant and nuanced; a perfect instrument for conveying the deepest emotion of every lyric.
Tamala Georgette Jones was born to the only Hall of Fame husband and wife country artists, George Jones and Tammy Wynette. She’s been singing with one or both parents since the age of three. She recorded her first single with her Dad, “Daddy Come Home” when she was ten years old and performed it on an HBO special.
Georgette also worked as a backup singer for her Mom. Georgette recorded a duet with Mark McGuinn that was included on his “One Man’s Crazy” CD and has appeared on TV shows such as Crook and Chase, RFD-TV and The Grand Ole Opry. Georgette is a songwriter and member of SESAC and the CMA.
Georgette has also toured Ireland, where she has developed a very loyal fan base.
A duet entitled “You and me and Time”, which Georgette co-wrote for her Dad, was released as the first single from her Dad’s latest CD, “Burn Your Playhouse Down”.
Georgette has filmed a TV series entitled “Sordid Lives” starring along side Emmy award winner Leslie Jordan (Will and Grace) and many other big stars such as, Olivia Newton-John, Bonnie Bedelia (Die Hard), Margaret Cho and others. Georgette re-recorded three of her Mom’s songs included with five songs from Olivia Newton – John in the soundtrack.
Country music cherishes family tradition and Michael Twitty is an integral part of that great heritage. He is the oldest son of rock and country legend Conway Twitty. Born November 25 in Helena Arkansas, Michael is not only carrying on his father’s celebrated legacy, he is making a mark of his own. Although Michael Twitty spent much of his early life following the footsteps of his father and other musical greats, one of Michael’s earliest memories was of riding a paddle wheel ferry boat down the Mississippi that was captained by his Papaw. His adored Mamaw loving instilled in him the values and integrity that are so important to Michael Twitty. But by age eight music had overtaken his life and Michael found himself under the spotlight on stage with his legendary father. Michael knew right then that this was where he wanted to spend the rest of his life.
Dion connects with crowds of all types, and works feverishly, through His performances, to win over crowds of all ages. Dion Pride is the son of legendary Country Music Hall of Famer, Charley Pride. Dion is also a songwriter and multi talented Instrumentalist. He plays guitar, piano, drums and bass. At fourteen, he was performing. One of his songs titled “I Miss My Home” was recorded by his father and released on Charley Pride’s “Choices” album in 2011.
Dion played lead guitar and keyboards for his father, and opened His Father’s show for 5 years, but while touring on his father’s show, Dion began to incorporate some of his own material. The audiences were so responsive that Dion decided to strike out on his own and has not looked back.