Country Pop Bites: Sawyer Brown – May 23
Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 1992 Sawyer Brown collected a #1 single in Billboard with "Some Girls Do"?
It's true! Remember that one? Check out the video!
Here are 5 interesting facts about Sawyer Brown.
- The band was founded in 1981 in Apopka, Florida, by five members of country pop singer Don King's road band: Bobby Randall (guitar) and Jim Scholten (bass guitar), both from Midland, Michigan; Joe Smyth (drums), Gregg "Hobie" Hubbard (keyboards), and Mark Miller (lead vocals).
- After King retired in 1981, the five members decided to form a band, first choosing the name Savanna before switching to Sawyer Brown, also the name of a road near where they practiced.
- The band was on the TV show Star Search in 1983. They auditioned just to get the videotape to promote the band, yet ended up winning the $100,000 grand prize and record contract.
- In 1991, guitarist Bobby Randall left the group to remain close to his family and host a short-lived TV talent show, You Can Be A Star.
- In 2004, Duncan Cameron decided to leave the group to pursue a lifelong dream of flying for Southwest Airlines.