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 little known truths about Sawyer Brown.
- The band was founded in 1981 in Apopka, Florida, by five members of country pop singer Don King's road band. They were Bobby Randall on guitar, Jim Scholten on bass guitar, Joe Smyth on drums, Gregg "Hobie" Hubbard on the keyboard and lead vocalist Mark Miller. After King retired, the five members decided to form a band, first choosing the name Savanna before switching to Sawyer Brown.
- Bobby Randall left the band in 1991, and was replaced by Duncan Cameron. Cameron subsequently departed in 2004, with Shayne Hill assuming the role of lead guitarist.
- The band auditioned for 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.
- Sawyer Brown wrote "The Nebraska Song" in honor of Brook Berringer, a Nebraska Cornhuskers quarterback who died in a plane crash on April 18, 1996.
- In the early 2000s, Mark Miller formed Christian music label Beach Street Records.