For more than 25 years, the Marshall Tucker Band
continues to be played on classic rock and country radio and they
have never stopped touring.
Years of rigorous tour schedules earned the band the
respect of critics and countless dedicated fans. With hit singles like
"Heard it in a Love Song," "Fire On The Mountain,"
"Can't You See" and "Take The Highway," MTB earned
seven gold and three platinum albums while they were on the Capricorn
Records label. During the 90s, MTB scored four hit singles on
Billboard's country chart and one on Billboard's gospel chart.
Their music has also been featured on the soundtracks
of movies such as "Smokey and the Bandit," "The Pursuit
of D.B. Cooper" and "Shipwrecked."
The Marshall Tucker Band got its start in
Spartanburg, South Carolina, when Doug Gray teamed up with Tommy and Toy
Caldwell, Paul T. Riddle, George McCorkle and Jerry Eubanks, borrowing
the name "Marshall Tucker" from a piano tuner who's name was
found on a key ring in their old rehearsal space.
In 1972 they signed with Capricorn Records, the same
label that guided the
Allman Brothers Band,
Wet Willie and others to
national fame. The MTB opened shows for the
Allman Brothers Band in 1973,
and the following year, they began to headline their own shows across
America due to the platinum-plus sales of their debut album.
In years to come, The Marshall Tucker Band would
wow critics and influence major country acts like Alabama,
Railroad and Travis Tritt with its definitive blend of rock,
rhythm & blues, jazz, country and gospel.
Now, thanks to the expanding scope of today's music,
a new generation of fans are learning what the rest of their fans have
known for so long that good music knows no boundaries.
"As we've become older," Gray grins, eyes
twinkling, "our Southern heritage seems to come out even more. But
no matter how old we get, we can still rock your socks off."
Hit songs include --
- Heard It In A Love Song
- Fire On The Mountain
- Last Of The Singing Cowboys
- Hangin' Out in Smoky Places
- A Place I've Never Been
- Long Hard Ride
- Driving You Out of My Mind
- Walk Outside the Lines
- Can't You See
- Dream Lover
- This Ol' Cowboy
- It Takes Time
- Searchin' For A Rainbow
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