22 August 1961, Longview, Texas, USA. The 90s country singer/guitarist Ricky Lynn Gregg is of Native American descent. He formed two rock groups, the Ricky Lynn Project and Head East, and with them opened for Huey Lewis And The News and Heart. He then switched direction to honky tonk country and formed the band Cherokee Thunder with whom he played clubs in Dallas. He reached the US country charts with a revival of Mel Streets If I Had A Cheatin Heart. Little was heard of the singer after he was dropped by his record company. He reappeared in 2001 with a credible album co-produced by Barry Beckett.
Source: The Encyclopedia of Popular Music by Colin Larkin. Licensed from Muze.