|Genres:||Country & Bluegrass Country / Bluegrass|
|Tags:||country country gospel new traditionalist country cowhat fav under 2000 listeners|
|Links:||Biography Official Homepage Wikipedia|
8 December 1959, Greenville, Alabama, USA. Although raised in Florida, Raybon took an early interest in bluegrass music and soon became a member of the family band, the American Bluegrass Express. This was led by his father, fiddler Ken Buck Raybon, and also featured his brothers Tim and Rick. The band was very popular locally, repeatedly winning the Florida State Bluegrass Championship, and also did some touring and were recorded from the mid-70s. In the mid-80s Raybon worked in Nashville, Tennessee, was with Heartbreak Mountain, and then moved to Muscle Shoals, Alabama, where he became a member of the MGM Band with Jim Seales, Ralph Ezell, Stan Thorn and Mike McGuire. Renamed Shenandoahthe band was nominated as Top Vocal Group for 1991 by the Academy of Country Music. The band had hits including The Church On Cumberland Road and Somewhere In The Vicinity Of The Heart; the latter, with Alison Krauss, gained recognition with...