Baillie & The Boys
|Tags:||country female vocalists country pop under 2000 listeners female country new traditionalist country|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
|Individual Artists:||The Boys|
|Links:||discogs wikidata wikipedia|
Michael Bonagura (26 March 1953, Newark, New Jersey, USA) and Alan LeBoeuf (b. 1953, Warren, New Jersey, USA) first merged their talents in the early 70s in a band called London Fog. Bonagura met up with his future wife Kathie Baillie (b. 20 February 1951, Morristown, New Jersey, USA) in Delaware, and with the addition of LeBouef they began performing on the New Jersey nightclub circuit. They provided backing vocals for several pop acts including the Ramones and Talking Heads. In 1977, Alan LeBoeuf spent two years portraying Paul McCartney in the Broadway show Beatlemania. The trio moved to Nashville at the start of the 80s, where they gained recognition as songwriters and accomplished session players, with clients including Marie Osmond, Dan Seals, Randy Travis, and Ed Bruce. They were signed in their own right to make several close-harmony albums for RCA Records. The trio enjoyed a string of US Top 10 country singles including Oh Heart, Wilder...