James House

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Decades: 1980s 1990s
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21 March 1955, Sacramento, California, USA. His father and his uncles sang a cappella country music, but House was more interested in rock music as he grew up. He started performing as a solo acoustic act but then formed his own group, the House Band, which was signed to Warner Brothers Records and then moved to Atlantic Records. He started to write country music and, with the advent of more rock-based musicians in the genre such as Steve Earle, he was signed to MCA. House made the US country charts with ‘Don’t Quit Me Now’, ‘Hard Times For A Honest Man’, ‘You Just Get Better All The Time’ and ‘That’ll Be The Last Thing’. He acted as vocal coach for Dustin Hoffman on the movie Ishtar, and played a solo acoustic set when he came to the UK with Randy Travis. He had a number 1 hit with ‘This Is Me Missing You’ in 1995. House continues to write and tour with his band.

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