Ken Mellons

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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Decades: 1990s 2000s
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Kenneth Edward Mellons, 10 July 1965, Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. Honky-tonk singer-songwriter Mellons wanted to play country music from a very early age. He grew up attending shows, festivals and the Grand Ole Opry and subsequently landed a job at Opryland USA impersonating country performers. This led to an appearance on the Grand Ole Opry itself and growing recognition around Nashville. Producer Jerry Cupit helped Mellons land a recording contract with Epic Records, and the duo worked together on the artist’s 1994 debut. On the track ‘Honky Tonk Teachers’, Mellons thanked Lefty Frizzell, George Jones, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams and Keith Whitley ‘for the lessons I’ve learned’. Mellons’ second single, ‘Jukebox Junkie’, burst into the US country Top 10, but this proved to be an isolated success as follow-up releases stalled outside the upper regions of the charts.

Mellons spent several months on...

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