The members of the country band Sawyer Brown come from different parts of the USA: Mark Miller (25 October 1958, Dayton, Ohio, USA; vocals) and Gregg Hubbard (b. 4 October 1960, Orlando, Florida, USA; keyboards) were school friends in Apopka, Florida; Bobby Randall (b. Midland, Michigan, USA; guitar), Jim Scholten (b. Michigan, USA; bass) and Joe Smyth (b. 6 September 1957, Portland, Maine, USA; drums) were part of the Maine Symphony Orchestra. They all went to Nashville around 1980 and took varying roles in singer Don Kings band. In 1983 they decided to work together without King, first as Savanna and then as Sawyer Brown, taking their name from a street in Nashville. In 1983, they took part in a US television talent show, Star Search. They won the first prize of $100, 000 and a recording contract. Their first single, Leona, was a US country hit and they toured with Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton. Miller wrote their second single, a country number...
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