T. Graham Brown
|Genres:||Country & Bluegrass|
|Tags:||country classic country usa awesome american|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
|Links:||discogs VIAF wikidata wikipedia|
Anthony Graham Brown, 30 October 1954, Arabi, Georgia, USA. As much a southern R&B singer as a country singer-songwriter, Brown was at school in Athens, Georgia, with members of the B-52s. He earned extra money singing cover versions in lounge bars, until he saw a television documentary on David Allen Coe, after which he formed Rio Diamond, an outlaw band, in 1976. By 1979, he was fronting T. Graham Browns Rack Of Spam, a white soul band, singing Otis Redding material. In 1982, he moved to Nashville, where he worked as a demo singer, recording songs for publishers who wanted famous artists to record their copyrighted material. A song he demoed as 1962 was later recorded by Randy Travis as 1982, but more lucrative was the use of his voice on jingles for products such as Budweiser beer and McDonalds hamburgers.
Signed to the major label Capitol Records in 1985, the artist was known as T....