Doug Hudson is a Traditional and Outlaw Country Music Artist that has been entertaining audiences since the age of seven. Now at the age of twenty five he has been traveling and thrilling audiences all over the United States. Doug started his musical career in Country Gospel Music as most artist do. Doug has been recognized as one of the first to present his style of Christian Country and has helped bring the popularity of Christian Country to the fore front. Long before the recent craze started with "Wine Into Water" by T. Graham Brown, "Three Wooden Crosses" by Randy Travis, "Long Black Train" by Josh Turner, and "Jesus Take The Wheel" by Carrie Underwood, Doug was performing Christian Country Music since his start. Producing chart topping hits such as "I'm Going All The Way" which reached #11 on The TOP 40, "Are You Ready?" which reached #13, "Empty Places" a duet with Grand Ole Opry Star, Ernie Ashworth which reached #20. His biggest hit to date is "Let's Put God Back In Our Country" which reached #1 in the year of 2003. Doug is a member of the CGMA based in Branson, Missouri and was named "2003 CGMA Male Vocalist of The Year" and "2002 CGMA Band Of The Year" Doug has recorded on compilation with Johnny Cash, Freddie Hart, Ernie Ashworth and Jack Greene and just to name a few. Doug's unique style is a blend of traditional country with influences from George Jones, Waylon Jennings, Kenny Hinson to Vern Gosdin. Doug has been guest at The Grand Ole Opry twice and has appeared on the cover of SGN Scoops Magazine. Doug is a true entertainer and will bring your audience a great night of Traditional Country or Christian Country Music. Doug has also recently appeared on the national television show "Niteline" on Dove Broadcasting Network.
Mark Ramsey has been entertaining musically for well over 40 years. he is a true pioneer when it comes to his style of Outlaw Country. Influenced by artist such as Hank Williams, Jr. , Waylon Jennings, Vern Gosdin and Earl Thomas Conley. Mark brings his solid country sound mixed with a little Rock -n- Roll to the stage every night that he performs. Mark has performed with some of Country Music's best including Stella Parton (Sister of Dolly Parton) Mark's unique vocals are cleary heard on heart ripping ballads and as well on Stone Cold Country. Mark has currently finished a duet album with Doug Hudson and is set to be released the beginning of 2007. This album is actually a double length album containing a full set by both Mark and Doug and also a tribute to one of the longest independent bands in the south, The Country Playboys. Mark along with Doug's father, the late Johnny Hudson and Mark's Dad, Dean Ramsey and Uncle Joe Ramsey were all apart of this elite group of guys and was on road for the better part of over twenty years.
Donald Greene plays drums for The Southern Country Band and has been touring with Doug since 1999. He started with Doug while he was still in his Gospel Career and has been on stage with him every since. Even earlier than that Donald was playing drums off and on for Mark in several bands that Mark has put together and has set in a few times with The Country Playboys as well. Donald is definately no stranger to the stage and provides the heartbeat for the wonderful band.
Jamie Shull is the newest member of The Southern Country Band and plays bass guitar. Jamie has several years in the music field already under his belt and by the looks of it plans on making a home with the boys of Southern Country.
Have you performed in front of an audience?
Yes, we play LIVE and do over 100 shows a year.
Your musical influences
Waylon Jennings, Hank Jr., Vern Gosdin, George Jones, Merle Haggard
What equipment do you use?
Mackie, Peavey, Fender, Tama
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