Sawyer Brown
Sawyer Brown

Sawyer Brown

About Sawyer Brown

American country band Sawyer Brown achieved huge success in the ’80s and ’90s, combining their classic influences with pop and rock sounds.

∙ Founded in 1981 by members of retiring country star Don King’s road band, the band signed a record deal after winning the TV talent competition Star Search.
∙ Three original members—guitarist Bobby Randall, bassist Jim Scholten, and drummer Joe Smyth—played with the Maine Symphony Orchestra before moving to Nashville.
∙ Beginning with their first No. 1 hit, 1985’s “Step That Step,” the group has had dozens of charting singles, including their longtime anthem and second No. 1, 1992’s “Some Girls Do.”
∙ In 1985, Sawyer Brown received the Country Music Association’s Horizon Award, which recognizes rising talent, and in 1997 were named Vocal Group of the Year by the Academy of Country Music.
∙ Between their self-titled 1984 debut and 2011’s Travelin’ Band, 14 of their 18 studio albums have reached the Top 40 of Billboard’s Country Albums chart.
∙ In 2006, frontman Mark Miller won a Grammy Award for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album as producer of Casting Crowns’ LP Lifesong, released on his label, Beach Street Records.

  • ORIGIN
    Apopka, FL
  • FORMED
    1981

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