I grew up in McDowell county in southern West Virginia. This is home of the Rocket Boys from Homer Hickam’s memoirs portrayed in the 1999 motion picture October Sky.
Are you ready to boogie? Lace up your blue suede shoes. It’s time to dance. This week’s theme is “Hometown, USA” Tell us where you are from and post your hometown bands, artists, or songs.
I have been away from home for 35 years. Needless to say, I do not know what local musicians are getting their groove on, but here are few artists/songwriters I grew up with who are still doing what they love!
To learn more about Clinton, click here.
Tony Vance was in DH’s graduating class, just like Clinton. You may remember me telling you Tony sang at our wedding. He has a singing style very similar to David Gates. Here he is singing solo.
A couple of years back, I shared that Tony plays with the contemporary Christian rock group The 5 Man Jesus Band, if not take a listen to these boys jamming for the Lord!
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There are other musical talents from back in the day, but these two are the only ones I know who are keeping the music alive. I would love to hear from friends telling me what’s going on with who!
Here’s an interesting tidbit for ya! Did you know, according to Wikipedia Christian pop artist/songwriter Michael W. Smith and Country music singer Brad Paisley are from the wild, wonderful state of West Virginia? Not me! Isn’t that cool?
One of my all-time favorite songs about wild, wonderful West Virginia is from a Rocky Mountain high folks artist. Come on sing along with me….
Did you have a good time on the dance floor? I did. Why not show some blog love? Invite your friends to join the 4M crew now. There’s always room for one more!
On behalf of the lovely Dancing Queen, Marie and her Solid Gold dancers ~ Callie, Stacy, Michelle and I thank you for joining us for another week of Monday’s Music Moves Me.
Now, it’s time for you to ask us to step out on the dance floor with you. By linking your musical post below you are inviting the 4M crew for a boogie down to your tunes. Remember to hop over to dance with our Spotlight Dancer at #1.
Next stop… your place!
1. Grab XmasDolly 4M button here. 2. Display it on your blog. 3. Add your favorite YouTube videos. FYI: we dance freebie style every other week, and on the off weeks we dance to a chosen theme picked by the previous week Spotlight Dancer. You can find it listed on XmasDolly’s side menu. That all being said, we aren’t music snobs. As long as you have tunes for us to dance to, then you’re cool!