When “Sugar Ray’s” breakthrough hit song “Fly” put them on the map in 1997, lead vocalist Mark McGrath was thrust into the public eye. It’s no doubt the band maintains its momentum due in no small part to the good looks, charisma and talent of its front man, Mark McGrath.
Two years later, in 1994, the band changed its name and landed a deal with Atlantic Records. Shortly after, in 1997, the band’s collaboration with reggae artist Super Cat resulted in the song “Fly,” which dominated the airwaves.
Average White Band is one of the top Soul, R & B, and Jazz-Funk groups alive. The seven-piece, triple Grammy nominee has Scottish roots and was first known for the timeless instrumental hit Pick Up the Pieces. They solidified their future with diverse songwriting and a unique approach—the defied strict adherence to any one facet of rhythm and blues. The band’s success stretches across several gold and platinum albums. They were the first British group to simultaneously top the U.S. Top 100 Singles, Albums and R&B charts, before garnering similar UK and international honors.
John Michael Montgomery has turned an uncanny ability to relate to fans into one of country music's most storied careers. Behind the string of hit records, the roomful of awards and the critical and fan accolades that have defined his phenomenal success lies a connection that goes beyond his undeniable talent and his proven knack for picking hits. Since the days when "Life's A Dance" turned him from an unknown artist into a national star, John Michael’s rich baritone has carried that most important of assets--believability.
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