- Ricky Lynn Gregg
Infobox Musical artist
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Name = Ricky Lynn Gregg
Background = solo_singer
Born = birth date and age|1961|8|22
Henderson, Texas, USA
Instrument = Vocals
Acoustic guitar Bass guitar Harmonica Piano
Genre = Country
Years_active = 1993-2001
Label = Liberty
Row Music Group
URL = http://rickylynngregg.com
Ricky Lynn Gregg (born
August 22, 1961in Henderson, Texas) is a country musicartist of Native American descent.cite web |url=http://www.oldies.com/artist-biography/Ricky-Lynn-Gregg.html |title=Ricky Lynn Gregg biography |accessdate=2007-08-23 |format=html |work=Oldies.com] Active between the years of 1993 and 2001, he has recorded three studio albums: two on Liberty Records(1993's "Ricky Lynn Gregg" and 1994's "Get a Little Closer") and one on Row Music Group (2001's "Careful What You Wish For"). His first two albums produced three hit singles on the "Billboard" country music charts, including the #36-peaking "If I Had a Cheatin' Heart".
Ricky Lynn Gregg grew up in Longview, Texas, and began singing in the church at a very early age. His earliest influences were gospel and country. By 1992, Gregg was performing as a solo singer; the same year, he signed to
Liberty Recordsand released his eponymousdebut album. cite web |url=http://wm08.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:azfyxq85ldhe~T1 |title=allmusic ((( Ricky Lynn Gregg > Biography ))) |accessdate=2007-08-23 |last=Seida |first=Linda |work= Allmusic] The album produced several minor hits, including the Top 40 single "If I Had a Cheatin' Heart", a cover of a Mel Streetsong. In 1993, "Billboard" ranked him at #4 on their list of Top New Country Artists of the Year.
A second album, titled "Get a Little Closer", was released on Liberty in 1994; a year later, Gregg's manager, Jimmy Bowen, retired due to thyroid cancer, and Gregg was dropped from his label soon afterward. In 1997, Gregg found another manager, named Eddie Rhines, who helped the singer rebuild his fan base. By 2001, his third album, titled "Careful What You Wish For", was released on the newly established independent label Row Music Group (RMG).
Gregg has since begun a charity called Trail of Hope, which provides clothing for underprivileged
Cherokee, Choctawand SiouxIndians.cite web |url=http://www.ifco.org/Ricky_Lynn_Gregg/ricky_lynn_gregg.htm |title=Ricky Lynn Gregg |accessdate=2007-08-23 |format=html |work=IFCO.org]
* [http://www.rickylynngregg.com/ Official website]
*myspace|rickylynngreggband|Ricky Lynn Gregg Band
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