English, Paperback, 15x23 cm, 240 pages, discography, rare b&w photos; Born in Bentley, Alberta, Dick Damron grew up as a young rodeo rider and rockabilly singer. He first recorded in the late 1950s at CKRD Red Deer, then blazed a trail to Nashville, recording over 50 singles and 20 albums in Music City since 1961. During the 1970s, Damron became a legend as an 'outlaw': a wildman on stage, his 'Dick Damron Mystery Tour' laid waste to many a bar and music hall across North America and Europe. In the 1980s he became the resident country artist at Howard Hughes' Desert Inn in Las Vegas during the National Finals Rodeo, where he was joined on stage by members of Reba McIntyre's band, Mickey Gilley's band, Ray Stevens' band - even by James Burton (Elvis) and Jeff Cook (Alabama). Voted Canada's Country Male Vocalist of the Year four times and Country Music Entertainer of the Year in 1985, Dick Damron has also been named Best Foreign Artist in Europe and Texas. The winner of seven BMI Songwriter Awards, his five Number 1 records include Countryfied, which George Hamilton IV took to the Top Ten worldwide. Dick Damron was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Honour in 1994, yet maintains he is merely part of the legend and the legacy of country music. -few copies left!