THE GRINDERS SWITCH ENSEMBLE WILL SHARE THE STAGE WITH SOME SPECIAL GUESTS FOR THIS WONDERFUL 2 HOUR HOLIDAY SPECIAL
Born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, this singer/songwriter grew up listening to Merle Haggard, George Jones, Hank Williams and Marty Robbins. In the early eighties, Spiker formed a country group called L-Passo. The band toured throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio and Virginia. During this time, Spiker also performed at various jamborees, including Jamboree USA. While there he worked with Loretta Lynn, Bill Anderson and Marty Robbins. In the early nineties, Spiker decided to pursue songwriting full-time and relocated to a suburb of Nashville. He hooked up with fellow songwriters, including Keith Norris and Karen Pendley. He also has songs recorded by Barry Lee White among others. In 2001, Spiker entered the studio to record his debut album. The album, My Future Ain't What It Used To Be, was released in July 2002. ~ Jason MacNeil, Rovi Read more at http://www.artistdirect.com/artist/bio/lonnie-spiker/1710437#grMYpvXowlZfHKyt.99
THERE ARE STILL PLENTY OF THE CHARLIE SKETCHES BY LOCAL ARTIST PAM MITCHELL CLARK AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE. THEY ARE AVAILABLE AT THE HICKMAN COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. THEY ARE $25 EACH OR $35 FOR LIMITED EDITION SIGNED AND NUMBERED PRINTS. ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE CHARLIE GARNER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND.
This section of the website has been created to honor those we have lost since the show's creation in May 2004
Charlie Garner - Host - Passed away September 2008
James Shouse - Multi-talented musician and singer-songwriter- Passed away October 2012