BILL LYERLY : Too Hurt To Cry

March 18, 2009

Bill Lyerly began his musical career at age eleven after first hearing the blues-influenced music of the British Invasion. He played with bands throughout middle school, high school and college and in 1975 co-founded Super Grit Cowboy Band, called ¨the South´s hottest honky tonkers¨ by the Village Voice. In 1980 Lyerly signed with RCA Nashville and began writing and recording albums and CDs, which include: Prodigal Son, Higher Ground, From The Old School, Railroad Station Blues, Cobalt Blues, Motel Room Blues, Requiem Mess and The Twang Years. From 1999-2000 Lyerly was nominated for five CAMMYs, an East Coast rhythm and blues award, and won Best New Artist in 2000. Other blues greats Lyerly has performed with include: Paul Rodgers, Gregg Allman, Leon Russell, Hank Ballard, Eric Burdon, The Fabulous Thunderbirds and Delbert McClinton

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