Chanteur Country US né Lionel Burke Cartwright, le 10 Février 1960 à Gallipolis (Ohio).
Cartwright was a multi-talented performer and songwriter whose career took off
in the late '80s. Like his peers Garth Brooks,
Travis Tritt, and
Alan Jackson, Cartwright favored a
contemporary country-pop sound. His love of music began during childhood piano
lessons; Cartwright also went on to master the guitar and eight other
instruments. At age ten, he began performing at community gatherings in his
hometown of Glendale, WV. While in high school, he was a regular on a country
radio show in Milton, WV, also appearing on Columbus, OH's Country Cavalcade.
After joining the Wheeling Jamboree in West Virginia as a pianist, he was soon
promoted to performer status, and from there became the show's musical director.
Cartwright started working on the Nashville Network music and comedy series I-40 Paradise in 1981 and later on the show's spinoff, Pickin' at the Paradise. On both shows he served as a performer, arranger, and musical director, also writing and performing the theme songs. While working on the show, he met Cindy Stewart, who went on to become his songwriting collaborator and wife. He also met Boudleaux and Felice Bryant, the two composers behind many of the Everly Brothers' greatest hits, who encouraged him to further develop his songwriting skills. While performing live in Knoxville, Cartwright was spotted by MCA producer Tony Brown, who was impressed but felt the young singer needed more experience before he could land a record contract.
In 1986, Cartwright went to Nashville with his best songs and had a formal audition with Brown, who signed him to MCA. In 1988, Cartwright released his debut single, "You're Gonna Make Her Mine," and scored a Top 50 hit. He also released a self-titled album in 1989, which contained the aforementioned single and three other Top 20 hits, including "Give Me His Last Chance," which made it to the Top Five. His next album, I Watched It on the Radio (1990), contained several hits. He scored his first chart-topper, "Leap of Faith," in 1991, from the album Chasin' the Sun.
Talents : Singer, Songwriter, Piano, Guitar, Mandolin, Keyboards
Style musical : Contemporary Country
Years in activity :
Singles & EP
|1989||SP MCA 53498 (US)||.||Like Father Like Son|
|1989||SP MCA 53651 (US)||.||Give Me His Last Chance|
|1989||SP MCA 53723 (US)||.||In My Eyes|
|1990||SP MCA 53779 (US)||.||I Watched It All (On My Radio)|
|06/1990||SP MCA 79046 (US)||.||My Heart Is Set On You|
|1990||SP MCA 53955 (US)||.||Say It's Not True / In The Long Run|
|1991||CD MCA 54078 (US)||.||Leap Of Faith|
|1991||CD MCA 54237 (US)||.||What Kind Of Fool|
|1992||CD MCA 54366 (US)||.||Family Tree|
|1992||CD MCA 54440 (US)||.||Be My Angel|
|1992||CD MCA 54514 (US)||.||Standing On The Promises|
|02/2002||CD INTUITIVE ? (US)||SIGNATURE SERIES - VOLUME 1 - Leap Of Faith / Perfect Stranger / In My Eyes / Little White Lies / My Place Is Here with You|
|1989||CD MCA MCA-42276 (US)||LIONEL CARTWRIGHT - Fallin Again ,/ Like Father Like Son / You're Gonna Make Her Mine / A Little Lesser Blue / In My Eyes / Give Me His Last Chance / That's Why They Call It Falling / Blue Fiddle Waltz / She Never Saw Love / Let The Hard Times Roll|
|1990||CD MCA MCAD-42336 (US)||I WATCHED IT ON THE RADIO - I Watched It All (On My Radio) / Old Coal Town / Playing It Safe / In The Long Run / Say It's Not True / I Refuse To Sing The Blues / My Heart Is Set On You / Let's Try Again / Hard Act To Follow / True Believer|
|08/1991||CD MCA MCAD-10307 (US)||CHASIN' THE SUN - Waitin' For The Sun To Shine / Susannah / 30 Nothin' / What Kind Of Fool / When You Cross That Line / I'm Your Man / Smack Dab In The Middle Of Love / Family Tree / Great Expectations / Leap of Faith|
|1992||CD MCA MCAD-10650 (US)||THE REAL STORY|
|06/1999||CD ? (US)||MILES & YEARS - City Limits / Miles & Years / If That's What You Call Love / You Keep Me Guessing / Wild Life Sanctuary / (I Need To Know) You Still Believe / Devil's Triangle / Smoke & Mirrors / Simple Questions / I Believe|
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