Groupe Country US formé en 1984 à Muscle Shoals (Alabama). Shenandoah se compose de Ralph Ezell, Mike McGuire, Marty Raybon, Stan Thorn et Jim Seales.

A popular country band of the '80s and '90s, Shenandoah combined a tuneful, radio-friendly sound with melodies and arrangements that harked back to a more traditional style. Shenandoah were formed in 1984 in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Guitarist Jim Seales and drummer Mike McGuire, both session musicians, assembled the group, bringing aboard bassist Ralph Ezell and keyboard man Stan Thorn, both of whom were also studio players. With the addition of lead singer Marty Raybon, the lineup was complete, and they began playing as the MGM Band. After McGuire brought songwriter Robert Byrne out to see the new group, Byrne arranged for them to cut a demo tape, which won the group a deal with Columbia Records. The deal with Columbia came with a small catch: the label believed the name the MGM Band could cause legal problems, so the group adopted the new handle Shenandoah, suggested to them by Columbia.
The group's self-titled debut album, released in 1987, was a more polished and pop-oriented effort than their best-known work, though they reached the country Top 30 early in 1988 with "Stop the Rain." The following year, The Road Not Taken outlined the group's trademark approach to traditional country and it became their most successful album; six singles reached the country Top Ten, led by the number ones "The Church on Cumberland Road," "Sunday in the South," and "Two Dozen Roses." The Road Not Taken reached gold status by 1991, and earned Shenandoah the Favorite Newcomer award from Music City News.
The first single from Shenandoah's third album, 1990's Extra Mile, built on the band's winning streak. "Next to You, Next to Me" became the band's biggest hit, topping the country charts for three weeks. It was followed into the Top Ten during 1990-1991 by the songs "Ghost in This House," "I Got You," and "The Moon Over Georgia." The group's streak of hit singles ended with "When You Were Mine" tiptoeing into the Top 40 in September 1991.
Despite the success, trouble was brewing. Three other bands came forward in 1991 claiming rights to the name Shenandoah, and the resulting court costs and legal fees bankrupted the group by the end of the year. To make it even worse, Columbia -- who had named Shenandoah in the first place -- dropped the group from its roster. The band settled the differences by 1992 and returned to country music with a contract from RCA and the number two hit "Rock My Baby" in April of that year. Shenandoah's fourth album, 1992's Long Time Comin', also featured the Top 15 "Leavin's Been a Long Time Comin'."
The group's fifth album, 1993's Under the Kudzu, continued Shenandoah's popularity, featuring the Top Five single "I Want to Be Loved Like That" and the group's fifth country chart-topper in early 1994, "If Bubba Can Dance (I Can Too)." Shenandoah moved to Liberty/Capitol in late 1994 to record their sixth album, In the Vicinity of the Heart. The album was released in January 1995, and featured the Top Tens "Somewhere in the Vicinity of the Heart" (a duet with Alison Krauss that won them a Grammy) and "Darned If I Don't (Danged If I Do)." By early 1996, Stan Thorn and Ralph Ezell had both left the band; Rocky Thacker became their new bassist, and Stan Munsey came aboard on keyboards. For 1996's Now and Then, the new lineup re-recorded many of Shenandoah's biggest hits from their time with Columbia, as well as cutting four new tunes. September 1996 brought another album, Shenandoah Christmas, which was their first holiday-themed release.
In 1995, Raybon cut his first solo album, a gospel set for Sparrow Records, and in 1997 he teamed with his brother Tim Raybon for an album titled The Raybon Brothers, released by MCA Nashville. Their cover of Bob Carlisle's "Butterfly Kisses" reached the Top 40 of the country chart, and at the end of 1997, Raybon announced he was leaving Shenandoah. The group opted to disband following the loss of its singer, but the split didn't last. In 2000, Jim Seales, Mike McGuire, Stan Munsey, and Rocky Thacker re-formed as Shenandoah, with new vocalist Brent Lamb and additional guitarist Curtis Wright. This lineup cut an album named for the year it was released, 2000, and it produced one minor hit, "What Children Believe."
Brent Lamb left the group in 2002, and Wright moved over to the lead vocal spot. Ralph Ezell returned to the group on bass. In 2006, Shenandoah partnered with the independent Cumberland Road label to release Journeys. It was a last hurrah for Ezell, who died of a heart attack on November 30, 2007. The band soldiered on, with Mike Folsom becoming their new bassist and Jimmy Yeary joining as lead singer. Doug Stokes took over for Yeary in 2011, and Chris Lucas became their new bassist. In August 2014, longtime fans welcomed the news that Marty Raybon had returned as lead singer of Shenandoah. With Raybon at center stage, the band's latest lineup -- Raybon, Mike McGuire, Stan Munsey, guitarist Jamie Michael, and bassist Paul Sanders -- released a new album, the gospel-themed Good News Travels Fast in 2016. Two years later, inaugurating a newly signed deal with the BMG label, Shenandoah released their first-ever live album, Reloaded. A hybrid of sorts, the release included nine live cuts alongside three new tracks.

http://www.shenandoahband.com/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shenandoah_(band)

Talents : Jim Seales : Guitar - Mike McGuire : Drums - Ralph Ezell : Bass - Stan Thorn : keyboard - Marty Raybon : Lead Vocal

Style musical : Contemporary Country, Traditional Country

https://youtu.be/msWGK-2c6Aw

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

05/1987 SP COLUMBIA 38-07128 (US) They Don't Make Love Like They Used To / Lily Of The Valley
11/1987 SP COLUMBIA 38-07654 (US) . Stop The Rain / What She Wants
03/1988 SP COLUMBIA 38-07779 (US) . She Doesn't Cry Anymore / What She Wants
08/1988 SP COLUMBIA 38-08042 (US) . Mama Knows / Show Must Go On
12/1988 SP COLUMBIA 38-68550 (US) . Church On Cumberland Road / She Doesn't Cry Anymore
04/1989 SP COLUMBIA 38-68892 (US) . Sunday In The South / Changes
08/1989 SP COLUMBIA 38-69061 (US) . Two Dozen Roses / Hard Country
01/1990 SP COLUMBIA 38-73237 (US) . See If I Care / Lily Of The Valley
06/1990 SP COLUMBIA 38-73373 (US) . Next To You Next To Me / Daddy's Little Man
09/1990 SP COLUMBIA 38-73520 (US) . Ghost In This House / She's Still Here
01/1991 SP COLUMBIA 38-73672 (US) . I Got You / Road Not Taken
04/1991 SP COLUMBIA 38-73777 (US) . Moon Over Georgia / Can't Stop Now
08/1991 SP COLUMBIA 38-73957 (US) . When You Were Mine / It Ain't Love Until It Hurts
03/1992 SP RCA 62199-7 (US) . Rock My Baby / Wednesday Night Prayer Meetin'
07/1992 SP RCA 62290-7 (US) . Hey Mister (I Need This Job) / There Ain't No Beverly Hills In Tennessee
10/1992 SP RCA 62397-7 (US) . Leavin's Been A Long Time Comin' / I Was Young Once Too
04/1993 SP RCA 62504-7 (US) . Janie Baker's Love Slave / Right Where I Belong
09/1993 SP RCA 62642-7 (US) . I Want To Be Loved Like That / Just Say The Word
02/1994 SP RCA 62761-7 (US) . If Bubba Can Dance (I Can Too) / If It Takes Every Rib I've Got
06/1994 SP RCA 62867-7 (US) . I'll Go Down Loving You / Blues Are Comin' Over To Your House
10/1994 SP LIBERTY S7-18484 (US) . Darned If I Don't (Danged If Do) / Somewhere In The Vicinity Of Heart (with Alison KRAUSS)
05/1995 SP LIBERTY S7-18556 (US) .

Get Back (Steve WARINER) / Can't Buy Me Love (SHENANDOAH)

08/1995 SP LIBERTY S7-18730 (US) . Heaven Bound (I'm Ready) / Cabin Fever
10/1995 SP LIBERTY S7-18903 (US) . Always Have Always Will / Every Fire
02/1996 SP LIBERTY S7-19116 (US) . All Over But The Shoutin' / Sunday In The South
11/1996 SP LIBERTY S7-19344 (US) .

There’s A Way In The Manger / The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)




Albums

12/1987 LP 12" COLUMBIA BFC 40783 (US) SHENANDOAH - Stop The Rain / She Doesn't Cry Anymore / It Ain't Love Until Hurts / Show Must Go On / They Don't Make Love Like They Used To / What She Wants / She's Still Here / I'm Gonna Hurt Her On The Radio / Lily Of The Alley / Can't Stop Now
12/1987 CD COLUMBIA CK 40783 (US) SHENANDOAH - Stop The Rain / She Doesn't Cry Anymore / It Ain't Love Until Hurts / Show Must Go On / They Don't Make Love Like They Used To / What She Wants / She's Still Here / I'm Gonna Hurt Her On The Radio / Lily Of The Alley / Can't Stop Now
01/1989 CD COLUMBIA CK 44468 (US) THE ROAD NOT TAKEN - Sunday In The South / Two Dozen Roses / See If I Care / Mama Knows / She Doesn't Cry Anymore / Road Not Taken / Church On Cumberland Road / Changes / She's All I've Got Going / Hard Country
05/1990 CD COLUMBIA CK 45490 (US) EXTRA MILE - Next To You Next To Me / Ghost In This House / She Makes The Coming Home Worth The Being Gone / She's A Natural / I Got You / Puttin' New Roots Down / When You Were Mine / Goin' Down With My Pride / Moon Over Georgia / Daddy's Little Man
03/1992 CD COLUMBIA CK 48885 (US) GREATEST HITS - Any Ole Stretch Of Blacktop / Mama Knows / Sunday In The South / Church On Cumberland Road / Two Dozen Roses / (It's Hard To Live Up To The) Rock / Next To You Next To Me / Ghost In This House / I Got You / Moon Over Georgia
05/1992 CD RCA 07863-66001-2 (US) LONG TIME COMIN' - Rock My Baby / Hey Mister (I Need This Job) / Leavin's Been A Long Time Comin' / Same Old Heart / Right Where I Belong / I Was Young Once Too / Give Me Five Minutes / Wednesday Night Prayer Meetin' / Rattle The Windows / There Ain't No Beverly Hills In Tennessee
07/1993 CD RCA 07863-66267-2 (US) UNDER THE KUDZU - Janie Baker's Love Slave / If Bubba Can Dance (I Can Too) / I Want To Be Loved Like That / One Kind Of Woman I Like / Under The Kudzu / Nickel In The Well / If It Takes Every Rib I've Got / I'll Go Down Loving You / Blues Are Coming Over To Your House / Just Say The Word
05/1994 CD COLUMBIA CK 64183 (US) SUPER HITS - Any Ole Stretch Of Blacktop / Mama Knows / Sunday In The South / Church On Cumberland Road / Two Dozen Roses / Rock (It's Hard To Live Up To) / Next To You / Next To Me / Ghost In This House / I Got You / Moon Over Georgia
11/1994 CD LIBERTY CDP-8-31109-2-6 (US) IN THE VICINITY OF THE HEART - Darned If I Don't Danged If I Do / Somewhere In The Vicinity Of The Heart / Heaven Bound (I'm Ready) / Always Have Always Will / Cabin Fever / I Wouldn't Know / Call It Love / You Can Say That / Every Fire / She Could Care Less
04/1995 CD SONY A-24194 (US) COMING HOME - Next To You Next To Me / She's All I've Got Going / Puttin' New Roots Down / Sunday In The South / She's A Natural / See If I Care / She Makes The Coming Home (Worth The Being Gone) / Changes / Daddy's Little Man / Ghost In This House
05/1995 CD RCA 07863-66566-2 (US) THE BEST OF SHENANDOAH - Janie Baker's Love Slave / I Want To Be Loved Like That / Wednesday Night Prayer Meetin' / Leavin's Been A Long Time Comin' / Same Old Heart / Rock My Baby / If Bubba Can Dance (I Can Too) / Hey Mister (I Need This Job) / One Kind Of Woman I Like / I'll Go Down Loving You / Nickel In The Well / Under The Kudzu
04/1996 CD CAPITOL CDP-8-35352-2 (US) NOW AND THEN - All Over But The Shoutin' / I Will Know You / Lonely Too Long / Deeper Than That / Nowhere To Go But Back / Mama Knows / She Doesn't Cry Anymore / Next To You / Next To Me / Sunday In The South / Two Dozen Roses / Moon Over Georgia / Church On Cumberland Road / Ghost In This House / I Got You / Somewhere In The Vicinity Of The Heart (with Alison KRAUSS)
09/1996 CD CAPITOL 7243-8-52169 (US) SHENANDOAH CHRISTMAS - FEATURING MARTY RAYBON - White Christmas / Winter Wonderland / Christmas Song / Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer / Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas / O Come All Ye Faithful / I'll Be Home For Christmas / O Little Town Of Bethlehem / Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town / There's A Way In The Manger
05/1999 CD CAPITOL 7243-4-96392-2 (US) 15 FAVORITES - Darned If I Don't (Danged If I Do) / Wooden Cross / Somewhere In The Vicinity Of The Heart / Heaven Bound (I'm Ready) / Always Have Always Will / Can't Buy Me Love / Sunday In The South / Church On Cumberland Road / Two Dozen Roses / Next To You Next To Me / Deeper Than That / What Else You Got To Live For / Her Love Is A Miracle / You Can Say That / All Over But The Shoutin'
09/2000 CD FREE FALLS FFE-7012-2 (US) SHENANDOAH 2000 - Building A Home / Tied To Tumbleweed / What Children Believe / Something I Fell Into / I Really Don't Want To Know / Room To Run Around / Hillbilly Hotel / When You Were Mine / Make The Best Of It / Loving You Again / Lickity Split / The Booger Song
09/2002 CD CAPITOL 7243-5-40693-2 (US) CERTIFIED HITS - Next To You Next To Me / Sunday In The South / Two Dozen Roses / Church On Cumberland Road / Ghost In This House / Darned If I Don't (Danged If I Do) / Heaven Bound (I'm Ready) / Always Have Always Will / All Over But The Shoutin' / Can't Buy Me Love
04/2003 CD BMG 47643-2 (US) ALL AMERICAN COUNTRY - If Bubba Can Dance (I Can Too) / I Want To Be Loved Like That / Hey Mister (I Need This Job) / Wednesday Night Prayer Meetin' / Under The Kudzu / Rattle The Windows / Janie Baker's Love Slave / There Ain't No Beverly Hills In Tennessee / Give Me Five Minutes / Blues Are Coming Over To Your House
01/2006 CD Cumberland Road ? (US)

Journeys - Same Boat Now / Mr. One Man Band / Running 'cause I Can't Fly / Right; Loving You Again / Hillbilly Hotel / When You Were Mine / Tied To A Tumbleweed / Joleena's Getting Married / Driving Me

07/2006 CD Collectables 8464 (US)

All American Country - If Bubba Can Dance (I Can Too) / I Want To Be Loved Like That / Hey Mister (I Need This Job) / Wednesday Night Prayer Meetin' / Under The Kudzu / Rattle The Windows / Janie Baker's Love Slave / There Ain't No Beverly Hills In Tennessee / Give Me Five Minutes / Blues Are Coming Over To Your House

04/2007 CD Sony / BMG A 705369 (US) SUPER HITS - Any Ole Stretch Of Blacktop / Mama Knows / Sunday In The South / Church On Cumberland Road / Two Dozen Roses / Rock (It's Hard To Live Up To) / Next To You / Next To Me / Ghost In This House / I Got You / Moon Over Georgia
11/2011 CD T-Bird Americana ‎TBIRDAM 029 (UK)

The Road Not Taken & Extra Mile - The Road Not Taken : Sunday In The South / Two Dozen Roses / See If I Care / Mama Knows / She Doesn't Cry Anymore / The Road Not Taken / The Church On Cumberland Road / Changes / She's All I've Got Going / Hard Country / Extra Mile : Next To You, Next To Me / Ghost In This House / She Makes The Coming Home (Worth The Being Gone) / She's A Natural / I Got You / Puttin' New Roots Down / When You Were Mine / Goin' Down With My Pride / The Moon Over Georgia / Daddy's Little Man

04/2016 CD Daywind / RELATIVITY 154 (US)

Good News Travels Fast - A Cross Between A Sinner And A Saint / Didn't It Rain / Good News Travels Fast / Hallelujah For The Cross / I Know He Knows / Seconds Count (feat. Karen Peck) / Stained Glass / Sunday Morning Sermon / Just Wait, Be Still / Like Every Days A Sunday / If I'm Right

03/2018 CD BMG 4050538361513 (US)

Reloaded - Next To You, Next To Me (live) / If Bubba Can Dance (I Can Too) [live] / Moon Over Georgia (live) / Mama Knows (live) / Sunday In The South (live) / I Want To Be Loved Like That (live) / Ghost In This House (live) / Two Dozen Roses (live) / Church On Cumberland Road (live) / Noise / That’s Where I Grew Up / Little Bit Of Livin’

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