We’re bringing Sawyer Brown to the PAC stage on Friday, March 15th!
Formed in 1981 at a Pizza Hut in Apopka, Florida, country music band Sawyer Brown originated when lead singer Mark Miller invited keyboardist Gregg “Hobie” Hubbard to play his songs. Relocating to Nashville, they joined forces with drummer Joe Smyth, bassist Jim Scholten, and guitarist Bobby Randall, initially naming themselves “Savanah” before adopting “Sawyer Brown” from the street where they rehearsed.
After winning $100,000 and a record contract on Star Search in 1983, they signed with Capitol Records and achieved early success with hits like “Leona” and “Step That Step.” Known for dynamic live performances, the band faced chart fluctuations in the ’80s until a 1989 remake of “The Race Is On” reignited their success.
Lineup changes occurred, and by switching to Curb Records, they flourished in the early ’90s with albums like The Dirt Road and Cafe On The Corner. The departure of Duncan Cameron in 2004 led to the addition of guitarist Shayne Hill. While pursuing chart success, Sawyer Brown’s enduring strength lies in their electrifying live shows.