Appalachian Born ~ Texas Seasoned
Born at a crossroads alongside the Big Sandy River, a child of the Kentucky, West Virginia, and Ohio state lines, Tony Ramey quickly made a name for himself in Nashville, Tennessee as a songwriter.
He penned tunes for George Strait ( Hot Grease And Zydeco ), Trisha Yearwood (“Second Chance”), John Michael Montgomery ( I Don't Want This Song to End ), Alabama ( That's How I Was Raised ), Ray Price ( on his Beauty Is...The Final Sessions ) Mark Chesnutt ( Oughta Miss Me by Now ), Doug Stone ( Make up in Love ), Craig Morgan ( Something to Write Home About ), Moe Bandy, Jon Wolfe (Dos Corazones), Aaron Watson (Summertime Girl), and Willie Nelson among others, while producing 14 independent projects of his own along the way.
His life’s work is the craft and contribution of a troubadour. His story and mantra resounds in songs like "The Spirit of Hank and the Heart of James Dean" from his Spirit of Hank EP, and Pocatalico. His collection showcases a traditional country music streak a mile wide that runs through the body of his work, along with hints of Rock and folk.
There is wood and gravel in his voice, and iron in his lyrics. His catalog of hits mentioned above, and underground gems like "West Texas Lonely," "Just Ain't Trying," and "Dreamin' Enough to Get Me By" find fans from all musical genres.
None who dig deep into his repertoire of songs come up short of adding something to their own favorite playlists.