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baillie & The Boys

 

Emerging as one of the best known bands of the late 80's and early 90's, 

"Baillie And The Boys" was an integral part of forever shaping the direction of Country Music. The release of their first RCA single which by blending an east coast pop sound while keeping the traditional Nashville songwriting and sometimes personal lyrics the group became known for garnered them instant Top Ten success on the Country Charts. The 3 part vocal harmonies that distinguished the groups sound was used by many of the biggest names in country music including Vince Gill, Randy Travis, Lynn Anderson, Marie Osmond, Dan Seals, Mo Bandy and others and at one time you could have heard the backing vocals of Baillie And The Boys on 5 of BillBoards 10 Ten Country Singles all in the same week! Fronted by the powerful lead vocals of Kathie Baillie and creative harmonies of Michael Bonagura and Alan LeBoeuf the group had a unique sound that left an indelible mark on the Country Music scene paving the way for others to follow. Baillie And The Boys signed with RCA records in 1986 and released it's self-titled debut in 1987 which spawned a total of 3 hit singles; "Oh Heart", "He's Letting Go" and "Wilder Days". With the release of the groups 2nd CD, "Turn The Tide" the 1st single released from that project quickly shot up the charts to the # 3 position and was one of the longest running country singles plating on the charts for a record breaking 37 weeks becoming of the most performed songs of 1988.The next 3 singles off of that CD; "She Deserves You", "Turn The Tide" and "(I Wish I Had A) Heart Of Stone" were some of the biggest country singles of 1988 and 1989. LeBoeuf left the group at the height of it's career to pursue a solo more mainstream pop direction but has rejoined several times over the past 10 years for varies projects and tours. In 1990 the group minus LeBoeuf released what was to become one of their biggest hits; the remake of Hank Snow's classic, "A Fool Such As I" followed by "Treat Me Like A Stranger" and "Perfect" completing a perfect string of 10 consecutive Top Ten Hits while on the RCA label. In 1995 Kathie Baillie co-hosted one of TNN's top rated variety shows; Yesteryear as well as hosting several award shows and television specials. Continuing to perform – touring around the country while releasing the CD "Lovin Every Minute" on the Intersound label, "Angel In Chains" a movie sound track featuring 8 Baillie And The Boys songs followed by "Viscaya" and "The Road That Led Me To You" the group continued to receive accolades from the media but with out the RCA machine behind it failed to hold on to it's once mainstay presence on the radio charts. In 2006 Kathie Baillie released her 1st solo CD "Love's Funny That Way" which was almost 7 years since her last project to find a welcomed return. The CD continues to sell and there are plans to release an all new Baillie And The Boys CD in the near future.

 

 

 

 
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