Tony Ramey, a renowned singer-songwriter from W. Virginia, found the music of the Outlaws of Country: Willie, Waylon, Cash, and Kristofferson at the age of eleven, which compelled him to write songs…later he heard Steve Earle who made him move to Guitar Town (aka Nashville) to hone his craft. In 2011, he heard the road calling him to Texas where he now resides with his family.
Somewhere in the middle of all that he acquired a Masters, taught at a university while working on his PhD, and garnered Gold and Platinum Records as a songwriter in Nashville. From the beginning of his career as a songwriter, Ramey felt as though he lived on the fringes of Nashville’s Music Row. He aspired to follow in the footsteps of Guy Clarke, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson and other outlaws who flew below the mass media radar. “It’s easy to get consumed by the hype and sparkle and neon of that town, but I came from the mountains, where you learn that everything man creates is superficial, talk is cheap, and stars fall as regular as acorns off the tree. I learned a lot, but I took a lot of what Nashville had to offer with a grain of salt.”
A few of the hit songs he’s written for other artists include:
John Michael Montgomery – “I Don’t Want This Song to End”
Doug Stone – “Make Up in Love”
Craig Morgan – “Something to Write Home About”
Trisha Yearwood – “Second Chance”
Come watch those two in action along with Radney Foster, Terri Hendrix, Lloyd Maines, Kyle Hutton, and others at our family fun one-day event this Saturday (October 1) at the beautiful Bernhardt Winery in Plantersville.
Tickets are on sale now. In addition to General Admission tickets, we also have a very unique VIP experience! Rain or shine tickets get up-close seating, as well as appetizers and a wine tasting WITH the award-winning winemakers and select artists. Plus, we have a VIP lounge that is air conditioned and open throughout the entire event. In the event it rains, the only guaranteed seats to be moved inside are the special VIP ones!
Tons of fun planned and all thanks to our sponsors: Dosey Doe, Gold’s Gym, Rockstar Realty Group, Red Brick Tavern and KSTAR 99.7FM.