Conversations with Missy: Doug Gray of The Marshall Tucker Band

by Missy Wolf / 449 days ago / Comments

As we get ready for the Stagecoach Festival in Indio, California, I took the opportunity to have an impromptu conversation with Doug Gray of The Marshall Tucker Band. Being the only original band member, I was sure that Gray would have some amazing stories to share. I was not wrong.

The Marshall Tucker Band formed in 1972. To date, they have released 22 studio albums, 3 DVD’s, 3 live CDs and countless compilations. 7 of their albums have gone Gold and 3 have gone Platinum. Their success over the years is the result of hard work and lasting friendships. We discussed many of these friendships, including his lasting friendship with Prince. Learning of his death has been devastating to the world. Listen to our conversation now to hear Gray and I discuss the loss of his dear friend and music icon.

Known for killing it on stage during every performance, I am excited to see them on Sunday's show at Stagecoach 2016. I am also excited to have a beer with Gray after. Yes, I am seizing that opportunity as well. I promise to take pictures if possible.

There is so much to this band that I did not realize. While talking with Gray, he told me of his connection to Florida Georgia Line and shared a great memory of a time he was in Houston, Texas years ago. This story involves a famous hotel chain, a car, a busted window and a flying object. Are you curious? Listen now to hear this funny story.

Be sure to get your copy of the latest release from The Marshall Tucker Band, Live in the UK 1976. Released on their own record label, Ramblin Records, they are sure to keep releasing songs that country music fans will be proud of.  Also, follow them on social media, check out their tour dates and do not miss your chance to see a performance. If you are heading to CMA Fest this summer, you can catch them on Saturday night at the Nissan Stage singing the National Anthem. You will not want to miss them. ~Missy


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The Marshall Tucker Band Tour Dates

07/22/2017 ~ Magic Springs Water and Theme Park Hot Springs National Park, AR
07/27/2017 ~ Canyon County Fair Caldwell, ID
07/28/2017 ~ Carson Valley Inn Casino Minden, NV
07/29/2017 ~ California State Fair Sacramento, CA
07/30/2017 ~ OC Fair & Event Center Costa Mesa, CA
08/01/2017 ~ Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach, CA
08/03/2017 ~ Sonoma County Fair Santa Rosa, CA
08/04/2017 ~ Deschutes County Fair Redmond, OR
08/05/2017 ~ Clark County Fair Ridgefield, WA
08/10/2017 ~ Umatilla County Fair Hermiston, OR
08/11/2017 ~ Skagit Valley Casino Pacific Showroom Bow, WA
08/12/2017 ~ Skagit Valley Casino Pacific Showroom Bow, WA
08/16/2017 ~ Southern Uprising Tour Sedalia, MO
08/17/2017 ~ Southern Uprising Tour Aurora, IL
08/18/2017 ~ Southern Uprising Tour Springfield, IL
08/19/2017 ~ Hollywood Casino Toledo, OH
08/24/2017 ~ Dutchess County Fair Rhinebeck, NY
08/25/2017 ~ Jeff & Larry's Backyard BBQ Clarkston, MI
08/26/2017 ~ Jeff & Larry's Backyard BBQ Noblesville, IN
08/27/2017 ~ Southern Uprising Tour Louisville, KY
08/29/2017 ~ New York State Fair Syracuse, NY
09/01/2017 ~ DiamondJacks Casino and Resort Bossier City, LA
09/02/2017 ~ Jeff & Larry's Backyard BBQ The Woodlands, TX
09/03/2017 ~ Jeff & Larry's Backyard BBQ Irving, TX
09/08/2017 ~ Heritage Park Amphitheater Simpsonville, SC
09/09/2017 ~ Lincoln County Fair Fayetteville, TN
09/14/2017 ~ Florida Theatre Jacksonville, FL
09/15/2017 ~ Jeff & Larry's Backyard BBQ Charlotte, NC
09/16/2017 ~ IP Casino Resort and Spa Biloxi, MS
09/17/2017 ~ Oxford Performing Arts Center Oxford, AL
09/22/2017 ~ Tupelo Music Hall Derry, NH
09/23/2017 ~ Augusta Civic Center Augusta, ME
09/28/2017 ~ Minglewood Hall Memphis, TN
09/29/2017 ~ CHOCTAW CASINO RESORT Grant, OK
09/30/2017 ~ Southern Uprising Tour Saint Charles, MO
10/01/2017 ~ Kuss Auditorium at Clark State Performing Arts Center Springfield, OH
10/06/2017 ~ Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino Mescalero, NM
10/07/2017 ~ Talking Stick Resort Scottsdale, AZ
10/08/2017 ~ The Rose Pasadena, CA
10/12/2017 ~ Hanford Fox Theatre Hanford, CA
10/13/2017 ~ The Canyon Agoura Hills, CA
10/20/2017 ~ The Throne Theatre Wilmington, NC
10/21/2017 ~ Koka Booth Cary, NC
10/26/2017 ~ State Theatre Eau Claire, WI
11/10/2017 ~ King Center PAC Melbourne, FL
11/11/2017 ~ SEMINOLE CASINO IMMOKALEE Immokalee, FL
11/30/2017 ~ The Birchmere Alexandria, VA
12/01/2017 ~ Bears Den Showroom Niagara Falls, NY
12/02/2017 ~ Strand Theatre Lakewood, NJ
12/08/2017 ~ Eichelberger PAC Hanover, PA
12/16/2017 ~ B.B. King Blues Club & Grill New York, NY
01/20/2018 ~ Southern Rock Cruise 2018 Tampa, FL

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From an early age I knew music and entertainment were in my blood. I have always been enamored with the idea of being in this industry, though I never wanted to be a front and center "Star". Taking the audience behind the scenes for up close conversations with the artists they love is where I want to be. Life in lyrics has always been my style, so as my favorite country artist Wade Hayes sings, I am living my life and chasing my dreams! Conducting interviews, meeting talented people and sharing stories and adventure are my passion. My new favorite hashtag is #iaskyouanswer, so stay tuned for more interviews, articles and adventures!