Conversations with Missy: Doug Gray of The Marshall Tucker Band

by Missy Wolf / 1495 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

06/26/2020 : Newcastle Casino: Newcastle, OK
06/27/2020 : Cherokee Hotel & Casino West Siloam Springs: West Siloam Springs, OK
07/09/2020 : The Univest Performance Center: Quakertown, PA
07/12/2020 : Mercer County Park: West Windsor Township, NJ
07/17/2020 : The Marshall Tucker Band: Arnolds Park, IA
07/24/2020 : The Canyon Santa Clarita: Santa Clarita, CA
07/25/2020 : The Canyon Montclair: Montclair, CA
07/27/2020 : Belly Up Tavern: Solana Beach, CA
07/28/2020 : Belly Up Tavern: Solana Beach, CA
07/30/2020 : Avalon Theatre: Grand Junction, CO
08/07/2020 : Peoples Bank Theatre: Marietta, OH
08/08/2020 : Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium: Chattanooga, TN
08/09/2020 : Rose Music Center at The Heights: Huber Heights, OH
08/14/2020 : PNC Pavilion: Cincinnati, OH
08/15/2020 : Charleston Municipal Auditorium: Charleston, WV
08/16/2020 : Maryland Hall For the Creative Arts: Annapolis, MD
08/24/2020 : Ocean City Music Pier: Ocean City, NJ
08/27/2020 : Plymouth Memorial Hall: Plymouth, MA
08/28/2020 : American Music Theatre: Lancaster, PA
08/30/2020 : Indian Ranch: Webster, MA
09/03/2020 : Sanford Center: Bemidji, MN
09/04/2020 : SD State Fair: Huron, SD
09/05/2020 : Deadwood Mountain Grand: Deadwood, SD
09/11/2020 : Rialto Square Theatre: Joliet, IL
09/12/2020 : Buffalo Run Casino and Resort: Miami, OK
09/15/2020 : Volunteer Jam XXI: Nashville, TN
09/19/2020 : The Family Arena: Saint Charles, MO
09/20/2020 : Victory Theatre: Evansville, IN
09/24/2020 : MSU Riley Center: Meridian, MS
09/25/2020 : L'Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge: Baton Rouge, LA
10/04/2020 : Point of the Bluff Vineyards: Hammondsport, NY
10/04/2020 : Point of the Bluff Vineyards: Hammondsport, NY
10/11/2020 : Bergen Performing Arts Center: Englewood, NJ
10/16/2020 : The Blue Note: Columbia, MO
10/17/2020 : Wildwood Springs Lodge: Steelville, MO
10/22/2020 : Florence Center: Florence, SC
10/23/2020 : Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum: Knoxville, TN
10/24/2020 : The Arena at Southeastern KY Agricultural and Expo Complex: Corbin, KY
11/06/2020 : St Augustine Amphitheatre Backyard Stage: St. Augustine, FL
11/07/2020 : Ruth Eckerd Hall: Clearwater, FL
11/14/2020 : Akron Civic Theatre: Akron, OH
11/20/2020 : Central National Bank Center: Enid, OK
11/21/2020 : Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City: Kansas City, MO
12/04/2020 : TS Steakhouse at Turning Stone: Verona, NY
12/04/2020 : TS Steakhouse at Turning Stone: Verona, NY
01/29/2021 : Sunrise Theatre: Fort Pierce, FL
02/04/2021 : Arlington Music Hall: Arlington, TX
02/04/2021 : Arlington Music Hall: Arlington, TX
04/23/2021 : Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort: Cherokee, NC
04/23/2021 : UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Harrah's Cherokee: Cherokee, NC
05/22/2021 : Carl Perkins Civic Center: Jackson, TN

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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!