Conversations with Missy: Doug Gray of The Marshall Tucker Band

by Missy Wolf / 787 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

06/23/2018 : Cherokee Casino West Siloam Springs : West Siloam Springs, OK
06/24/2018 : Divots Conference Center : Norfolk, NE
06/28/2018 : Univest Performance Center : Quakertown, PA
06/29/2018 : Blue Ocean Music Hall : Salisbury, MA
06/30/2018 : Stratton Mountain Resort : South Londonderry, VT
07/03/2018 : Summer Motion Festival : Ashland, KY
07/06/2018 : Tilles Center’s Concert Hall : Brookville, NY
07/07/2018 : Darling's Waterfront Pavilion : Old Town, ME
07/08/2018 : Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion : Gilford, NH
07/13/2018 : Lynyrd Skynyrd: Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour : Darien Center, NY
07/14/2018 : Xfinity Theatre : Hartford, CT
07/18/2018 : Beacon Theatre : New York, NY
07/19/2018 : Jamboree in the Hills : Belmont, OH
07/20/2018 : Lynyrd Skynyrd: Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour : Mansfield, MA
07/21/2018 : Bethel Woods Center For the Arts : Bethel, NY
07/25/2018 : Delaware State Fair : Harrington, DE
07/27/2018 : Lynyrd Skynyrd: Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour : Cuyahoga Falls, OH
07/28/2018 : Fraze Pavilion : Dayton, OH
08/03/2018 : Lynyrd Skynyrd: Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour : Tinley Park, IL
08/04/2018 : Lynyrd Skynyrd: Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour : Noblesville, IN
08/07/2018 : The Buffalo Chip : Sturgis, SD
08/10/2018 : Lynyrd Skynyrd: Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour : Clarkston, MI
08/11/2018 : SWEETWATER PAVILION : Fort Wayne, IN
08/15/2018 : Southern Uprising Tour : Sedalia, MO
08/17/2018 : State Fair of West Virginia : Fairlea, WV
08/18/2018 : Hollywood Casino : Toledo, OH
08/24/2018 : Lynyrd Skynyrd: Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour : Syracuse, NY
08/25/2018 : Lynyrd Skynyrd: Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour : Burgettstown, PA
08/30/2018 : The TD Stage at the Peace Center : Greenville, SC
08/31/2018 : Oak Mountain Amphitheatre : Birmingham, AL
09/01/2018 : Cellaris Amphitheatre at Lakewood : Atlanta, GA
09/02/2018 : TIAA Bank Field : Jacksonville, FL
09/08/2018 : IP Casino : Biloxi, MS
09/12/2018 : Allegan County Fair : Allegan, MI
09/14/2018 : The Big E : West Springfield, MA
09/18/2018 : Birchmere : Alexandria, VA
09/21/2018 : Count Basie Theatre : Red Bank, NJ
09/22/2018 : The Summer at Tag's : Big Flats, NY
09/28/2018 : The Walmart AMP : Rogers, AR
09/29/2018 : Intrust Bank Arena : Wichita, KS
10/03/2018 : The Ridgefield Playhouse : Ridgefield, CT
10/12/2018 : Denny Sanford Premier Center : Sioux Falls, SD
10/13/2018 : U.S. Cellular Center : Cedar Rapids, IA
10/19/2018 : Resch Center : Green Bay, WI
10/20/2018 : Huntington Center : Toledo, OH
10/27/2018 : Ford Center : Evansville, IN
11/02/2018 : Sprint Center : Kansas City, MO
11/03/2018 : Peoria Civic Center : Peoria, IL
11/10/2018 : KFC Yum! Center : Louisville, KY
11/16/2018 : Royal Farms Arena : Baltimore, MD
11/17/2018 : Big Sandy Superstore Arena : Huntington, WV
11/30/2018 : Mohegan Sun Arena At Casey Plaza : Wilkes Barre, PA
12/01/2018 : Boardwalk Hall : Atlantic City, NJ

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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!