THE COUNTRY GAZETTE
- From Levelland, Texas.
- They were called “America’s Bluegrass Band.”
- Formed in 1970 in Los Angeles featuring Byron Berline (fiddle), Alan Munde (banjo), Kenny Wertz (guitar) and Roger Bush (bass).
- They were signed by United Artists records after touring Europe with The Flying Burrito Brothers.
- Original members Berline, Bush and Wertz left the band and it was led for twenty years by Munde. Subsequent band members have included Roland White, Joe Carr, Billy Joe Foster, Gene Wooten, David Grier, Dawn Watson and others. They recorded several albums on the Ridge Runner and Flying Fish labels.
- They broke up for good in 1995.
- 2004, Alan Munde formed a new band called “The Alan Munde Gazette.”