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WILDFIRE

  • From East Tennessee.
  • Formed in 2000 by the members of J.D. Crowe’s band The New South. They worked in both bands until 2001, when they left Crowe’s band for good.
  • Original members: Phil Leadbetter, Robert Hale, Darrell Webb, Barry Crabtree and Curt Chapman.
  • 2001, released debut album Uncontained (Pinecastle).
  • They have recorded numerous soundtracks for the Home and Gardens television network.
  • The have performed frequently at Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge. Hale and Webb also worked with Dolly Parton on her “Halos and Horns” project.
  • 2002, released Where Roads Divide album (Pinecastle).
  • 2006, Leadbetter resigned to join The Whites. Webb left to form his own band.
  • 2010, released Crash Course in the Blues album (Lonesome Day). Lineup: Robert Hale (guitar), Steve Thomas (fiddle, mandolin), Johnny Lewis (banjo), Matt Despain (Dobro™), Curt Chapman (bass).
  • 2016, released Rented Room on Broadway album (Pinecastle). Lineup: Robert Hale (guitar), Greg Luck (fiddle, guitar), Chris Davis (mandolin), Johnny Lewis (banjo), Curt Chapman (bass).
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