Clark Brothers, The


  • From Rocky Mount, Virginia
  • Originally a gospel group formed by Freddy and Sylvia Clark and their nine children (all boys). Freddy Clark is an evangelist. For several years, they toured in two Silver Eagle buses, holding revivals all over the Southeast.
  • The nine boys are called “the A-team”: Alan, Aaron, Adam, Andrew, Ashley, Andrew, Austin, Abraham, and Alexander.
  • 1998, changed their name to the Clark Family Experience, featuring six of the boys: Alan, Andrew, Austin, Adam, Ashley and Aaron.
  • 1998, they began performing on weekly “Live from Las Vegas” show (TNN) hosted by the Oak Ridge Boys. They also appeared on “Prime Time Country” and opened several shows for Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. They also toured with George Strait.
  • 2000, recorded album on Curb Records produced by Tim McGraw. Their single “Meanwhile Back at the Ranch” became a top 10 country single and CMT video.
  • 2003, changed their name to “Clark.”
  • 2007, “The Clark Brothers” (Adam, Ashley, and Austin) won Fox TV’s “The Next Great American Band” as a trio. The prize: a recording deal and a bit of fame.
  • 2005-2009, Ashley Clark toured with Carrie Underwood as her fiddle player.
  • 2010, The Clark Brothers renamed themselves The Sons of Sylvia and became a country rock band.