Pardue, Rick


  • From State Road, North Carolina.
  • 1975, played banjo in a North Carolina band called the Sugarloaf Ramblers.
  • Left the music scene in the mid-80’s and took up flying airplanes.
  • 1990-1995, had a band called Point Blank.
  • 1995, formed Long and Pardue band with guitar player Tommy Long. Pardue plays banjo.
  • 1998, formed Rambler’s Choice.
  • 2000, joined Carolina Road.
  • 2002, toured with Butch Robins and Bobby Hicks
  • Besides songwriting and playing music, he is a real estate broker and buys/repairs/sells Subarus.
  • 2011, recorded an album of original songs with Timmy Massey Ghost of Noah Hayes (no label).
  • 2012, won an IBMA Award for a song he co-wrote with Tim Massey, “A Far Cry from Lester and Earl” as recorded by Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice.