Sand Mountain Boys, The


  • Originally from Alabama; relocated to Milton, Florida.
  • Formed in 1989.
  • Sand Mountain is a large plateau in northeastern Alabama.
  • For years, this group wore white tuxedos decked out with rhinestones.
  • Leader and banjo player Gary Waldrep previously performed with the Warrior River Boys and the gospel group, Wendy Bagwell and the Sunliters.
  • 1994, released The Sand Mountain Boys album (Hay Holler).
  • 1995, released No Rhyme No Reason album (Hay Holler).
  • When Gary Waldrep retired, original members Wayne and Jerry Crain (father/son) relocated to Florida and changed the name of the group to Sand Mountain.
  • 2000, Waldrep began touring with his own group, The Gary Waldrep Band.