Whites, The


  • From Wichita Falls, Texas. Moved to Nashville in 1971.
  • 1976, began performing in Fort Smith, Arkansas as a family band as Buck White and the Down Homers (later changed to Buck White and the Down Home Folks.) Included Buck and Pat White and their young daughters Cheryl and Sharon.
  • Big break: 1979, opened for Emmylou Harris on her “Blue Kentucky Girl” album tour. Led to a recording contract with Capitol Records.
  • 1979, changed their name to The Whites.
  • 1981, Sharon White married Ricky Skaggs.
  • 1984, joined the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 1999, signed with Ricky Skaggs’ Ceili Records label.
  • 2000, appeared in the movie “O Brother, Where Art Thou” starring George Clooney.
  • 2001, released Lifetime in the Making album (Ceili).
  • 2007, released Salt Of The Earth album (Skaggs Family).
  • 2008, were inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame.