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1982

 

Mark Miller, Gregg “Hobie” Hubbard, Bobby Randall, Jim Scholten and Joe Smyth form the band Savanah.  They later change their name to Sawyer Brown, after Sawyer Brown Road, the street they rehearsed on in Nashville.

 

1983

 

Sawyer Brown begins taping “Star Search.”

 

1984

 

Sawyer Brown wins $100,000 on “Star Search.”

 

Sawyer Brown signs a deal with Curb Records.

 

The debut album “Sawyer Brown” is released.

 

The band’s first single, “Leona,” is released and becomes a top 20 hit.

 

1985

 

Sawyer Brown’s second single, “Step That Step,” becomes their first number 1.

 

The album “Shakin’” is released.

 

Sawyer Brown wins the CMA Horizon Award.

 

1986

 

The album “Out Goin’ Cattin’” is released.

 

1987

 

The album “Somewhere In The Night” is released.

 

1988

 

The album “Wide Open” is released.

 

1989

 

The album “The Boys Are Back” is released.

 

1990

 

The album “Greatest Hits” is released.  This compilation album includes the previously unreleased track “When Love Comes Callin’.”

 

1991

 

The album “Buick” is released.

 

Lead guitarist Bobby Randall leaves the band to host TNN’s “You Can Be A Star.”  He is replaced by Duncan Cameron.

 

1992

 

January – The album “The Dirt Road” is released.

 

September – The album “Café On The Corner” is released.

 

1993

 

Sawyer Brown wins the TNN/Music City News Vocal Band of the Year Award.

 

Sawyer Brown wins the CMT Video Group of the Year Award.

 

September – The album “Outskirts Of Town” is released.

 

1994

 

Sawyer Brown wins the TNN/Music City News Vocal Band of the Year Award.

 

Sawyer Brown wins the CMT Video Group of the Year Award.

 

1995

 

Sawyer Brown wins the TNN/Music City News Vocal Band of the Year Award.

 

The album “Greatest Hits 1990-1995” is released.  The compilation includes two previously unreleased tracks.

 

The album “This Thing Called Wantin’ And Havin’ It All” is released.

 

Sawyer Brown wins the CMT Video Group of the Year Award.

 

1996

 

Sawyer Brown wins the TNN/Music City News Vocal Band of the Year Award.

 

1997

 

Sawyer Brown wins the TNN/Music City News Vocal Band of the Year Award.

 

The album “Six Days On The Road” is released.

 

The Christmas album “Hallelujah He Is Born” is released.

 

Sawyer Brown wins the ACM Vocal Group of the Year Award.

 

1998

 

April - The band performs on the WWF Unforgiven Pay-Per-View.

 

Sawyer Brown wins the TNN/Music City News Vocal Band of the Year Award.

 

1999

 

The album “Drive Me Wild” is released.

 

2000

 

Sawyer Brown wins Christian Country Music Awards for Video of the Year and Song of the Year.  Both are for "800 Pound Jesus."

 

Sawyer Brown’s long-awaited first live album is released.  “The Hits Live” features 14 hits recorded live in concert, plus four studio recordings, including three previously unreleased songs.

 

Sawyer Brown is nominated for the CMA Entertainer of the Year Award.

 

2001

 

2002

 

June 11 – The album “Can You Hear Me Now” is released.

 

2003

 

Sawyer Brown signs with Lyric Street Records.

 

Curb Records releases the album “True Believer,” a collection of spiritually themed tracks from previous albums with two previously unreleased songs.

 

August – The single “I’ll Be Around” is released by Lyric Street Records.  It would be the only music the band released on Lyric Street.

 

2004

 

Sawyer Brown resigns with Curb Records.

 

Lead guitarist Duncan Cameron decides to leave the band to become a pilot for Southwest Airlines.  He is replaced by Shayne Hill.

 

July – The band does a USO tour in Germany to entertain troops returning from and deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan.

 

December 16 – Sawyer Brown makes their “Tonight Show with Jay Leno” debut, performing “Mission Temple Fireworks Stand”

 

2005

 

August  – The single “They Don’t Understand” breaks into Billboard’s Country Singles Chart, giving the band their 50th charted single.

 

August 23 – The album “Mission Temple Fireworks Stand” is released

 

2006

 

December 10 - The tour bus of Sawyer Brown was involved in a vehicular accident near Holton, KS.  Jessica Mossman, 24, of Auburn, Kan., died in the accident.  For the Jessica A. Mossman Memorial Fund, click here.

 

2007

 

 

2008

 

25th ANNIVERSARY!