It’s been 50 years since the Marshall Tucker Band began. To celebrate the milestone anniversary, the band will embark on their ambitious 50th Anniversary Tour, kicking off on January 12 in The Woodlands, Texas.
Doug Gray is the band’s lead singer, and the only remaining founding member of the iconic group. For Gray, the five decades have been punctuated with plenty of highs, as well as a few lows, including the recent loss of Charlie Daniels, whose death put Gray’s entire career into perspective.
“It feels like 50 years, ’cause as we lost Charlie last year, and that was devastating. We had been planning to go out, and both our agencies had been working together for such a wonderful tour with Charlie,” Gray tells Everything Nash, referring to the Fire On the Mountain Tour, which was canceled because of the pandemic. “And then all of a sudden, he’s gone, and it devastated me.”
It was Daniels who was one of the biggest supporters of The Marshall Tucker Band, from their earliest records. Gray never imagined his career without Daniels, until he unexpectedly passed away in 2020.Read Full Article