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Ronnie Furr - Country/Western Singer/Songwriter
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2010, 02:01:42 AM »

When it comes to music and entertaining, Ronnie is well known for his excitement onstage. He started singing at 13 with the Boys Glee Club where he quickly became president. His teacher was impressed with his ability to sing all four parts: bass, baritone, alto and soprano. Ronnie learned his love of singing from his parents and performing in Christmas programs at school. All of this helped develop and shape his interest in the music business.

He joined the Army at the age of 17. There he met a fellow G.I. who helped him learn the acoustic guitar. He started with three simple songs. After his discharge, he played rhythm guitar and was the lead singer for a group called “Silver Eagle Band.” The band played country music in many Tulsa area clubs, including Duke’s Country, Cowboys, and Top Hat in Cleveland. While the band was together, they won second place and $1000 in a Marlboro contest and opened for George Strait, Eddie Raven, Moe Bandy, Atlanta, Hank Thompson, Razzy Bailey and others. The band played together for some time while trying to break into the recording business.

Later he became a part of “Moonshine Express,” which played in Tulsa and Kansas City. After a short time, he moved to a new band called “Oklahoma Bad Lands” then to “Exit 244 Band.” This band had the privilege of opening for talent such as Mel McDaniel. After much consideration and no progress to stardom, Ronnie was told “If you want to make it in this business, you have to do original material.” With this in mind, he started working as a carpenter all over Chicago, Nevada and California, taking time to write enough originals to produce two CDs.

From the beginning, he was able to create his own style of country music starting with a tune and a hook line. Ronnie not only wrote the lyrics and music with a little help from his friends, he also developed the graphics and packaging for two CDs. The first was completed in 1990 and includes tunes such as “If you snooze, you lose,” “No deposit, no return,” “D.U.I,” and others. In 2001, he finished his second CD with tunes including “Are we having fun yet?” “Love times two” and “It takes two to two step”.

Ronnie has been playing as a solo act in the Tulsa area and performing original material. He plays in clubs including Westbound, Jack of Clubs, Action Lounge, Bobbisox, American Legion and restaurants such as Western Country Diner, Cafe USA, and Golden Saddle BBQ. He has performed for the United Way celebration, The Human Society, Catoosa Liberty Festival, Green Corn Festival, family reunions, company parties, private organizations and The Tulsa State Fair. Ronnie enjoys playing for all ages. Ronnie says, "If they like country music, they're my kind of people."

While in Nashville on his honeymoon in September of 2003, at the encouragement of his manager and wife Terri. Ronnie entered the Nashville Palace Talent Contest where he won the first and final rounds of competition. For the Grand Prize Ronnie was showcased for the evening with the Steve Hill Nashville Band.

The Tulsa World nominated Ronnie for the Top Country Act of the year 2004 for their special Spotnik Awards. The competition was steep with acts such as Western Justice, Thomas Martinez & New Frontier, Darrel Cole & New Country Revolution, Round Up Boys & Sidewinder. Although, Ronnie was a very close runner-up, he didn’t win this years award, but he was privileges to be a presenter at the award ceremony.

Recently, Ronnie and Terri have moved to Nashville to further their music career. Ronnie is recording his third CD while in Nashville. His plans are to have it released during this years Tulsa State Fair in September of 2005. You can also, look on his website for the schedule of shows to come.

Ronnie has had the opportunity to sing while in Nashville on famous stages such as the Bluebird Cafe, Nashville Nightlife, the French Quarters, Legend Corner, Second Fiddle, The Stage, Douglas Corner Cafe and Two Rivers Campground. We are working hard to hit them all.
To contact for bookings: (918) 640-2855

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