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Deryl Dodd

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Dallas-born to a family who loved music, Deryl Dodd grew up on gospel, bluegrass, country and rootsy rock and roll. He was heavily influenced by the soulful southern music at the Hasse Revival Center where his grandfather was pastor of the small town Pentecostal church. Deryl’s first performances were there, singing harmony with his three siblings.

Guitar at age seven, banjo at thirteen, pedal steel at sixteen - the young Dodd’s hands nearly always gripped a stringed instrument. His father, a master electrician, perfected his skills with quality and high standards that were instilled in Dodd as a young man. As a teen, he was a laborer for a brick mason, a job which built a strong back as well as character. While attending college in Lubbock and Waco, Dodd spent much time honing his musical chops on the side, as the music became his vocation. Cutting his teeth in local honky tonks as a musician and vocalist, Deryl soon became the front man for a Waco band. His enthusiasm and natural connection with the audience regularly drew crowds of up to a thousand.

Moving to Nashville in 1991 accelerated Dodd’s pace. Quickly hired as a lead guitarist and high harmony singer for Martina McBride, Deryl found himself rocketed from smoky clubs to giant stadiums when McBride opened for Garth Brooks (little did he know that in the near future, he himself would be opening for Brooks).

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  • wildtony40

    nice song,s.

    23 Dec 2011 Reply
  • davidgeorgea

    Good thing happen !! yes thank you Dora (*_*)

    6 May 2011 Reply
  • dedeatanasio

    he sounds a LOT like vince gill...

    10 Aug 2009 Reply
  • Gaynor7

    Hello Lionman48...Manfred...my pleasure...just love this guy's music :o)

    20 Mar 2009 Reply
  • lionman48

    hallo gaynor thank you for sharing-good album Lionman48--manfred

    9 Mar 2009 Reply
  • CowtownTexas

    Actually, "One Ride In Vegas" was written and recorded by Deryl Dodd. It was covered by Chris Ledoux after the Dodd version was featured on a PBR release. Other Dodd songs have been covered by the likes of Tim McGraw, Montgomery Gentry, Dixie Chicks and many others.

    24 Nov 2008 Reply
  • jjrocha5

    Chris Ledoux would be proud

    11 Nov 2008 Reply
  • Gaynor7

    Loving this guy's music :o)

    1 Nov 2008 Reply

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