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Skip Ewing

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Donald Ralph “Skip” Ewing was born in Redlands, California on March 6, 1964. Being in a military family, Skip moved around often as a child. He discovered country music through Merle Haggard and Lefty Frizzell. Glen Campbell, Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson influenced his musical taste. His musical talents developed at an early age; Skip was playing the guitar at the age of four and performing in stage musicals before he thought about writing poems to girls. In his mid-teens, he began writing songs, and also learned to play the banjo, which he played at bluegrass festivals to ear a little extra cash. Skip attended Redlands High School in Redlands, California and graduated from Columbine High School in Jefferson County, Colorado.
One of his first noted jobs was performing in a country show at the Busch Garden theme park in Virginia. Around the age of 19, he moved to Nashville where he worked as a songwriter and by the age of 21 he was performing at the Opryland theme park. He began recording demos and doing commercial singing. Eventually, Skip would land a job at Acuff-Rose music-publishing house. One of his first tracks to be recorded was “One Hell Of A Song” by George Jones. Jimmy Bowen signed him to MCA Records and he had US country successes with “Your Memory Wins Again” and “Burning A Hole In My Heart”. Skip had five hits to come from his first album, Coast of Colorado, and his style was likened to Randy Travis and Don McLean.

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