Grab a Starter jacket and comb that mullet, ‘90s country stars Sawyer Brown are coming to Inn of the Mountain Gods on Friday, Feb. 10 at 8 p.m.
Sawyer Brown formed in 1981 when members of Don King’s touring band decided to continue pursuing music after King’s retirement. The band spent years playing upwards of five sets a night, six nights a week until 1983 when they won the televised talent competition “Star Search” and the accompanying recording contract.
Sawyer Brown wasted no time, hitting the studio and releasing their self-titled debut album in 1984 to the no. 2 spot on the Billboard Country Albums chart, bolstered by the no. 1 single “Step That Step.” The band’s success continued throughout the ‘80s, with their sophomore effort “Shakin’” released in 1985 at no. 3 and their 1989 sixth album, “The Boys Are Back,” reaching no. 5.
Although the ‘90s didn’t bring as much success in album sales, Sawyer Brown had skyrocketed to the mainstream of country music and continued to dominate radio airwaves. From 1990 to 1999, Sawyer Brown charted 27 singles including 14 top tens like “The Walk,” “Thank God for You” and the band’s anthem “Some Girls Do.”
Tickets for Sawyer Brown’s Feb. 10 performance start at $25.