Saturday, August 31, 2013

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Ricochet

Song:Daddy's Money
Album:40 Ultimate Country Super Hits

The country band Ricochet had brief success with their 1996 debut CD. Daddy's Money was their only number one country hit and then they faded quickly. Ricochet is from Oklahoma. Drummer Jeff Bryant and his brother Junior Bryant (fiddle, mandolin) were members of the band Lariat in 1992. They invited singer Heath Wright to join. When Lariat split up, the three formed Ricochet and held auditions to fill out the band. The other members were Teddy Carr on steel guitar, Greg Cook on bass and Eddie Kilgallon on keyboards. Ricochet's manager was friends with Oak Ridge Boys producer Ron Chancey. Chancey's son Blake Chancey was A & R director at Columbia Records Nashville. After hearing Ricochet's demo and seeing them live, they signed with Columbia. Ron Chancey produced Ricochet's debut album. Their debut single What Do I Know reached #5 on the Country Singles chart. Then Daddy's Money topped the Country Singles chart in 1996. The CD Ricochet was certified Gold. Daddy's Money was written by veteran Nashville songwriters Bob DiPiero, Mark D. Sanders and Steve Seskin. Ricochet's third top ten country single from their debut CD was Love Is Stronger Than Pride. They also charted with a recording of The Star Spangled Banner from the CD NASCAR: Hotter Than Asphalt. But Ricochet's 1997 CD Blink Of An Eye didn't perform as well as the first CD. Three singles were released from Ricochet's 1998 CD What A Ride but the album was never released. Jeff Bryant left Ricochet in 1999 due to carpal tunnel syndrome and was replaced by Tim Chewning. Shannon Farmer replaced Teddy Carr. The 2000 CD What You Leave Behind was a reworked version of What A Ride. It was unsuccessful. Columbia dropped them. None of the Ricochet CDs are available. But you can get Daddy's Money on this 3CD various artists budget box set from Sony. Heath Wright still leads Ricochet today along with Greg Cook. Here's the video for Daddy's Money by Ricochet. This video is not on Youtube.
Daddy's Money Ricochet by Shadow_9

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