Song:(If It Weren't For Country Music) I'd Go Crazy
Album:If It Weren't For Country Music, "I'D GO CRAZY"
Clinton Gregory is a fifth generation fiddle player. He started out as a session musician and sideman. After brief success on the country music charts in the early 90s, Gregory returned to session work. He was born Mar. 1, 1964 in Martinsville, VA. His father Willie Gregory performed on the Grand Ole Opry. In the 80s, he got into session work and also was in country music star Suzy Bogguss' band. In 1990, veteran producer Ray Pennington signed Gregory to his label Step One Records. Ray Price was also on that label. Gregory's debut album Music 'n' Me was released in 1990. But he didn't have a hit single until his second album If It Weren't For Country Music, "I'D GO CRAZY". The title track reached #26 on the Country Singles chart. The song was written by Alan Syms. His other top 30 country music hits were Play, Ruby, Play and Who Needs It. In 1995, Gregory moved to Polydor Records and released the album Clinton Gregory. When that wasn't successful, he returned to session work. He still does that today. The album If It Weren't For Country Music, "I'D GO CRAZY" is available as a budget CD. Gregory last recorded for Melody Roundup Music in 2013. It looks like it was a bluegrass album. He released a couple of singles in 2014 but he closed his website. So that tells me that he isn't planning to record in the future. He toured with his bluegrass band in 2015. Here's the video for (If It Weren't For Country Music) I'd Go Crazy by Clinton Gregory.