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John Sturdivant, Jr. and his family have been involved in the music industry since 1938. His grandparents, Kitty Wells and Johnnie Wright pioneered the Country Music industry. Kitty Wells, "the Quenn of Coutry Music is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Native America Music Hall of Fame, has a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, was the first female country artist to land a #1 record, first female singer to be member of the Grand Ole Opry, and voted best female vocalist for over ten years in a row. Her stellar career was managed by her husband Johnnie Wright. Johnnie was a member of the "Johnnie and Jack" duo until 1963 when Jack Anglin was killed in a car wreck on the way to Patsy Cline's funeral. He then launched his solo career leading up to a #1 hit with "Hello Vietnam". Johnnie along with Kitty were the first Country Music artists to play on Broadway.
John's father John Sturdivant was heavily involved with music industry as Vice President of Record World, Editor/GM of Music City News, Artist Relations Director of Gibson Guitars, and worked at Sony/Tree Publishing Company, and ASCAP. John Sr. also worked and voted by peers to many boards including: GMA, CMA, ACM, and NARAS. He assisted on the GRAMMY AWARDS SHOW for many years and started the Music City News Awards which became the TNN Awards Show (now called the CMT Flameworthy Awards). John Jr's mom Sue was the youngest songwriter signed to Cedarwood Publishing Company at the age of 15 with such greats as Roger Miller, Willie Nelson, and Mel Tillis. She was also a recording artist with her sister Ruby. Sue toured with her parents Kitty and Johnnie along with sister Ruby and brother Bobby, who was a regular cast member for movie and television series "McCale's Navy" and has top ten records of his own.
Being born into world of music "Junior" was imersed in the music business at an early age. Meeting such stars as: The Jackson 5, Alice Cooper, the Osmonds, Sonny and Cher, Greg Allman, Charlie Daniels, Hank Williams Jr., Ted Nugent, Buck Owens, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, Owen Bradley, D J Fontana, J. D. Sumner, Levon Helm, Rick Danko, REO Speedwagon, Steven Curtis Chapman and countless others. He has also had the opportunity to work with and meet many other celebrities, musicians, producers, publishers, songwriters, booking agents, and record executives through out his career, performing or attending award shows, recording projects, television shows, music videos, songwriting, and touring the road for over 27 years. Acievements include Gold Records, as songwriter, musician, producer, or recording engineer on #1 and top ten records in the Gospel, Christian, Children's and Country Charts in the US and abroad, and Nationally Syndicated Jingles. John Jr. with his own experiences and family guidance is ready and willing to share his knowledge as an Entertainment Consultant and continue the tradition of helping people getting started or guiding them in the right direction of the music industry!
"HOT HILLBILLY BAND"
Marty Stuart and the boys
Back Stage before one of the
hottest shows in Country Music
The No Hats Tour with Travis Tritt.
Pictured:Larry, Brad, Marty, and Junior
wHITE wATER release party
at the Gibson Bluegrass Cafe.
Photo thanks to MartyStuart.com :
John Sturdivant Jr. sang, played drums
and mandolin, produced,
and wrote songs for the project
Brad and Greg Davis.
ONE HOUR SESSION $75
$450 + expenses
Tim Krekel, John Sturdivant Jr, Frank Trainor and Jim Hill.
Goldens publicity photo
Junior playing guitar with Bobby Bare Jr.
Junior's appearance at Farm Aid with William Lee and the Goldens 1987
Junior perfoming as one of his aliases "Johnny Hammer" in one of his projects Uncle Slim.