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Rocky James was born in Monahans, Texas, and has been happily married to his wife, Dottie for over thirty years. He has been involved in music from the age of twelve. His Dad, Jim, taught him how to play the guitar and they have enjoyed playing music together for years and years. Rocky's first taste of the stage performing was at the age of seventeen when he played rhythm guitar with a band in El Paso, Texas, called The Motivators. Then in 1980, Rocky started taking vocal lessons and began a solo act playing the guitar and singing at local pubs and restaurants. In 1987, Rocky headed to Nashville, Tennessee. After playing at every place that offered an open mic night, he met Turp Jackson who is Stonewall Jackson's son. Rocky and Turp became friends and one day Turp asked Rocky to come along with his dad on the tour bus and maybe sing a couple of songs at one of the venues. Rocky was so honored to go and meet Stonewall Jackson. After Stonewall heard Rocky sing, he invited him to be his warm up act from then on. Turp, Stonewall, and Rocky became very good friends after that. Rocky will never forget Stonewall Jackson and what he did for him. Stonewall is truly one of the most caring, honest, and professional artist he has ever met. When Rocky thinks of Mr. Jackson and his son Turp and what they stand for, there is only one name that would relate to them – John Wayne. Rocky enjoyed being back stage many times at the Grand Ol' Opry in Nashville to watch Stonewall perform. Rocky was able to experience a lot of the Nashville music scene because of Mr. Jackson's kindness and his willingness to show Rocky the business.
In February of 1997, Rocky and Dottie returned to Frisco, Texas, to be closer to his dad. Rocky's dad had suffered a mild heart attack earlier that year. Rocky was so thankful they had decided to come back to Texas when he did, because he spent eight great months with his dad. They went fishing a lot, and just spent a lot time together. Rocky lost his dad on November 10, 1997. His dad went to see the Lord on that day, and Rocky can't wait to see him in Heaven. Rocky says, "I know dad's in heaven because you see, two weeks after his passing, I was missing him pretty bad, so I asked God if I could see my dad just one more time. That very night when I went to sleep I had a revelation. God let me see my dad. I got to hold him and kissed him on his cheek, we both knew God allowed dad to come back and to see me one more time. Then dad had to go and as he was floating upward, he turned sideways and I saw his wings. I woke up the next morning with such a peace and my sadness has never returned. I will always love and honor God the Father in heaven for answering my prayer – and little did I know, all of that and more would bring me to where I am now; writing songs and singing praises to God and His precious Son Christ Jesus. I'm saved just like my dad was. Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior, and because Jesus is in my heart, God the Father has given me grace and everlasting life."
Rocky and Dottie's mission is to keep writing and singing God's message in songs as He speaks to them. They know all the words come from God as only He knows what each heart needs. Rocky said he now has the honor of being the band leader at King's Trails Cowboy Church in Anna, Texas. He loves the Cowboy Church because he said there they preach Jesus Christ. Plus, all the folks that are there are just broken people seeking God's will in their lives. Rocky said, "We all support one another just like Jesus did. But when it comes to standing for Jesus, we still firm together. God Bless the Cowboy Church Movement. AMEN."