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Ronny Spears' primary childhood music influence was Johnny Cash, but his most inspirational Texas Music figure is Ray Wylie Hubbard. In 1989, during one of many gigs the two played together, Hubbard looked up after one of Spears' songs and said, “Quit doing copy music.” As turning points go, that one was significant. Spears began to focus on honing a songwriter's craft worthy of his vocals, and as songs like "Continental Street" from the upcoming CD illustrate, it's been time well spent. The songwriting never stopped, even during periods where the performing schedule was scaled back so that Spears could focus on some family issues. His voice has matured, and the character and commitment which drove his priorities in choosing family are more evident than ever in the new songs you'll soon be hearing. His music will take you on a quest for the simple truths of life; from love, to loss, to joy, to happiness and even a sense of what we've lost and are losing in the ongoing urbanization of America.
Over the years, Spears has had the opportunity to share the stage and hold his own with fellow artists including Radney Foster, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Brian Burns, Willie Nelson, Chris Wall, 1100 Springs, The Tejas Bro's, Tommy Alverson, Terry Rasor, Randy Hopper, The Dixie Chicks, Charlie Robison, Pat Green, Robert Earl Keen, Max Stalling, Bill Kirchen, Geronimo Trevino, Donny Ray Ford, Deryl Dodd, Mark David Manders, and Jack Ingram.