As a kid growing up in the small textile town of Eden, NC Rodney grew up with music. Riding around in an old pick-up truck with one grandpa belting out the Osbourne Brothers "Tennessee Hound Dog" and in a big rig with the other grandpa singing Glen Campbell’s "Truck Driving Man". At home with his dad, sister and brother singing John Denver’s "Take Me Home Country Roads" was always a favorite. The early influences of his dad along with Buck Owens, Marty Robbins, Conway Twitty, Merle Haggard and Tom T. Hall put the love of Country Music into the heart of a young boy early in life.
As a young teen, Rodney’s dad gave him his first guitar and taught him some basic chords and soon he began to learn the songs of Waylon, Willie, Hank Jr., NC native Ronnie Milsap, Steve Warner and the late Keith Whitley.
At the age of 19, Rodney was playing Bars and Honky Tonks from North Carolina to Florida with various groups most notably The East Coast Boys from Southeastern North Carolina.
In 2005 he moved back to the coast of North Carolina where he joined back up with some of his best friends to rekindle one of his Fathers old band names called The Cape Fear River Band and realized his love for Country Music still burned in his soul.
Rodney’s dad passed down an ole green tote of original songs they had worked on through the years and after some re-writing and breaking the piggy bank it was off to Nashville to record a country music album that had only been a dream for so long.
The 10 songs on this album have been 25 years in the making and have not only fulfilled one of Rodney’s dreams, but his father’s as well.
Thank You For Listening!