Direct from BRYANT STERLING (Formerly Denis Lee Bryant):
* I have been continuously writing, singing and producing all of my own songs since age 12 (then as Denis Lee Bryant). But I literally did not sing my 1st NOTE until age 13 while performing at a gig! (and by chance when filling in for our absent lead singer). Until then I played my acoustic and electric guitars, which I am self-taught.
* At age 15, I started my first professional band which I called U.S. APPLE CORPS (Band & Album Title, as sole Founder and creator of my groundbreaking CHRISTIAN ROCK Music) in my former name of 'Denis Lee Bryant'. I wrote, sang and created all 6 songs, including our Album Cover. We toured the United States extensively in the late '60's and early '70's and became extremely popular. What is amazing and humbling to me is that U.S. APPLE CORPS stayed on the covers of still-famous BILLBOARD, CASHBOX, RECORD WORLD Magazines and even the GAVIN List for an unheard-of 6 months! NEVER BEFORE had any musician or band combined Gospel songs and Christian Hymns with ROCK Music. My music and band became overnight smash sensations!
** Note From Label Manager:
This incredible feat of creating (inventing) the very first CHRISTIAN ROCK songs (Southern USA Style!) from a teenager in the late '60's is documented and can be easily verified by the above mentioned, very famous magazines' archives. I will attempt to embellish on this topic as time permits to give full credits to this gifted, sole creator and Founding Father of Christian Rock - BRYANT STERLING (aka Denis Lee Bryant).