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Born: Oct. 22, 1955 Tuscaloosa, AL
Source: Alabama Music Hall of Fame
Jack Denton (October 22, 1955) is a Tuscaloosa, AL native. He is a singer-songwriter, recording artist, musician, and record promoter/producer. At the age of 13, Jack began playing the drums with various hometown bands. By age 17, he became the drummer for “SOUTH” a Rock n Roll band. They were a backup band for The Drifters, and an opening act for Black Oak Arkansas, The Idles of March, and Canned Heat.
In 1975, Jack formed his own band. As a singer, guitar player, and bass guitar player, Jack traveled working as bandleader for recording artist Johnny Tillotson, Percy Sledge, Kenny Price (Hee Haw), Freddy Weller, and Narvel Felts. Jack and his band also opened for Faron Young, Mickey Gilley, Don Williams, George Jones, Ronnie Milsap, Ricky Skaggs, Ray Stevens, and numerous others.
As a songwriter, Jack wrote and recorded in Muscle Shoals, AL and Nashville, TN. He penned songs that were recorded by Percy Sledge, Kenny Price, and himself. As a solo recording artist, Jack released 3 singles: “Who’s That Look In Your Eyes” (1987) “Anna” (Go With Him – 1989) produced by David Johnson, and “The Blue In Your Eyes” (1991) produced by Ray Baker. Jack reached the Billboard top 100, Cash Box top 40, and had number ones in the Independent Country Music charts.
In the summer of 1989, Jack’s music video “ANNA” was featured as the Independent Spotlight Artist of the Week on The Nashville Network (TNN) Country Music Video show hosted by Shelly Mangrum.
In the 1990’s, Jack continued to travel and perform with his band; most notable was The Alabama Music Hall of Fame Grand Opening Show. He was invited back for the ALMHOF First Anniversary Show. In 1992, Jack wrote, recorded, and produced the music CD "Touchdown Alabama". He also preformed in the music video of the same title. The CD/Video was licensed as part of the University of Alabama "Century of Champions" celebration. Jack preformed for the Alabama Head Injury Foundations 1993 awards banquet which was hosted by actor, Gary Busey. Jack was invited to sing the National Anthem at the 1994 Southeast Rodeo competition held at the Super Dome in New Orleans, LA. And in 1997 Jack appeared at the Gold Coast Casino in Las Vegas, NV.
In 2003, Jack began working with long-time friend Tom McBee. Jack is currently Director of Artist Development and Southeast Record Promotions for "McBee and Associates" in Nashville, TN.
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