T Graham Brown at the Blue Gate Theatre
T Graham Brown was born Anthony Graham Brown in Arabi, Georgia. T’s first performed in a duo, Dirk & Tony before founding two more bands, “Reo Diamond” and “T. Graham Brown’s Rack of Spam” . He married his wife Sheila in 1980. The couple has one son, Acme Geronimo Brown T moved to Nashville in 1982 and found work singing advertising jingles for companies such as McDonald’s, Disneyland, Budweiser, Coors, Stroh’s, Almond Joy, Coca Cola, Sears, Dodge Trucks, Ford, Hardee’s, Kentucky Fried Chicken, The Nashville Network, B.C. Powders, Dr. Pepper, Mountain Dew, 7-Up, Harrah’s and many others. He was also the singing narrator in the Taco Bell “Run for the Border” television spots.
T also found work as a songwriter for E.M.I. Publishing before signing to Capitol Records in 1984. He was with E.M.I. for 13 years. His first release as an artist for Capitol, “Drowning in Memories”, made TOP-40 on the Billboard country charts. His debut album and Title Song, “I Tell It Like It Used To Be”, went to TOP-10, followed by “I Wish That I Could Hurt That Way Again” which landed at No.4. His next 2 singles, “Hell and High Water” and “Don’t Go to Strangers” made their way to the number one slot.
His second album for the label, Brilliant Conversationalist, followed a year later and accounted for three more Top Ten hits. A third album, “Come as You Were”, produced his third Number One in “Darlene”. “. In early 1990, he sang guest vocals on the multi-artist charity single “Tomorrow’s World”, as well as Tanya Tucker’s single “Don’t Go Out”, from her album Tennessee Woman.
Brown joined Broadway icon Carol Channing for a duet of “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree” on her 2012 album True To The Red, White, and Blue. He also recorded a duet of You Are So Beautiful with Lulu Roman (of Hee Haw fame) for her 2013 album At Last. In 2012, Brown appeared on a Country/Gospel album “Working on a Building” featuring a quartet version of the title song with Marty Raybon, Jimmy Fortune, and Trace Adkins that reached No. 1 on the Gospel chart.
In 2014 Brown collaborated with producer Mark Carman to produce a new album featuring guest appearances by industry giants; Leon Russell, The Oak Ridge Boys, Steve Cropper, Jeff and Sheri Easter, The Booth Brothers, Three Bridges, Jimmy Fortune, Sonya Isaacs, and Jason Crabb. In July 2014 the first single from the album was released on the MCM World Media Label. The song, “He’ll Take Care of You” was written by well known, award winning songwriters; Dan Penn, Gary Nicholson, and Donnie Fritts. It features vocal and guitar performances by country superstar, Vince Gill.