is one of
the Greatest Country Singers on the Planet.
~ Marty Stuart
Born in Martinville, Virginia, Clinton Gregory came from a long line of fiddle players.
He picked up the
fiddle at five years old, making his performing debut at bluegrass
festivals within a year. He came to Nashville at age 12, where his father
was playing at the Grand Ole Opry. Encouraged by his greatest influence in his
life, his father, Willie Gregory, a fourth generation fiddle player who died in
1992. Gregory says of
his father, He taught me to learn fiddle tunes as close to the way
they were originally written, some 200 years ago. My father was my greatest
Throughout his youth, Clinton found little else but the fiddle kept
him on the straight and narrow. The last time Clinton and
his dad appeared together
was an appearance on the Grand Ole Opry. Now that's a memory that'll
stir the soul and hold you, and never, ever let you go, says
Once in Nashville, he was quickly hired as fiddle player for Dennis
Robbbins, the McCarters and Suzy Bogguss, often winding
up on the road for more than 200 days a year, something he still does, and
loves to do.
In 1990 Step One Records signed him to their label. His first debut, a heart-tugging version of the Jimmie Davis
classic, Nobody's Darlin' But Mine. What followed was a string of
country hit's. Couldn't Love Have Picked A Better Place To Die, One
Shot At A Time, and the Top 20 hit, Play Ruby Play...also a hit
video on CMT and TNN, they showcased the pure talent and traditional
country style of Clinton Gregory. He's keeping audiences intrigued,
entertained and totally satisfied, right down to their country souls.