More Country Stars That Struck Gold

Sawyer Brown

Net Worth: $9 million Venture: Beach Street Records. If you’ve heard of the popular country singer Don King who ruled the ’70s and ’80s with more than fifteen hit singles in the Billboard charts, you probably remember that he had a band of musicians that toured with him across the US. When the popular singer retired, those musicians chose to stick together and in 1981 they formed Sawyer Brown, the popular country-pop band that was founded by Mark Miller, Gregg “Hobie” Hubbard, Bobby Randall, Joe “Curly” Smyth and and Jim Scholten.
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The band’s country, rock and pop musical style was an instant hit. The band was such a success that it still plays in nowadays after nearly four decades together. They first competed in the popular TV competition show “Star Search” and won the grand prize of $100,000 plus a label deal with Capitol Records. The band went on to release eighteen studio albums and had over fifty songs appear in the Hot Country Songs charts. Their most successful songs to date are “Step That Step,” “Some Girls Do,” and “Thank God For You”.