The Bama Band

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The Bama Band
Origin USA
Genres Country
Years active 1982-present
Labels Oasis, Soundwaves, Compleat, Mercury Nashville, Capitol Nashville, Ginnin' Cotton
Associated acts Hank Williams, Jr.
Members Lamar Morris
Wayne "Animal" Turner
"Cowboy" Eddie Long
Jerry McKinney
Ray Barrickman
William Claude Marshall
Billy Earhart
Past members Paul Eugene "Dixie" Hatfield
Vernon Derrick

The Bama Band is an American country music group composed of Lamar Morris (vocals, guitar), Wayne "Animal" Turner (guitar), Clifford E. "Cowboy" Eddie Long (steel guitar), Jerry McKinney (saxophone), Vernon Derrick (fiddle), Ray Barrickman (bass), Billy Earheart (keyboards) and William Claude Marshall (drums). For more than twenty years, The Bama Band were the backing band for Hank Williams, Jr.[1] The Bama Band was nominated twice for Band of the Year by the Academy of Country Music.[2] They also found success on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in the 1980s with singles like "Dallas," "Tijuana Sunrise" and "What Used to Be Crazy." An eponymous album released on Compleat Records in 1985 charted on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.[3]



Year Album US Country Label
1985 The Bama Band 61 Compleat
1988 Solid Ground Mercury
1990 Takin' Off the Edge Capitol
2004 Beale St. Boogie Ginnin' Cotton


Year Single Chart Positions Album
US Country CAN Country
1982 "Dallas" 54 singles only
1983 "Tijuana Sunrise" 56
1985 "What Used to Be Crazy" 60 The Bama Band
1986 "I've Changed My Mind" 70
1987 "Suddenly Single" 64 single only
1988 "Southern Accent" 71 Solid Ground
"Real Old-Fashioned Broken Heart" 69
1989 "When We Get Back to the Farm" 87
1990 "She's Movin' In" 93 Takin' Off the Edge


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