Don Barnes with 38 Special on June 12, 2008 in Hankinson, ND
|Birth name||Richard Donald Barnes|
|Born||December 3, 1952|
|Occupation(s)||Vocalist, guitarist, musician, songwriter|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, piano, harmonica, mandolin, slide guitar|
|Associated acts||38 Special|
Richard Donald "Don" Barnes (born December 3, 1952) is an American rock vocalist and guitarist and one of the founding members of the Southern rock band 38 Special. Barnes performed lead vocals on many of the group's biggest hits, including "Rockin' into the Night," "Hold On Loosely," "Caught Up in You," "If I'd Been the One," "Back Where You Belong," "Like No Other Night," "Somebody Like You", "Teacher Teacher", "Back to Paradise", "You Keep Runnin' Away", "Fantasy Girl" and more.
Barnes recorded a solo album Ride the Storm in 1989, but it wasn't released due to the record label (A&M Records) being sold. It featured many of the top session musicians of the time, such as Jeff Porcaro and Dann Huff. The album was co-produced by singer-songwriter Martin Briley. Barnes rejoined 38 Special in 1992 and has remained with them ever since. The album was released on June 30, 2017 on MelodicRock Records.
- Ride the Storm (2017)
with 38 Special
- 38 Special (1977)
- Special Delivery (1978)
- Rockin' into the Night (1979)
- Wild-Eyed Southern Boys (1981)
- Special Forces (1982)
- Tour de Force (1983)
- Strength in Numbers (1986)
- Resolution (1997)
- A Wild-Eyed Christmas Night (2001)
- Drivetrain (2004)
- Wirt, John (April 29, 2013). "Classic .38 Special songs withstand the test of time". The Advocate.
- "Don Barnes of 38 Special Continues to 'Ride the Storm'." Broadway World. 18 August 2017. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
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