Larry Mercey

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Larry Mercey
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Background information
Born (1939-12-12) December 12, 1939 (age 83)
OriginHanover, Ontario, Canada
GenresCountry
Occupation(s)Singer
Instrument(s)Vocals
Years active1990–present
LabelsMBS
Rodeo
WebsiteOfficial website

Larry Mercey (born December 12, 1939[1]) is a Canadian country music artist. best known as the lead singer of the 6-time Juno Winning Mercey Brothers band.[2]

Early life[edit]

Mercey was born in Hanover, Ontario.[1]

Career[edit]

Mercey was a member of the band The Mercey Brothers, who performed and recorded country music for 30 years, beginning in about 1960, and were signed to the RCA label.[3] They were a regular act on the CKNX Barn Dance radio show and later on CKNX television.[4] Larry Mercey wrote several of the group's hit songs.

After the Mercey Brothers band broke up, Mercey began a solo career, living in Waterloo, Ontario and fronting the Larry Mercey Trio with George Lonsbury and Al Alderson.[5][6]

Mercey was nominated for Best Country Male Vocalist at the Juno Awards in 1991 and 1993.[2] His 1993 single "If I'm Only Good for One Thing" reached the Top 20 of the RPM Country Tracks chart.[7]

In 2011 Mercey co-wrote a song which was recorded by country singer Charlie Pride.[8]

Discography[edit]

With the Mercey Brothers[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Label
1990 Full Speed Ahead MBS
1994 Let's Deal Again Rodeo

Singles[edit]

Year Single CAN Country Album
1990 "She Feels Like a New Man Tonight" 32 Full Speed Ahead
"Full Speed Ahead" 42
1991 "You're Still in These Crazy Arms of Mine" 22
"True Blue" 29
1992 "Hold That Thought" 50
"Keepin' Up with the Jones'" 35 Let's Deal Again
1993 "I Might Be Down (But I Ain't Out Yet)" 46
"If I'm Only Good for One Thing" 17
1994 "Wild West Show" 66

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Mercey Brothers". The Canadian Encyclopedia
  2. ^ a b Juno Awards Database
  3. ^ "Mercey Brothers popular". Medicine Hat News]. August 6, 1976, page 25.
  4. ^ "Hanover Honours Mercey Brothers". Blackburn News, By Kirk Scott, July 1, 2014
  5. ^ "Larry Mercey still loves a good show". Woolwich and Wellington Observer, Steve Kannon – November 3, 2011
  6. ^ "To put on a corn festival, you need two horses (11 photos)". Soo Today, August 20, 2006 by: Carol Martin
  7. ^ "RPM Country Tracks for April 11, 1994". RPM. Retrieved September 26, 2010.
  8. ^ " Local muscian [sic] pens Charley Pride song". Rome News, SUSAN KIRKLAND March 20, 2011

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