The Whites

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The Whites
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The Whites performing on August 8, 2008.
Background information
Origin Fort Worth, Texas, US
Nashville, Tennessee, US
Genres Bluegrass
Traditional
Gospel
Country
Years active 1981–Present
Labels Curb
Warner Bros.
MCA
Ridge Runner
Word
Koch
Skaggs Family
Associated acts Ricky Skaggs
Members Buck White
Sharon White
Cheryl White

The Whites are an American country music vocal group consisting of lead singer Sharon White, her sister Cheryl (born 1955), and their father Buck (born 1930). In the 1980s, they scored such hits as "You Put The Blue In Me", "Hangin' Around", "Give Me Back That Old Familiar Feeling", "Pins And Needles", "If It Ain't Love (Let's Leave It Alone)", "Hometown Gossip", and "When The New Wears Off of Our Love".

In August 1981,[1] Sharon White married Ricky Skaggs, who performed on several of the Whites' early releases. In 1987, the couple released the hit song, "Love Can't Ever Get Better Than This".

In 1991, the Whites joined producers Randall Franks and Alan Autry on the In The Heat Of The Night TV series album entitled Christmas Time's A Comin', performing on the track, "Let's Live Everyday Like It Was Christmas" (Sonlite/MGM/UA).

As of 2007, the Whites are regular performers on the Grand Ole Opry program in Nashville, Tennessee. Their collaborative album with Ricky Skaggs, "Salt of the Earth" won the 2008 Grammy for Best Southern/Country/Bluegrass Album.

The Whites can be heard on the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack with the song "Keep on the Sunny Side". They also appear in Down from the Mountain, the documentary of a concert given by the soundtrack artists.

The Whites were inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame on Saturday, August 16, 2008, in Carthage, Texas. They were inducted along with Buck Owens and Mickey Newbury. Also performing on the Grand Ole Opry with Buck, Sharon and Cheryl is Rosanna, better known as Rosie, the third of the four White sisters. She performs high harmony and occasionally does solo performance of the Mel Tillis classic "The Violet and the Rose".

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak positions
US Country US Grass
Buck White & the Down Home Folks
(as Buck White & the Down Home Folks)
  • Release date: 1972
  • Label: County Records
In Person
(as Buck White & the Down Home Folks)
  • Release date: 1977
  • Label: County Records
That Down Home Feeling
(as Buck White & the Down Home Folks)
  • Release date: 1977
  • Label: Ridge Runner Records
Poor Folks' Pleasure
(as Buck White & the Down Home Folks)
More Pretty Girls Than One
(Buck White solo)
  • Release date: 1979
  • Label: Sugar Hill Records
Old Familiar Feeling 22
Forever You 37
Whole New World
  • Release date: March 1985
  • Label: Curb / MCA Records
42
Greatest Hits
  • Release date: 1986
  • Label: Curb / MCA Records
Ain't No Binds
  • Release date: February 1987
  • Label: Curb / MCA Records
37
Doing It By the Book
  • Release date: 1988
  • Label: The New Canaan Records
Give a Little Back
  • Release date: April 3, 1996
  • Label: Step One Records
A Lifetime in the Making Music
  • Release date: August 15, 2000
  • Label: Ceili Music
Love Never Fails
(Sharon White with Barbara Fairchild and Connie Smith)
  • Release date: August 12, 2003
  • Label: Daywind Records
Salt of the Earth
(with Ricky Skaggs)
  • Release date: September 25, 2007
  • Label: Skaggs Family Music
45 1
Hearts Like Ours
(Sharon White with Ricky Skaggs)
  • Release date: September 30, 2014
  • Label: Skaggs Family Music
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
US Country CAN Country
1981 "Send Me the Pillow That You Dream On" 66 N/A
1982 "You Put the Blue in Me" 10 Old Familiar Feeling
"Hangin' Around" 9 5
1983 "I Wonder Who's Holding My Baby Tonight" 9 14
"When the New Wears Off of Our Love" 25 34
"Give Me Back That Old Familiar Feeling" 10 16
1984 "Forever You" 14 30 Forever You
"Pins and Needles" 10 12
1985 "If It Ain't Love (Let's Leave It Alone)" 12 22 Whole New World
"Hometown Gossip" 27 36
"I Don't Want to Get Over You" 33
1986 "Love Won't Wait" 36 46 Greatest Hits
"It Should Have Been Easy" 30 44 Ain't No Binds
1987 "There Ain't No Binds" 58
1989 "Doing It By the Book" 82 Doing It By the Book
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Sharon White solo singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
US Country CAN Country
1987 "Love Can't Ever Get Better Than This"
(with Ricky Skaggs)
10 7 Love's Gonna Get Ya! / Ain't No Binds
2003 "Closer to Home"
(with Barbara Fairchild and Connie Smith)
Love Never Fails
2004 "Love Never Fails"
(with Barbara Fairchild and Connie Smith)
2014 "Forever's Not Long Enough"
(with Ricky Skaggs)
Hearts Like Ours
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

References[edit]

  1. ^ Offstage with Ricky and Sharon Skaggs March 2002. Retrieved 5 March 2013.

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