Born: April 12, 1951 Montgomery, AL

Country, Worship Guitar Dallas County Line

Source: Alabama Music Hall of Fame


larry mitchell 1Larry Mitchell was born April 12th, 1951 in Montgomery, AL. Larry spent most of his growing up years in Montgomery and Selma, AL and has always thought of Selma as his home. Needless to say he was exposed to some great music growing up. After learning to play guitar, Larry played in numerous bands during the mid to late 60’s. Some of those were The 4 Dimensions, The Barons, The Saints of Sound, The Born Losers, and Total Involvement.

 

When Larry left home in 1968 he went to Panama City where he worked at The Head Shop, music venue owned by David Keller, an Alabama Music promoter and founder of David Keller and The Preachers. After The Head Shop closed in the fall of 1968 Larry started playing and touring the South with a band called One Way Ticket.

After One Way Ticket broke up Larry moved to southern California where he “rediscovered” his country roots through country rock bands like The Flying Burrito Brothers and Poco.

larry mitchell performance1974 found Larry back in Selma, AL where he co-founded the country rock band High Country Band.

After spending several years playing in and leading worship bands at various churches Larry reconnected with some of his old High School friends in Birmingham and joined the Oldies band, Proxy. This band eventually evolved into the country band Dallas County Line. Dallas County Line recorded one album with Curb Records. That album produced the radio single “Honk, If You Love To Honky Tonk”. This song was also produced as a Country Line Dance Mix that was included on the SONY/AUSTRALIA compilation CD, Australia’s Favorite Line Dance Songs. As a result of this Dallas County Line toured Australia in 1996 where they did several performances at the Tamworth Country Music Festival.

In 1997 Larry moved to Nashville to pursue his songwriting interests. While in Nashville Larry has had the opportunity to write with many talented writers including Jimbeau Hinson(Party Crowd) and fellow Alabamian Jim McBride. He co-founded the band Davis Raines and The Faders with fellow Alabamian Davis Raines. In September 2001 Larry released a solo album called “The Bridge” on the Texpatriate Records label. Songs from this CD received airplay on radio stations around the US, Europe and Australia. This album contains two songs, “Selma” and “The Bridge,” that reflect Larry’s influence and love for his home state

Larry is currently involved in leading worship at Calvary Chapel, Brentwood, TN and continues to pursue his songwriting.

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