Ken Mellons life and biography

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Ken Mellons biography

Date of birth : 1965-07-10
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Kingsport, Tennessee, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-03-01
Credited as : Country music singer, Sweet 2004, Opry's Country Music USA

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Kenneth Edward "Ken" Mellons is an American country music artist who released his self-titled debut album in 1994.

Born in Kingsport, Tenn., on July 10, 1965, Ken Mellons moved with his family to Nashville at age 3, where he grew up on the standard honky-tonk heroes: Merle Haggard, George Jones and Lefty Frizzell. He played guitar and sang at school talent shows and moved on to the clubs after high school graduation. Impressed by one performance, the general manager of the Grand Ole Opry invited him to make a guest appearance. He was invited back several times. In fact, his Opry residence lasted from 1989 to 1992. While most kids his age were studying in college, Mellons was honing his craft alongside future country stars like Chely Wright and Lonestar's Dean Sams.

After slugging it out on the Opry's Country Music USA show, Mellons was bumped up to a Friday night spot at the Opry. Producer Jerry Cupit took notice, and Epic released Mellons' self-titled debut in 1994. The single "Jukebox Junkie" was a hit and continued to receive airplay for the rest of the decade.

After slugging it out on the Opry's Country Music USA show, Mellons was bumped up to a Friday night spot at the Opry. Producer Jerry Cupit took notice, and Epic released Mellons' self-titled debut in 1994. The single "Jukebox Junkie" was a hit and continued to receive airplay for the rest of the decade.

Mellons parted Epic after a second album and then signed to Curb. In 2004, he offered the album Sweet on a small label, with guest spots from George Jones, Vince Gill, Rebecca Lynn Howard and Earl Scruggs. His writing credits include cuts by George Strait, Hank Williams Jr., Dierks Bentley and Mark Chesnutt.


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