My heart and sole is Country Music. I started that journey whe I was eleven years old. My mother and dad was musicians and all their families were. My mom bought my first guitar when I was eleven from a Montgomery Wards Catalog.I learned to play on that guitar and when I was thirteen I worked for a farmer for 50 cents a day and told him not to pay me until I had $30.00. So that's what he did.
When I got payed My dad took me to town and I bought my first real guitar(not sayin the montgomery wards guitar wasn't real but it was just to learn on and cut my fingers up with... lol.)
The Guitar I bought was a 1956 Harmony Sovereign.
I played onstage the first time when I was 14 and I was hooked right then. Dad was a member of the VFW so he got me to play for them. From there it went to night clubs and on to Calif. where I won talent shows at the Golden Embers in Rialto and they sent me to The Palimino in Hollywood and I won that talent show. When I was about 26 or 27 years old I got to be a guest in the old reiman (Grand Old Opry.)
Then I came back to Arkansas and I met Mick Moody at BJay Records in Van Buren, Arkansas. That's where I met Olin Franklin (Song Writer) I worked with Olin Franklin and Mick Moody From 1971 to 1998. That's when I got my own Studio and now I do all my own recording, although Olin Franklin is still with me and also Bobby Crown who lives in Fort Worth, Texas. Bobby Crown is a song writer and Artist and has been with me for about 10 years.
So most of my songs are all original.I have been in the music business for approx. 50 years give or take a year or two.
Some may think I'm too old for this but I feel just as strong about my music as I did 50 years ago.
I think I can handle anything that the Music field wants to dish out to me.
I've had records on the air, never had a big hit but I won't let that stop me. I think I have got some pretty good material right now, and if I can get them played I think they will go.
Little Two Room Shack
I Still Miss Someone
Storms Never Last by Jerry Butler
I Don't Hurt Anymore by Jerry Butler
When The Grass Grows Over Me by Jerry Butler
I Overlooked An Orchid by Jerry Butler
Gone by Jerry Butler
One Way Ticket
Oklahoma Praire Wind by Jerry Butler Country
Rocky Mountain Rover
Glad I have Known You
Delia's Gone by Jerry Butler Country
This is about an unwed mother who decides to keep her son and raise him, alone.
I'm Always Missin' You
Message To My Mother
In My Mind I've Never Lost You
Is It Real Or Is It Memory
Tribute to JCash- Daddy Sang Bass by Jerry Butler
Tribute To JCash/Ballad Of The Teenage Queen
You Take Me For Granted
Hope I can Keep You
In My Dreams You Still Care
Had I Not Known You
The Sea The Sun And The Sand
You Sure Look Good In Blue
Tryin' To Get On My Feet
8/5/2011 12:47:39 PM
Congrats, Jerry....you're front-page news!
4/10/2011 9:27:25 PM
Ever since I heard Roy-O do that song it's been one of my favorites. You do a fine job capturing the spirit, Jerry. Thanks.
8/19/2010 12:42:25 PM
Congratulations Jerry on "Glad I Have Known You" hitting the KIAC Hitline. Best wishes always ... Neil
7/31/2010 9:40:10 PM
Many thanks for stopping in Jerry and for your kind words - you're just looking at a journeyman guitar playing singing country boy here though Jerry - no stars in my eyes. I'm just happy to have a chance to still be playing and singing and sharing my songs with the world and meeting great new friends like yourself along the way.
My apologies too for not coming by your page for such a long time - you have added some great new songs since my last visit. I'm going to go back and put my feet up and have another listen while this dark and rainy night here in Ontario fades into history.
Happy trails my friend.
12/16/2009 7:51:25 PM
Wishing you and yours peace, love, happiness, beautiful music, new memories to warm you and new dreams to inspire you.
Merry Christmas Jerry.
9/6/2009 10:40:20 AM
"Message To My Mother" is a wonderful heartfelt song.
I know my mother will love this song also.
Thanks for stopping by to listen to my music and for the kind words.
Your friend, Jimmy
9/5/2009 6:47:16 PM
Thanks for coming by my page Jerry. Great to see you!! Thank you for your kind words about my Johnny Cash tribute song. I just added your song "Message To My Mother" to my Legendary Country Music station.
Keep singin' and smilin' my friend!!
9/4/2009 1:42:53 PM
Message To My Mother.~ My kind of Country.Real Country.True Country.Your IAC Bro.~(;Yrral Mallik of Songramp AKA Larry Killam of Facebook Group Songwriters Unite.Over a thousand members and growing;)
8/31/2009 7:58:11 AM
8/12/2009 11:29:04 PM
We are so proud to be part of the Country scene, with such fine artists as yourself, Pip and Merry, and Neil W Young. Silverwood folks love the challenge, and share the votes around their fav artists !
All the best for round 2
1/16/2009 1:08:51 PM
hey jerry i called you larry. its funny i was just talking to my mate larry on the phone please forgive the mistake
1/16/2009 1:07:36 PM
Hey Larry hows it going ? Happy new year to you . Hope you turn out some more great music . Im writting a new album at the moment . its so inspirational . healing to me . Take care
12/18/2008 5:52:24 AM
Hi Jerry - Merry Christmas - Thanks for all your friendship, comments, and for reaching out to me. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate you for helping me. Validation of my art by a Master musical stranger is a Hope Diamond to me - how could I ever place a value on that? Thank you a thousand times over - God bless.
12/17/2008 7:38:20 PM
Just stopping in to wish you and yours all the magic, wonder, love and beauty of the Christmas Season filled with happy memories and blessings of love, joy and happiness and in sharing the holiday spirit with family and friends … and may the New Year bring good health, peace and new dreams to inspire you.
11/6/2008 6:34:18 PM
Hi Jerry, Thanks for stopping by and checking out the tunes and for the very cool compliments from someone not really into hardrock. =)
You have some very cool and catchy songs here. Great work!
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