The Mavericks At Grand Ole Opry


 The Mavericks, a band that fuses traditional country with traditional rock & roll, formed in 1989 in Miami, Florida. The band is composed of singer/songwriter Raul Malo, the bassist Robert Reynolds, the drummer Paul Deakin, guitarist Eddie Perez, and keyboardist/harmony vocalist Jerry Dale McFadden.

The band got their start playing in alternative rock clubs in the Miami area. In 1991, they released their independent debut album The Mavericks. Their single “This Broken Heart” garnered some attention and they were offered a deal by MCA Nashville later that year. Their first major label release was From Hell To Paradise in 1992. Their second studio album, What a Crying Shame, produced four Top 40 country hits including songs, “O What a Thrill,” “There Goes My Heart,” and “I Should Have Been True.” Their 1995 album, Music For All Occasions with the single “Here Comes the Rain” won the band a Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.

In 1996, The Mavericks set out on their first United States tour, “The Tour For All Occasions.” In 1998, they started doing very well in the United Kingdom, topping the charts at No. 1 with “Dance the Night Away” off their album Trampoline. In 2003, after releasing their self-titled studio album The Mavericks, the band broke up tto pursue other careers. Eight years later, in October 2011, the band announced that they were reuniting for a tour in 2012. They released some new music digitally and announced their new album, In Time, which comes out in January 2013.

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