Duane Stailey, a fourth generation Texan, was born near Wolfe City, TX. His admiration for country music led Duane to begin singing and playing the guitar at the age of eight. By the age of ten Duane, who lived so far out in the country that there were no other children to play with, began composing and singing songs to his brother's dairy heifers. Fortunately the cows weren't the only ones who got to hear his music. Duane also performed at local school and social functions.
Since the beginning Duane's music has been influenced by Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Hank Williams, Jr., David Allen Coe, and Bob Seger, as well as other country music legends. Echoes of these talented musicians can be heard in Duane's unique lyrical and vocal style.
As an adult Duane lived, wrote, and sang in Nashville Tennessee for a time but found himself homesick for Texas and the Texas lifestyle. So he moved back to northeast Texas and took some time off to redirect his music and his career by writing new songs and reworking others into Texas Style Music.
Duane Stailey's great voice, original lyrics, sense of humor, and fun loving personality have made him an audience favorite wherever he performs. He has appeared at Ernest Tubb's Midnight Jamboree in Nashville Tennessee, at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville Tennessee, a five state tour (Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Kansas) with the Hastings Book Video and Music Store chain. Duane has shared the stage with Johnny Paycheck, David Frizzell, Mark Chesnutt, Eleven Hundred Springs, Ed Burleson, Stoney LaRue, and many others.
When asked about his music Duane says "I just want to write and sing about everyday folks living a normal life". Duane Stailey has found his niche. Now he is sharing his talent and delightful style with a larger audience by offering up his first CD, Two Lane Highway.
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