BR5-49

BR549 (originally spelled BR5-49) was an American country music band. Founded in 1993, the band originally comprised Gary Bennett (lead and background vocals, acoustic guitar), Don Herron (steel guitar, Dobro, fiddle, mandolin, acoustic guitar), “Smilin'” Jay McDowell (upright bass), Chuck Mead (lead and background vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar), and “Hawk” Shaw Wilson (drums, background vocals). Bennett and McDowell left the band in 2001, with Chris Scruggs and Geoff Firebaugh respectively replacing them. Both Firebaugh and Scruggs later left the band as well; Mark Miller has become the band’s third bassist. The name of the band is an homage to comedian Junior Samples.

BR549 has released six albums and two EPs, including three albums on Arista Nashville and two on Dualtone Records. The band’s self-titled debut album produced three singles on the Billboard country charts in 1996. The band was nominated three times for the Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.

Backing Tracks

BOOT SCOOT 'N BOOGIE - BROOKS & DUNN (SK)
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Cherokee Boogie – BR5-49

 

Lyrics
Well, A Cherokee chief as he dances along
Sings an Indian boogie to a white man’s song
Singin’ “Hey-ho-a-lina”
“Hey-ho-a-lina”
Singin’ “Hey-ho-a-lina
“Hey-ho-a-lina”
Singin’ “hey-ho-a-lina” oh oh no it’s in our headsWell, he dances over here and he dances over there
Now he’s dancing with a squal called standing bear
Singin’ “Hey-ho-a-lina”
“Hey-ho-a-lina”
Singin’ “Hey-ho-a-lina”
“Hey-ho-a-lina”
A well a “hey-ho-a-lina” oh oh no it’s in our headsWell, he dances on the hill and he dances on the rock
But he keeps on shaking that tomohawk
Singin’ “Hey-ho-a-lina”
“Hey-ho-a-lina”
Singin’ “Hey-ho-a-lina”
“Hey-ho-a-lina”
Singin’ “hey-ho-a-lina” oh oh no it’s in our headsWell, he sings a little soft and he sings a little loud
with his tom-tom beatin’ so big and proud
Singin'”Hey-ho-a-lina”
“Hey-ho-a-lina”
Singin'”Hey-ho-a-lina”
“Hey-ho-a-lina”
A well a “hey-ho-a-lina” oh oh no it’s in our heads

Well, he dances over here and he dances over there
Now he’s dancing with a squal called standing bear
Singin’ “Hey-ho-a-lina”
“Hey-ho-a-lina”
Singin’ “Hey-ho-a-lina”
“Hey-ho-a-lina”
A well a “hey-ho-a-lina” oh oh no it’s in our heads

Now, he’s a Cherokee cheif as a you all might know
When he keeps on a singing nuven-yo
Singin'”Hey-ho-a-lina”
“Hey-ho-a-lina”
Singin'”Hey-ho-a-lina”
“Hey-ho-a-lina”
singin’ “hey-ho-a-lina” oh oh no it’s in our heads

cherokee boogie – johnny horton/BR5-49

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