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Over eighty years of hope, harmony, faith and family.

 Radio Days: New Music from The Chuck Wagon Gang
 Radio Days: New Music from The Chuck Wagon Gang

Radio Days: New Music from The Chuck Wagon Gang

In a tip of the hat to their roots, the Gang have regularly devoted a portion of their performance to recreating the golden era of their radio days — and now, as their performance schedule begins to pick up anew, the group has finally brought the popular segment into the studio. The result is Radio Days, a collection that expands the vintage experience into a full-length recording, bookended by a handful of new recordings that serve the Chuck Wagon Gang as well on today’s radio as the renewed songs did for them in days gone by.

The album will be live on all platforms on Aug. 13, but you can pre-save on your favorite streaming platform now!

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Current owner, manager, and alto singer Shaye Smith is the granddaughter of original alto Anna (“Effie”) Carter and of Howard Gordon, who played deft and discreet electric and acoustic guitar for the Chuck Wagon Gang in the 1950s and ‘60s.

In today’s Chuck Wagon Gang, Smith is joined by long-time soprano Melissa Kemper, tenor Josh Garner, guitarist Darrell Morris, and upright bass player Scotty Owenby.

Meet the Current CWG
The Chuck Wagon Gang perform on KWKH

Over eighty years of hope, harmony, faith and family.

When farmer D.P. ‘Dad” Carter formed the group in 1935, with son, Ernest, and daughters Lola and Effie, he could not have conceived of PBS documentaries, or of fan letters from presidents. Dad was simply looking for a way to spread the good word, and a way to buy medicine for Effie, who was sick with pneumonia.

That story, and this music, has moved Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Charlie Daniels, and generations of gospel singers and open-eared listeners. For more than eighty years, the Chuck Wagon Gang has offered hope and harmony, faith and family.

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