Thanks for taking time to meet the JHCMR Family. The cast is made up of 9 singers known as "Regulars", our 8 piece band known as "The Superpickers", our light and sound crew, and the wonderful staff. Following are bio's on each member and below are links to websites for you to visit. ENJOY!!.

Steve Holy
Steve Holy was a regular on the Johnnie High show from 1993 - 1997. In 1997, Steve signed with Curb Records. He launched his debut album Blue Moon (as produced by Wilbur Rimes, LeAnn rimes father) in October 2000. Steve's fourth single "Good Morning Beautiful," for which he is most widely recognized, charted at Number 1 for five straight weeks in 2002. The single was also featured in the Jennifer Lopez movie Angel Eyes. Not bad for a good ol' country boy who sang as a weekly regular on the Johnnie High show!

LeAnn Rimes

LeAnn Rimes she won her first talent contest at age five and at seven she had recorded her first album. She began honing her skills as a country artist performing on Johnnie High's Country Music Revue a total of 423 times! LeAnn recorded her second album at the tender age of 11. That project featured "Blue," and caught the attention of legendary executive Mike Curb who signed her to Curb Records. By 13, she had a national hit.

The rest has become history. She has won two Grammy Awards, including the first Best New Artist accolade ever won by a country artist. She has sold more than 37 million records, won an American Music Award, three Academy of Country Music honors and 12 Billboard Awards. She's scored numerous hit singles, among them "One Way Ticket," "I Need You," "Nothin' 'Bout Love Makes Sense," "Probably Wouldn't Be This Way," "Can't Fight The Moonlight" which was a #1 song in 11 countries, and "How Do I Live," which was the longest running single ever on the Billboard Hot 100, spending a record-setting 69 weeks on the chart.

She has written children books, acted in film and on television and has become a musical icon both in the U.S. and in Europe. In 2006, she released "Whatever We Wanna" in Europe, a successful pop album for which LeAnn co-wrote 10 of the 15 tracks. Not bad for a girl who sang weekly on the Johnnie High show from age 8 to 13!

Linda Davis
Linda Davis appeared regularly on the Johnnie High show from 1980- 1983 before launching her career as a background vocalist for Reba McIntyre, with whom she later shared a #1 hit, "Does He Love You", winning the 1993 Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Collaboration. On the heels of her success with Reba, Davis inked a new deal with Capitol Records and later with Arista Records. There she continued her string of chart success and building her rapidly growing fan base on tour. She was later recruited as one of the first artists signed to Dreamworks Records. It was there that she appeared on the soundtrack for the motion picture Black Dog starring Patrick Swayze. She also partnered with another superstar, Randy Travis, to record the song Make It Through, which was included in the gold-selling companion CD for the award winning movie Prince of Egypt. Not bad for a "real" country girl from Dotson, Texas!

Lee Ann Womack
Lee Ann Womack appeared on the Johnnie high show from 1990 - 1995. At 16 years old, she was already sounding like a star, according to Johnnie. Her 1997 self-titled debut album brought her onto the national country music scene. The hits from that first album were "Never Again, Again", "The Fool" and "You've Got To Talk To Me." Three hits, first album. Not bad for a country girl from Jacksonville, Texas.

Miranda Lambert
Miranda Lambert appeared on the Johnnie High show numerous times from 1998 to 2002. Miranda Lambert first made her debut onto the national scene as a finalist in the 2003 season of the NASHVILLE STAR television series. She didn't win - a result she has described as a blessing. Instead, she got the best of both worlds - Columbia Nashville, which had right of first refusal on the show's performers - signed Lambert to a deal, and she had the time and opportunity to make the album that she really wanted to make.

Her confidence and firepower were evident in KEROSENE: it debuted at Number One on the country charts (only the sixth time a new artist entered in at the top), and went on to earn Lambert nominations for the CMA's Horizon Award and the ACM's Top New Female Vocalist Award. It also earned her a Grammy nomination. KEROSENE garnered critical praise from countless outlets and was named one of the best albums of the year by New York Times, Rolling Stone, Blender Magazine, itunes, Tennessean and many more. As Johnnie says, "And she's just getting!".


Shoji Tabuchi
Shoji Tabuchi performed on the Johnnie High show from 1970- 1972. He would call Johnnie to ask if he could play the show and park his truck (with a camper cap on the back) behind the building to spend the night. Johnnie wouldn't let him sleep in his truck, but would take him to his house to spend the night. Shoji now employs over 200 people at his theater in Branson, Missouri, where he performs two shows a day for much of the year, often selling out all 2,000 seats. Tabuchi's show in Branson regales busloads of visitors with elaborate dance routines, a range of musical genres, and plenty of Vegas-style glitz, but his path to wealth and fame started with pure enthusiasm for American country music.

Tabuchi got a break in 1970 when he came under the wing of legendary country promoter Tillman Franks, who signed him as an opening tour act for star vocalist David Houston. On the road with Houston for five years, Tabuchi learned the nuts and bolts of American country music showmanship. When he was later offered a six-month slot at Branson's Starlite Theater in 1980, the stability sounded good to him. At the time, Branson was in the first stages of rapid growth as a Middle American entertainment mecca. Tabuchi's popularity in Branson steadily increased, and in 1985 he was signed to a three-year contact at Branson's Country Music World, formerly the Hee Haw Theater.

Now owning the #1 attraction in Branson, Tabuchi's appearances aren't restricted to Branson; he has made successful concert appearances in numerous major cities. He has appeared several times on national television on such shows as Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, Today, and Inside Edition. He doesn't have to call Johnnie to ask to play or to park his truck behind the theater. Not bad for a good ol' fiddler from Japan!

Gary Morris
Gary Morris appeared on the Johnnie High show from 1976 - 1979. His professional career started in the early 1980's when Morris produced twelve albums which spawned sixteen Top 10 singles and five No. 1 hits, including "Baby Bye Bye," "100% Chance Of Rain," and "Leave Me Lonely." Morris then broke new ground with his enormously successful self-produced acoustic album Plain Brown Wrapper, far preceding the "unplugged" genre that is so popular today.

In 1984, Morris' original recording of "Wind Beneath My Wings" won both the CMA and ACM Song of the Year Awards. At the height of his Nashville recording career, Morris boldly opted to play opposite Linda Ronstadt in the New York Shakespeare Festival production of Puccini's opera La Boheme. His performance led to offers from Broadway, where he accepted the daunting task of becoming the first American to play the heroic and challenging role of Jean Valjean in "Les Miserables," one of the longest running plays in Broadway history.

Receiving resounding critical praise, including a "Best Actor" nomination from the highly respected Drama Desk for a performance that would set the standard for this challenging role, Morris' famous rendition of "Bring Him Home" can be found on the platinum-selling Grammy Award-winning cast album. Not bad for a good ol' country boy from Ft. Worth Texas getting his start on the Johnnie High show!!

Boxcar Willie
When Lecil Travis Martin first appeared on the Johnnie High show, he was just starting out as Boxcar Willie. He had been a country music performer for years and a radio DJ. He had the talent but the gimmick just hadn't been there until now. George Jones agent saw Boxcar perform and asked him to play at George's club in Nashville, "The Possum Hollow". When he performed at the club, a Scottish talent agent booked him to work in England. Getting his start in England proved to be another rung in the ladder of success for Boxcar Willie. He was working hard and always thinking of ways to sell records when he went to New York and recorded a television infomercial, featuring a double album set. When it ran on national television the phones rang off the hook, it was his big break in the U.S. He sold millions of albums on TV!! One of the highlights of Boxcar's career was Roy Acuff's invitation to the Grand Ole Opry. It was a dream of a lifetime for Boxcar, having grown up in awe of the performers on the Opry. In 1981 Boxcar became the 60th member to be inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. Not bad for a good ol' Texas hobo!


Johnnie High (center) and Ernest Tubb


Boxcar Willie
and Jess Hudson


Dale McBride of (McBride and the Ride)

Merle Travis

Dell Woods

Bobby Helms and Lawton Williams


Little Roy Wiggins

Kitty Wells

Lulu Roman
and Johnnie High


Leon Rausch

LeAnn Rimes and Johnnie

Norma Jean

Jim Owen

Wanda Jackson