BR5-49

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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.

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.

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Discography

Album

Year Title RatingReleases
1996 BR5-49 1
1998 Big Backyard Beat Show 1
2001 This Is BR5-49 1
2004 Tangled in the Pines 1
2006 Dog Days 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
2002 The Best of BR5-49: It Ain't Bad for Work If Ya Gotta Have a Job 1

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
1996 Live From Robert's 1
2000 Coast to Coast 1
2013 More From Robert's 1

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