The Whites

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The Whites
TheWhites.jpg
The Whites performing on August 8, 2008.
Background information
OriginFort Worth, Texas, US
Nashville, Tennessee, US
GenresBluegrass
Traditional
Gospel
Country
Years active1981–Present
LabelsWarner Bros.
MCA
Ridge Runner
Word
Koch
Skaggs Family
Associated actsRicky Skaggs
MembersBuck White
Sharon White
Cheryl White
 
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The Whites
TheWhites.jpg
The Whites performing on August 8, 2008.
Background information
OriginFort Worth, Texas, US
Nashville, Tennessee, US
GenresBluegrass
Traditional
Gospel
Country
Years active1981–Present
LabelsWarner Bros.
MCA
Ridge Runner
Word
Koch
Skaggs Family
Associated actsRicky Skaggs
MembersBuck White
Sharon White
Cheryl White

The Whites are an American country music vocal group consisting of lead singer Sharon White, her sister Cheryl (born 1955), and their father Buck (born 1930). In the 1980s, they scored such hits as "You Put The Blue In Me", "Hangin' Around", "Give Me Back That Old Familiar Feeling", "Pins And Needles", "If It Ain't Love (Let's Leave It Alone)", "Hometown Gossip", and "When The New Wears Off Of Our Love".

In August 1981,[1] Sharon White married Ricky Skaggs, who performed on several of the Whites' early releases. In 1987, the couple released the hit song, "Love Can't Ever Get Better Than This".

In 1991, the Whites joined producers Randall Franks and Alan Autry on the In The Heat Of The Night TV series album entitled Christmas Time's A Comin', performing on the track, "Let's Live Everyday Like It Was Christmas" (Sonlite/MGM/UA).

As of 2007, the Whites are regular performers on the Grand Ole Opry program in Nashville, Tennessee. Their collaborative album with Ricky Skaggs, "Salt of the Earth" won the 2008 Grammy for Best Southern/Country/Bluegrass Album.

The Whites can be heard on the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack with the song "Keep on the Sunny Side". They also appear in Down from the Mountain, the documentary of a concert given by the soundtrack artists.

The Whites were inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame on Saturday, August 16, 2008, in Carthage, Texas. They were inducted along with Buck Owens and Mickey Newbury. Also performing on the Grand Ole Opry with Buck, Sharon and Cheryl is Rosanna, better known as Rosie, the third of the four White sisters. She performs high harmony and occasionally does solo performance of the Mel Tillis classic "The Violet and the Rose".

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

YearAlbumUS CountryLabel
1972The Down Home FolksCounty
1977In Person
That Down Home FeelingRidge Runner
1978Poor Folks PleasureSugar Hill
1979More Pretty Girls Than One
1983Old Familiar Feeling22Warner Bros.
1984Forever You37MCA
1985Whole New World42
1986Greatest Hits
Ain't No Binds37
1988Doin' It By the BookCanaan
1996Give a Little BackStep One
2000A Lifetime in the MakingCeili
2007Salt of the Earth (w/ Ricky Skaggs)A45Skaggs Family

Singles[edit]

YearSingleChart PositionsAlbum
US CountryCAN Country
1981"Send Me the Pillow That You Dream On"66Single only
1982"You Put the Blue in Me"10Old Familiar Feeling
1983"Hangin' Around"95
"I Wonder Who's Holding My Baby Tonight"914
"When the New Wears Off of Our Love"2534
1984"Give Me Back That Old Familiar Feeling"1016
"Forever You"1430Forever You
"Pins and Needles"1012
1985"If It Ain't Love (Let's Leave It Alone)"1222Whole New World
"Hometown Gossip"2736
"I Don't Want to Get Over You"33
1986"Love Won't Wait"3646Greatest Hits
1987"It Should Have Been Easy"3044Ain't No Binds
"There Ain't No Binds"58
1989"Doin' It By the Book"82Doin' It By the Book

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