Howard Russell Smith, Barry 'Byrd' Burton, James Hooker, Billy Earhart III, Jeff 'Stick' Davis & Butch McDade
Amazing Rhythm Aces
September 16, 2004
October 13, 2011
Claim to fame:
By request: "WEHT...the Amazing Rhythm Aces. Popular band from the 70's ....hit was 3rd. Rate Romance and a grammy in 1977 for The End is not in Sight?" - Giannina Brown.
Where are they now?
Burton was replaced by Duncan Cameronin 1977, then the group called it quits in 1981. Howard Russell Smith found success as a songwriter in Nashville and performed with the group Run C&W Billy Earhart joined Hank Williams Jr's band and Duncan Cameron joined Sawyer Brown They reformed in 1994 and released an album of re-recordings of their hits and new studio material. Butch McDade died of cancer in 1998 James Hooker quit the group in 1999 going on to tour with the Prince's Trust "supergroup" (Steve Winwood, Jimmy Page, Ray Cooper, Kenny Jones, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, et al), he has also been the keyboard player and band director for Nanci Griffith for many years.