Introduction:

The Hillsiders formed in 1964 in Liverpool and were recognised as one of Britain's top Country bands for over three decades, playing major venues and touring GI bases both at home and overseas. They worked with many of Country Music's major artistes such as Marty Robbins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Gene Watson and Glen Campbell. The 'Hillies' toured with Bobby Bare and recorded an album "The English Countryside" with him on the RCA Nashville label, produced by the renowned Chet Atkins. "The English Countryside" made #17 on the US Billboard Country Charts and received a silver disk for sales. They also recorded an album with George Hamilton IV in 1971.

Due to their great popularity the Hillsiders were invited on to the Grand Ole Opry in 1967, when it was held at the famous Ryman Auditorium. The Hillsiders are the first and maybe the only British band to be invited to play on the hallowed stage of the Ryman, where such great names as Hank Williams has stood before. The Hillsiders have recorded fifteen albums over the course of their career and have won numerous major Country Music awards.

Contents:

  • The Hillsiders History
    • 35 years of the Hillsiders and beyond.
  • Band Members
    • Details of the band members past and present.
  • Albums releases
    • Chronological list of Albums released over 35 years.
  • Pictures
    • See the pictures slide show on the right hand side.
  • Videos
    • Scroll to the bottom of the site for links to Hillsiders live performance video and TV spots.
  • Guest Book Comments

2 comments:

S said...

Loving them Crazy Band Jackets

Something of a Cynic.... said...

Only one comment - such a shame!

I heard these guys way back with George The IVth - never got to see them live though. :-(

Sometimes, we are lucky enough to live in an age when greatness is occurring and by a kind of osmosis, we share that greatness and become almost a part of it. That is how I feel about the Hillsiders!

Sadly, I was so 'busy' when these guys were at their peak (birds, booze etc) that I 'missed' them almost completely. Thank the stars for recorded music!

I plan to build up a collection of the music of the Hillsiders and I hope that those of their number who have 'passed' will forgive this dumb schmuck for wasting his time with so many more less talented bands!

Thanks lads - may your memory live forever........