Woody Wright

Willie Wynn and the Tennesseans (circa 1979)

I must have called Elmer Cole (lead singer with the Tennesseans) once a week begging him to find me a full-time job in a Gospel Quartet. It finally paid off when Willie Wynn called one day to see if I would be interested in playing bass for his group. I packed up and moved to Nashville as fast as I could! Being a true fan of the Oak Ridge Boys, a chance to work with Willie was a dream come true for me. I played bass for a few months, then took over the baritone position. After the group joined the Billy "Crash" Craddock Show as opening act and background vocal group, I became the lead singer. When the Tennesseans Craddock days were done, Michael Sykes and David Ponder joined the group in 1979.