Meet Cornell Hurd
According to writer, Jim Caligiuri, “What’s the secret to 35 years of longevity for the Cornell Hurd Band? No one does what it does. Self-proclaimed “Country Music’s Worst Nightmare,” the 13-member juggernaut blasts through swing, rock & roll, and teary-eyed ballads, all fortified with Hurd’s seriously twisted lyrics. “
“It kind of came to me while driving one day. Texas was truly the place I’d always wanted to go, and at my age, if I was going to give it one more shot, I wanted to play exactly the kind of music I loved most. All my country music heroes were from Texas. Bob Wills, Ernest Tubb, Ray Price, Johny Bush, Willie Nelson. It was where Asleep at the Wheel still lived and worked. People liked traditional music there…but what really clinched it was my wife’s attitude. She wanted to come to Texas. I cam ehome from work one day and she was ready to get a Ryder truck. She pushed to do it. It might not have happened here without her.” – Cornell Hurd.