Born in India to British parents, Aubrey Lovejoy started singing before he was 10 years old, his first loves were Bill Haley, Jerry Lee Lewis and his hero and vocal mentor, Elvis Presley.
The family moved to the UK in 1961, where his love for Country music came during a long spell in hospital after a motorcycle accident. His first trip to see the Country stars was at the inaugural Wembley Festival.
He attended the London School of Singing for two years and with a lot of support and financial backing from his parents he embarked on a solo career. He soon became an established performer on the growing club circuit where he was acclaimed as Britain’s answer to Charley Pride, despite his main influences being Merle Haggard and Conway Twitty.
In 1975 he formed his band, Tennessee Rain. This success lead to him being support for many visiting American stars, including Tammy Wynette, Hoyt Axton, George Hamilton IV and Marvin Rainwater.. He even eventually got to meet Charley Pride who called him his protégé.
He recorded in Nashville with Mark Moseley and sang with Connie Smith (Marty Stuart’s wife).
Aubrey was the first British artist to chart in America.
His latest album, Silence In The Wind was recorded in Music City with Mark Moseley as producer.
Aubrey Lovejoy is the 47th member of the British Country Music Hall of Fame.