Personalities | Tompall Glaser | Country Rock & The Outlaws | Country

(Vocals, guitar, b. 1933)

Glaser was already a successful mainstream-country artist with 13 Top 40 hits to his credit when he joined Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter on the landmark 1976 album Wanted! The Outlaws. Tompall had grown up in rural Nebraska with his brothers Jim Glaser (vocals, guitar, harmonica, b. 1937) and Charles Glaser (vocals, guitar, b. 1936); they formed a folk trio and became a mainstream country act under the tutelage of producer Cowboy Jack Clement. Tompall And The Glaser Brothers were the Country Music Association Vocal Group Of The Year in 1970 and scored a Top 10 hit with ‘Rings’ in 1971. They also formed a recording studio, Hillbilly Central, in 1969 that became the favourite hangout for the Outlaws. Tompall went solo in 1973 and formed the Outlaw Band with members of Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland’s group. Jim Glaser had 10 Top 40 country singles as a solo act.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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