Country singer and guitarist Orville Davis was born in Pahokee, FL, the son of Orville Davis, Sr. and Eleanor Sue Davis, and spent his early years there before his family moved to Alabama, back to Florida, and finally to Georgia, where he finished high school. He began singing and playing guitar in his youth, and became a member of the rock band Hydra, which made two albums for Capricorn Records. His first love, however, was honky tonk country music, and he played that as a solo artist. He moved to New York City in 1976 and built a career as a touring backup musician while also singing on commercials for such products as K-Mart jeans, Suzuki SUVs, and Subway sandwiches. He released his debut album, Howl at the Moon, on Fountainbleu Entertainment in 1996, and followed it in 2005 with BarnBurner.
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