b. c.1940, USA. Working in television as news anchor at Cleveland’s WEWS, Hambrick’s interest in country music prompted him to record an album in 1972. Thoughtfully conceived and executed, it was produced by Wayne Moss and the supporting musicians included harmonica player Charlie McCoy. Decades later the album attained cult status. Immediate reaction, though, was poor and Hambrick returned to his career as a broadcaster. He left WEWS in 1975 and thereafter worked as news anchor at stations in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York before retiring to Mississippi. He continues to make appearances on soundtrack and sometimes onscreen for promos and commercials.