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Grammy nominated bassist, drummer, and singer Jerry Hancock began his musical career at age 16, working as a DJ at a county music radio station in Mexia, Texas, and playing drums with local country bands.

In the mid-seventies, he moved to Austin to work in the house band at The Silver Dollar, opening shows for, and backing up, many of the national touring country music acts of that era, including Mel Tillis, Ronny Milsap, Johnny Rodriguez, and Barbara Mandrell.

A few years later, Jerry returned to the North Central Texas area, traded in his drums for a bass rig, and taught himself to play the bass guitar. As a bassist, Jerry has toured with country artists ranging from Claude Gray in the 80's to Doug Stone in 2011.

Jerry has performed in every state in the USA, with the exception of Alaska. He has toured in pop, blues, and country bands, and others in Canada, Bermuda, the Bahamas, Spain, and South America. Jerry recorded bass on blues artist Smokin' Joe Kubek's "Bite Me" CD at Willie Nelson's studio in Pedernales, Texas. He has played on hundreds of recordings in studios in the DFW area.

Jerry has opened shows for a "who's who" of artists, including George Jones, Toby Keith, Willie Nelson, Ray Price, Gladys Knight, The Monkees, Creedance Clearwater, Eric Burden and the Animals, and The Supremes.

On stage, Jerry has backed The Temptations, The Coasters, The Drifters, The Platters, Faron Young, Hank Thompson, Billy Joe Shaver, The Wilburn Brothers, Johnny Bush, Janie Fricke, and many others.

Jerry can also be heard on radio as the host of "Talk Time" weekday mornings
from 8-10 am, and playing great country music from 10 am - 12 pm on KAND, 1340 AM, Corsicana, TX.

 

 
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