Tony Toliver

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Tony Toliver
Birth nameCharles Anthony Taliaferro
Born (1955-07-04) July 4, 1955 (age 64) [1]
Richards, Texas
Genres Country
InstrumentsVocals, piano
Years active1991–1997
Labels Curb
Rising Tide

Charles Anthony Taliaferro (born July 4, 1955 in Richards, Texas) is an American country music singer.

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Taliaferro began playing bass guitar in his family's gospel group, but later began playing piano. He moved to Nashville, Tennessee at age 25 and held day jobs, until he was discovered by singer Dottie West. West hired him and had him as her pianist and bandleader, with his first gig occurring at the White House. [2]

Taliaferro continued to tour with his bandmates, The Lloyds, after West died in 1991, and released a self-titled debut album through Curb Records the same year. Six years later, he released a second album, Half Saint, Half Sinner through Rising Tide Records. This album included two singles that made the Hot Country Songs charts: "Bettin' Forever on You" and "He's on the Way Home".

Discography

Studio albums

TitleAlbum details
Tony Toliver
Half Saint, Half Sinner

Singles

YearSinglePeak positionsAlbum
US Country
[1]
1990"Bar Stool Fool"Tony Toliver
1996"Bettin' Forever on You"71Half Saint, Half Sinner
1997"He's on the Way Home"67
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos

YearSingleDirector
1990"Bar Stool Fool"Greg Crutcher
1996"Bettin' Forever on You" [3] Marc Ball

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References

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  2. Campbell, Al. "Tony Taliaferro biography". Allmusic . Retrieved 18 February 2011.
  3. "CMT : Videos : Tony Toliver : Bettin' Forever On You". Country Music Television . Retrieved October 14, 2011.