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Tommy Hooker personifies the music of the honky tonk, his extraordinary voice is genuine and unmistakable. His command of the bandstand lures even the shyest boots to the dance floor! Raised in the west Texas town of Pecos, Tommy recalls following his big brother to band rehearsal after school when he was only eight years old. When he walked in the door and heard Ray Price and the Cherokee Cowboys on the record player, he was forever hooked. He learned guitar and was soon playing in his brother’s band. He went on to front numerous bands around the Alpine and Fort Stockton Texas region in the 70’s and 80’s. Tommy then migrated east, and his music became a staple to north Texas and Statewide. He was the cornerstone performer at Fort Worth’s premiere honky tonk, Pearl’s Dancehall and Saloon. Located in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards, crowds gathered to enjoy the Tommy Hooker Band, every Wednesday night and solo acoustic Thursday for a monumental 560 shows in seven years!
In 2008, Tommy had the prestigious honor of winning the Academy of Western Artists’ western swing song of the year, “Texas In My Soul” from the album “Texas In My Soul,” released on Ole Pappy Records. In 2016, he won the Pure Country album of the year award for “It Should Be Easier Now” released on i2i Records. Adding to his list of accomplishments, Tommy has shared the stage with such legends as Leon Rausch, Darrell McCall, and Hank Thompson to mention just a few . He’s guest starred numerous times on TruCountry and guest stared on the Penny Gilley Show, both air weekly on RFD-TV. In 2013, he had the honor of performing at the esteemed International Country Music Festival in Caithness, Scotland with Heart of Texas records, which was aired live on BBC Television in England and Scotland.
Tommy’s discography reflects his roots in traditional country music and showcases the finest, most talented, world-class musicians!
• 2007 - “Texas In My Soul” on independent label Ole Pappy Records
• 2009 – “Blue Smoke” on independent label Jack Mack Records
• 2012 - “Texas Honky Tonk Favorites” on Heart Of Texas Records
• 2016 – “It Should Be Easier Now” on i2i Records
No stranger to dancehalls across the state of Texas, Tommy invites you to visit him annually at the Spicer Gripp Memorial roping in Hereford Texas and the Western Swing Festival in Snyder Texas. You can also catch him Thursday nights at the Grove Events Center at the Hidden Oaks Golf Course in Granbury Texas. On Sunday evenings, join him at the legendary Stagecoach Ballroom in Fort Worth. Tommy also performs regularly with his son, Jake Hooker and the Outsiders. Come hear the authentic family harmony, and always stop by to say hello. Tommy Hooker and the Tommy Hooker Band would love to be part of your next event!