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Monday 5pm ET: Feature Artist – Restless Heart

Restless Heart is an American country music band established in 1984. The band’s longest-lasting lineup has consisted of Larry Stewart (lead vocals), John Dittrich (drums, background vocals), Paul Gregg (bass guitar, background vocals), Dave Innis (piano, keyboards, guitars, background vocals), and Greg Jennings (lead guitar, mandolin, background vocals). Verlon Thompson was the band’s original lead singer, but he was replaced by Stewart before the band had issued its first single. The band was established by record producer Tim DuBois, who wanted to create a studio band for the recording of songwriting demos. Between 1984 and 1998, Restless Heart recorded for RCA Records Nashville, releasing the albums Restless Heart, Wheels, Big Dreams in a Small Town, Fast Movin’ Train, Big Iron Horses, and Matters of the Heart. Stewart departed for a solo career before Big Iron Horses, which resulted in Dittrich, Innis, and Gregg alternating as lead vocalists; Innis also departed before Matters of the Heart, and the band ultimately went on hiatus from 1994 to 1998. During this time, Jennings became a member of Vince Gill’s road band, and Dittrich recorded one album as drummer for The Buffalo Club. Outside a brief reunion for new tracks on a Greatest Hits album in 1998, the band remained inactive until 2002, when Dittrich, Gregg, Innis, Jennings, and Stewart resumed touring, and issued the album Still Restless on Audium Entertainment two years later.

Overall, Restless Heart has released seven studio albums, two greatest-hits albums, and a live album which is only available on their website. Their second through fifth albums are all certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America, and 26 of their singles have entered the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including six that reached number one. Four of their country releases also crossed over to the Adult Contemporary chart, with two of those (“I’ll Still Be Loving You” in 1986 and “When She Cries” in 1992) also reaching top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100. The band also had a number one on Adult Contemporary in 1993 with “Tell Me What You Dream”, a collaboration with smooth jazz saxophonist Warren Hill.

Sunday with Ron Kovacs 9am ET

August 23This week on your Sunday morning program:  Zac Brown Band, Train, Restless Heart, X-Ambassadors, Boz Scaggs, Gerry Rafferty, James Taylor, Kim Ritchey, Bob Dylan and lots more.  Join Ron Kovacs Live at 9am ET on Radio MaxMusic.

Artist Countdown: Restless Heart Top 30 6p ET @RESTLESS__HEART

Restless HeartRestless Heart is an American country music band established in 1984. The band’s original members were John Dittrich (drums, background vocals), Paul Gregg (bass guitar, background vocals), Dave Innis (piano, keyboards, rhythm guitar, background vocals), Greg Jennings (lead guitar, mandolin, background vocals), and Verlon Thompson (lead vocals). Thompson was replaced with Larry Stewart shortly before Restless Heart was signed to a recording contract with RCA Records in 1984.

Throughout the 1980s and into the early 1990s, the band charted on both the country and Adult Contemporary charts. Stewart and Innis left in 1992 and 1993 respectively, with Stewart beginning a solo career on RCA. By the end of 1994, the three remaining members had disbanded. Except for a brief reunion for one album in 1998, the band remained inactive until 2003, when Dittrich, Gregg, Innis, Jennings, and Stewart all reunited. A year later, they released Still Restless, the first album since 1990 to utilize the entire five-piece lineup, on Koch Records. This album produced one more country chart single before the label’s closure.

Overall, Restless Heart has released seven studio albums, two greatest hits albums, and a live album which is only available on their website. Their second through fifth albums are all certified gold by the RIAA. Twenty-six of their singles have entered the Billboard country charts, including six Number One hits. Two more singles were released only to the Adult Contemporary format, with the higher-peaking of those two being the Number One “Tell Me What You Dream”, a collaboration with saxophonist Warren Hill in 1993. Their greatest crossover hit with country and pop music fans is the single “When She Cries” which was released in late 1992.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 When She Cries
2 Tell Me What You Dream (with Warren Hill)
3 I’ll Still Be Loving You
4 Why Does It Have to Be (Wrong or Right)
5 Wheels
6 That Rock Won’t Roll
7 The Bluest Eyes in Texas
8 Say What’s in Your Heart
9 Fast Movin’ Train
10 Big Dreams in a Small Town
11 (Back to The) Heartbreak Kid
12 Dancy’s Dream
13 Mending Fences
14 I Want Everyone to Cry
15 Til I Loved You
16 Long Lost Friend
17 You Can Depend on Me
18 We Got the Love
19 When Somebody Loves You
20 Let the Heartache Ride
21 Familiar Pain
22 No End to This Road
23 A Tender Lie
24 Baby Needs New Shoes
25 Big Iron Horses
26 New York (Hold Her Tight)
27 Feel My Way to You
28 For Lack of Better Words
29 Meet Me On The Other Side
30 Just In Time