Episode 53 – Heath Wright of Ricochet

The band scored a No. 1 with “Daddy’s Money”

It’s been nearly 25 years since Ricochet released its debut single and album. “What Do I Know” was the highest charting debut single of 1996, rising to No. 3 in Radio & Records chart and No. 5 in Billboard. The group’s follow up, “Daddy’s Money” scored the group its only No. 1 hit that lasted two weeks atop of Billboard’s country charts.

The quintet is the only country artist to ever chart the National Anthem and is in constant demand to perform it live. They have performed the anthem for our men and women in uniform, at NASCAR Sprint Cup Events, at Major League Baseball Events, at National Football League Events, at National Hockey League Events, at PBR and PRCA Professional Rodeo Events and other national events.

Known as “The Hardest Working Band In Country Music,” the band continues to log thousands of miles on the road each year thrilling audiences of all ages across the United States and abroad. The band’s distinctive musical style and intricate harmonies earned them the recognition as one of the most popular vocal groups in country music, a mantle they still wear today.

Frontman and founding member Heath Wright spoke with Buddy Iahn and Matt Bailey during the COVID-19 lockdown about the band’s career, why they may never release a new studio album again, and more.

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