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BEAU RENFRO AND CLEAR COUNTRY

Fri - Mar 18, 2016 - 7:00pm
Community Performing Arts Center Foundation
Green Valley, AZ

Tickets: $15/$20 in advance – all tickets $20 at door

Beau Renfro is an entertainer, songwriter, singer, music man or just an all around good ole’ boy, who had just as soon be fishing or hunting as anything else. Beau’s music career started in Forrest City, Arkansas when his mother and nine sisters taught him to sing those good old Gospel songs. Young Beau soon discovered the Nashville sounds of Little Jimmy Dickens, Ernest Tubb, Faron Young, Marty Robbins and others. After moving to East Texas at an early age, Beau formed a Country Band called Beau & the Bandits. While working at a Radio Station during the day he played his music at night in some of Texas’ most famous nightclubs.

During that time he was hired to open for many Nashville country starts including T.G. Shepard, Moe Bandy, Jerry Reed, Charlie Rich, Faron Young and Joe Stampley. On one of those nights he had a chance meeting with David Houston and was asked to join David’s Band. On tour they played all over the country including the Famed Grand Ole’ Opry. Beau was soon signed to a contract and in 1976 his first album hit the radio stations worldwide. There’s No More Gold, Beau’s first release, was the pic-hit-of the week for Billboard Magazine and went to #85 on the Country Charts. Through his connections in the music industry, Beau was instrumental in pushing the song Red Wine by Joe Stampley to Epic Records, which later topped out at #5 on the charts.

Beau worked a couple other stops along the way including the famed Ozark Jubilee in Branson ,MO, playing 200 dates a year. Beau and his family decided to move to Tucson, Arizona where Beau Renfro and his Clear Country Band was formed with Rick Skinner, Harry Bolin and Mickey Gee. The band was named Arizona’s #1 Country Dance and Show Band seven times. Beau has come full circle and now lives in Arkansas where he started. He still records in Nashville regularly. His many songs have placed high on the worldwide charts and Billboard picked Let’s fall in Love for the Weekend as pick hit of the week in 1981. God’s Amazing Grace is played on many radio stations on July 4th and September 11th each year. Beau’s album “Ride with Royalty” was nominated as Indie Album of the year in 2002. Beau recorded sixteen releases with Stardust Records in Nashville. He is a member of the Rock-a-Billy Hall of Fame and was most recently awarded best song in 2014 by the Tamworth Songwriters Association.

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Country Dance Band

What do you love about your job?

I love the people who come and hear us play. I am their biggest fan because each time I see people mouthing the words to one of my songs or smiling with us as we sing, it's like food for me and the band. I get turned on to the way people who just love music. I know it is not all me, but the music that makes folks laugh and smile or dance to the sounds of fun. That's what I love the most.

What or who inspired you to start your own business?

My family, especially all my sisters sang and made sweet music. I was the youngest and watch all of them on stage. My dad told me, "If you are going to do something, do it right." All my life, I have tried to do just that.

Describe your most memorable project.

It was not my biggest project, but my most rewarding was the Cotton Pickin' Festival in my little hometown of Forrest City, Arkansas. I saw people I went to school with and the family I didn't know I had. Wow! It was a great time.

People have wrote many good things about Beau and his former Band.

I am so proud of the band I had for the past 12 years. People have wrote many good things about the Band and I thank them so much. I am now working with more of the same kind of people to put together another great band, I will let you know how it's coming in a few weeks. 

  But for now, please read some things about my old band. Clear Country

Cpac Show in Green Valley Arizona - April 4, 2016

<html />BEAU RENFRO AND CLEAR COUNTRY Friday, March 18th at 7:00 PM Tickets: $15/$20 in advance - all tickets $20 at door
Beau Renfro is an entertainer, songwriter, singer, music man and just an all around good ole' boy who had just as soon be fishing or hunting as anything else. Beau's music career started in Forrest City, Arkansas when his mother and nine sisters taught him to sing those good old Gospel songs. Young Beau soon discovered the Nashville sounds of Little Jimmy Dickens, Ernest Tubb, Faron Young, Marty Robbins and others. After moving to East Texas, Beau worked at a Radio Station during the day and played his music at night in some of Texas' most famous nightclubs. During that time he was hired to open for many Nashville country stars including T.G. Shepard, Moe Bandy, Jerry Reed, Charlie Rich, Faron Young and Joe Stampley. This set the stage for a tour with David Houston’s band including stops at the Famed Grand Ole' Opry. In 1976 Beau’s first album hit radio stations worldwide. “There's No More Gold,” Beau's first release, was the hit of the week for Billboard Magazine and went to #85 on the Country Charts. Through his connections in the music industry, Beau was instrumental in pushing the song “Red Wine” by Joe Stampley to Epic Records, which went to #5 on the charts.
Beau went on to work the famed Ozark Jubilee in Branson, MO, playing 200 dates a year. He then moved to Tucson, Arizona where his Clear Country Band was formed with Rick Skinner, Harry Bolin and Mickey Gee. The band was named Arizona's #1 Country Dance and Show Band seven times. Beau has come full circle and now lives in Arkansas where he started. He still records in Nashville regularly. His many songs have placed high on the worldwide charts and Billboard picked “Let's fall in Love for the Weekend” as hit of the week in 1981. “God's Amazing Grace” is routinely played on many radio stations on July 4th and September 11th. Beau recorded 16 releases with Stardust Records in Nashville and is a member of the Rock-a-Billy Hall of Fame.

Big Rotary Dance - March 19, 2013

Beau Renfro band to headline Rotary's 'Holdup at Stardance'

MARANA — The consistently number-one-rated country dance band in Arizona has been booked for the Dove Mountain Rotary Club's annual charity benefit "Holdup at Stardance."

Beau Renfro and the Clear Country Band will entertain for the western dinner, auction and dance on Saturday, March 16. The band has been voted best in the state seven times. And with many songs recorded and played over Radio worldwide Beau is sure to be a hit.

Marana's picturesque Stardance event center will be the site of the Dove Mountain club's principal fundraiser for projects that benefit local school children. The event last March raised more than $14,000.

Beau Renfro Band to Headline at Holdup at Sundance - December 27, 2012

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 19th, 2012

MARANA — The consistently number-one-rated country dance band in Arizona has been booked for the Dove Mountain Rotary Club's annual charity benefit "Holdup at Stardance."

Beau Renfro and the Clear Country Band will entertain for the western dinner, auction and dance on Saturday, March 16. The band has been voted best in the state seven times.

Marana's picturesque Stardance event center will be the site of the Dove Mountain club's principal fundraiser for projects that benefit local school children. The event last March raised more than $14,000.

The club's signature project this year is to support take-home weekend nutrition packs for chronically hungry elementary children. The Power Pack program, administered by Marana Unified school District, is totally supported by private donations. This year the club donated $3,000 to provide food for 20 children each weekend for the school year.

In addition, the club annually donates free dictionaries to each third grader in five elementary schools and awards four $2,000
scholarships to high school graduates.

Tickets for the event are $45 per person, including a $15 tax-deductible donation. For tickets or more information, contact Rotarian Max Talbot at (520) 744-1113,

Beau Renfro Rocked the house on July 4th - July 8, 2012

Dana Cole/News-Sun San Pedro Valley News-Sun

This marks the fourth year Beau Renfro & the Clear Country Band, a popular group based out of Tucson, will be performing at Benson’s Independence Day celebration.

"We always love entertaining for the great city of Benson," said Beau. "I have a lot of super fans there and I worked in Benson for almost three years, so I know a lot of people in Benson and really look forward to 4th of July every year."

Beau Renfro & the Clear Country Band entertain all over Arizona, performing before audiences from Tombstone to Sierra Vista and from Tubac to Tucson, said Beau.

Immediately following the July 4th show in Benson, the band will be packing up and heading to Veteran’s Memorial Park in Sierra Vista for a 5 p.m. performance there.

"Last year we were voted the No. 1 Country Dance Band in Arizona by Thumbtack Press," Beau said. "My music is played worldwide on the Internet and can be found on most on-line stores."

Beau’s passion for country music started when he was a child, going back to a Northeast Arkansas church where his father was a minister and he learned about music by listening to his mother and 11 sisters perform gospel songs.

Beau grew up with radio and was especially tuned in to the "great sounds of Nashville." He was particularly drawn to such classic country artists as Little Jimmy Dickens, Ernest Tubb and Marty Robbins.

"As a kid I was frontman for Ernest Tubb and later worked with David Houston in Texas, along with many other country music greats," said Beau. "I listened to the songs and sounds coming out of Nashville and fell in love with the voice of Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings and Marty Robbins."

After moving to east Texas at a young age, Beau formed a country band called Beau & the Bandits, where the group played in some of the state’s more well known night clubs. The band performed at the Sawmill Club, Oil Palace, The Rio and the Tropicana, to name a few of the venues. He also backed some of Nashville’s big name country stars, the likes of T.G. Sheppard, Moe Bandy, Jerry Reed, Charlie Rich, Faron Young and Joe Stampley. During one of those shows, he met David Houston, who invited Beau to join his band on the road. He accepted the offer, which opened new opportunities for Beau, including appearances at the prestigious Grand Ole Opry.

Describing himself as entertainer, songwriter, music man and "just all around good ole’ boy," Beau eventually moved his family to Tucson, where he found a "real job" that didn’t require road trips and long absences from his family. But that love for music kept tugging at his sleeve and, after a few years, Beau Renfro & the Clear Country Band was born, with band members Rick Skinner, Harry Bolin and Mickey Gee. Playing for a number of clubs, casinos and R.V. parks from Tucson to Texas, the band is one of Tucson’s more popular country groups.

"I have recorded for Stardust Records of Nashville and I’ve released 16 singles and three long play CDs," said Beau, who has a lifetime contract with Stardust. For information about the band, go to the website at www.beaurenfro.com.

"We are now booking for 2012-2013 and would love to hear from you," said Beau. "Our email address is hbeaurenfro@aol.com, or call us at (520) 240-8057.

What a show on the 4th of July - July 8, 2012

Beau Renfro and the Clear Country Band entertained about 6000 people in the park in Sierra Vista at the 44th july 4th celebrition. Folks from as far away as London England were on hand to see the show. The 62nd Army Band was super in the opener, playing hits from some of the greatest and moving on stage like the super band that they are. Beau Renfro took the stage at 8:30 with the Clear Country Band and in the words of Susy Rice " lived up to the billing of the #1 dance band in Arizona" Hit songs like Me and Bobbie McGee, Pretty Good at Drinkin' Beer, You give me a Mountain and A song Beau says he stole from Waylon and Willie, with Rick Skinner doing Willie's part, Good Hearted Woman, They brought the house down. Kids of all ages from 4 to 80 were dancing in front of the stage with Country Music loud and clear pumping across the park and making everyone smile at the fun coming from the stageon the 4th of July. After the show Beau says that he has aways been a friend of Sierra Vista and after all the fires in the last few weeks he and the Clear Country Band were proud to be a small part of this great celebrition. We look forward to coming back next year. See Beau Renfro and the band in consert sometime soon and we look forward to seeing them back in Sierra Vista next year also.

This is what you get with Clear Country - March 12, 2012

From: Joel Watkins

We had Beau and boys at Tucson Estates on March10th. man what a party! You couldn't get on the dance floor. Like they say on the PGA Tour these guys are good... Thanks Beau.

Added: Mar 12 2012 7:28am

Radio, the Movie - June 30, 2011

Just got an email from Coach Harold Jones, you remember him from the movie Radio. Coach Jones is the real live Coach and Radio is his friend of many years. so I thought
some of you would like to see what Radio has been up to.
Beau-
"Thank you so much for your email and for your nice remarks. Thank you also for sharing with us about Michael Ray. He sounds so much like Radio...I bet that the town gets more joy from Michael than he knows. God Bless him. We hope that you and your family are doing well and are having a great summer. I really enjoyed your website.
We are all doing just fine and so are our families. Linda and I have been very busy with the Outdoor Dream Foundation. Our next event is on July 9th...a stripper bass tournament on Lake Hartwell. Check the website: www.outdoordream.org We have a little girl and her mother coming to town tomorrow to fish with Hank Parker. This will be her dream trip. Radio is doing just fine and is enjoying his summer holidays. He cannot wait till football season starts back. I would love to hear your song about Sunshine."
After reading his email I sent off a copy to him that day. You know it sure is good to know that some of the people who they write movies about are real.

New EPK (PRESS KIT) - May 6, 2011

Chick on images below and see new videos also.



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ECMA CHARTS - September 7, 2010

Thanks to all the DJ's worldwide who play our music. All because of you, we are being played around the world.



EUROPEAN COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION COUNTRY MUSIC RADIO CHART
PAN-EUROPEAN TOP-100
August 27, 2010


1 Robert Mizzell. Mama Courtney. Hillcrest
2 Hallur Joensen. Walking The Floor Over You. Hillcrest
3 Alan Jackson.
It's Just That Way. Arista
4 Vanatta. Paradise. Hillcrest
5 Beau Renfro & Clear Country If I'm Not Walking the Floor Stardust
6 Alan Jackson. Hard Hat And A Hammer. Arista
7 Maureen MacGillavry. Blue Kentucky Girl. Hillcrest
7 Brad Paisley. Water. POWERPLAY SONG Arista
8 Jolina Carl. Can't Stay Anymore. Hillcrest

88.9 WYN-FM Radio - August 8, 2010

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DJ – TRUDY BURKE

ADDRESS: PO BOX 1011
ST. ALBANS 3021
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ARTIST - SONG - COMPOSER/ARRANGER - LABEL

SONNY TAYLOR – COUNTRY MUSIC ON THE RADIO – S. TAYLOR – INDEPENDENT
DANNY McGIRR – TRY TO FORGET THAT ONE SMALL PHOTOGRAPH OF YOU – B. McFARLANE – W & G
BILLY D. HUNTER – JANUARY APRIL AND ME – B. MIZE – ROCADE
WILF MONTAN – CANADIAN COWBOY – LA FLAME – JONES – WALL – THUNDERHAWK
AL CARTWRIGHT – LOOKS LIKE YOUR DREAM’S COMING TRUE – CARTWRIGHT / MULKEY – PIERCE – BRADLEY BROS
BARBARA DUNN – PLEASE JUST BURY ME NAKED – B. DUNN – E H KING MUSIC
JOHNNY CASH – I WILL ROCK & ROLL WITH YOU – J. R. CASH – CBS
JOHN MAINES JR – THAT WEST VIRGINIA NIGHT – J. MAINS JR – ENDLESS LOVE
ERIC BOGLE – IF WISHES WERE FISHES – E. BOGLE – FESTIVAL
RAY MEYERS – RED RIVER VALLEY – UNKNOWN – INDEPENDENT
BRUNI RILEY – DANCING YOUR MEMORY AWAY – SUTTON / GRANT – RCA NICHOLLS ‘N DIMES
MITCHELL SHADLOW – I GO TO THE FIRE – M. SHADLOW – INDEPENDENT
REBECCA HALL – HEARTBEAT – O’HARA / WELCH – CAPITOL
ANGIE HEART – THE WAYWARD WIND – UNKNOWN – WHP
BILLIE JO SPEARS – WHY DID YOU HAVE TO BE SO GOOD – RICE / FOSTER – UNITED ARTISTS
DAVID CHURCH – KEEP ON LOVIN’ YOU – UNKNOWN – WHP
SLIM WHITMAN – REMINISCING – HALFORD / AUSTIN – AXIS
**BEAU RENFRO – WHEN I’M NOT WALKING THE FLOOR – J. ADAMS – STARDUST**
TAYLOR McKAY – FOOLS MOON – J. MYROL – CODISC / WHP
AMBER LAWRENCE – THINGS THAT BRING ME DOWN – A. LAWRENCE – DESTRA
HANK LOCKLIN – COUNTRY HONEY – FRAZIER / OWENS – COLDWATER
IAN TYSON – EIGHTEEN INCHES OF RAIN – TYSON / ALGER – VANGUARD
LARRY FORD – ON MY WAY BACK TO THE OLD HOME – B. MONROE – HILLCREST
DREW McALLISTER – ALONG FOR THE RIDE – McALLISTER / CASWELL – INDEPENDENT
JAIME BEAVER – WALLFLOWER BLUES – K. WEDVIK – JUMPIN’ JACK
TRISHA YEARWOOD – I WOULD HAVE LOVED YOU ANYWAY – UNKNOWN – UNIVERSAL
TREVOR V STEVENS – HOLDIN’ HEAVEN – KENNER / McHUGH – MANUKA SOUNDS
CARTER & CARTER – THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE – S. EALES – CRESTWAY

Beau and the boy's rock the park - June 22, 2010

Beau Renfro sings country music with soulful Western accents, the kind you find in old-school Texas music sung by Willie Nelson and George Strait.

The rough-hewn singer, who closed out the Oracle State Park Concert Series on Sunday night, loads his 16 career releases with mandolin that is plucked, not strummed; fiddle and steel guitar played with a good measure of whine and wail; and percussion that sweetly balances out the melodies.

It is music that pays close attention to Renfro's Texas roots and the Western traditions of his adopted hometown of Tucson in both melody and temperament.

Beau and his Clear Country band rocked the concert at the park's historic Kannally Ranch House.

Proceeds from the concert helps support the Mediterranean-style Kannally Ranch House, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Where to buy more Beau Renfro music. - November 8, 2009

The internet has a lot of place to buy our music. The one place we like to go is www.cdbaby.com/artist/beaurenfro The CD's are at a discount and it is a safe site to do business. Thanks for all your help and come see us at one of our shows.

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