Earl Wear started singing at age five and turned professional in his late teens. He won numerous contests including a spot on the Charlie Daniel's Talent Roundup in Nashville. He placed 1st in The Jimmy Dean Country Showdown at the local AND regional competitions and placed 6th at the national show, beating out 10,000 other acts.
Earl and his band, Haywire (comprised of the best musicians around: Kenny Cataldo’s soothing steel guitar, Grady Shawver’s perfect pickin’, Seth Humphrey’s rockin’ bass & Michael Hay’s spot-on drums) have been playing together for over 10 years and have developed quite a following.
In 2001 they were voted "Best Band in the Pacific Northwest". They have worked with over 65 national country recording artists and are now a full time touring group covering some of the biggest country venues across the nation.
RECENTLY: In the past year, Earl has worked with Blake Shelton, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Keith Anderson, Mark Chestnutt, Tracy Lawrence, Luke Bryan, Chuck Wicks, Ricochet, Rodney Adkins, Reckless Kelly, Clay Walker & Collin Raye, to name a few. He performed two special acoustic shows for Phil Vassar. He headlined at the WYO Theater in Sheridan, Wyoming for their famous "WYO Rodeo Days". He and the band have graced main fair, rodeo & festival stages from the Oregon Coast to Connecticut!
AWARDS: Earl was awarded “Best Male Vocalist” at the 2009 Independent Music Network Awards. His hit single, Walking To Wyoming" was re-released in 2008 and is now in regular rotation on most country radio stations in the West and Midwest. It has spent 22 weeks at #1 on the Independent Music Network's Country Charts.
Earl was nominated for three (3) awards this year (2010). “Best Male Vocalist”, “Favorite Single” (Blame It On Jones) and “Favorite Country Impact Artist/Band of the Year”. On January 10th, 2011 he won “Best Male Vocalist” for the second year running!
Earl was also recently nominated and accepted into the CMA.
NEXT: Earl Wear and Haywire just released their latest CD “Doin’ Time” and “Blame It On Jones” has already hit #1 on the independent charts.