Phil Leadbetter is now the resonator guitarist with The Whites, making him the lone non-White in the band.
Patriarch Buck White is on mandolin and piano, Cheryl White Warren on bass and Sharon White Skaggs on guitar. All three sing lead and harmony, with Phil now providing all the slidey stuff.
He says that is he delighted with his new gig.
“I am having a ball!! They are such awesome singers, musicians and human beings. I went on full-time with them last month.
We are heading to South Dakota this weekend.”
The Whites have been singing together for almost 40 years, and rose to prominence in the 1980s with a number of songs that moved up the country charts. Several were produced by Ricky Skaggs, who married Sharon in 1982 as his own country music career was taking off.
They were inducted as members of The Grand Ole Opry in 1984 and continue to tour nationally and internationally. You can find more details online.