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Gene Johnson

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The Resume

    (August 10, 1949- )
    Born in Jamestown, New York
    Mandolin/fiddle player and tenor vocalist in Diamond Rio
    Recorded 'Meet In The Middle',' 'Mirror, Mirror,' 'Norma Jean Riley,' 'In A Week Or Two,' 'This Romeo Ain't Got Julie Yet,' 'Love A Little Stronger,' 'Bubba Hyde,' 'Walkin' Away,' 'It's All In Your Head,' 'How Your Love Makes Me Feel,' 'Unbelievable,' 'One More Day' and 'I Believe' with Diamond Rio
    Recorded the albums 'Diamond Rio (1991),' 'Close To The Edge (1992),' 'Love A Little Stronger (1994),' 'IV (1996),' 'Greatest Hits (1997),' 'Unbelievable (1998),' 'One More Day (2001),' 'Completely (2002)' and 'Greatest Hits, Volume 2 (2006)' with Diamond Rio

Why he might be annoying:

    He is significantly older then the rest of his Diamond Rio bandmates.
    He sported a mullet during the band's 1990's heyday.
    His debut with the band following the signing of their record contract was delayed to his carpentry mishap.
    He severely injured the thumb on his left hand, to the point where it was uncertain if he could continue to play the mandolin.
    He enjoys rifle shooting in his spare time.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He worked as a carpenter, prior to pursuing a career in music.
    He restores antique cars in his spare time.
    He was a member of J.D. Crowe and The New South, prior to joining Diamond Rio.
    He was able to recover from his injuries sustained in his carpentry accident and continue to play the mandolin without any issues.
    He was able to make the transition from bluegrass to country music seamlessly.

Credit: Ricky

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    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying