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Reneau, George “Bud”

He is a musician, songwriter and arranger who was a founder member of the band the Matadors in 1961.

After he met the songwriter Paul Trefzger they founded the independent label, Saxony Records, in Cincinnati and their first recorded artist was The Contenders, led by Rollie Willis who had been with Otis Williams and The Charms.  They saw regional chart success with groups such as The Teardrops and Lonnie Mack but the label was shelved in 1967.

He moved on to become a songwriter in Nashville and saw success with his song “The Days of Sand and Shovels” which was recorded by around 30 artists. He has achieved five No.1 hits, three as a writer and two as a publisher and his charted songs include “Chains” by Patty Loveless and “Somewhere Between Love and Tomorrow” by Roy Clark.  He has also been recorded by John Denver, Ray Charles, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Dobie Gray and Etta James among others.

Sis Badgett Recordings
Oh How I Love Lovin’ You (Bud Reneau/Don Goodman/Mark Sherrill)