Introducing Ron Crites Country Variety Music Acoustic Solo Artist
Ron Crites is a native of Orlando, Florida, where he grew up with country music and has been playing guitar since he was twelve years old. One of nineteen children, Ron performs live with a D41 Martin Acoustic Guitar or a full blown setup!!
He has a wide variety of music from Traditional Country, Blues, Classic Rock and Roll, and Chickin’ Pickin’ instrumentals, He is not just a musician but an “Entertainer”. “My real inspirations have been George Jones and Merle Haggard,” confides Crites. Pete Swanson, a freelance writer for the Great Falls, Montana Tribune, quotes“Ron is a first-rate guitar picker who
duplicates George Jones vocal style with uncanny
accuracy”. Ron’s talent is known all over the world, a song from his Plain Country 2 CD, "Blues Roses" reached number
twenty-four on the INDIE CHARTS in Europe. In April 1997
at Emma, MO, Ron opened for the great George Jones. Ron said performing on stage in front of 7000 people for almost an hour, as a solo artist was a dream come true let alone getting a chance to see and hear hisidol.
On one of the Grand Ole Opry Country Cruises Ron had the opportunity to meet Brad Paisley and Little Jimmy Dickens while they listened to him for over two hours. Yet another “Grand Ole Opry Country Music Cruise” again with Brad Paisley after he enjoyed the way Ron performed George Jones Songs, Ron was hired to perform at “Brad’s Fan Club Party” in Franklin , TN at “The Factory”
Some of the stars that Ron’s played music with or opened for are: Brad Paisley, David Allen Coe, Jack Green, Shelly West, Joe Stampley, Charley McClain, Ace Cannon, Ray Pillow, Whitey Shaffer, Leona Williams, Dave Kirby, Charlie Walker, Jimmy C. Newman, Bill Monroe, Johnny Rodriguez, Joe South, Shenandoah, Johnny Paycheck, Narvel Felts, Little David Wilkins, Dean Dillon, and Tommy Cash and The Tennessee River Boys.
Ron’s preformed on six Television Shows Country Boy Eddie Show-Birmingham, AL. Jam Session U.S.A.-Jackson, TN. Buddy and Kay Baine Show-Tupelo, MS, Cerebral Palsy Telethon Florence, AL,Sunrise Live & Scene Around W.T.R.T. Florence, AL. and Pepper & FriendsK.O.M.U. TV Columbia, MO.
Ron has performed on “Carnival Cruise Lines” since 2002 on the M/S Carnival Pride, M/S Carnival Fantasy, M/S Carnival Conquest, M/S Carnival Imagination, M/S
Carnival Destiny, M/S Carnival Legend, M/S Carnival Triumph, M/S Carnival Elation and a European Tour on the newest ship the M/S Carnival Liberty out of Rome, Italy