Have you ever heard a song on the radio, and thought ' Wonder what happened to....'? Yeah, us too. So I decided to put together my list of people who might or might not have made a big splash in country music, then disappeared. And just for the record, I like all of these songs, and the singers that I've met on this list are all wonderful people, and I wish them the best. No disrespect intended!


Carolyn Dawn Johnson - one of Nashville's hit songwriters, she became a recording artist in 2000 for Arista Records. Her song 'Single White Female' was a huge hit for Chely Wright in 1999, and her own songs 'Complicated' and 'I Don't Want You to Go' were both Top 5 hits. Her last album 'Love Rules' was released in 2010.


Tyler Dickerson - Tyler was on Disney's Lyric Street Records, and was signed when he 16 years old in 2009, after a talent search by John Rich, of Big & Rich. His first single 'Tell Your Sister I'm Single' was a minor hit, and his career stalled when his record label abruptly shut down in 2010. He competed on season 9 of NBC's 'The Voice', and lives in Denham Springs, Louisiana.


Cyndi Thomson - in 2001, Cyndi Thomson had a hit song on Capitol Records called 'What I Really Meant to Say'. It was her debut single, and it went to #1,which almost never happens. She was gorgeous, had a hit song, and then she decided to walk away from it all, after releasing 2 more songs that basically went nowhere. She tried a comeback in 2006 and 2009, but so far, no new music from this Georgia songbird. What a shame.


Ricochet - this band from Oklahoma had a huge hit in 1996 with 'Daddy's Money', and they were ready to take over the world with 2 other singles that did well on the country music charts. Their debut self titled album was certified gold, but the two following albums virtually did nothing. On a side note, new country artist Chase Bryant is the nephew of Ricochet founding members Jeff and Junior Bryant. So the family tradition carries on.


Sherrié Austin - this Australian singer and actress was signed to Arista Records in 1995, after appearing in the TV shows 'Fresh Prince of Bel Air' and 'Facts of Life', among others. Her debut album was called 'Words' and had 4 songs released, most of which were written or co written by Louisiana natives Will Rambeaux and Blair Daly. Sherrié also wrote 'Shotgun Rider' for Tim McGraw in 2007.. She had some really great videos to go along with her songs, and she continues to tour and record music to this day.


Shane Minor - Signed to Mercury Nashville in 1999, this former Los Angeles Police officer and rodeo bull rider opened up shows for Shania Twain on her first headlining tour, which was a pretty big deal at the time. His video for his debut song 'Slave to the Habit' made ladies swoon. Shane has written many, many hit songs for other people, including 'Beautiful Mess' for Diamond Rio, 'Chillin It' for Cole Swindell, and 'Live a Little' for Kenny Chesney.





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