The Finney Brothers band

Based in Klein TX



I am a Nashville recording artist. I have played music for over 50 years, I have performed in some of the largest and most prestige’s halls in all parts of the US, Canada, and the UK.

I have a 6-piece dance, or show band, playing music picked just for your needs, we can play parties, wedding receptions, and dances of all kinds. 

I also have a smaller (3 piece) group billed as the Finney Brothers, that we use for smaller groups. These smaller venues might include restaurants, small clubs, house concerts, and parties.

Carl Alan Finney (born January 13, 1948), known as Carl Finney, is an American country music singer, songwriter and performer. He has been a member of the weekly Louisiana Hayride radio program and stage performance in Bossier City, LA. He has released more than 20 studio single recordings, and several have reached a place on the Billboard “top 100” country charts. He has released 2 compilation albums. In 1985, with the help of grand ole opry star Ray Pillow, Carl’s recording of the Mell Tillis classic “Heart Over Mind” charted at #1 in Edinburgh Scotland.       

Carl has made several television Guest appearances, including appearances on ”the Cannery” and “Church Street Station”, and “you can be a star”, on The Nashville Network. He has performed all over the US, in every venue imaginable, and opened shows for stars such as: Gene Watson, Frenchie Burke, John Anderson, Mickey Gilley, Johnny Lee, Gene Shepherd, Reba Macintyre, Gary Stuart, Ed Bruce, Janie Frikkie, Johnny Paycheck, David Allen Coe, Tanya Tucker, Moe Bandy, John Conley, Alabama, The Juds, and many others.

He has headlined at Clubs such as: Gilliey’s, Billy Bobs, and most of the large dance halls in Texas, and Oklahoma, as well as Hotel clubs all over the US. He has performed at many Fairs, Festivals, and Rodeos in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Tennessee, Colorado, and New Mexico.  

Contents

  • 1Biography
    • Early Years
    • 1981–1995: Career as a country music singer
    • 1995–present: Career today
  • 2Discography

 

 

 

Biography

 

Early Years:

 

Carl was born in Houston, Texas, He studied at South Texas College, the University of Houston, with an eye toward sports and engineering.

While going to school at night, he worked for the Texas Highway Dept. (engineering survey crew). And served six years in the Texas National Guard’s 71st Airborne Brigade. All the while playing Base Guitar in several local rock and roll bands on weekends.

In 1971, he enrolled at Houston Community College in the National Sheet Metal Joint Apprentice School. He went on to graduate as a Journeyman Sheet Metal Worker with an Associates of Applied Science Degree.

Carl continued to play in bands in the Houston area at nights and on weekends, although by this time he had changed to predominately country music, and focused on lead vocals and rhythm guitar.   

 

 

 

1981–1995: Career as a country music singer

After participating in several regional musical contests, Carl was invited to Nashville by Rock-a-Billy / Country star and record producer Johnny Dollar. With Johnny’s help along with others like John Denny, Jack Clements, and Jim Halsey he was able to enjoy several years of successful recording and touring.

Credits: 

Won CMA Colorado’s Mail vocalist of the year in 1982, and 1983

Won CMA Colorado’s Duet of the year in 1983

Won CMA Nebraska Male vocalist of the year in 1983

Nominated for ACM New Artist of The Year 1985

Nominated for CMA Top Touring Band 1984

Won Music City News Award Top Touring Band 1986

Showcased At the CMA new comers show at Nashville’s “Fan Fair” 1983 and 1984.

Carl was Inducted into the Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame in 1983

 

1995–present: Career today

 In 1995, tired and road warry, Carl returned to Houston and went back to a “day job”. He returned to Metco Sheet Metal where he served as a vice President until 2000, when he moved to Straus Systems until 2016. Carl is now retired and “Back On The Road Again” playing Texas dance Halls and fairs, festivals, and recording locally. He says “I am having a Ball”

 

 

 

 

Discography

Main article: Carl Finney’s discography

Singles:

   
     

"Another Heartache"

 

1981 National Foundation Records

"Damn My Heart"

 

1981 National Foundation Records

"Scrapbook of Memories"

 

1983 National Foundation Records

"A Little Piece of Haven"

 

1983 National Foundation Records

"Heart Over Mind"

 

1984 National Foundation Records

"That Was Before I Met You"

 

1984 National Foundation Records

"You Can't Take It With You When You Go"

 

1984 National Foundation Records

"old Boxcars And Hobo Jungles"

 

1984 National Foundation Records

"over Night Sensation"

 

1985 Texas Blend Records

"Do the Good Times Ever outweigh the bad?"

1985 Texas Blend Records

"Lady Luck"

 

1988 PVI Records

"That Other Woman"

 

1988 PVI Records

"The Next Best Thing To You"

 

1988 PVI Records

     
     

 

 

 

Albums:

   
     

"A Little Piece of Haven"

 

1984 National Foundation Records

"Carl Finney"

 

1988 PVI Records

 

 

                            "partial song list"

 

TITLE                KEY        ARTIST
                        
Redneck Girl                D        Bellamy Brothers
Shame On Me                D         Bobby Bare
500 Miles                D        Bobby Bare
Detroit City                D        Bobby Bare
Streets Of Baltimore                D         Bobby Bare
Rocking Robin                D        Bobby Day
Fraulein                G        Bobby Helms
Crying Time                D         Buck Owens
Blue Suede Shoes                A        Carl Perkins
Mountain of Love                D        Charley Pride
Before I Met You                D        Charley Pride
Is Any Body Going To San Antoine                D        Charley Pride
Crystal Chandelier                D        Charley Pride
All I Have To Offer You Is Me                D        Charley Pride
Does My Ring Hurt Your Finger                D        Charley Pride
Kiss An Angel Good Morning                D        Charley Pride
I Know One                D        Charley Pride
Just Between You And Me                D        Charley Pride
Please Help Me I'm Falling                D        Charley Pride
Help Me Make it Through The Night                C        Chris Kristofferson
Lay You Down                A        Conway Twitty
Only Make Believe                 C           Conway Twitty
Mona Lisa Lost her Smile                D        David Allen Coe
Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime                D        Dean Martin
Tulsa Time                D        Don Williams
I Believe In You                C        Don Williams
Your My Best Friend                C        Don Williams
Some Broken Hearts Never Mind                C        Don Williams
Amanda                C        Don Williams
Lay Down Beside Me                C        Don Williams
Till The Rivers All Run Dry                C        Don Williams
Your Sweet Love                C        Don Williams
The Shelter Of Your Eyes                C        Don Williams
Louisiana Saturday Night                C        Don Williams
Turn Out The Light And Love Me Tonight                C        Don Williams
Honkytonk Man                D        Dwight Yoakum
Cattle Call                C        Eddie Arnold
Funny How Time Slips Away                D        Eddie Arnold
You Don’t Know Me                D        Eddie Arnold
Make the World Go Away                C        Eddie Arnold
I Really Don’t Want To Know                D        Eddie Arnold
Whats He Doing In My World                D        Eddie Arnold
Too Many Rivers                D        Eddie Arnold
Im Sending You A Big Boque Of Roses                D        Eddie Arnold
Dream                D        Eeverley Brothers
So Sad To Watch Good Love Go Bad                        Eeverley Brothers
When Will I Be Loved                 C        Eeverley Brothers
Let It Be Me                C        Eeverley Brothers
I cant Help falling In Love                D        Elvis
Love Me Tender                D        Elvis
Hound Dog                A        Elvis
It's Now Or Never                D        Elvis
Hello Walls                D         Faron Young
After The Lovin                D        Faron Young
Aint That A Shame                D        Fats Domino
I'm Walking                D        Fats Domino
Four In The Morning                A        Feron Young
Before The Next Teardrop Falls                D        Freddy Fender
Waisted Days And Waisted Nights                D        Freddy Fender
Vaya Con Dios                D        Freddy Fender
Easy Loving                D        Freddy Heart
When A Man Cant Get A Woman Off His Mind                G        Gene Watson
Got No Reason Now                A        Gene Watson
Fair well Party                E        Gene Watson
Walk Through This World                D        George Jones
You Comb Her Hair Every Morning                D        George Jones
He Stopped Her Today                D        George Jones
Your Still on My Mind                D        George Jones
The Cowboy Rides Away                A        George Strait
Does Fort Worth Cross Your Mind                D        George Strait
Amarillo By Morning                A        George Strait
When Did You Stop Loving Me                D        George Strait
Old Troubadour                D        George Strait
The Fireman                D        George Strait
The Chair                D        George Strait
Baby Blue                D        George Strait
Hey Song                D        Hank Jr
Moving On                C        Hank Snow
Now And Then There's A Fool Such As I                D        Hank Snow
The Wreck Of The Old 97                C        Hank Snow
Millers Cave                D        Hank Snow / Bobby Bare
Your Cheating Heart                D        Hank Williams
I Cant Help It If I'm Still In Love With You                D        Hank Williams
Cold Cold Heart                C        Hank Williams
Jambiya                C        Hank Williams
Last Kiss                A        J Frank Wilson
In The Misty Moonlight                A        Jerry Wallace
Their She Goes                D        Jerry Wallace
Shutters And Boards                D        Jerry Wallace
Southern Loving                        Jim Ed Brown
Little Jimmy Brown                        Jim Ed Brown
Pop A Top                D        Jim Ed Brown
When I Dream                D        Jim Ed Brown
The Old Lamplighter                D        Jim Ed Brown
Morning                D        Jim Ed Brown
Four Walls                D        Jim Reeves
He'll Have To Go                D        Jim Reeves
I'm Getting Better                D        Jim Reeves
Billy Bayou                C        Jim Reeves
I'm I Loosing You                D        Jim Reeves
Guilty                D        Jim Reeves
I  Love You Because                C        Jim Reeves
Is It Really Over?                C        Jim Reeves
Danny Boy                C        Jim Reeves
Distance Drums                C        Jim Reeves
Scarlet Ribbons                C        Jim Reeves
Stand At Your Window                C        Jim Reeves
Blue Side Of Lonesome                C        Jim Reeves
Have You Ever Been Lonely                D        Jim Reeves
Well This is It                C        Jim Reeves
Audios Amigo                C        Jim Reeves
T For Texas                D        Jimmy Rogers
Hobo Bill                D        Jimmy Rogers
Waiting For A Train                D        Jimmy Rogers
Blue Yoddle #7                D        Jimmy Rogers
All these Things                D        Joe Stamply
Friday Night Blues                G        John Conley
Whisky River                 C        Johnny Bush
I'll Walk The Line                C        Johnny Cash
Folsom Prison Blues                G        Johnny Cash
All For The Love Of A Girl                A        Johnny Horton
Pass Me By                D        Johnny Rodriquez
Long Black Veil                 E        Lefty Frizzell
Walk On By                D        LeRoy Vandyke
This Time You Gave Me A Mountain                        Marty Robbins
Devil Woman                D        Marty Robbins
My Woman My Woman My Wife                D        Marty Robbins
Are you Sincere                ?        Marty Robbins
Singing The Blues                D        Marty Robins
Heart Over Mind                D        Me
You Sure Made It Rain On My Parade                D        Mel Tillis
The Way I Am                A        Merle Haggard 
Momma Tried                D        Merle Haggard 
Sing Me Back Home                D        Merle Haggard 
Silver Wings                D        Merle Haggard 
Today I Started Loving You Again                D        Merle Haggard 
Under the Bridge                D        Merle Haggard 
In My Next Life                D        Merle Haggard 
Lonesome Fugitive                D        Merle Haggard 
Love Me When You Can                D        Merle Haggard 
Id Trade All Of My Tomorrows                D        Merle Haggard 
When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold                D        Merle Haggard 
Sometimes I Dream                D        Merle Haggard 
Wake Up                D        Merle Haggard 
The Farmers Daughter                D        Merle Haggard 
Okie From Muscogee                D        Merle Haggard 
Swinging Doors                D        Merle Haggard 
What's Forever For                A        Michael Murphy
Your In Love With The Wrong Man                D        Mondo Earwood
Trying To Love Two Women                A        Oaks
Faded Love                G        Patsy Cline
Green Green Grass Of Home                D         Porter Waggoner
Heart Aches By The Number                G        Ray Price
For the Good Times                C        Ray Price
Please Release Me                D        Ray Price
San Antonio Rose                D        Ray Price
From A Jack To A King                A        Ricky Van Shelton
Washed My Hands In Muddy Water                D        Stonewall Jackson
Chiseled in Stone                D        Vern Gosden
That Just About Does It                D        Vern Gosden
Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain                C        Willie Nelson
On The Road Again                C        Willie Nelson