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Bryan   Shelton   White

Birthdate: February 17, 1974 Birthplace:Lawton, Oklahoma Instruments: drums, guitar

Favorites Food: Mexican Ice cream flavor: Chocolate Chip Actress: Jane Seymour Actor: Harrison Ford Movie: Somewhere In Time Color: Hunter Green Drink: Coca-cola Singers: Vince Gill, Steve Wariner, Bonnie Raitt Hobbies: going to the movies, fishing, songwriting Song: "Behind Closed Doors" by Charlie Rich

MUSICAL INFLUENCES: His parents, Steve Wariner, John Conlee, Merle Haggard, Ronnie Milsap, Vince Gill, Stevie Wonder, Kenny Loggins, Glen Campbell, Bonnie Raitt, Max Carl, Charlie Rich, Ricky Skaggs, Prince, Chicago

CHARITIES INVOLVED WITH: St. Jude's Children's Hospital, Federal Employees Educational Assistance Fund, Cerebral Palsy, Cystic Fibrosis, Country CARES, Native American Clothing Drive

FIRST SONG EVER FULLY LEARNED: "Stand By Me"

FIRST PAYING JOB - MUSICAL: Age 15 with his mother in Oklahoma City club Cajun's Wharf

FIRST PAYING JOB - NON MUSICAL: Age 16 mowing lawns

In life and in love, Bryan White knows he's a lucky man. Not only has he racked up a pack of chart-topping hits and a mantle full of major awards, the buoyant multi-platinum selling Oklahoman, cited by People magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People In The World", is in love with his fiancÚ, One Life To Live actress Erika Page. With his fourth album How Lucky I Am, White marks his production debut and shouts his joie de vive to the world with twelve head-over-heels, crazy-in-love songs.

"Being in love has opened my eyes to so much. I don't look at anything the same way. I wanted this to be a positive, light, uplifting romantic project. We've had a lot of success with some great sad ballads, but for this one project, I wanted to keep a positive vibe happening."

On How Lucky I Am, each song reflects a different facet of true love. "You're Still Beautiful To Me," the sizzling, sensuous song, co-penned by Bryan Adams and legendary producer Robert "Mutt" Lang, features two of white's "biggest heroes"- Steve Wariner and Jack Mack & the Heart Attack's Max Carl- promises that beauty never fades when seen through the eyes of the heart. White co-wrote the explosive and gutsy "Shari Ann," with Carl, which features Carl on keyboards and vocals. The groove-infused advice of "The Stayin'," reminds us that "It ain't the fallin' in love, it's the stayin'" that keeps love a long-term affair; while "That Good," is a love song of symphonic force. "Heaven Sent" is a simple, warmly romantic waltz that fulfills the longing White so plaintively expressed in his first number on single, "Some Else's Star."

White chose "Everywhere I turn" because he says, "I swear everything I do every day reminds me of Erika," and got the idea for "You'll Always Be Loved By Me" from a long-distance phone conversation he had with her. In it, a man promises his lover, "It's not going to be easy, but I want you to know that every step of the way when I'm not with you, I am thinking about you. When you're down and out and upset, just remember that I'll always be there for you. You'll always be loved by me."


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