Above:  The Whites performing on August 8, 2008.

The Whites

Origin Fort Worth, Texas, US
Nashville, Tennessee, US
Genres Bluegrass

Members Buck White
Sharon White
Cheryl Whi

The Whites is an American country music vocal group consisting of Sharon White (born 1953), her sister Cheryl (born 1955), and their father Buck (born 1930). In the 1980s, they scored such hits as “You Put The Blue In Me”, “Hangin’ Around”, “Give Me Back That Old Familiar Feeling”, “Pins And Needles”, “If It Ain’t Love (Let’s Leave It Alone)”, “Hometown Gossip”, and “When The New Wears Off of Our Love”.

In August 1981,[1] Sharon White married Ricky Skaggs, who performed on several of the Whites’ early releases. In 1987, the couple released the hit song, “Love Can’t Ever Get Better Than This”.

In 1991, the Whites joined producers Randall Franks and Alan Autry on the In The Heat Of The Night TV series album entitled Christmas Time’s A Comin’, performing on the track, “Let’s Live Everyday Like It Was Christmas” (Sonlite/MGM/UA).

As of 2007, the Whites are regular performers on the Grand Ole Opry program in Nashville, Tennessee. Their collaborative album with Ricky Skaggs, “Salt of the Earth” won the 2008 Grammy for Best Southern/Country/Bluegrass Album.

The Whites can be heard on the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack with the song “Keep on the Sunny Side”. They also appear in Down from the Mountain, the documentary of a concert given by the soundtrack artists.

The Whites were inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame on Saturday, August 16, 2008, in Carthage, Texas. They were inducted along with Buck Owens and Mickey Newbury. Also performing on the Grand Ole Opry with Buck, Sharon and Cheryl is Rosanna, better known as Rosie, the third of the four White sisters. She performs high harmony and occasionally does solo performance of the Mel Tillis classic “The Violet and the Rose”.




Title Album details Peak positions

US Country US Grass
Buck White & the Down Home Folks
(as Buck White & the Down Home Folks)
Release date: 1972
Label: County Records

In Person
(as Buck White & the Down Home Folks)
Release date: 1977
Label: County Records
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That Down Home Feeling
(as Buck White & the Down Home Folks)
Release date: 1977
Label: Ridge Runner Records
— —
Poor Folks’ Pleasure
(as Buck White & the Down Home Folks)
Release date: 1978
Label: Sugar Hill Records
— —
More Pretty Girls Than One
(Buck White solo)
Release date: 1979
Label: Sugar Hill Records
— —
Old Familiar Feeling
Release date: June 1983
Label: Curb / Warner Bros. Records
22 —
Forever You
Release date: June 1984
Label: Curb / MCA Records
37 —
Whole New World
Release date: March 1985
Label: Curb / MCA Records
42 —
Greatest Hits
Release date: 1986
Label: Curb / MCA Records
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Ain’t No Binds
Release date: February 1987
Label: Curb / MCA Records
37 —
Doing It By the Book
Release date: 1988
Label: The New Canaan Records
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Give a Little Back
Release date: April 3, 1996
Label: Step One Records
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A Lifetime in the Making Music
Release date: August 15, 2000
Label: Ceili Music
— —
Love Never Fails
(Sharon White with Barbara Fairchild and Connie Smith)
Release date: August 12, 2003
Label: Daywind Records
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Salt of the Earth
(with Ricky Skaggs)
Release date: September 25, 2007
Label: Skaggs Family Music
45 1
Hearts Like Ours
(Sharon White with Ricky Skaggs)
Release date: September 30, 2014
Label: Skaggs Family Music
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“—” denotes releases that did not chart
Year Single Peak positions Album
US Country CAN Country
1981 “Send Me the Pillow That You Dream On” 66 — N/A
1982 “You Put the Blue in Me” 10 — Old Familiar Feeling
“Hangin’ Around” 9 5
1983 “I Wonder Who’s Holding My Baby Tonight” 9 14
“When the New Wears Off of Our Love” 25 34
“Give Me Back That Old Familiar Feeling” 10 16
1984 “Forever You” 14 30 Forever You
“Pins and Needles” 10 12
1985 “If It Ain’t Love (Let’s Leave It Alone)” 12 22 Whole New World
“Hometown Gossip” 27 36
“I Don’t Want to Get Over You” 33 —
1986 “Love Won’t Wait” 36 46 Greatest Hits
“It Should Have Been Easy” 30 44 Ain’t No Binds
1987 “There Ain’t No Binds” 58 —
1989 “Doing It By the Book” 82 — Doing It By the Book
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