Toeing the Line
Indiana native Doc Wooten loves to make music. While he was born in Indianapolis, most of his youth was spent in Ohio where he discovered country radio in the form of WWVA out of Wheeling, West Virginia. And he listened to that radio power house every moment he could savoring the pure country sound from the neighboring state. From childhood, Doc sang. Most of his performing was in churches in the Ohio area. Thanks to his mother who encouraged him, he always had a guitar in his hands during those performances. Throughout his school years, Doc continued to play even until he graduated from Palmer University of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. Along the way, Doc moved to Memphis where he met Sam the Sham, formerly of Sam the Sham and the Pharos. Sam encouraged Doc to write songs, a passion he now persistently pursues. Doc's first recording session was in Sam's studio in Memphis. From his first taste of recording in Memphis, Doc eventually landed in Nashville with keyboard player and producer Mark Olivarius where he recorded several songs. Later, he discovered keyboard player and producer Mike Schrimpf formerly with Conway Twitty. Doc recorded several more songs with Mike. In his continuing pursuit to get his material heard on country radio, Doc recorded his sophomore CD at studio 19 in Nashville. Produced by Robert Johnson and Larry Rogers, the CD was then sent to Hank Williams for mastering. Doc's new release, titled 'Toeing The Line' will be released in 2005. He will be showcasing the single, Toeing The Line, a remake of the 1980 hit by Rocky Burnette in Nashville during the CMA Music Week, June 9-11, 2005. Doc performs weekly, having opened shows at The Orpheum Theatre in Memphis for the likes of Ricky Van Shelton and numerous others. His charismatic style and performance wins fans wherever he goes.