Greg Rowles

Emcee, Vocals, Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar, Mandolin, Dobro and Harmonica

Born in Fredericksburg, Virginia, Greg has been an active musician since the age of twelve when he began playing in a band with his mom, dad and brother. An accomplished musician on various instruments. He credits Ernest Tubb, George Strait, Faron Young, Porter Wagoner and Conway Twitty as his musical heroes.

Greg is a former male vocalist of the year from Star Search. Infact the victory was the first in the show’s history that fans voted on their favorite performer. Eighteen million votes were cast and Ed McMahon announced Greg as champion. This year Greg added to his list of titles, “Award Winning Broadcaster” recognized by the National Motorsports Press Association. You can see Greg’s work daily on FXB FOX TV anchoring “Carolina AM”, and “Not the News”, in addition to FOX “Racin’ News” weekends.

Greg works closely with his corporate sponsors, Wrangler, Elixir Strings, Steve Clayton Custom Picks, Holt Custom Guitars, and Ovation Guitars. Greg is also the spokesman for Beach Automotive Group representing Ford, Lincoln, Mazda and Volvo.

Greg entertained at the Vatican in Rome, Italy, three years at the request of James Nicholson, the U.S. Ambassador to The Holy See, who also served President George W. Bush as Secretary of Veteran Affairs. Greg also performed numerous times as a solo artist on the Grand Ole Opry. This marks his 39th year in show business and his 18th season here where he has been honored to be named as “Alabama Theatre’s Good Will Ambassador”. He gives of his time to a variety of charitable organizations throughout the year. Greg just released his Christian CD, “Sing His Praise” with the addition of “The Ballad of Alvin C. York”, written with renowned poet Jerry Gray. Look for it in the gift shop.

Greg served for over 14 years in Christian ministry as a music pastor and now consults with churches forming praise services. Greg is most proud of his bride of 24 years, Brandee and their three incredible children, Courtney, Grayson and Ashton.

Fun Fact: Greg is known to change costumes a number of times in our show – have you been counting?