HACK & THE 57's

Classic Rock-N-Roll Music from the 50's & 60's


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Hack and the Boys at the recent Fun Run gig

Posted May 9, 2001
Hack's recent Nashville recording session -- the line up from L. to R.: Don Bradley, Garlin Hackney, Steve Ledford on Mark Chesnutt's bus. Don plays keys and Steve plays bass for Mark and on Hack's sessions.

  • Rockabilly Hall of Fame inductee GARLIN HACKNEY was in Nashville recently (March 2001), recording ten songs: I Ain't Workin Without You - My Love for You - Wish You Didn't Have to Go - Standin in the Shadows - Nothin' Your Memory Can't do - I Don't Know Where I'm Going - Here Comes the Night ... these 7 are Hack's originals.
    Branded Man-Merle - My Heart Skips a Beat-Buck - Somewhere in My Mind-Dave Crimmen
    Credits: keys-Don Bradley, bass-Steve Ledford, fiddle-Aaron Till - all these from Mark Chesnutt's band. steel-Rusty Danmyer from Lee Ann Womack's group, drums-Tim Grogan from the Desert Rose Band. Guitarist: Billy Owens from Hack and the 57s on lead. Produced by Don Bradley. Watch this website for more details.

    Full Name: Garlin Lee Hackney
    Birtdate: July 28, 1948
    Wife: Carol, from Chepstow, Wales
    Music Stats: 1970-1977 with the John Moore Agency, Columbus, Ohio. Performed thru Canada, the midwest and south. 1977-1991 Nashville Sound and West Texas Music Club in Atlanta, GA as house band. Opened for and backed up Vern Gosden, Billy Joe Royal, Joe Stampley, Johnny Paycheck, David Allen Coe and Razzy Bailey Doug Stone and Stpehanie Bently were both is his band in the '90s. Worked the City Limits Club outside Nashville. Moved to Memphis, TN in 1998, and then moved to Kingman, AZ. Worked the Fun Run on 66, many car shows, Rockabilly Fest 2000 (Jackson, TN). Viva Las Vegas at the Gold Coast Hotel April 2000, Standin' on the Corner Park in Winslow, AZ Festival (booked again to perform in 2001.
    Hobbies: '55 Chevy Bel Air, '75 Chevy Caprice Classic Convertible.
    Travel: 27 ft. motorhome and trailer
    Current CD: "Everthing's Cool"
    Record Label: Rockabilly Hall of Fame

    AVAILABLE NOW: "Everything's Cool" CD by Hack & The 57's

    "Having listened to this CD and playing it on my radio shows, I found my self singing along to the songs. It's the best rockabilly CD I've heard in a long time. The votes for it on my radio show as 'best new CD' are huge. It could even make Entertainer/CD of the millenium. It's a winner I'm sure."
    Dave Smith
    Freelance radio presenter

    2 Photos Posted May 16, 2000

    Photo of Hack and Stephanie Bentley when she worked in his group. She co-wrote "Breathe" for Faith Hill.

    Hack and Steve Ledford. He played bass on Hack's CD and is with Mark Chestnutt.

    Posted October 10, 1999
    From: Hack of "Hack & The '57s" - - I just checked out the chart on rockabilly and saw that our track "Old Square Bottle" was at 19, pretty cool I had my first band when I was a junior in high school 1965. "Old Square Bottle" was something we called Jim Beam at the time, and being from eastern Kentucky, other than moonshine, that was some of the first liquor I drank. As time went by Jack Daniels also became my friend and I know you know that those friends came in pretty handy sometimes. But as the years went by I realized that the going up was not always worth the coming down. So a morning after that happened one time, I wrote "Old Square Bottle and that how the song came to be.

    Concert Review September 4, 1999
    Hack And The 57s With Special Guest Matt Lucas
    Saturday, Sept. 4th
    Wow! What a show, it was in Kingman, AZ. Hack and the 57s tear up the standing room only crowd, the First Annual Memory Lane Cruise Nite, with some of the sharpest cars on the planet, in downtown Kingman on "Historic RT 66" Garlin "Hack" Hackney is the kind of entertainer that really stands out in a crowd! This guy must be 6' 5" and a voice that captures you instantly. He's been on the road for years and this comes through with the way he performs, his act is non-stop rockin' with no deadtime between songs, his special guest Matt (I'm Movin' On") Lucas was in fine form shouting out his brand of Memphis Blues & Rockabilly, Matt said "it's sure a pleasure working with Hack and his group the 57s, they are "really about the music", it's a gas working with Garlin.
    Hack and the 57s has a CD on the Rockabilly Hall of Fame label, entitled "Everything's Cool" if this show comes to your town, get a Hack Attack!
    By - B.J. Stokes, Kingman independent writer

    Hack & The '57s


    Made up of a variety of talent with everyone coming from different musical backgrounds. This diversity enables the band to perform a wide range of music from their mainstay of Classic Rock 'n' Roll from the 50's and 60's to Rockabilly and some Country.

    Garlin "Hack" Hackney is a native of eastern Kentucky who started his first band in his junior year of high school in 1965.

    In the early 70's, he was signed by one of the top booking agencies in the Midwest, The John Moore Agency of Columbus, Ohio and was managed personally br Mr. Moore himself.

    The Garlin Hackney show with its five female dancers and singers and five piece band toured the Midwest and Canada. They performed fair venues, show clubs and night clubs. One of those dates brought him to Macon, Georgia where he did show dates with RCA artist Razzy Bailey who also produced his first single "9 Million Tears" for SandCastle Records and Capricorn Records of New York City and Macon, Georgia.

    Through the 70's & 80's Garlin worked all over the south playing some of the biggest clubs in Nashville and Atlanta opening for some of the biggest names in country music and classic rock 'n' roll of that time.

    He has performed all different styles of music from country & rock 'n' roll to show tunes. He never lost his feelings for the music he grew up on - The Southern Roots of Rockabilly and Soul.

    "Hack" moved to Kingman, Arizona from Memphis in 1998 and formed his band "Hack & The 57's" concentrating on the clubs in the area and functions such as the annual Route 66 Fun Run and the 4th of July for radio stations in the Kingman, Arizona Laughlin, Nevada area.

    The Garlin Hackney Show (in the '70s). Hack extensively toured the Midwest: Illionis, Michigan, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Tennessee, Canada and Ohio doing show rooms, fair dates, etc.

    CONTACT Hack:

    Concepts West Agency
    1040 Matley Lane, #8
    Reno, Nevada 89502
    Judy Shepherd-Agent
    call 775-324-1922
    fax 775-324-2662

    Hack with the Hager Twins from Hee Haw

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