Alamo Jones of Sirius XM’s Outlaw Country and others have called Buzz Cason the Father of Nashville rock. In a carreer spanning six decades, Buzz Cason has been living the rock & roll dream. He formed Nashville’s first rock & roll band “The Casuals” in the mid 50s which became a successful touring act and Brenda Lee’s backing band. He then started a solo career with the hit “Look For A Star” under the name Garry Miles.
Buzz is also a successful songwriter. His most well-known song is the classic “Everlasting Love” (co-written by Mac Gayden) that was recorded by Carl Carlton, Gloria Estefan, U2 and many others. Another one of Buzz’s songs, “Soldier of Love” (co-written by Tony Moon), was recorded by Arthur Alexander, Pearl Jam and the Beatles. He also wrote a Country #1 hit for Tommy Overstreet (“Ann, Don’t Go Runnin'”) and songs for Martina McBride, Brenda Lee, Dolly Parton, Placido Domingo, Mel Tillis, T.G. Shephard, the McCarters, Oak Ridge Boys, Jerry Lee Lewis and many others.
Buzz produced Clifford Curry's beach music classic “She Shot A Hold In My Soul” and Van & Titus' r&b classic “Cry Baby Cry” that was recently covered by Christine Ohlman and Dion and albums by The Derailers and Sugarcane Jane. He also helped start Jimmy Buffett’s career with the albums Down to Earth and High Cumberland Jubilee for which he also co-wrote several songs.
Buzz has also been doing a lot of session work for other artists and sang on records by Elvis, Kenny Rogers, Kris Kristofferson, Ronnie Hawkins, Roy Orbison, Mickey Newbury, Levon Helm, John Denver and he was the voice of Alvin on several Chipmunks records.
Buzz is also the founder and owner of the legendary Creative Workshop recording studio that was built in 1970 and is still going strong. Jimmy Buffett, Roy Orbison, Leon Russell, Merle Haggard, the Doobie Brothers, The Faces, Elvis and Kevin Costner have recorded there. He is currently working on a documentary about the studio and the recording scene in the Berry Hill neighborhood of Nashville that evolved from it.
In 2006, Buzz released his autobiography Living The Rock & Roll Dream and in 2014, he was honored by the Country Music Hall of Fame as part of their Poets & Prophets series. Buzz is also a member of the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.
Recently, Buzz has been releasing a string of critically acclaimed Americana albums of original material including Troubadour Heart (2014) and Record Machine (2015), both on Plowboy Records, and his latest album, 2017's Passion on ArenA Recordings.