Tony Lawson Pays Tribute to Steve Gulley and His Legacy

Tony Lawson and Steve Gulley grew up on different sides of the same mountain in northern East Tennessee. Tony took to the airwaves for three hours to play live performances, and dive into the deep catalog that Steve has left us, as well as other songs that speak to our loss. Steve Gulley was the host of Rize N Shine since February 2019. He passed away August 18 after a struggle with pancreatic cancer. We love him and will miss him. Please enjoy this loving tribute by Tony to Steve.

Picture: Tony Lawson, Tim Stafford (Blue Highway and Steve’s songwriting partner), Tim Surrett (Balsam Range), and Steve Gulley.

2 thoughts on “Tony Lawson Pays Tribute to Steve Gulley and His Legacy”

  1. Chris Russell says:

    Great tribute to Steve.. Love you all at WDVX.. Sending prayers and love for all. He touched alot of hearts and will be missed. Thank you Tony and everyone at WDVX..

  2. Linden Griesbach says:

    Thanks for this, Tony.

    I’ve been a regular online listener to Rize and Shine for years. I never met Steve or even saw him perform in person. But today, I feel like I lost a close friend.

    I am thinking about you who knew him well, of course, his family. Blessings to all of you.

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