L.D. (Rick) MONEY
Gifted Session & Touring Guitarist
[L.D. endorses Fender Instruments and
[...and loves his new '56 Neck Fender Guitar made specially for him!]
L.D. is just coming off tour with Randy Travis when we
speak in December 1998, and L.D. (known as "Rick" before he joined Tom
T. Hall and was dubbed "L.D." by The Storyteller) is
looking forward to
his two weeks off before starting two album recording projects in
January and February, and returning to his Grand Ole Opry weekend
playing duties with Porter Wagoner.
Songwriting and Arranging Credits
A whirlwind of TV show tapings, live broadcasts, recording sessions from
the West Coast to Nashville, and Grand Ole Opry weekends, enough to drive
most anyone crazy, has characterized L.D.'s professional life this
past year. He tours with Randy Travis, playing his 50 dates
annually, and is recording on Randy's upcoming 1999 album in February.
L.D. flew back and forth cross country taping Howie Mandel
Live, all Darrel
Singletary Prime Time TV Shows, and even appeared live at the
Dallas Cowboys Half Time Show with 50 million
L.D. Money's gifted playing can be heard on another of his
many projects, George
"CHAMPAGNE SATURDAY (Alien Love)"
CD on Nashville's
L.D.'s career in Nashville started in the mid-70's when he
relocated from his native Georgia and joined Tom T. Hall, touring
three years, recording five albums, and playing the historic first home
of The Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman Auditoreum. Tom T.
a song in L.D.'s honor, "The Son of Clayton Delaney".
Johnny Rodriguez and Waylon Jennings tours and albums kept
L.D. busy through the next decade. He continued to work with
Tom T., and recorded
the song "The Mother Church of Country Music" with
Porter Wagoner, Dolly Parton, and Roy Acuff.
The Nashville Palace in 1983 saw L.D. join Randy
Travis and play on Randy's first Nashville album, "Randy
Ray Live"! (Remember that one?) L.D. tours and records
with Travis today.
1989 was the year L.D. joined Porter Wagoner on the Grand
Ole Opry, where he plays currently.
- L.D. wrote "What In The Name Of Love", recorded in the
Alabama Grammy & CMA "Album of the Year" Awarded album
Closer You Get".
- L.D. Money & Randy Travis wrote "Tonight I'm Walkin' Out The
Blues", released on Warner Brothers.