Restless Heart, comprised of drummer John Dittrich, bassist Paul Gregg, keyboardist Dave Innis, guitarist Greg Jennings and vocalist Larry Stewart, is one of the most accomplished and successful vocal groups, in any genre of music, of all time. The group accrued twenty-six hits on the country charts with seven #1 hits and nine others landed them in the Top Ten. They also experienced cross-over success with six songs making the adult contemporary charts; including the #1, #2 and #3 spots. In one brief decade that began in the late 80’s and ended in the mid 90’s, Restless Heart earned three gold albums, had seven singles in a row go straight to number one, received twelve Grammy, CMA, ACM nominations and were named ACM’s Vocal Group of the Year. Few groups, before or since, have been able to garner such a solid following on both country and adult contemporary radio.
Their exceptional vocal harmonies, delivered with flawless perfection, led to a string of hits that included “Bluest Eyes in Texas,” “I’ll Still Be Loving You,” “That Rock Won’t Roll,” and “Why Does It Have to Be (Wrong or Right).” Then the early 90’s Crossover smash “When She Cries.” Disbanding the way they did, what they now simply refer to as “irreconcilable differences”, left them without closure and it was fourteen years before they reunited in the studio. Their long over-due reunion resulted in a their long over-due latest studio album, aptly titled, Still Restless.
The award-winning band, with all five original members, now sounds better than ever. In “What We Know Now,” the autobiographical final cut on their previous project, they sing “We were reckless, young and proud. We had the whole thing figured out. We never saw the writing on the wall. Even though we thought we knew it all. Oh my friend, if we knew then what we know now.” It is very clear that, with the passing of time, they have deciphered the writing on the wall and the best part is that they do know now what they didn’t know then. They haven’t lost any of the talent that took them to the top of the charts and their vocal harmonies remain so tight you wouldn’t be able to get a laser beam between them.
Today, driven by the musical force which brought them together more than a quarter of a century ago, and tempered by their combined experiences and talent, Restless Heart continues to thrill old and new fans by doing what they do best, making great music and having fun.