The Sky Kings

The Sky Kings was an American country music supergroup formed in 1991 as Four Wheel Drive.

The band consisted of John Cowan, Bill Lloyd, Patrick Simmons and Rusty Young. They were signed to a recording deal with RCA Nashville and completed an album which for the label was never released.

Warner Bros. Records signed the group in 1993. Threatened with lawsuits from bands who had copyrighted the name Four Wheel Drive, they secured the rights to the name The Sky Kings.

After opening for The Doobie Brothers on their 1993 tour, Simmons left The Sky Kings to rejoin The Doobie Brothers.

Now a trio, The Sky Kings released three singles on Warner Bros.: “Picture Perfect,” “Fooled Around and Fell in Love” and “That Just About Says It All.

“Picture Perfect” was the only single to chart, peaking at No. 52 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.

An eponymous album was scheduled to be released in 1997, but eventually shelved. Rhino Handmade released From Out of the Blue, an album which collected the entire unreleased 1997 Warner Bros. album, non-album Warner Bros. singles, and recordings and demos made for a second unreleased Warner Bros. album, in 2000.



RCA Records Label Nashville 2014

Tracks: Till The Money's All Gone, One Tear At A Time, (Takin' These) Blues To The Highway, Nothin' Less Than Love, I Could Get Used To This, Wichita Way, In A Heartbeat, Bad Memory, Fallin' For The Last Time & Old Hat.

Musicians to the 1992 album: Bill Lloyd, John Cowan, Patrick Simmons, Rusty Young and others.

From Out Of The Blue

Rhino Records 2000

Tracks: Picture Perfect, That Just About Says It All, Lonely Only Goes So Far (previously unreleased), Doin' What I Shouldn't (previously unreleased), Love on Our Side (previously unreleased), That's How You Learn About Love (previously unreleased), A Shot at Loving You (previously unreleased), I Must Be Doin' Something Right, Who Cares (previously unreleased), I Can't Trust My Heart (previously unreleased), Fooled Around and Feel in Love (previously unreleased), A Great Day to Be Alive (previously unreleased), Right from the Git Go (previously unreleased), If She Didn't Love Me (previously unreleased), I Don't Wanna Live Like That (previously unreleased), Angeline (previously unreleased), Real Good Place to Start (previously unreleased), Watch the Stars Come Out (previously unreleased), That's What Love Can Do (previously unreleased), You're Not There (previously unreleased), I Just Did What I Didn't Wanna Do (previously unreleased), Long Arms of Love (previously unreleased), Christmas Everyday & Just About Interlude (previously unreleased).

Musicians to the From Out Of The Blue album: Bill Lloyd, John Cowan, Patrick Simmons, Rusty Young and others.