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In 1986, he wrote the song, "Living in the Promiseland" for Willie Nelson which became a number-one hit on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart. Willie Nelson also recorded another one of David's songs, "When Times Were Good" (which featured Merle Haggard) on their 1987 duet album, "Seashores of Old Mexico."
In the 2000s, David became a victim of identity theft which made releasing additional albums difficult for fear that any royalty checks would be stolen by the perpetrators, who were later arrested for the crime.
In the 2010s, he formed a music group called David Lynn Jones and Friends which consists of seasoned musicians\performers who have a passion for music.
In 2017, he won a $2.1 million judgment against a local bank after the jury found that the bank had sold the master tapes to over 100 of his songs and recording equipment "without permission or cause" at a public auction. In 2020, his wife, Illa (whom he married in 2004) passed away at the age of 61.
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In 1999, she relased her debut studio album, "Sparks Are Gonna Fly" on the Broken Bow Records label (which didn't appear to make the charts at all). The album received mixed reviews from critics, with one critic saying that it was "too smooth and polished to grab the hard-core honkytonkers, but it's often too country for much of today's younger audience."
Her only charting single to date, "Three Little Teardrops" peaked at #66 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for only a week in 2000. During that same year, she was featured on Damon Grey's song, "Way Back Home."
Cheryl began her singing career as a young girl in church where her mother was a musical director and she continued with her congregation's adult choir. In 1976, she decided to pursue a career in acting and singing; she spent eight months with the national touring company of "The Wiz", starting out as a background vocalist and eventually earned the role of Evillene, the Wicked Witch of the West in the show.
During that time (at the behest of her manager), Cheryl auditioned for the television talent show series, "The Gong Show" where her version of Joe Cocker's song, "You Are So Beautiful" received a perfect score from the judges.
After the episode aired, she attracted interest from several record labels, including Columbia Records, who signed her to the label towards the end of 1977. She also performed backing vocals for albums by D.J. Rogers and Eddie Kendrick around that time as well.
The follow-up single from the album, "Star Love" peaked at #20 on Billboard Hot 100 and #9 on Billboard's Hot Soul Singles chart, staying on the chart for 15 weeks. During that time, Cheryl provided vocals on rock music group Toto's song, "Georgy Porgy" (which reached the Top 20 on the R&B charts).
The lead single from the album, "I've Got Faith in You" peaked at #41 on Billboard's Hot Soul Singles chart, staying on the chart for 10 weeks.
In 1982, she released her fourth studio album, "Instant Love" which peaked at #133 on the Billboard 200 and #7 on Billboard's Top R&B Albums chart.
The title song peaked at #16 on Billboard's Hot Soul Singles chart, staying on the chart for 16 weeks. It also peaked at #5 on Billboard's Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.
The lead single, "Preppie" peaked at #85 on Billboard's Hot Soul Singles chart, staying on the chart for only 4 weeks.