The “Old Man” of the group was raised up around music all of his life. He received his scriptural foundation from his granddad, who was an old Baptist Country Preacher, that played the guitar & the harmonica. Some of his fondest memories were going to his Uncle Odell's house in Marlow, Oklahoma & sitting around pickin & grinnin well into the night, with all of the neighbors sitting outside in lawn chairs, enjoying the music & singing. Wally started singing at an early age with his sisters, Linda & Renee, developing tight family harmony. He had no formal musical training but always had a “thirst” to learn to play various instruments.
He formed, helped form, and played in several country bands, but always had a love for sharing the gospel in song. Even in the country bands, he would tell everyone that the talent they had, was a gift from the good Lord & would close the night with a good old gospel hymn. He & Tammie feel extremely blessed to have such wonderful, talented children working together, for the Lord.