Photo Gallery | Bobby Wood: Memphis music legend shares his story
If you've never heard of Bobby Wood, chances are good you've heard him play the piano.
His unmistakable style graces the recordings of hundreds of musical giants. Elvis Presley's "Kentucky Rain".
Crystal Gayles' "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue", and countless others. Wood stopped by the Action News Five studios recently to talk about his new book "Walking Among Giants, From Elvis to Garth: The Bobby Wood Story".
Even Wood is surprised by the path that led him from the son of a Gospel music loving farmer in rural Mississippi to playing with some of the biggest names in music.
Wood moved to Memphis in 1960 and was on the fast track to stardom when an auto accident sidelined his solo career.
He went on to become part of one of the most successful studio groups ever at American Recording Studios in Memphis. As keyboard player with "The Memphis Boys", Wood backed up famous musicians who came to Memphis to capture a unique sound; Neil Diamond, Aretha Franklin and Elvis Presley to name a few.
He went on to record with Johnny Cash, Garth Brooks and countless others. With the help of his cousin, Barbara Wood Lowry, he finally put pen to paper to document a behind-the-scenes look at the music business from Memphis to Nashville.
His story is a rags to riches musical journey that would inspire and delight any music lover.