Stafford's musical roots are anchored in a musical family, and by the time he was 14, he had joined his first band. After high school, he headed to Nashville to play backup for Jumpin' Bill Carlisle. When his drummer unexpectedly quit during a recording session, Stafford found himself performing solo as a "one-man band," which is legendary among country fans. As he developed his songwriting talent, he became known for his comedic performances. During this time, he wrote a song called "Swamp Witch," and his singing career took off. MGM Records released "Swamp Witch" in 1973, becoming an instant Top 40 hit on the pop charts. Next came his famed "Spiders and Snakes," landing on both the pop and country charts and turning gold in 1974. Other hits followed, including "My Girl Bill, "Wildwood Weed," and "Your Bulldog Drinks Champagne," all of which delivered a good measure of quirky humor.
60 Minute Stage Show