Pure Prairie League
Country rock band PURE PRAIRIE LEAGUE is best known for its 70s hits “Amie” and “Just Can’t Believe It”. The band reunited in 2000 and continues to tour in their current incarnation.
Pure Prairie League was formed in Columbus, Ohio in the early 70’s and released their debut album in 1972 followed by a nationwide tour. Their subsequent album Bustin Out featured Mick Ronson who contributed string arrangements on several tracks. In 1974 PPL released “Amie” to rave reviews and radio station airplay.
Two Lane Highway was released in April 1975 and featured a guest appearance by Don Felder from The Eagles and Emmylou Harris, who dueted with the band on the song “Just Can’t Believe It,” which received much airplay on country stations. Highway was the band’s highest charter(#24) and Bustin Out reached Gold status, but their subsequent records, If the Shoe Fits, Dance, Live, Takin’ the Stage and Just Fly, sold in lesser quantities.
In 1978 the band suffered the loss of several members and found new members to record Can’t Hold Back. The band continued to tour until 1988. They had their first reunion in 2000 featuring many of the original members and began touring regularly in 2004. Don’t miss Pure Prairie League at Anthology on Sept. 25!