George Ducas

George Ducas Biography

“Willie Nelson’s ‘Red Headed Stranger’ album was my best friend," recalls singer/songwriter George Ducas, who was born in Texas City, Texas in 1971 and moved to San Diego, California at an early age when his parents divorced. Bitten by the music bug at age 10, he begged his mother for a guitar and got that guitar for Christmas that same year. Soon, George began writing and performing whenever and wherever he could find an audience. He started small, performing to an audience of one or two (his parents), and has grown to perform before stadium-sized crowds thus far in his career. Ducas has toured extensively, headlining and opening shows for many country artists including Alan Jackson, Toby Keith, Diamond Rio, and Faith Hill. Throughout his career, Ducas continues to use a wide range of influences in his music, from Willie Nelson and Buck Owens to the Rolling Stones and John Lee Hooker.

While in high school and college, Ducas performed in make-shift bands and found himself writing songs for his girlfriends. He graduated thinking he should follow in his father's footsteps by taking a conventional job, with a conventional salary and conventional hours. But Ducas' life would not be conventional for long.

Ducas quickly received his first songwriting break after meeting singer/songwriter Radney Foster. Foster gave the youngster valuable insight, allowing George to learn the ropes of the music business and hone his songwriting skills. The two teamed up to write "Just Call Me Lonesome", which would become George's first recorded song as well as Foster's first Top 10 hit as a solo artist.

Ducas soon signed a record deal of his own with Capitol Records and released his self-titled debut in 1995 amidst high critical acclaim and great expectations. After charting a Top 20 hit with the first single, "Teardrops", Ducas arrived as both a national and international country artist with the Top 5 hit, "Lipstick Promises". He was off to a promising start.

In 1998, Ducas wrote and recorded his second release, "Where I Stand." Unfortunately, the album lacked the same momentum push as the first. Capitol Records had undergone a number of changes in its leadership, and there were several shifts in the release date of the album as the label transitioned its priorities. Ducas' first single, "Everytime She Passes By", was pulled from radio shortly after its release and then re-released several months later, peaking at only 39 on the country radio charts. "It was a tough, uphill struggle at the time, but I know now that it was the best thing to have happened. I've had so many fantastic experiences since then.” Ducas parted with the label shortly thereafter.

Ducas has spent the last several years writing and creating a family. He is married to his college sweetheart, Caroline, and now has two beautiful children, Grace (5) and William (3). While concentrating on writing, George has written hits for the likes of the Dixie Chicks, Garth Brooks, George Jones, Sara Evans, Tricia Yearwood, Gary Allan, and the Randy Rogers Band, among others. Re-energized with his recent songwriting successes and new music of his own, George is making plans to release a new album in the spring of 2007.

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