The band was formed in 1974 in Memphis by Jeff Davis and Butch McDade. By 1975 they had added Russell Smith, Barry Burton and James Hooker to the group. Burton left the group in 1977 and was replaced by Duncan Cameron. They disbanded in 1980 after the release of their album How the Hell do you spell Rhythum?
Smith went on to be a successful songwriter, Earheart joined Hank Williams Jr's Bama Band, and Cameron joined Sawyer Brown, who had their own success with music in a similar style as the Amazing Rhythm Aces. After a hiatus of about 15 years, the group re-formed in 1994 with most of the original members and began by releasing some newly recorded versions of their biggest hits. They also began composing new songs for a comeback album which was delayed due to McDade's cancer-related death in 1998. The album Chock Full of Country Goodness
was finally released in 1999.
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