Dick Barnes has been performing since the young age of three. Coming from a family of 12 children that is made up two Gospel Quartets and a Duet, Dick's early years were spent performing in many churches throughout the south. His deep musical roots broadened over the years to include performing country western and bluegrass music. He has shared the stage with many well known artists. His broad versatility along with his extraordinary gift for writing and recording songs is evidenced by the Country, Bluegrass and Novelty songs on these CDs. Dick's future plans include the release of more of the songs he has written and he intends to continue writing and performing new material. Dick is a native of North Carolina, a former member of the North Carolina State Senate and a former member of the North Carolina State House of Representatives. .In 2012 Dick was awarded one of the highest civilian honors a governor can give, The Order of the Long Leaf Pine.