Terri Whitney, lead singer and manager for Country Express, has been singing since she was a child when she sang in the church junior choir and the elementary chorus in school. She formed a band in high school to play for school events. In recent years she participated in the local Ultimate Idol competitions where she placed second overall, performs at local Christmas tree lighting and sock hop events. She was lucky enough to perform with Kenny Rogers on stage. Terri is from Franklin, NY.
Larry Jamieson, one of the original founders of Country Express, plays lead guitar and sings lead vocals for the band. He is a graduate of Hank Thompson School of Country Music, Claremore College in Oklahoma where he appeared on stage with Hank Thompson. Larry has mastered many instruments including guitar, bass, piano, valve trombone, banjo and pedal steel guitar. Larry is from Walton, NY.
John DeMaille, who plays pedal steel guitar for Country Express, has played guitar and pedal steel since his teen years. Having played for many bands during his music career, including Johnny Paycheck, John has opened for George Jones, Flying Burrito Brothers, Freddy Fender and Tom T. Hall. He is renowned in recording studios for his back-up abilities and has done many recording sessions. Since moving to Halcottsville, NY, he's continued playing with his own band and the Country Express band.
Darlene DeMaille, who plays bass guitar and adds vocals for Country Express, has been singing and playing guitar and bass since high school. While living in Long Island, she sang with several country bands, including her own band. Since moving to Halcottsville, NY, she has worked in her own band as well as with Country Express. She had the opportunity of opening for country music legend George Jones and performed with country music stars Merle Haggard and Jack Greene.
Ken Whitney studied percussion at the Tony Monforte School of Modern Drumming in Binghamton, NY. Ken began playing country music with E-Z Feeling Band, Country Melody band, Phoenix band which he formed and managed, Route 66 band and Alderhollow band. During his career he has opened for country singing legends Dottie West, Billy Walker, The Whites, Little Jimmy Dickens and Randy Travis. He currently plays with both Country Express and Dirt Road Express. Ken lives in Greene, NY.