The Knight Brothers first are all actual brothers, David (bass), Danny (percussion) are identical twins, Dean (lead vocals) and Curtis (lead guitar) were raised on a farm in Mount Airy, Maryland. Their family, like many other musical families has been engaged in music for many generations. Their father (Carl) and his brothers were the original Knight Brothers Trio, an Appalachian harmony trio playing in the mid-eastern and southern states through the late 50s and 60s.
The Knight Brothers began singing gospel music around the age of five. In 1976 they recorded their first album “Victory and Calvary” written by their father Carl, which sold 10,000 copies. They traveled up and down the east coast singing and selling records and tapes from there carpeted van which often doubled as a hotel. Gradually they honed in on their family harmonies to produce their own distinct country sound. In 1982 they won a local, state and regional competition, finishing second in the nation at the Wrangler Country Star Search, performing televised from the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee.