Over the years to follow, Pure Prairie League witnessed many members come and go, each contributing their own musical talent to the group’s country rock sound. Among these were steel guitarist John David Call, pianist Michael Conner, percussionist Billy Hinds, bassist Michael Reilly, and singer, songwriter, and Grand Ole Opry member Vince Gill.
During the mid-1970s, Pure Prairie League’s music began to climb the charts, beginnng with their hit single “Amie,” one of the decade’s most popular country rock songs. Following shortly after was the group’s highest-charting album, Two Lane Highway, at No. 24 on Billboard‘s album charts.
The group began producing a new album in 2002 but were forced to step away due to the illness of Michael Connor, who eventually passed in 2004.
Picking things up again in 2005, Pure Prairie League released another album, All In Good Time, and has played a handful of shows every year since then. Their country rock sound continues to endure the music industry transformations through the decades.