Tommy Alverson is a Texas Country musician from Fort Worth, Texas. He attended and played varsity football at Itasca High School with Austin’s Sam Baker (then known as Dick Baker). During junior college, he played guitar with James Hand, and later produced Hand’s first album.
Alverson has shared the stage with Texas musicians Willie Nelson, Johnny Bush, Johnny Gimble, Jerry Jeff Walker, Clay Blaker, Gary P. Nunn, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Radney Foster, and Steven Fromholz, as well as Robert Earl Keen, Pat Green, Charlie Robison, Dale Watson, and singer/songwriter Jim Lauderdale.
Alverson continues to expand his loyal fan base throughout Texas, as well as overseas with his songwriting and performances.
Alverson’s regular bandmates are son Justin on lead guitar, Ray Austin on steel and Dobro, Ron Thompson on drums, Jerry Abrams on bass, and Thurston Selby and Heather Woodruff on fiddle. His new band consists of Ray Austin, Joe Ammons on drums, Jerry Abrams on bass, Thurston Selby on fiddle and vocals, and "Dirt" Stinnett on guitar, fiddle, mandolin, and vocals. Alverson and the band were picked along with 19 other acts, for the Miller Lite True to Texas campaign in 2000. Alverson has been featured in radio and TV commercials for Dairy Queen, Miller Lite, and Texana Grill. Alverson was also voted The Terry Award's Entertainer Of The Year in 2000.
His discography includes Texasongs, a compilation of his first two cassette releases, "From The Heart Of Hill County" and "Always In My Heart", Live at Ozona, produced by legendary producer Phil York, Me On The Jukebox, co-produced by Alverson and Lloyd Maines (which contains the hit "Una Mas Cerveza"), and Alive And Pickin, which was recorded live at the historic Chatauqua Auditorium in Waxahachie, Texas. Also, Alverson's "Hill Country Here I Come" is featured on the 2001 release Texas Road Trip compilation by Compadre Records. Smith Music Group, who distributes CDs by Cooder Graw, Jason Boland, Cory Morrow and many others, has acquired the distribution rights to all Alverson’s CDs.
Alverson released Heroes and Friends in June 2004. Several guest artists included on the CD, were Gary P. Nunn, Rusty Wier, Mike Graham, Davin James and Heather Morgan. Alverson’s fifth studio release, titled Country to the Bone, was his debut on Palo Duro Records. The album won the 2007 Best Country and Western Music Award from Fort Worth Weekly, and was released at Alverson’s 10th annual Texas Music Family Gathering.