A native of Splunge, Mississippi, Harold began his career at the age of 13, playing banjo with local bluegrass groups throughout the Mississippi/Alabama area. After honing his talents on acoustic and electric guitars, he headed for Memphis, Tennessee. It was there he began his world travels for the USO, Department of Defense and Tennessee Bureau of Tourism, visiting 12 countries from the colder Nether regions of Iceland and Greenland to the warmer climes of the Mediterranean. In between these tours, he worked as a back-up musician for a long list of reunion acts including Fabian, Del Shannon, The Coasters, The Drifters, Peter Noone and The Shirelles.
In 1992, Harold began touring as lead guitarist for an RCA country artist based in Nashville, Tennessee and relocated to Music City where he established himself as a studio & road musician. At this time, Harold began what he now refers to as his" family tradition" gigs, or artists with famous family members such as Hank Williams III, Noel Haggard and the 2000 CMA Vocal Duo of the Year, Montgomery Gentry. Harold's 8 1/2 years in Nashville were highlighted with many performances on the Grand Ole Opry, television appearances on all major TNN variety shows (Nashville Now with Ralph Emory, Crook & Chase, Prime Time Country), the Craig Kilborn Show on CBS, and a surprise on-air radio performance with Loretta Lynn at the Ernest Tubb Record shop.