Kevin Fowler’s new album ‘How Country Are Ya?’ comes out March 4 and Country Music Chat has him the night before (3/3) for #CMchat Twitterview. You can join the conversation starting at 6pmPT/9pmET!
“I feel that we’ve come full circle on this album. We did this one ‘old school’…like we did the early records “ explains Fowler. “Unlike the last few records, this one is on my own label. I’m calling all the shots. I tried to write and record an album that I thought our fans would dig. “
Teaming up with producer Ken Tondre, How Country Are Ya? was recorded in Austin and features fifteen original tracks, all written by Fowler except “Mousturdonus,” an instrumental written with his bandmates. Beginning with a special intro from Earl Dibbles, Jr (Granger Smith’s “country boy” alter-ego), to the slap-happy “Guitars and Guns” and reflective biographical ballad “Panhandle Poorboy,” Fowler delivers a potent, raucous collection of music that blends together seamlessly.The infectious title track “How Country Are Ya?” is the debut single and is available on iTunes now. It recently hit #1 on the Texas Music Chart.
In addition to Dibbles, Fowler enlisted a few other Texas talents including Amy Rankin (The Rankin Twins) who contributes impressive vocals on “Before Somebody Gets Hurt,” while the Grammy Award winning Los Texmaniacs add a dynamic bit of their Conjunto Tejano flair on “Borracho Grande.” Boisterous vocalist Davin James lends a hand on album closer “Chicken Wings.”
With his wanton exuberance, Fowler is known for his high-energy live show and performs with the proficiency of the well-seasoned musician that he is. He plans to keep his fans happy with an extensive run of gigs throughout Texas, the Southeast and the Midwest. For regular tour updates and news, go to http://kevinfowler.com/.
Kevin Fowler How Country Are Ya? Track Listing
1) Intro (feat. Earl Dibbles Jr.)
2) How Country Are Ya?
3) Guitars and Guns
4) Before Somebody Gets Hurt
5) The Weekend
6) If I Could Make A Livin’ Drinkin’
7) Panhandle Poorboy
8) Borracho Grande
9) Love Song
10) Habit I Can’t Break
11) The Girls I Go With
12) Beer Me
14) Whiskey and I
15) Chicken Wing
MORE ABOUT KEVIN
With six studio albums, a compilation album and a live album already under his belt, Amarillo-born KevinFowler continues to seamlessly deliver his fun-loving and energetic brand of country music to scores of fans around the country. He has garnered 18 Top 5 singles, 10 of which have hit #1 at Texas radio, creating unparalleled staying power in the Texas/Red Dirt music scene. Generating one of the highest percentages of engagement among all country music artists, Fowler’s 360,000+ social media network of fans is just another trademark of his multi-faceted career. Staying true to his road-warrior reputation, Fowler has plans to bring his impactful live show to numerous regions throughout the country well into 2014 in support of the brand new album.