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Cowboy Corner, breathes new life into the dying breed of Cowboys, and Country Western music. Where have all the Cowboys gone? Its amazing, when you take a good look around, theyre still out there alive and kicking! And singing! Red told us a little bit of what Cowboy Corner is all about.
"Were in our 5th year, in 120 markets nationwide. Our major thrust in 98 is to increase the number of stations that carry our show. So if you dont have it in your area, call your local station and request it! As the name implies its called Cowboy Corner. I recite poetry on it, and we play Cowboy music. I have a guest each week, and that guest may range from Reba McEntire to Ben Johnson, to Richard Farnsworth, to the Wagon Boss of the 4 sixes ranch. Everybody whos on the show has a ranching background, or a Cowboy background."
Reds new album Dear Mama, Im a Cowboy , is his 3rd on Warner Western. It just won the Western Heritage Award at the Cowboy Hall of Fame, which is their equivalence of the Oscar. This will be Reds 3rd one. He either wrote or co-wrote all the songs ,but one, on this album. Where a lot of artists make a big mistake is singing only songs that they wrote. A lot of times the songs end up sounding too much alike, and end up boring the audience. Heres a little advice from Red.
" The most important thing in writing or anything you do, is original thought. If you dont have original thoughts, the rest of it really doesnt make any difference, because nobody wants to hear the same thing, done by somebody else. So instead of taking the responsibility of making these all original thoughts on my own, I involved some other folks. I like having collaborators on songs, because I get a different viewpoint. But I wrote all the poems by myself. "
Well, since I sing and write Country & Western, I couldnt resist asking Red, " Would you play a woman singing Western songs?"
He was quick to the draw, naming off the Hays County Gals, Jean Prescott, Trudy Fair, and Joanie Harms.
Now as I was growing up on the farm, I was the runt in the family. This did have some disadvantages. When it came time to break a horse, Dad would just throw me up there and say Hang on!" I grew up watching Westerns and thinking I was a Cowgirl. So does Red Steagall consider himself a real Cowboy?
"I grew up in a little bitty town named Sanford, Texas. About 105 people there, right in the middle of the Sanford Ranch. There used to be a tremendous amount of livestock activity, but the oil business changed that. The ranchers say the most beautiful sight in the world, is an old cow scratching its back on a pump jack thats working. I grew up following those Cowboys around. We rode bareback, cause we didnt have enough money to buy a saddle. We pulled cows out of the boughs, fixed fence, we did all those Cowboy things, but not as a real Cowboy."
Big Texas Moon will be the first single off Reds new album Dear Mama, Im a Cowboy. If you have trouble finding it in the record stores, check out your local Western Wear stores! Its worth the ride! You can also check it out at www.wbr.com!
I'm a Cowboy
|Rumor has it . . . that Rising Tide Records has went the way of the Titantic . . . that Faith Hill is pregnant again which is causing a fews waves at her record label...that Steve Murray, lead singer for Perfect Stranger has taken up team roping with his brother in Texas andt Atlantic Records thinks The Great Divide will bridge the gap between country and pop music.|
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Jo-El Sonnier spices things up with his new album
Jo-El and his band The Road Warriors, put on one of the hottest shows you will ever go see. Although known worldwide for his accordion playing, hes a great singer and has been nominated for a Grammy, and acted in several movies. He is a true performer and gives 100% to his fans. To book Jo-El in your area call 615-320-7041
|Howl at the Moon on FountainBleu Entertainment. This is what I call a groove/party album. Orville Davis has been the New Jersey CMAs performer of the year for several years running, known for his high energy show. Now hes branching out. Hell be in the Ft.Lauderdale area in May, and songs off of this album will keep the dance floor filled. You can buy it now at songtek.com. For booking in your area, call 212-228-3621, or email email@example.com|
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George Strait's King Range Chicken!
Preheat oven to 350. Mix the first 4 ingredients and set aside. In a greased 13" casserole, layer the ingredients in the following order: tortillas, onions, soup mix, and top with cheese. Bake until mixture is bubbly. Serves 6
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