Bring It On

Bring It On

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by Kevin Fowler
     
 
The outlaw movement in country music didn't last very long in Nashville, but in Texas they take being an outlaw, or at least being an outcast and outsider, pretty seriously. Since returning to his country roots in 2000, Kevin Fowler turned out the kind of country albums they've long forgotten about in Nashville, hardwood honky tonk Saturday night epics with plenty of

Overview

The outlaw movement in country music didn't last very long in Nashville, but in Texas they take being an outlaw, or at least being an outcast and outsider, pretty seriously. Since returning to his country roots in 2000, Kevin Fowler turned out the kind of country albums they've long forgotten about in Nashville, hardwood honky tonk Saturday night epics with plenty of rock attitude and enough grit to grind the fenders off a '69 Caddy. Fowler's bad-boy stance will never go out of style in either country or rock, and his band delivers the goods on these 13 tunes of drinkin', hell-raisin', and good-timin'. "Ain't Dead Yet" gives a shout out to all the things that are supposed to kill you -- booze, fluoride in the toothpaste, cigarette smoke, and carcinogens in barbecued food, to mention just a few. It's a toast to the joys of self-destruction that everyone will want to raise a glass too. "Long Line of Losers" celebrates Fowler's muddy gene pool with a Cajun-flavored stomp flavored by some wailing fiddle from Chris Whitten and screaming electric guitar by Tracy Martin. "I Pulled a Hank Last Night" rides down the lost highways that claimed Hank Williams, and unlike a lot of songs that reference Williams, it avoids maudlin sentimentality and wallows in excess and alcoholic jubilation with lines like "takin' it easy drinkin' that hard stuff." The band salutes Williams by dropping a musical quote from "Honky Tonk Blues" into their smokin' instrumental break. The song titles tell the story -- "Honky Tonk Junkie," "Cheaper to Keep Her," "Feels Good Don't It" are rife with good old boy humor and pounding honky tonk beats. Even on the album's one love song, "Best Mistake I Ever Made," he keeps things from getting too serious with a bit of boozy humor.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/25/2007
Label:
Equity Music Group
UPC:
0880966500130
catalogNumber:
3017

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Performance Credits

Kevin Fowler   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar
George Jones   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Joe Chemay   Bass
J.T. Corenflos   Electric Guitar
David Grissom   Electric Guitar
Owen Hale   Percussion,Drums
Tony Harrell   Hammond Organ,Hammond B3
Steve Hinson   Slide Guitar
Brent Mason   Electric Guitar
Randy McCormick   Piano,Hammond Organ,Wurlitzer,Clavinova,Hammond B3
Billy Panda   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin
Hank Singer   Fiddle
Joe Spivey   Fiddle
Wes Hightower   Background Vocals
Mickey Jack Cones   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Marty Brown   Composer
George Jones   Duet
Blake Chancey   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Mike Douglas   Engineer
David Lee Murphy   Composer
Kim Tribble   Composer
Tony Castle   Engineer
Kent Agee   Composer
Ira Dean   Composer
Andy Griggs   Composer
Mark McKinney   Composer
Kevin Fowler   Composer
Mickey Jack Cones   Engineer
Mel Eubanks   Engineer
Thom Shepherd   Composer
Andy Baggett   Graphic Design
Chris Hennessee   Composer
Brandon Kinney   Composer

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Bring It On 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nashville, Smashville -- Texas is THE only place for COUNTRY!!! Kevin Fowler has done it once again! Me and the Boys and Cheaper to Keep Her are CLASSICS! This Michigan Honky Tonk Junkie girl is just JONESIN' for the Lone Star State after listenin' to this one!