This CD was almost titled "family and friends"
because it so describes this project. Good friends like my cutting
horse buddies, the distinguished actor Barry Corbin and my old compadre
radio hall of famer Bob Kingsley - both of whom added their cowboy
voice-overs on "Turn The Herd" and made it very special and loads of
Friends like the multi-talented Rollie Stevens who
deserves to be a cowboy singing star for his wonderful talent on
"The Mexican Angel" duet. Miss Belinda Gail - her duet performance
with me on "The Loan" gives it a whole new perspective and a deeper meaning.
Real cowboy, Dave Stamey loaned me his beautiful song
"Buckskin Horse" which first reminded me of Dale Evan's "Buttermilk,"
but thinking deeper, it speaks to all women who would love to
actually be 'cowgirls' and live the life I'm blessed with.
As to the 'family' part, this CD simply wouldn't exist without
them. Mom and Dad have been a lifelong and constant inspiration. Mom's
dedication to the craft of songwriting and Dad's dedication to creating the
'product' are amazing. Mom (Liz) wrote 7
of these cuts with Dad (Casey) being the co-writer on "Turn The Herd'.
My daughter Lisa put the whole manufacturing thing together - packaging, pressing and artwork - via her company www.musicservicesultd.com
And my daughter Melissa for her wonderful harmony on "Ride, Ride,
Ride" - didn't know she could do that! And to my beloved Mentor who
wrote the beautiful "Bandita".
Thank you my love.
Lastly, I must thank Mark Moseley whose genius in his Sound Control studio in Nashville put all the pieces (recordings from 5 states)
together into a CD I hope and pray you will love - even if you don't
wear the boots and hat! I'm so proud of my family and friends.
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