Gulf Coast Cowboy Hour December 14th Playlist

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KBEC is proud to bring you another little break in the middle of your hectic week!

The playlist for December 14th is as follows:

  1. Parrotheads in Cowboy Boots / J. Michael Laferty
  2. Seven Mile Bridge / John Hall
  3. Barefoot Holiday / Brent Burns
  4. Everyone Has a House Guest in Key West / Lenore Troia
  5. An American Dream / Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  6. A Night on the Beach / Scott Kirby
  7. Parrothead for a Day / the Cedar Island Band
  8. My Kinda Day on Padre / Larry Joe Taylor
  9. Fishing in the Mikly Way / James "Sunny Jim" White
  10. Merry Christmas Island Style / Kelly McGuire
  11. Redneck Yacht Club / Thom Shepard and Steve Williams
  12. Southern Cross / the Eric Stone Band

Straight from Corpus Christi, J. Michael Laferty gave us this song as the title track of his 2008 album.

Whether it’s writing music or serving in Congress, John Hall always has something interesting going on. “Seven Mile Bridge” is no exception and is from the 2006 Rock Me On The Water album.

The recent winner of both the Entertainer of the Year and Songwriter of the Year awards for 2011 from the Trop Rock Music Association, Brent Burns included “Barefoot Holiday” on his 2005 album Margarita Smile. We recently received a very nice e-mail from Brent suggesting a sit-down or phone interview – we’ll have to see if we can make this happen! We will have several of his songs on our Christmas show for the upcoming week, including “Santa’s Gone Nascar” and “12 Days of Snowbird Christmas”.

Lenore Troia has been part of the Key West music scene since the early 90’s and is known as the “Queen of Cayo Hueso”. “Everyone Has a House Guest in Key West” is from her 1998 album Wild Island Night in Key West.

Having had over a dozen incarnations, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band has covered a lot of musical ground over the years. “An American Dream” was the title track and hit single of the band’s 1979 album. "If we can be an antidote to the jaded reality that is life as we currently know it, then we've done something pretty cool," says keyboardist-accordionist-singer Bob Carpenter. With that said no wonder we added these legends of Country music to our Gulf Coast Cowboy playlist!

Hard to believe it took us five weeks to get this guy onto the show, but here is a great track entitled “A Night on the Beach”. “A Night on the Beach” is another title track song, this time from Scott Kirby who has been part of the Trop Rock scene since 1993.

The Cedar Island Band is relatively new to the Trop Rock scene, having formed in 2006. This song is from their first album, Island Time, which was produced in 2007.

From his Port A to Port B album, Larry Joe Taylor sings about one of our favorite places in Texas, South Padre Island. This represents the second song we chose for the Gulf Coast Cowboy Hour, but due to some technical difficulties and a certain DJ talking too much during the show on December 7th we had to omit the “Welcome to Paradise” airing. We owe you one Larry Joe!

James “Sunny Jim” White is the current recipient for the Trop Rock Music Association’s award for Album of the Year for his KISS album! “Fishing in the Milky Way” is from his Sandbar Serenade album. This marks Jim’s third appearance on the show.

From his award-winning album Boat in Belize, Kelly McGuire gave us “Merry Christmas Island Style” because he’d rather have sand than snow when December 25th rolls around. Kelly is from Clear Lake, Texas.

“Redneck Yacht Club” was written by Thom Shephard and Steve Williams and became the anthem of the 2005 summer, peaking at #1 on the Radio and Records country chart and #2 on the Billboard country chart. The song was featured on the Texas Girls CD.

Playing together since 1999, the Eric Stone Band has a dozen albums to their name. The group is from Virginia, but Stone himself lives in Destin, Florida. This song is a cover of the Crosby Stills Nash and Young hit.