Gulf Coast Cowboy Hour January 11th Playlist

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It's time for another mid-week break! The Gulf Coast Cowboy Hour is happy to oblige.

Our playlist for this week is:

  1. Blame It On Buffett / Kelly McGuire
  2. Road Trip / Larry Joe Taylor
  3. Five O'Clock Somewhere / Don Middlebrook and Living Soul
  4. In The Country / Brandon Rhyder
  5. Southern Cross / Eric Stone
  6. Life On The Gulf / Jake and the Half Conched Band
  7. Island / Thom Shepherd
  8. Sand In Her Shoes / Thom Shepherd
  9. The Sea In Captain / Leo Dean
  10. Beach Balls and Alcohol / Jerry Diaz and Hanna's Reef
  11. Port Outbound Starboard Home / Scott Kirby
  12. Coastal Kid / Mark Mulligan

One of our favorite albums here at the Gulf Coast Cowboy Hour is Kelly McGuire's 2007 Boat in Belize.  With tracks like "Blame It On Buffett", It was voted the 2008 Album of the Year by the Texas Music Awards.  You can visit McGuire's homepage here.

Larry Joe Taylor released his First Row, Third Coast album, which features "Road Trip", in 1997.

Self released in 2006 by Don Middlebrook and Living Soul on their own label, Welcome to the Planet holds the original version of the Trop Rock anthem "Five O'Clock Somewhere".  The song went on to become a major hit for Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett in 2010.

A KBEC regular and guest of the Texas Theater, Brandon Rhyder played "In The Country" acoustically here in Waxahachie during his December 2011 show.  This version of the song is from his Live at Billy Bob's Texas album.

Eric Stone lives in Destin, FL, and plays throughout the state.  This Trop Rocker gave our phone lines several reasons to light up - we had numerous callers asking us to replay this cover of the Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young classic, "Southern Cross".  Always willing to accommodate our audience, we brought this back for your enjoyment.

"Life On The Gulf" is from Jake and the Half Conched Band's first album.  Jake Thomas is from Nashville, TN, and these days he and his band mostly perform in Texas, Louisiana, and Florida.

Our featured artist for the week, Thom Shepherd is originally from the St. Louis, MO, area (although he spent a large part of his youth in Stephens City, VA).  After graduating from George Mason University, he moved to Nashville, TN, to start a very successful career as a songwriter.  He has written such hits as the Josh Abbott and Pat Green single "My Texas", the Kevin Fowler singles "Beer Season" and "Cheaper to Keep Her", the David Ball single "Riding with Private Malone", and (of course) the Craig Morgan single "Redneck Yacht Club".  He is co-owner of  Both "Island" and "Sand In Her Shoes" are from the 2011 Tropicalifragilisticexpialidocious album from the Twang Thang Music Label.

Leo Dean has been playing music since the '60s.  He's shared the stage with guys like Johnny Paycheck and Freddy Fender and played a whole range of instruments along the way.  This song came about after he re-discovered Jimmy Buffett and became a born-again Parrothead.

Always reminding us why we love the Gulf Coast lifestyle is Jerry Diaz & Hanna's Reef!  "Beach Balls and Alcohol" is from their latest album, Home on the Gulf Coast.

Scott Kirby brings us this tune on his newest album, Row Me Home.

Closing out our show for the week is Mark Mulligan.  "Coastal Kid" is from his South of the Border Again album.