Live In Texas Kevin Fowler Live at Billy Bobs

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Live in Texas Presents: Kevin Fowler Live at Billy Bobs



Kevin Fowler was born in Amarillo,Texas. He has released five studio albums, and has charted three singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including the top 40 hit "Pound Sign (#?*!)". Ask Kevin Fowler how he’d describe his own music and he doesn’t think twice before responding: “It’s country with a bad attitude. It’s country with an edge. It’s just beer-drinkin’, hell-raisin’, good-time music.”

Fowler was the younger of two children. His father introduced him to country music when he was a child, and as a teenager Fowler also developed a liking for rock music .Kevin’s musical training had begun early in life when his mom, Shirley, insisted he take piano lessons, in spite of his hatred of it and his desire to play football instead. Looking back, he thinks his folks made the right call. He graduated in 1984 from Tascosa High School in Amarillo.The move to L.A. came after Kevin, then a junior at West Texas A&M in Canyon, saw that life-changing show at the Cotton Bowl. With 100 credits toward a business degree, he quit school and went to the coast to study at the G.I.T guitar institute. While there, he learned how incredibly competitive the music world really is.

After gaining a good knowledge of the guitar, Fowler left L.A. for Austin, Texas. He was a guitarist with the rock band Dangerous Toys in the early 1990s, but left to form his own Southern hard-rock band, Thunderfoot. In 1998, he left rock music all together to form a new band that would concentrate instead on Texas country music. Fowler and his new band earned themselves a weekly gig at Babe's on Sixth Street in Austin. Two years later, with no recording contracts, Fowler recorded and released his own debut album, Beer, Bait & Ammo. This album sold over 30,000 copies in Texas, with the title track receiving a great deal of airplay. This song was popular enough that Mark Chesnutt began playing it in his live show, and Sammy Kershaw recorded it for one of his own albums. And Kevin, the rocker who also wore out two cassettes of George Strait’s Right or Wrong album, found a way to combine the best of both worlds. “I’ve always liked rock, for the attitude and the energy. But I’ve always liked the country lyric. It just tells a story." That ability has given Kevin more than a decade of success in his Texas stomping grounds where he is embraced with a vengeance by audiences who love him and his music.

In January 2010, Fowler signed to Lyric Street Records, releasing "Beer Season" that same month. His second single, "Pound Sign (#?*!)," followed in April. In May 2010, "Pound Sign" became Fowler's first Top 40 hit on the country music charts, peaking at No. 34. Fowler also collaborated with country rap artist Colt Ford on the song "Hip Hop in a Honky Tonk", on Ford's 2010 album Chicken & Biscuits, in which he sings vocals on the song's chorus.  In early 2011, Fowler released the single "Girl in a Truck," which hit number 1 on the Texas Music Chart released Feb. 21, 2011. The song was released regionally to radio stations in the Texas and Oklahoma areas. Fowler's sixth album, Chippin' Away, was released via Average Joe's Entertainment in 2011. Fowler's single, "Here's To Me and You," peaked at #1 on the Texas Music Chart and held that position for 3 weeks in a row. The official music video for "Here's To Me and You" premiered on on September 19, 2012. On November 21, Fowler released a limited-time only free download of a brand new, unreleased song, "Santa Got Busted By The Border Patrol."