Gulf Coast Cowboy Hour Launches

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The Gulf Coast Cowboy Hour has officially launched! Due to popular demand, we've decided to share this week's playlist and a little about the artists who made these songs.

The playlist for the November 16th show is as follows:

  1. Knee Deep (feat. Jimmy Buffett) / Zac Brown Band
  2. Blame It On Buffett / Kelly McGuire
  3. Livin' The Life (Jimmy Buffett Only Wrote About) / Brent Burns
  4. I Will Play for Gumbo / Jimmy Buffett
  5. I Wish I Owned An Island (That Could Travel the Sea) / Don Middlebrook and Living Soul
  6. If I Had a Boat / Lyle Lovett
  7. Laid Back and Key Wasted / Jim Morris
  8. The Girls from Texas / Sunny Jim
  9. Thursday Afternoon at the Conch House Lounge / Jim Morris
  10. Just Came Down for the Weekend / Mark Mulligan
  11. Una Más Cerveza / Tommy Alverson
  12. Livin' On Key West Time / Howard Livingston


The Zac Brown Band is from Atlanta, GA, and has had several #1 hits on the Billboard Country Charts including such songs as "Chicken Fried" and "Colder Weather".

Kelly McGuire is from Clear Lake, TX, and his album "Boat in Belize" was voted the Album of the Year by the Texas Music Awards in 2008.

This Brent Burns song is from his 1999 album Livin' the Life.  Burns is an icon of the Gulf Shores, AL, area and has made the Top 100 Billboard charts several times with songs like "Cheaper Crude or No More Food".

Jimmy Buffett is the undisputed king of Gulf and Western music and pioneered the Key West sound.  This song is from his Beach House on the Moon album, which reached #8 on the Billboard Country Charts in 1999.

Don Middlebrook and Living Soul began their music career by going up and down the west Michigan coastline.  They have recorded 8 albums since their 1991 debut.

"If I Had a Boat" is from Lyle Lovett's second album.  Lyle, who needs no introduction, recalls trying to ride a pony across a pond, but preferring a boat - supposedly this is a true story, but this can only be confirmed or denied by Lyle himself.

Jim Morris's song is from his first album.  This Georgia native has been called the perfect cross between Jimmy Buffett and Jerry Jeff Walker.

James "Sunny Jim" White is a native Texan, growing up in Corpus Christi and then San Fransisco.  He is a regular on Jimmy Buffett's Radio Margaritaville program.

Mark Mulligan is an island rocker from Arizona who now makes his home as an ex-pat in Mexico.  He enjoys playing music, his kids, and the simple life.

Tommy Alverson is the pride of Itasca football and the "godfather of Metroplex Honky-Tonks".

Howard Livingston and the Mile Marker 24 Band are known as "the Portable Party Machine", hailing from the Florida Keys area.

Thanks to everyone for tuning in this week!  You can catch more Gulf and Western music every Wednesday evening at 7 PM right here on KBEC 1390.  Listen in for a little break in the middle of your busy week - and if you have any requests or recommendations you should let us know This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it !