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Album Feature: Brian Owens: Soul Of Cash

Johnny Cash has been covered by many artists in many different ways. Brian
Owens has taken the R&B route and has brought the soul out of these old
Johnny Cash tunes with his latest record titled Soul Of Cash. Some covers
are more successful than others, but they are all done with a passion that
shows Owen’s love for Cash.

There are two incredible covers on this album that makes it worth the price
of admission. “Ring of Fire” and “Folsom Prison” are some of the most
creative takes on these songs I have heard. “Ring of Fire” harkens back to
the Ray Charles version of the song while remaining it’s own thing.
“Folsom Prison” has it’s own groove. If Johnny Cash’s original was a more
somber warning about the slow pace of prison life, Brian Owens is looking
out of prison at a party train, and it’s going fast down the tracks. His
vocal still has a somber longing quality, but the music is a dance track
that you can imagine the passengers would hear in a party car.

The next handful of tracks keep the somber quality of the Johnny Cash
originals. “Walk The Line” has an amazing bass line as the focus of what
turns out to be a very smooth rendition. One of my favorite Cash songs is
his take on “Long Black Veil” and Brian Owens and Dylan McDonald do a good
version of it here. “Man In Black” brings another interesting take on a
Cash original by making it a faster and less somber track. Cash’s version
worked as a protest tune, and while Owens still retains that message, I’m
not sure if it works as a faster song.

The album closes with an original tune titled “Soul In My Country”. This
song is pretty much an explanation of why this album exists. It is Brian
Owens telling his own story about his connection to country music. Country
music and soul music have similar origins and they are both born out of the
church. This whole album bridges the gap between country and soul
successfully and it is worth a listen for any fan of Johnny Cash. There is
no physical release for the album yet, however it is out everywhere digital
albums are sold. They are planning a vinyl release in the future.

Brian Owens – Soul Of Cash

  1. Ring of Fire
  2. Folsom Prison Blues
  3. Walk The Line
  4. Cry Cry Cry
  5. Sunday Morning Coming Down (feat. Austin Grimm Smith)
  6. Long Black Veil (feat. Dylan McDonald)
  7. Man In BlackSoul In My Country (feat. Rissi Palmer and Robert Randolph)

–Joshua Wallace
Chief Staff Writer
Gary Hayes County

5 Shots With Fairbanks: Erin Enderline.

I had the pleasure of taking ‘5 Shots’ with the very talented Erin Enderlin today & I am proud to bring you the results of that & introduce you all to this amazing singer/songwriter.

Round 1 ~ How long have you been a singer songwriter and how did you 1st get started?

Well, I was that weird kid. I fell in love with country music super early. I even took a Conway Twitty record for show and tell in kindergarten. By the time I was in 4th grade I was writing songs and performing them for my music class. Then I started playing shows in public at 16.

Round 2 ~ What is your motivation to keep going when times seem hard?

The folks I’ve met that tell me stories of how they’ve connected with my songs is a big motivator. Seems like whenever it’s toughest, somehow someone gets sent my way with encouragement. Also, I think about how much music has meant to me and what would’ve happened, what I would’ve missed, if my heroes had given up. Plus my sister says I can’t quit or she’ll kick my butt haha.

Round 3 ~ When did you get your first quitar and how did you learn to play?

I played around on my parents guitar really young, then started playing the piano at 5. I got my own guitar and started taking lessons at 13. My guitar teacher Terry Holmes was amazing and was a huge influence on me. He really encouraged me in my writing and was the first person to explain to me you really can write and sing as a profession. He passed away from cancer when I was 16. While he was in treatment he wrote me letters encouraging me to follow my dreams and saying that he really believed I could do it – he’d played with several Nashville artists before moving to Arkansas. I still have them.

Round 4 ~ If you had to say one person, who would you say influenced your musical style the most?


Round 5 ~ What is your favorite thing to do outside of music?

Drink coffee and hang with my friends.

Last Call….Open message to your fans

I’m excited to announce that I have a new single “Ain’t It Just Like A Cowboy” coming out August 11th. I can’t wait for everyone to hear the album Whiskeytown Crier coming out September 1st. It is everything I ever wanted in an album. I was basically a kid in a country music candy store!!

5 Shots With Fairbanks: Emi Sunshine.

This girl is absolutely amazing, she is already a star but there is no limits for where her talent can take her. When I first heard her I could not believe that she was only 13 years old. I am beyond honored to have been able to talk to her today and bring you this Q&A. Guys if you’re not already a fan of hers please support EmiSunshine, it is people like her that is keeping real music alive. Enjoy #EmiSunshine

Round 1 ~ How old where you when you got your first instrument, what was it, & who taught you how to play it?

A ukelele from mom and I was 7 I kinda taught myself!

Round 2 ~ To be so young you seem to have an old soul, I love that you honor the older style of Country. What inspires you to sing that style though instead of the new style that most young people are into?

I don’t know for sure. Maybe it’s the nostalgia for things before my time or because it makes me feel something I can’t explain but I think mostly because it is real. It makes you listen to the lyrics and everyone can relate to it because it’s about real life not just party time or who’s gonna get a truck and a drink and ride around

Round 3 ~ You have already accomplished what most only dream of by playing the Grand Ole Opry not once but mulitiple times…What is your dreams for the future having already accomplished so much?

Well that stage is home base. If I never played another stage that is my dream stage. Don’t get me wrong I love playing everywhere but that stage for any artist should be home. I’d love to play red rocks, I want to go back to the today show, I want to play Bridgestone arena but my next big goal is Austin City Limits

Round 4 ~ I know that some of your family is in your band, can you tell us about your band?

Sure my dad Randall plays bass, my brother John is on Mandolin and Guitar, my uncle bobby is on Drums and we call on the occasional fiddler or dobro player for some shows

Round 5 ~ What is your favorite thing to do outside of music?

Hula hoop or draw

Last Call…This is your chance to say what ever you would like to your fans.

😊 Please share music! Not just mine but any of your favorite artists! Music helps everyone and musicians need fans to do what they do! Buy an album! If all my fans bought one we would be closer to being near them! Cd profits bring artists to venues!

5 Shots With Fairbanks: Porter Union.


I had the honor of talking to Cole & Kendra of Porter Union right after they got home from playing the Tumbleweed festival and these are some of the most down to Earth, genuinely nice people that I know. It is my pleasure to bring you this exclusive Q&A that I did with them. Hope you enjoy.

Round 1 ~ How did you guys first meet each other?

We met at a small bar & grill in our hometown, Republic, MO, in 2010. I played there regularly and Kendra was a waitress. One night I was just hanging out up there with some buddies. They had a karaoke DJ set up in the corner. We were no karaoke pros but every now again we’d tie on a good one and give it a go. I guess this was one of those nights. We were sitting at our table when Kendra walked by. She was fairly new there and so I was asking my friends about the new waitress. They kept trying to get me to go ask her to sing karaoke with me, they were convinced it was a good pickup line. Being one of “those nights” I had plenty of courage to work with and finally agreed. She was standing at a register near us putting in an order when I decided to go for it. I asked her and she immediately answered with, “sure!”. Her confident and quick response kind of stunned me. Usually it’s like pulling teeth trying to get someone to sing karaoke and I was expecting to have to put some work in to convince her. I had no idea she could sing. We went over to the DJ to pick a song and somehow landed on “Whiskey Lullaby”. My part was first and I quickly realized I didn’t know the song very well, even with the words in front of me. I fumbled my way through my part, and then Kendra started singing. My jaw dropped. I couldn’t believe the incredible voice that I was hearing. To me, it was fate. I was pretty well hooked from that moment on.

Round 2 ~ Do you guys own any pets, if so can you tell us about them?

We have a dog, Dolly Porter, and a cat, Loretta Lynn. Dolly is a 3 year old Australian Shepherd / Corgi mix and Loretta is the spawn of Satan.

Round 3 ~ When your not playing or writing music what is your favorite thing to do?

We really love spending time with our families. We like to hangout by the water and go hiking when we get the chance, but we’re also really good at watching Netflix. We definitely like to get out and catch live music, that never fails to inspire.

Round 4 ~ If you had to say one person, who would you say influenced your musical style the most?

For me, Jason Boland is probably my biggest influence. I found his music at an important time in my life and it really lit a fire in me. For Kendra (she’s driving) it’s Lee Ann Womack. That was the first cassette tape the she every owned. She fell in the love with her story telling and the way she sang.

Round 5 ~ Are you guys sports fans, if so what teams do you support?

We are sports fans but the only team that I’d say we’re passionate about is the Kansas City Chiefs. Arrowhead Stadium is one of the greatest places on Earth.

Last Call….Open message to your fans

2017 has been one of the best years of our lives thanks to everyone that has shown us so much love. It’s really a crazy feeling to see all your hard work start to pay off and we couldn’t be more thankful for all the people that have stood beside us. That’s the kind of thing that keeps you moving forward even during the tough times. We love you guys.

5 Shots With Fairbanks: Brent Cobb


I was both surprised and very happy when I heard back from him and Brent Cobb wanted to do ‘5 Shots’. I enjoyed talking to him and am proud to be able to bring you this 1 on 1 exclusive interview.

Round 1: I know you have done many music collaborations, can you tell us about some of your favorites so far and also maybe some that you would love to do in the future?

So far, my favorite has been with Miranda Lambert on a song she, Adam Hood and I wrote for her called “The Good Ol Days”. I sang the harmony with her on her track recorded for the Southern Family album.

Round 2: I have been wearing out ‘Shine on Rainy Day’ ever since it was released, it is one of the favorites in my collection. Is there any news on when we might expect a new album from you?

First, thanks so much. I can’t tell you how much it means to me that my music means something to you. Yes, top of 2018 there will be a new album. But even before that there will be a song released in September as a precursor to the record.

Round 3: Do you prefer acoustic shows or full band shows & why?

I like all shows for different reasons. Acoustic because I get to tell longer stories and really be loose and personal. Full band because I love playing music with my best friends.

Round 4: As a musician you travel all over the World, can you tell us about some of your favorite places that you have been & your favorite venues to play?

Not to give a short answer purposely, I really just enjoy playing music wherever anyone will have me. After touring for 10yrs playing shows to mostly no one, it’s really nice to have people willing to listen.

Round 5: This is a question that I ask everyone, what is your favorite thing to do outside of the music World?

I love being home with my family. My favorite thing is to have something on the smoker in the evening cooking for supper while my wife and daughter and I hang out in the yard watching the world go by.

Last Call open message to your fans…

Thanks everyone for caring enough to have me be a part of this. Hope to see you somewhere down the road.

5 Shots With Fairbanks: Joshua Morningstar.


I love that I am able to bring you all this week’s ‘5 Shots’. It is heartfelt & real because that is just the kind of person Josh Morningstar is. I consider this guy family & I am very happy that I am able to be a small part in spreading his story and his music. I hope you guys enjoy this read as much as I did.

Round 1 – You have a new album about to be released can you tell us a little about it?

The new record, “Whole Lotta Crazy” comes out Sept. 29th. It’s the culmination of the last few years of my life-ups, downs, etc. All the songs except for one (“Memories Cost A lot” written by Billy Don Burns) were written by me and brought to life by the excellent group of musicians I’m lucky to have not only as my band but as my friends. They are:
Bobby Miller-lead guitar
Greg Johnson-steel guitar
Michelle Lucas-bass and background vocals
Eric Avey-drums and background vocals
This is EASILY the best record I’ve ever made. The musicians are all top notch and I feel the songs are as well. I write my life-if I’m singing it, I lived it, simple as that. To quote the great Harlan Howard, “three chords and the truth.”

Round 2 – You openly mention your past issues with drugs in your songs, Could you tell us some about you past and your story so maybe hearing it will help someone else out there that is in the darkness find the light?

I’m a recovering heroin addict. Good Lord willing I’ll have 6 years clean October 17th. I was bad on the shit-at my worst I was shooting up 2 grams of heroin a day, which for those unfamiliar is a lot of dope. I was the worst kind of junkie-I lied, I stole, I did anything I could to get my next fix. I was a bad person and a bad father. Rehabs, NA, none of that worked for me. I woke up one morning, dope sick as hell, looked in the mirror and made up my mind that I was either gonna overdose and kill myself that day, or I was gonna get clean. I chose to get clean. Still deciding if I made the right choice (that’s a joke lol). I talk about it openly bc I like helping those who are where I was. I risk being labeled “the drug guy” by those that don’t understand where I’m coming from, and sometimes that bothers me, but it would bother me more if I didn’t help others. That’s the main reason I’m so open about it-I want to show people that you CAN make it out, that you CAN change, that it CAN be better. There is light at the end of the tunnel.

Round 3 – I know that you just got married to your wife Tess, can you tell us how you guys met and the story there?

Tess and I met after she stalked me on Facebook lol. She waited til I was single, when she saw that I was she sent me a msg that said “hey.” I thought she was beautiful so I asked her out. She agreed, then she cancelled the day we were supposed to go out-turns out a friend of hers knew me and knew my reputation and had convinced her that I wasn’t right for her. Luckily she ended up not listening, apologized for cancelling, and we went out the next night. I’ll spare you the details, but let’s just say I sang her “Blues Man” by Hank Jr., and the next morning when we woke up we went to church together lol.

Round 4 – Most of your fans know that you love Billy Don Burns can you tell us about that relationship and who some of your other major musical influences are?

Where to begin. Billy Don tells the story of the first time we met like this (these are his words):
“I was playing at some little honky tonk down on Lower Broadway in Nashville. Before the show started, I was onstage tuning my guitar. This kid walks up to me, doesn’t say a word, just opens up his shirt. He had the name of one of my songs, “Honky Tonk Singer,” tattooed across his chest. I knew right then and there that that kid had heart and that I liked him.”
That story is true, and that’s exactly how we met. I’d known BD’s music long before I’d ever met him-the first song of his I heard was “Dark Side of the Spoon.” As a junkie at the time that song hit me like no other song ever had before. I immediately dove into his catalog. I studied every song he had recorded, and to this day have every one of them memorized-it makes me smile that when he can’t remember how a song starts or what key a certain song is in he calls me. He’s taught me so much-not only about songwriting and the music business, but about life. We’ve done a lot of the same stuff right, but maybe more importantly, a lot of the same stuff wrong. He’s been the best teacher a guy like me could ask for-aside from that, he’s the best friend a guy could have. BD is one of a kind, and if I never receive any other “accolades” from the music business, knowing that Billy Don Burns told me were cut from the same cloth is all the praise I’ll ever need.
Other than BDB, some of my other musical influences are guys like Hank Sr., Waylon, Dale Watson, George Jones, Lefty Frizzell, the Hag, Kristofferson, and Keith Whitley. I’m a student of the history of country music and try to add a little from each person I look up to into my own music. I try to write honestly like ol’ Hank and Kristofferson; I try to be smooth vocally like Haggard, Jones, Keith and Lefty; I try to purvey the same kind of energy onstage as guys like Waylon and Dale. Obviously those guys are in a league of their own and I’m not even on the same field, but I do my best to make my heroes proud.

Round 5 – What is some of your favorite things to do outside of the music World?

I really don’t have a lot of things I do outside of music-it’s pretty much my whole life. If I’m not writing songs I’m booking shows; if I’m not booking shows I’m trying to think of creative marketing strategies; if it’s not that it’s something else. It goes on and on. I guess studying the history of country music would be something you could say I do for fun-I can talk for hours and hours about where our kinda music came from. We can go back to Jones and Haggard, or further back to Hank and Lefty. We could go all the way back to Jimmie Rodgers and The Carter family. I’ve only met three people that know more about country music than I do: Gary Hayes, Sara Leann Turner, and Owen Mays. Sadly Owen is no longer with us. I’m not saying there aren’t more people out there than that that know more about the history of our kinda music than I do-obviously there are-just that those are the only ones I’ve personally met. Aside from my wife and kids, country music is my life.
Oh yeah, we watch “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia” and “The Office” in the tour van. I like those shows.

Last Call – this is an open message to your fans.

I don’t have “fans,” I have friends. It’s bc of the people that enjoy my music that I’m able to feed my family and put a roof over their heads. That’s not something a “fan” does-that’s what friends do. I’m not a “headline” act-I’m not selling out shows, or selling all kinds of records. I’m a road dog-we do 300+ shows a year. We play the bars, the joints, the honky tonks. We roll into town, have a good time with our friends, then we head to the next one and do it over again. It’s bc of the people that enjoy my music that keep me going. If you like what I do, tell someone else about me. Come to a show. Tune into “Good Morning Live” Monday thru Friday at 10am Eastern on my Facebook page. I make music for my friends, but I also do it bc I have to. I do it bc if I don’t, well, I’ve been down that road-it ends with me dying a broken down junkie. Country music is my whole life, and I love it. It’s what I do, and it’s what I’ll always do. However, without you guys there’s no me. So from my heart, from my family and myself, thank you. I love you all.


5 Shots With Fairbanks: Cody Jinks.


I can’t tell you guys what it means to me that I am able to bring you this week’s interview. This is the man that restored my passion for music. He is the one that made me say, you know what maybe there is an answer to that iconic George Jones question. If it wasn’t for him this page wouldn’t even exist, hell I’ll be honest I’m not even sure I would still exist. I was lost for a long time and because of his music I found the Flockers and hundreds of friends and people who embraced me. Every time someone ask me why I devote all of my time to music, I always say because music saved me and Cody Jinks is the main part of that cause he led me to everyone else. I have been lucky enough to meet and hangout with him 13 times now and I will never call him a friend because he is so much more, he is my brother, he is family. I know this intro is a little long but I just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to do this, I love you brother and I thank God for you. I hope everyone enjoys and if you do please, PLEASE like this page so that you won’t miss any upcoming interviews and share this post so we can spread Cody’s music to others!

Round 1 ~ I know that you love fishing so I was wondering what is your favorite type of fish (I prefer bass fishing myself) and what is the biggest fish that you have caught so far?

Cody ~ “Bass fishing is my favorite but I also love to Striper and Crappie fish. My best bass went 9.8 Ibs, I caught it in El Salto Mexico.”

Round 2 ~ I have noticed that you enjoy playing golf some on your off days, how did you 1st get into golf and do you remember what your best game was?

Cody ~ “I just recently got into golf. I’m absolutely horrible but I like to get out and play, it gets me out of the bus for a while. It’s just fun to get out there and laugh at each other for our bad games. Our Bass player Josh has gotten several of us into it, I’ve never had a great game though.”

Round 3 ~ Can you tell us the backstory on how you & Ward Davis first met and how that friendship got started?

Cody ~ “I met Ward back in February of last year at Floores Country Store in Helotes Texas. He came in as a three piece acoustic opener and I talked to him a little before the show. Then he played and I was really impressed. We talked after the show as well & I told him we would play together again. He came out and did a few more shows and then came out to El Paso to write on I’m not the Devil, after El Paso I’m pretty sure we both knew there was a friendship there.”

Round 4 ~ Brother most artist these days have fan clubs but there is something very special about yours, most of the Flockers especially those of us that have been there to see your rise would take a bullet for you and that kind of loyalty is something I don’t think many musicians have these days. Can you tell us your thoughts on your Flockers?

Cody ~ “The Flockers, I don’t even know where to begin. What an amazing group of people. Self started, self governing, and no bullshit. To have a fan club is one thing, The Flockers are in a whole nother stratosphere. I think what I’m most proud of is the charity work they support and if another Flocker needs anything there will be folks there for them. From music to tickets, whatever. It’s an honor to have them, the support, seeing them at shows. It’s very cool.”

Round 5 ~ Well as most people already know you have been selling out almost every venue you guys play at lately including 2 nights at The Mother Church of Country Music…Can you give us an idea of what your plans are for the future?

Cody ~ “The Mother Church of Country Music, I mean how much cooler does it get than that. Our immediate future will be spent touring and recording for the next record. This is one of the busiest times of the year for us, we’ve got some really cool shows coming up and we have a lot to be excited about and a lot to be thankful for.”

Last Call…This section is an open message to your fans and the Flockers, so you can tell them anything you would like them to know.

Cody ~ “Thanks to my band and crew and all of our families that are willing to let us go for weeks or months at a time, and thanks to the Flockers for having our backs while we are out on the road.”

5 Shots With Fairbanks: Tennessee Jet.

I first met Tennessee Jet on Dec. 2nd 2016 in Nashville Tennessee at 3rd & Lindsley, he was opening for Ward Davis and Cody Jinks. I was highly impressed by him and have been a fan ever since. I contacted him and asked if he would be interested in being on the page and his response was “It would be an honor” which really meant a lot to me and I felt the same way so I will say it is an honor to bring you all this ‘5 Shots’ with my friend TJ McFarland. If you enjoy please like this page for future interviews and share so we can help spread Tennessee Jet’s music. Thanks!

Round 1 ~ I’m always amazed when I watch you perform because you do it all by yourself. How many intruments are you able to play and how many do you normally play at the same time on stage?

TJ ~ My typical setup gives me the option to play drums, guitars, and harmonica with a couple mics set up for vocals…one distorted and one clean. There are a few songs I’ll play guitar with my left hand and the drums with my feet and right hand while singing and taking solos with the harmonica. My style was born out of necessity…trying to make the biggest sound possible as a one-man-band.

Round 2 ~ I have always been impressed by the lyrics in your songs. How old were you when you wrote your first song, do you remember any of the lyrics to it?

TJ ~ I’ve written as far back as I can remember, not always songs…a lot of little short stories and what I guess you could call poetry…not really knowing why, writing was just something I always did. I started putting words to music when I was probably 15 or 16. Really traditional country stuff.

Round 3 ~ Your real name is TJ McFarland, where does your stage name ‘Tennessee Jet’ come from?

TJ ~ I was living in Nashville when I came up with the name…that’s where the “Tennessee” part comes from….and ”Jet” is the name of James Dean’s character in the movie “Giant”. That’s the movie dialogue you hear in the background of “Please Come to Austin” from my ‘Reata’ record.

Round 4 ~ Most people think that being a musician is an amazing job and for the most part it is but those of us that are around it all the time know that it also has it’s negitives. What is your favorite thing and least favorite thing about being a musician?

TJ ~ Favorite thing: Creating and pushing myself to learn a new way to write or play.
Least favorite thing: I think the worst days of this gig pale in comparison to the worst days of most other jobs like being a soldier or a cop…and I HATE
it when musicians whine.

Round 5 ~ What are some of your favorite things to do outside of the music World?

TJ ~ I watch westerns…usually Clint Eastwood…and drink…usually Jim Beam.

Last Call ~ This section is an open message to your fans, so you can tell them anything you would like them to know.

TJ ~ Thanks for asking me to do this Josh. I’m glad to know you and people like you that have such a passion for music and the musicians that they dig.

Video Credit goes to Lynn Hillis

5 Shots With Fairbanks: The Steel Woods


I first saw The Steel Woods when they opened for Blackberry Smoke in Montgomery Alabama. I was highly impressed and then their debut album ‘Straw In The Wind’ was released shortly after and I was blown away all over again. These guys are so talented and some of the nicest guys you will meet. If you have never been to one of their shows, do yourself a favor and buy a ticket you will not regret it. Once again thanks to everyone who takes time to support my page and read about all these great musicians, please remember to like this page for future interviews and share this post to help spread the word about The Steel Woods music. I hope you enjoy!

Round 1 ~ How did you guys all meet and come together to form The Steel Woods?

Steel Woods ~ We all knew each other in some form or fashion before the band. Prior to forming The Steel Woods, guitarists Wes Bayliss and Jason “Rowdy” Cope were both pursuing musical careers. Cope found work as a session musician and played in Jamey Johnson’s band, but once he met Bayliss at a Nashville gig, the two clicked. First they became friends, then they wound collaborating, adding bassist Johnny Stanton and drummer Jay Tooke to round out the lineup.

Round 2 ~ Who would you love to do a tour with?

Steel Woods ~ A lot of names come to mind but I would have to say Willie Nelson because he is one of the few heroes of country music who are still touring.

Round 3 ~ What is your favorite song to play live & why that song?

Steel Woods ~ I would say anything new or that we’ve recently written because it’s the true test of a song to see how the crowd reacts to it.

Round 4 ~ The 1st time I saw you guys was in Montgomery Alabama with Blackberry Smoke, can you tell us about that tour and what it was like hanging out with those guys.

Steel Woods ~ Well the Smoke guys and crew are great but what stood out for me was the people who came to the shows. Blackberry Smoke fans are the real deal! We met a lot of great people on that tour and so many of them have come to see us multiple times since then. We couldn’t be more thankful for that.

Round 5 ~ What is your favorite thing to do outside of the music World?

Steel Woods ~ Anything outdoors that our families can do along with us.

Last Call ~ This is an open message to your fans.

Steel Woods ~ Thanks for the support, come out and see a show we would love to see you.

5 Shots With Fairbanks: Dallas Moore.

I have been a fan of Dallas Moore‘s music for a long time. I have been trying to get out to see him live for a couple years now but every time I got tickets something would come up in my life to prevent me from going. I finally got to see him on September 16th 2017 in Bowling Green Kentucky. I was blown away and can’t wait to see him again. Him and his band were amazing but beyond that they we so friendly and treated you like part of the family. I love artist like that and I will continue to recommend him to anyone that will listen. Thank you for taking the time to do this brother, I will see you again soon. Please remember to like this page for future interviews and share this article to help spread Dallas‘ music, Thanks!

Round 1 ~ How many shows do you usually play each year, do you enjoy all the traveling?

Dallas ~ I play over 300 shows a year between solo, duo and full band shows. This year (2017) finds me playing 327 shows total. I keep the roads hot!

Round 2 ~ If you could hand pick one artist today who would you want to cut a song with and why them?

Dallas ~ Willie Nelson of course! I’ve toured with Willie in the past but never recorded with him. The late, great Jody Payne (Willie’s guitarist of nearly 40 years) was my Godfather and we recorded my Hank To Thank Live album together and Mickey Raphael (Willie’s Harmonica player of 42 years) played some tracks on my upcoming album. Now if we could just get Willie that’d be awesome!

Round 3 ~ What is your favorite song that you have written so far and why?

Dallas ~ I don’t know that I have a favorite song that I have written. They’re all my creations and I love them all in their own way. My favorite song by another songwriter would be Live Forever by Billy Joe Shaver.

Round 4 ~ Can you tell us about Victory? How is she doing

Dallas ~ My daughter Victory Lee Moore was born on June 14th, 2017. She just turned 3 months old and is doing great. She’s such a happy little baby and her Mama, Jenna Danielle Moore and I are blessed beyond measure!

Round 5 ~ What is your favorite thing to do outside of the music World, what other hobbies does Uncle Dallas have?

Dallas ~ I ride my Harley Davidson Road King every chance I get. Whenever I can get my knees in the breeze it’s a great day for Ol’ Uncle Dallas. It’s also when I come up with most of my lyrics to write new songs. Out on the road it’s the best way to clear my head and beats the Hell out of therapy!

Last Call ~ This is an open message to your fans so just tell them whatever you want to.

Dallas ~ I can’t wait to get my new album Mr. Honky Tonk out for y’all to hear! We recorded this one at OmniSound and Beaird Studios in Nashville with Dean Miller (son of Roger Miller) producing. I believe it’s by far the best recording I’ve ever made and we got really great cuts on all of these songs. The album will be released on SOL Records in February 2018 and we’ll be touring all over the country in support of it. Limited Edition Preorder Packages are available now at www.dallasmoore.com