~ North TX native, and active singer songwriter across Texas, since 1980, as a solo artist and as vocalist/songwriter for several bands, including Mark Allan Atwood & Brimstone, Texas Music Awards 2014 Live Band of the Year
~ 30+ yrs of support shows for dozens of popular national artists, both one-offs and multiple dates, spanning genres.
~ Four-time Texas Music Awards recipient, including 2013 Male Vocalist of the Year
~ Featured in three episodes (2020-2022) of Texas Music Scene Television, a 14 year nationally syndicated television show focused on Texas Music and the artists who make it. The most recent episode aired February 2022, and is linked here.
~ Since 2011, four top 40, and six top 100 singles on the TRRR chart and three top 40 singles on the TIRC, from five full-length albums.
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The 3rd radio single from Old Scars & Sandbars, Pedal Down Life, was released 2/15/23, and was distributed by Smith Music and promoted by Powerhouse Promotions. It's about that one girl. You know the one. We all do.
The 2nd radio single Old Scars & Sandbars, Happy Thoughts, was released on 9/30/22, and distributed by Smith Music and Powerhouse Promotions. Some songs are challenging to write, but this was a response to an actual challenge to write a happy song. It peaked at #18 on the Texas Internet Radio Chart, and was in the top 20 downloads by Texas radio stations, for three consecutive weeks.
The first radio single, from the "Old Scars & Sand Bars" album, a 12 song collection of tunes I wanted to put on previous albums (the old scars), and ones I've written since living between the Laguna Madre Bay and the Gulf of Mexico (the sand bars). Also the first song I wrote, after becoming an "island man," in Jan 2016. Topped out at #48 on the Texas Internet Radio Chart, as a "howdy, how ya been," after not releasing anything since early 2014.
My highest charting single to date, written by frequent collaborator Heath Childs, and feat. Bart Crow and myself on vocals. Still one of my most requested and recognized songs at live shows.
Written by acclaimed Texas songwriter Mike Ethan Messick, recorded live under the production of Grammy Award winner Adam Odor (for his live engineering work with the Dixie Chicks), from the live half of Mark Allan Atwood & Brimstone's award winning 2013 album "Alive & Well," (TMA Live Band of the Year 2014) this tune was the fourth of four consecutive singles from Alive & Well to reach #40 or higher on both the major charts that tracked Texas radio at that time.
Ghost, named one of Galleywinter's Top 200 Texas Country Songs , and one of the most requested originals live, this video version is from 5/26/11 at the Marble Theater in Marble Falls, TX alongside Heath Childs, Mike Ethan Messick, Kevin Higgins, and John Arthur Martinez. Shot by Texas Red Productions.