Kevin Fowler - Billy Bob's Texas

Kevin Fowler


Kevin Fowler recorded his “Live at Billy Bob’s” album the same night as Jason Boland and the Stragglers. In 2015, he played his 2000th show and we were lucky enough to be the stage he played on for it.


Kevin Fowler has a found way to live the dream – by earning it. It’s never been an easy or short

road, but it’s a path he wouldn’t trade and has positioned him as one of the most consistent

artists, in any genre, of the last two decades. His musical journey began playing in rock bands

before finding his footing as a solo act in the early 2000s in his home state of Texas, where he

burst onto the scene with the celebrated album Beer Bait and Ammo – a mainstay for fans to

this day. And while his songs have been covered by Country Music mainstays such as George

Jones, Mark Chesnutt, Montgomery Gentry, Sammy Kershaw, and others – Kevin’s versions of

these songs are feel-good classics that rival the most well-known and memorable songs of any

of his contemporaries. Fowler released seven additional albums over the following 14 years

after Beer Bait and Ammo, including his most recent effort 2016’s Coming To A Honkytonk Near

You produced by Trent Wilmon.

Now he readies his latest effort, Barstool Stories for an August 23rd release. The understated

title is a nod to what he does best – entertain. The album is filled with songs that invoke the

quintessential sound that Fowler has spent his career fine-tuning and reinforcing. The set kicks

off with the up-tempo rocker, “Neon” providing the listener a tone-setting compass for what’s

to come. He seamlessly weaves back and forth and through the eleven songs to highlight

everything that is Kevin Fowler – the upbeat, tongue-in-cheek master (“Beach Please,” “Fake

ID”), the live show veteran (“Livin’ These Songs I Write, “Better With Beer”), and the sentimental

dreamer (“She’s Growing on Me”, “Heaven”). The album doesn’t strictly rest of the laurels of

the familiar, it pushes the listener to consider where Fowler is going, as well as where he’s

been. Fowler once again turned to Willmon for producer duties, noting, “it was awesome to

work with Trent Willmon again. This is the second album he has produced for me. He did a

great job on this record. We have some great songs on this project. It makes it really hard to

choose one for the single. I love all of ‘em. I also got my buddies Cody Johnson and Roger

Creager to sing one with me. We all sang on one called “A Drinkin’ Song”. It turned out

amazing! This record is very well-rounded with plenty of good ol’ Fowler fun songs and a few

more heartfelt, serious ones. I love this record and I’m sure our fans will too. “

Barstool Stories confirms the dream Kevin Fowler keeps living – repeatedly making great music,

having a lot of fun doing it, and inviting the audience to do the same and this album proudly

claims its’ place as his current “snapshot in time.”


Debut Date

November 16th, 2001

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