Kevin Fowler Biography

Kevin Fowler's CD, Chippin' Away. Photo courtesy of Average Joe's Entertainment

Ask Kevin Fowler how’d 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." That attitude that has made his live shows a mainstay in his home state of Texas carries over to his latest album, Chippin’ Away, which will hit stores August 9, 2011.

And anyone who’s ever been to a Kevin Fowler show knows he does far more than just talk the talk—the man delivers one of the most entertaining, high-energy performances you’re likely to see in country or any other genre, with a hard-ticket base that rivals many gold-selling artists. A blend of in-your-face rockin’ intensity, tongue-in-cheek humor and captivating country storytelling, Kevin’s music has his standing-room-only audiences hanging on every word . . . and singing right along with him. Whether it’s "Beer, Bait and Ammo," "Cheaper to Keep Her," "The Best Mistake I Ever Made," "Don’t Touch My Willie" or any of the other unforgettable tunes that have seen him regularly perched atop the Texas music charts, Kevin’s music is the product of years spent perfecting his craft.

Chippin’ Away shows the progression of an artist and songwriter who not only listens to his audience, he is his audience. Tempo rules on the 11 cuts, beginning with the tone-setting "Beer Money." "Girl In A Truck" is self-explanatory, and a live version of "Knocked Up" is an obvious crowd favorite. ("You got knocked up, and I got locked up; I guess you’d say that we both got screwed.") Muddy water washes cares away in "Big River," and everything he wants is in "That Girl."

"Here’s To Me and You" is a beer-drinking anthem about the love of friends, family and country. About "Hell Yeah, I Like Beer," Kevin confesses: "What more can I say? If you know me, you know that this song is definitely autobiographical." The title cut is one of the few songs Kevin didn’t have a hand in writing. "I thought this song made a great title for the new record because it kind of sums up my career and my life. I just keep on keepin’ on. Just keep on chippin’ away." After a long week, all he can think about is heading south in "Borderline Crazy."

The tempo slows early with the breakup song "I Could Do That With You Gone." "Daddies and Daughters" shows the softest side of Kevin Fowler to date.

"This song started because I have three daughters. We were songwriting one day out at my ranch with Trent Willmon and Brandon Kinney, who both have daughters too. This song is the result of a conversation we had that day about our girls. I think songs always turn out better when they are about real-life situations that you’ve experienced."

A prolific songwriter, who has had songs cut by the likes of Montgomery Gentry, Mark Chesnutt, George Jones and others, he also partnered with Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson, Ira Dean, Ben Hayslip, Clint Ingersoll, Shane Minor, David Lee Murphy, Liz Rose and Kim Tribble to write songs for Chippin’ Away.

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