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Kevin Fowler

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Country-pop may have ruled the charts, but Kevin Fowler established himself impressively throughout Texas by making modest honky tonk-style country for regular folks. Raised in the West Texas town Amarillo, the guitarist began his musical career on both drums and piano. He left Texas at age 20 for the bright lights of Los Angeles, where he studied music at the Guitar Institute of Technology. He returned to Texas soon after and settled in Austin, where he joined the hard rock band Dangerous Toys. Following this eye-opening stint, Fowler started his own Southern hard rock band, Thunderfoot. He soon came to the realization, however, that he couldn’t shake his West Texas roots and gave up hard rock for country, the style of music he grew up with.

Fowler put together a country band in 1998 and began playing Tuesday nights at Babe’s on Sixth Street in Austin. Within two years, he’d begun recording albums and struck big with his self-released Beer, Bait and Ammo (2000). The album sold around 30,000 copies in the Texas area and garnered an impressive amount of airplay, particularly for the album’s title track. The song became somewhat of a Texas anthem; Mark Chesnutt made the song part of his live show, and Sammy Kershaw recorded it. Fowler returned in 2002 with his third album, High on the Hog, and boasted some impressive guests, including Willie Nelson and David Lee Garza.

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  • tsudduth24

    Can't believe this is the first post in nearly 4 years... glad it was me that did it. KF is legend in Texas

    20 Mar 5:09pm Reply
  • fir3downb3low

    after along day of grooming horses...all i look forward to is: a VERY HOT...very long shower with kevin (volume maxed) jammin' in the back ground. ahhhhh...my heaven. MAHALO to kevin and the band (oh...and...the company who made our VERY large water heater) ...my showers would just not be the same without y'all. :-)

    30 Apr 2010 Reply
  • TX_Jinx

    I uh shouted on the beer bait and ammo song already...... ♥ it!!!

    27 Apr 2010 Reply
  • katelynn101

    one of the best live shows ever.

    10 Jan 2010 Reply
  • Tsteele01

    Hey Kevin! Check out our music sometime- we'd love to know what you think. -Tommy Steele and the Steele Canyon Band

    4 Nov 2008 Reply
  • Gaynor7

    Just love Kevin's voice

    17 Jul 2008 Reply
  • dluuu

    good texas singer

    14 Jul 2008 Reply
  • brad3317

    The Lord Loves a Drinkin Man

    14 Jul 2008 Reply
  • tequilatipper

    I ain't drinking anymore;)?????

    9 May 2008 Reply
  • xnonviolentx

    Great local Texan Country

    24 Apr 2008 Reply
  • tsudduth24

    Texas Country at its finest

    5 Mar 2008 Reply
  • girl_from_omagh

    love it keep it coming. Maria New Zealand.

    3 Feb 2008 Reply
  • Bob3743

    Beer, Bait and Ammo....woo-hoo!

    17 Jun 2007 Reply

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