I became a recording artist at Constantine Records, was nominated for seven International Red Carpet Music Awards-won one for Best Male Original Americana-and became a member of the 66 Kix Tour 2023 all in about year.
But there’s a story behind all this. I took off nearly 40 years of performing to help raise my kids prior to all this.
During this period, I was working several jobs at a time--in broadcasting or performance art, but I kept the guitar handy. I even tried my luck in Nashville when I was younger, but I was not quite what they were looking for at the time (betcha never heard that before!).
In early 2022, I put some songs up on YouTube for the kids for the time when I would eventually pass. Wouldn’t you know? A record company put some of those stripped-down old songs out on the market. I was as surprised as anyone when folks started buying them.
This led to performing at higher end venues such as the historical Coleman and Constantine Theatres as well as the Oklahoma State Fair. I also wanted to play some smaller venues, so I agreed to play a few times at our local farmers market, Crossing 2nd in Bartlesville, OK and the Real Okie Superheroes Benefit in Tulsa, OK.
I have been busy lately with the concerts, my radio gigs at Bartlesville Radio and helping out my old stations in Bloomington, Illinois. I have recorded a fully produced album in Nashville, TN at Hilltop Studio, I just wrapped up with the 66 Kicks Tour and I am now performing with Jeff Tatum and Palomino Moon along with Becky Sparkman.
I have also been nominated for seven International Red Carpet Music Awards to be held in Holland in August of 2023. We'll see what the future hold, but for now, I am just having a ball and you are invited to share ride!
The International Red-Carpet Awards in Holland Have Nominated Me for Several Awards in 2023 for a Variety of Categories. I was awarded Best Americana Original Song- Male “Long Distance.”
I have been nominated for 10 more such awards for the 2024 show so far.
Radio Awards: ICMA DJ of the Year 1990,91, 92, 93, 94 and 95