Aaron Watson, Kevin Fowler

Aaron Watson

Kevin Fowler

Cameran Nelson

Sat, August 11, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$27.50-$400

This event is 18 and over

Outdoors - Standing Room Only. All Minors Will Be Charged an Additional $5 At the Door. Rain or Shine Show. General Admission. 17 & Under Admitted with Parent or Guardian Only. $27.50 Advance/$33 Day of Show

Aaron Watson
Aaron Watson
Aaron Watson continues to dominate as a true independent in the country music arena. Wrapping a milestone 2017 that included headlining stops at Houston Rodeo and historic Ryman Auditorium, the Texas troubadour’ssingle “Outta Style” hit Top 10 on Billboard’s Country Airplay Chart after a record-breaking 50-weekclimb, Watsoncontinues hisnationwidetour in support ofhis highly acclaimed album,Vaquero,with a slew of 2018 dates, highlighted by a hometown arena show in Abilene, a Texas Independence Day show in New York City, and Stagecoach in Indio. Watson’s newest release Vaquerolaunched into the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart with his biggest career sales debut to date.Texas Monthly, Billboard, Rolling Stone Country, Noisey, CMT, The Bootand more have all praisedthe new music. Vaquerois the follow up to his history-making album The Underdog, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, making him the first-ever independent, male country artist to debut in the coveted top spot.Watson’s rise has been paved by years of hard work and perseverance. Eighteen years, over a dozen recordedalbums and more than 2,500 shows in the U.S. and Europe, the Texas native is determined to stay true to his roots and deliver music directly to his fans. Watson shared his journey with fans via a video that has racked up over 7.2 Million views and 50,000 shares, proving his phenomenal connection to fans, watch HERE.
Kevin Fowler
Kevin Fowler
Reflection is the catalyst to coming full circle.

Texas country singer-songwriter Kevin Fowler took a couple of years to take stock of his artistic career, launch his own record label, then write and record How Country Are Ya? the old-fashioned way.

How Country Are Ya? – Fowler’s seventh studio album and his first for Kevin Fowler Records in a joint venture with Nashville’s Thirty Tigers - is the goodtiming, tradition-steeped and honky-tonk-stomping Amarillo native’s return to basics effort. A year in the making, the album features 15 fresh tunes (he wrote
all of them except for the raucous instrumental “Mousturdonus“) and was produced by Ken Tondre, Fowler’s drummer, at Tondre’s The Compound Recording Studio in Austin.

One of the most potent songs on How Country Are Ya? is “Panhandle Poorboy,” a completely autobiographical piece that’s clearly the centerpiece of Fowler’s mindset during the creation of the disc. Simply put, he wanted to come back home.

“The last couple of records have been on Nashville record labels,” Fowler said, referring to 2007’s Bring It On, released on Equity Music Group, and 2011’s Chippin’ Away, released on Average Joe’s Entertainment.

“But this one is on my own label with my buddies like we used to make records. I wanted to feel right at home, go back to the well, and not get into any outside influences. I really felt like I wanted to make music closer to all my anthems that people scream along to at shows.”

Plus, How Country Are Ya? is chock full of Texas-centric collaborations. Earl Dibbles Jr., the alter-ego of Dallas-bred Granger Smith, provides the disc’s nononsense intro. Amy Rankin, one half of Austin’s The Rankin Twins, croons with Fowler on the emotionally evocative number “Before Somebody Gets Hurt.” San Antonio’s Grammy winners Los Texmaniacs crank up the South-of-the-border ambiance of “Borracho Grande.” Kingwood, Texas’ rebel-rouser Davin James
lends his big personality to the hilarious “Chicken Wing.” And Huntsville, Texas newcomer Cody Johnson stirs straight-up country action on “Guitars and Guns.”

See? Told ya Fowler threw a studio party with his good friends and turned it into a record. But of course the first single, “How Country Are Ya?,” is quintessential Fowler. The song crackles with all the beer joint energy that characterizes every
creative fiber in Kevin Fowler’s body.

The point behind each lyric, each guitar lick, and each twanging-rocking melody is the live show. Fowler has earned his reputation as one of the most amped-up concert performers to emerge from the modern day Texas country movement.
For those that have experienced Fowler onstage, then you know he brings unbridled musical muscle to the platform. Backed by his trusty band he’s a dynamo – cracking jokes, hitting high notes, strumming his guitar and putting each of his fans in two-stepping mode.

“From day one I realized I couldn’t control what radio played and what video channels played, but the one thing I could control every night was the live show,”Fowler said. “The musicians want to be there, the fans want to be there and I want to be there. People can listen to the CDs at home. But if they come to the
shows they are ready to have a good time for an hour-and-a-half, forget about their problems and forget about work on Monday.”

Pretty much any city in Texas belongs to Fowler, but he will immediately point out that he is quickly growing in Oklahoma and throughout the Midwest, all the way up to Chicago.

“I get a big kick out of seeing the way it has spread now across the country. It’s really cool how we’ve come so far. I remember a time when Texas country music didn’t have as long a reach.”

Enter social media. Fowler boasts more than 270,000 Facebook likes and 34,000-plus cool Twitter followers. But, most importantly, the percentage of those people who engage Kevin online is higher than nearly any country artist anywhere. For an independent artist like him, that’s crucial to career growth and
sustainment. He knows full well that social media puts bodies in concert seats and creates an imperative rapport with his fans. It is the technological age way for artists to connect with admirers.

“Social media is the biggest part,” Fowler said. “Social media is king. It has impacted my career as significantly as radio. Twenty years ago the only tool you really had was Kinkos to make flyers. This is the biggest piece of the puzzle especially for us now since we don’t have a lot of radio airplay. I can reach my
target audience big time now.”

But naturally even the fiercest honky-tonker needs a little down time. Or should we say outdoors time? Fowler comes from a long line of hunters and fishermen. And if you ask him how often he gets to the hunting grounds and the fishing hole he quickly replies, “Anytime I can!”

How thick is the hunting and fishing blood coursing through Fowler’s veins? You could say it’s totally innate.

“I was born in May and in September of that year I went on my first hunting trip. My dad was a huge bowhunter. I still go bowhunting. That is what we did as a family. We also went on fishing trips every spring break. That made me who I am. It was camping in Colorado, bow hunting in the fall and fishing every spring break. Now it’s all about the camaraderie of friends, getting away, and the freedom of the outdoors.”

“I would have never in a million years thought the Texas music scene would grow to what it is now,” a proud Fowler said. “I was lucky enough to have been there since the inception. I feel proud to have played a part in establishing the scene,in making it what it is. We fought a lot of battles and kicked a lot of doors down.We broke those barriers down back then. And now we are having fun spreading it town by town outside of Texas, just the way we did inside the home state.”

Reflection brought Kevin Fowler full circle.
Cameran Nelson
Cameran Nelson
Cameran and his band are touring extensively and his new album “Happy To Beer” released in June 2013. This album includes the tracks “Thrown”, which reached #70 on the Texas Regional Radio Report, “Happy To Beer”, which remained on the Texas charts for 26 weeks and reached #19 on the TexNet50 music chart, “Reckless In Texas” which made the Texas Charts just one week after its late August release and climbed into the top 40 at #31, and the single “35 Runs Both Ways” which debuted on the Texas Regional Radio Report with the Trifecta at #66 and made it to #1 in only 13 weeks, and #1 on the Texas Music Chart. Cameran’s latest single “Shotgun” released in July of 2014 debuted on the TRRR with the highest debut at #39 and #49 on the Texas Music chart. Look for the new album on iTunes and CDBaby . For a hard copy visit mytexasmusic.org.
If you added all the miles Cameran has lived in Texas since being born in Haskell, Texas, to living south of Kingsville, East of Rockwall, west of Lubbock and now living in the hill country, Cameran is from 1,815 miles of Texas! Cameran, with his high-energy Texas sound and energetic live show, has shared the stage with acts such as Lee Brice, Roger Creager, Randy Rogers Band, Kevin Fowler, Aaron Watson, Jack Ingram, Cody Johnson, Josh Ward, Reckless Kelly, Gary P. Nunn, Mickey and The Motorcars, Bart Crow, Charlie Pride, Gene Watson, Rick Trevino, The Rankin Twins, Dustin Lynch, Jason Eady, Granger Smith, Kyle Park and many more. In early 2013, Cameran was nominated for 3 Texas Music Awards (TMA), Male Vocalist, Rising Star, and Record of the Year. In 2014, Cameran was nominated for New Male Vocalist (TRRMA) and Record Of The Year “Happy To Beer” (Texas Music Academy) and won the Male Vocalist of the Year award (TMA).

“Getting on stage and playing is just that!” says Cameran about his show. “The work is over and we get to cut loose and have some fun!”

With a commanding yet natural stage presence and a voice full of gravelly emotion, he has the ability to keep a crowd pleasantly occupied; a trait no doubt instilled in him by his musical background. Cameran spent a few years selling merchandise for the late great Gary Stewart. While working for Gary, Cameran was able to see how the “King of Honky Tonk” kept a crowd entertained, and also learned how to play a few of Gary’s hits from Gary himself. At the age of thirteen, Cameran began playing bass in his dad’s country band and built on this foundation by furthering his education at South Plains College, where he studied voice and guitar.

Pulling from a deep well of life experiences, he writes songs that strike universal chords. He knows all too well about loss, after losing his best friend and guitar player in a car accident at the age of 17. Delivering a love song is as natural as the love for his wife and three children. He’s not afraid to get a little “wild and reckless” as well, as his single, “Reckless in Texas” can attest. “I’m so grateful to be able to do this. I love getting to share our show and songs with new audiences,” says Cameran.
Venue Information:
John T. Floore Country Store
14492 Old Bandera Rd.
Helotes, TX, 78023