Sooner novelty song to be sold as fundraiser
You’ve gotta admit, there’s not a huge repertoire of University of Oklahoma-focused music. Well, a novelty single from 1981 is getting a rerelease as a fundraiser for the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in Muskogee. “OU — It’s Hard to Be Humble, Take No Prisoners” was originally released in 1981. Oklahoma country music artist Max Boydstun has recorded the single. Boydstun is a former member of Mountain Smoke, a bluegrass band that helped launch the career of Vince Gill.
Full release after the break.
MUSKOGEE, Okla. (Dec. 19, 2008) — Tipping its hat to the dominant legacy of Sooner football, the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame has released Oklahoma country music artist Max Boydstun’s rendition of the classic song, “OU — It’s Hard to be Humble, Take No Prisoners!” as a CD single to be sold as a novelty fundraiser.
The song, written by Roger Foster and originally released in 1981, offers a humorous and semi-politically incorrect look at an earlier era of OU football.
“Things were a little different in the 80s,” Boydstun said. “True Sooner fans will appreciate the honesty and tongue-in-cheek humor of the song, and veteran fans can challenge younger fans to recognize the names of some of the Sooner greats mentioned in the lyrics. It’s all in good fun.”
Boydstun is a former member of Mountain Smoke, a progressive bluegrass band known for launching the musical careers of Vince Gill, Jimmy Giles, Bobby Clark and David Coe.
The CD costs $10 each, and shipping is free to anyone living in Oklahoma. Call (918) 687-0800 or email email@example.com for details. One hundred percent of the proceeds will help fund the continued development and further construction of the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame Museum located at 401 S. 3rd St. in Muskogee, Oklahoma.
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