From Wednesday’s Life section of The Oklahoman.
Kevin Fowler playing benefit in city
A decade after releasing his debut album, Kevin Fowler has become a mainstay of the Texas country music scene, done a duet with George Jones and had his songs recorded by Montgomery Gentry and Mark Chesnutt.
And he still has more music to make.
Fowler will play two Oklahoma shows this week, just days before releasing his compilation “Best Of … So Far.” Due out Tuesday, the 18-track collection includes his Texas country hits “Beer, Bait and Ammo,” “Cheaper to Keep Her,” “The Best Mistake I Ever Made” and “Don’t Touch My Willie,” along with the previously unavailable “Beer Season” and “What I Wouldn’t Give For Your Love.”
Fowler will play a Toys for Tots benefit show Thursday night at Oklahoma City’s Wormy Dog Saloon. Admission is a new, unwrapped toy or a $20 donation to Toys for Tots.On Friday, Fowler will perform as a special guest at Willie Nelson’s show at Tulsa’s SpiritBank Event Center.
The Tulsa concert is still on despite Nelson’s arrest last weekend for marijuana possession, according to an e-mail from Nelson’s publicist, Elaine Schock. A U.S. Border Patrol spokesman told the Associated Press that the country music legend was charged after 6 ounces of pot was found aboard his tour bus Nov. 26 at a Sierra Blanca, Texas, checkpoint. Nelson was held briefly on a $2,500 bond before being released.
Along with his greatest hits collection, Fowler plans to release an album of new material in 2011. “Girl in a Truck,” the first single, will be shipped to Texas and Oklahoma radio in the spring.
Kevin Fowler Toys for Tots benefit
When: 9 p.m. Thursday. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Where: Wormy Dog Saloon, 311 E Sheridan.
Admission: A new, unwrapped toy or a $20 donation to Toys for Tots.
Information: 601-6276 or www.wormydog.com.
Willie Nelson with Kevin Fowler and Lukas Nelson
When: 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Where: SpiritBank Event Center, 10441 S Regal Blvd., Tulsa.
Information: (918) 369-9360 or www.spiritbankeventcenter.com.