Little Texas regroups for "Missing Years"
Friday, April 6, 2007
– Little Texas hopes that God will bless Little Texas again when it releases a new album,'Missing Years," June 12 on a new label, Montage. Lead guitarist Porter Howell, a long-time member of the band, will handld lead vocals as well. Others in the group are Dwayne O'Brien on guitar, Duane Propes on bass and Del Gray on drums.
The title track is the new single. Howell, Gray and O'Brien helped write many of the songs with Paul Jefferson and Anthony Smith also contributing.
Little Texas regrouped after a seven-year hiatus. Former lead singer Brady Seals went the solo route and Tim Rushlow went his own way as well, now part of ShowDog Nashville duo Rushlow Harris.
More news for Little Texas
CD reviews for Little Texas
The 'new" Little Texas released this album about the same time they released a live version of the band's old hits. The album proves that the group is stronger with a new identity. It has a good mix of up-tempo rockers and songs that tug at the heartstrings. Lead singer Porter Howell co-wrote 6 of the 11 songs on the new disc; drummer Del Gray and guitarist Dwayne O'Brien wrote 4 and 5 songs respectively.
"When He's Gone" immediately catches your attention. »»»
The Very Best of Little Texas - Live & Loud
The 11-cut live album lacks the energy of the original songs and the band's previous efforts. The quartet still has their trademark harmonies, but now lead singer and guitarist Porter Howell (Brady Seals and Tim Rushlow are long gone) can't match Rushlow vocally. In fact, most of the disc sounds like a Little Texas cover band.
On the rocking numbers, it's easy to forget it's not the old Little Texas, so the group turns in pretty solid versions of "Kick A Little" and »»»
After four albums, not much has changed. Little Texas manages to mesh catchy songs and cliche-ridden lyrics into a likable disc. Likable that is if you like the pop, country-light side of the genre. The disc is certainly radio friendly like the band's other discs. The writing is lame from the get go of "Loud and Proud" with lines like "I'll take it as it comes." and "you can run, but you can't hide" in "The Call." Ironically, Tim Rushlow sings "Living inside the lines never did anything for me. »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk
When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: LSD tour provides a lot of highs
This was not your grandkids' country, that's for sure. Even the name of the tour - the LSD Tour - was a throwback (albeit far before the principals were making music). But make no mistake about it. With the ever cool country traditionalist Dwight Yoakam, the country with some rock and blues and rabble rousing of Steve Earle thrown in and the... »»»
Concert Review: Alvin, Gilmore fortunately get together
Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore had known each other for decades, but it wasn't until last year that they toured together in a guitar pull setting. What started as a small Texas tour mushroomed into points east and west and eventually the release earlier this month of their blues-based disc, "Downey to Lubbock."
And now we have the... »»»
Follow Country Standard Time
Elsewhere in the news
Currently at the CST blogs
Dan Tyminski (known simply as "Tyminski" on his 2017 release "Southern Gothic") has traditional music roots and unassailable bluegrass street cred especially given his membership in Alison Krauss' Union Station. He is also a powerful songwriter and has been writing songs for himself and others for years now.... »»»
Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn have powerhouse individual talents; each has followed an estimable career path to where they find themselves today: making complex, but spare, records, writing music together and touring with their son Juno. Their new release, "Echoes In The Valley" features mostly songs written by Fleck and Washburn, banjos, Washburn's strong vocals and very little else.... »»»
Legends don't come any more legendary than Chris Hillman. The roll call of bands that comprises Hillman's half century in music reads like a wing exhibit at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame; Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers, Manassas, the Souther Hillman Furay Band, the Desert Rose Band,... »»»
Sugarland is back with "Bigger," its first studio album in nearly a decade. And its arrival says more about branding, than anything else. Although his voice is heard often enough on this album to make his presence felt, it's still difficult to get away from seeing Kristian Bush in the Oates to Hall or Ridgeley to Michael role in this duo. »»»
This One's For You Too
Luke Combs has gotten a lot of life out of his album "This One's for You," which includes his breakthrough hit "Hurricane," as well as the popular single "When It Rains It Pours." This deluxe edition includes five new tracks, many of which are just as strong as the original 12.