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Bowen breaks a record

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 – Wade Bowen raised a record-breaking $150,000 this weekend in hometown Waco, Texas for the Advocacy Center for Crime Victims and Children at his 14th Annual "Wade Bowen Classic" celebrity concert and golf tournament.

Sunday's all-star concert hosted more than 3,000 fans at Indian Springs Park where the music-packed day included 27 of Bowen's artist friends including surprise guest Stoney LaRue along with Jason Boland and the Stragglers, Casey James, Charlie Robison, Randy Rogers, Reckless Kelly, Eric Paslay, Dustin Lynch and Charlie Worsham. The concert was followed by a two-man golf scramble on Monday where 200 golfers, more than ever before, played alongside Bowen.

Bowen will release his BNA debut later this month.

CD reviews for Wade Bowen

Then Sings My Soul...Songs for My Mother CD review - Then Sings My Soul...Songs for My Mother
Wade Bowen's "Then Sings My Soul... Songs for my Mother" is mainly comprised of gospel songs familiar to country music fans, including "I'll Fly Away" and "Farther Along." These are all songs churched mothers would love. However, the wildcard in the bunch is "Saved," a rollicking cover of Bob Dylan's gospel song back from his born again period. It's built upon a hard charging rock guitar riff, pummeling piano and Sunday-ready organ. »»»
Wade Bowen CD review - Wade Bowen
The two opening tracks of Wade Bowen's new, eponymous album, "When I Woke Up Today" and "The Sun Shines on a Dreamer," are practically bursting with optimism and energy. If he harbored any sadness about leaving his major-label record deal behind in favor of the indie route, it's certainly not evident here. That one-two combination starts the album off with a bang, and the rest of the songs that follow do not disappoint. "Wade Bowen" is undeniably country, »»»
The Given CD review - The Given
Wade Bowen has spent the past dozen years evolving as an artist, from the frat rock days as the frontman of West 84 to being one of the modern day standard-bearers of the emerging Texas Music Scene. Now, the Waco, Texas native is bringing his acoustic-based sound to Nashville with the "The Given." Bowen co-wrote nine of the album's 10 songs, but the one he didn't may be the record's biggest gem, To Live Is To Fly, a duet with Guy Clark on a Townes Van Zandt-penned song. »»»
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: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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