Dave Jorgenson | We Have A Winner

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We Have A Winner

by Dave Jorgenson

Traditional Country, Western Swing, Honky Tonk, and all pure Country, Dave does it all on this one. His rich country vocals and pickin' from some of Texas best Musicians will keep your toes tappin' and your feet dancin' through the whole album.
Genre: Country: Traditional Country
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Gettin Drunk Again
3:31 $0.99
2. Blues Just A Color
2:40 $0.99
3. We Have A Winner
3:28 $0.99
4. Rat Race
3:03 $0.99
5. I'm Givin' Up On Love
2:55 $0.99
6. Don't Put That Whiskey Away
3:48 $0.99
7. Luckiest Guy In Town
2:03 $0.99
8. You're Gone
3:18 $0.99
9. Everybody's Baby
3:03 $0.99
10. You've Made Hurtin' Me An Art
3:11 $0.99
11. Gettin' Drunk Reprise
2:07 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Dave Jorgenson is no newcomer to country music. From a young age, Dave has been slinging a guitar strap and entertaining audiences with songs that reflect his personal life and the real world of Midwestern America. In Dave’s early years, Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, and Buck Owens made a lasting impression on what would eventually become his life’s passion. Dave was exposed to every type of music by his teenage friends and through his participation as a sax player in his High School Band, but his heart was always lured back to the songs that were a part of the rural blue-collar life he lived. Dave is country.

Now what happened between picking up his Dad’s Guitar at age 7 and playing on stages in front of thousands is no short story, so listen up.

Dave was raised in the small town of Perry Kansas, near the Nation’s shortest hi-way (3/8 mile). His natural ability to sing was discovered as a youth. Encouraged by his friends and family, Dave began to feel very comfortable behind a microphone with his guitar, but it wasn’t until Dave graduated High School that he realized the potential of his voice and the songs he had begun to write. Performing those songs in front of audiences gave Dave fulfillment, and would form a dream that had to be followed.

Right out of High School, Dave decided to make his first bold move towards proving himself as a respected singer songwriter by entering the GMC/True Value Country Showdown. His rich vocals and easygoing manner made an immediate impression on both music fans and the other musicians. Dave did not take top honors at his first competition, but he turned the heads of the Band that did win. “Rio” was already touring dance hall circuits in the Midwest and Rockies when they became acquainted with Dave that night. Following the competition, Dave formed the Kawboys with some of his High School friends, and began performing in clubs and on stages around NE Kansas. After a year of experience as the lead vocalist for the Kawboys, he again entered the GMC/True Value Country Showdown, and this time went all the way to the Kansas finals.

Not long after that, Rio asked Dave to join them as lead vocalist, and stand front and center in what would become the opening act for such Country Music greats as Chris LeDoux, Patti Loveless, and Lisa Brokop, just to name a few. During Dave’s two-year ride with Rio he began to see some of the songs he had written becoming favorites with the audiences. This inspired him to become a prolific songwriter, composing over one hundred songs based on his Country heritage and life experiences.

The lush green hills in Kansas are a wonderful place for inspiration, but Dave knew he would have to give up his homestead to gain notoriety. Though Nashville was known as a country music hotbed, Dave decided to move to Austin. The Honky Tonks and rustic atmosphere were more suitable to Dave’s music and personality than the lasers, strobes and line dances that were gripping the country music scene at the time.

Dave and two fellow “RIOnians” packed up, headed south, and reformed as a band that would become “Big Iron”. Big Iron found themselves traveling back in time, playing songs reminiscent of Ray Price, Buck Owens, Marty Robbins, and Bob Wills. Big Iron would play central Texas for nearly four years; frequenting places like “The Broken Spoke” home of many country music legends. Then came another change for Dave.

Dave met Benny Mcarthur of “The Ace In the Hole Band” and guitarist for George Strait. Not only did Benny encourage Dave, but he would also be the Producer of Dave’s first solo album, “Then and Now”. Dave and Benny called upon some of Texas’ greatest musicians to get that Honky Tonk sound Dave has always loved.

It’s been no short journey, but “Then and Now” is a true reflection of the kind of person Dave is, and what country music is all about. Dave will be supporting this album with a cast of band members that carry his unique Texas country music to dance halls anywhere and everywhere.



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Doug Morris, Founder, Indie Music Appreciation Group

Wonderful Country Western music!
Dave sure picked the right title for this album, because it's a surefire winner! He is an excellent singer who is also a heck of a songwriter! I mean, not only did he write the 9 songs on his first album, but now he's turned around and written ten more very good songs for this album! There are actually 11 tracks, but the eleventh is a "reprise'" of the first and I didn't include a separate clip from it. I've put up some double clips of my two of my favorite songs, "Everybody's Baby" and "You're Gone", just because I liked them so much. If you listen to the second clip from "Everybody's Baby", there's a line in there I really like, where he sings about the girl glaring at him every time she dances around the floor with someone else. One of those things you can just picture in your mind. I have placed these two songs on my Favorite Indie Songs list!

I think that "You're Gone" could be one of the best Traditional Country songs I've ever heard! Not only is it a wonderful showcase for Dave's voice with the way he can slip and slide his notes around for a country blues sound, but I will also be surprised if it doesn't have a real chance of being sold to and recorded by one of the major label stars. If those folks at the big labels can't figure out they're missing the boat on a real talent in Dave, maybe they'll at least be able to spot a great song! Any of the greatest of Nashville's songwriters would be proud to have written this song.

I also especially liked "Blue's Just A Color" which has a soft, easy piano/fiddle combination backing up Dave's rich, warm vocals, the title song "We Have A Winner", "I'm Givin' Up On Love", and another song that was made for two-steppin' around a dance floor, "Luckiest Guy In Town." Face it folks, all of these songs are really good. There's not a loser anywhere on this disc This album would be a wonderful addition to the country music collection of anyone, especially those who really enjoy the sounds of Traditional Country music. Yes sir Dave, We Have A Winner!!


This is a great CD for the traditional C&W fan. I plan on buying DJ's other cd since I like this one so much.

Kjell Horlin

Dave Jorgensen has done it again!
This one's his second album is even better than the first and then I mean very great!
Here you get both uptempo stompers as well as shuffles and ballads.
Great backing and production, Dave is a very good singer & writer so go grab a copy if you're a traditional country music lover.


We Do Have A Winner!!
Great country album!Every song is fantastic.I highly recommend this album for any honkytonk/traditional country fan!!Keep up the top work Dave!When is your new album coming out?Can't wait.Cheers, from Danny downunder!!


New CD is Fantastic!
Your new CD is fantastic,I've listened to it over and over since last nite when I got it.
Great job keep it up