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by Phil McGarrah & Runnin On Empty

Original Country at it's best. If you like to see a true songwriter at work, this Album is for you. Eleven of the finest self penned / produced / performed songs you will find. If you like varity, here it is. These songs have no boundries. Enjoy.
Genre: Country: Modern Country
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Huckleberry Lane
3:57 $0.99
2. Gonna Take a Lot of Whiskey
3:07 $0.99
3. Nite Time in Old Kentucky
3:18 $0.99
4. Bad Case Of The Blues
3:58 $0.99
5. Dirt Road Patrol
3:15 $0.99
6. Missin' You
3:39 $0.99
7. 1705
3:59 $0.99
8. VooDoo Lady
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9. No Matter Where I Go
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10. Don't Let Her Catch You
4:07 $0.99
11. Hank III
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Phil McGarrah
Runnin' On Empty
Just when you think Tradition and Creativity had dwindled away from country music, think again!
The best way to describe Phil McGarrah and his Runnin' On Empty Band is Traditional and Original. With a natural born knack for writing songs and performing, this up and coming act is making the waves really bounce!!
Having learned to play guitar and a variety of other instruments at an early age, Phil says, "When I write a song, the music is right there with it, I can hear every note on every instrument that I want in the arrangement. I want my music to be distinctly different! The musicians in the Runnin' on Empty Band help bring my songs to life. They are awesome players. I use my ears--if it don't sound like country, it ain't country, guess that's what separates me from a lot of other entertainers.”
The Legendary Freddie Hart announced publicly that he compared Phil's song writing to everybody’s all-time hero, Hank Williams, saying, "I was best friends with Hank in the early days, holding his hand down to his knee saying jokingly, "I must not have been over this big", but Hank wrote a lot of songs. He wrote awful close to paper and so does my dear friend, Phil McGarrah." You will find Freddie doing a duet with Phil, called "She's the One that Keeps me "HOLDIN' ON," which will be on an upcoming album of Phil's. “I'm very proud of this song,” Freddie told the audiences on the “Legends of Country Music Tour” which he and Phil performed on along with Country Music Hall of Fame member Hank Thompson.

Thompson, while on the Legends Tour, spoke highly of Phil and the R.O.E. band, saying it was “a pleasure to entertain with them. Everything went smoothly, everybody did their homework, and most of all, we had fun.”
Phil said, “Hank is one of my heroes, and I hope to have half the career that he has had and I tuned and played his Guitar,,MAN !! I get excited just thinking about it!”
The 1981 country billboard artist of the year, Razzy Bailey, said that Phil's song writing was “phenomenal,” comparing him to Bill Anderson, or as a carbon copy of Harlan Howard. Said Bailey, "Phil writes the kind of songs that make you want to sing along.
"BAD CASE OF THE BLUES" is a perfect example. This song would not have been any better if Willie (Nelson) himself had written it--it has a lot of taste! “Razzy is a very good friend of mine.” Phil said, and I'm glad I wrote a song that we could do together! Razzy is in the Blues Hall of Fame in Georgia, next to Otis Redding--what an honor.”
"SOMETHING NEW FROM HANK" is a song Phil said he wrote out of a dream. “I stumbled out of bed and started writing this song like the Lady in my dream (Ms.Audrey) told me to do. I started writing it on an envelope with one eye 'bout half open. I thought to myself, “What time is it?” I looked at the clock and it said 3:57 a.m. Then everything went blank. I had written about half of the song on the envelope and wondered if I would ever finish it.
About two weeks went by and I had the same dream again, and I got it finished! I still have the same dream from time to time and you'd never believe who's singin' with me.” This song is going to be on Phil's duet album with the legendary Vernon Oxford performing it with him--it's too cool.
With the duet project underway, you'll just have to wait and see who all is going to be on it; but Phil said, “You’re going to be surprised!
“I have played a lot of shows and have been a lot of places, but there is nothing like seeing someone in the crowd singing along with you on a song that you wrote.” Phil told a DJ in Wisconsin, where he was entertaining at "Country Fest" in Cadott. Phil said, “I would love to play the Grand Ol' Opry, and I believe once they heard my songs, they would invite us back. Just think of how much talent has been on that stage--for me, it would be a dream come true!”
Phil and Runnin' On Empty currently record for R.O.E. Records
an independent label. Their soon to be released C D of eleven super original songs entitled " Dirt Road Patrol" will be carried in your favor music stores, so please ask for it. I believe this album has something for everyone, Phil said. For the Bluegrass folks there is " Night Time In Ole Kentucky" I wrote this song when I was Eight years old, then there is "VOODOO LADY" and every song has a story Phil said especially " THE KIDS ON HUCKLEBERRY LANE" and "MISSIN' YOU”. They all speak for themselves including "HANK III " a song Phil wrote for and about Hank Williams the Third, grandson of the late, great Hank Williams Sr.
To find out where Phil and Runnin' on Empty is entertaining next, check out all the large festivals and fair circuit where you can catch Phil and R.O.E. on the main stage this year, or a benefit show for those in need, or perhaps your local county fair. You can also log on to their website @ www.roerecords.com



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barbara crawford

this is the best yet on all counts
the songs on this cd are the best i have heard yet because they hit home i can relate to what you are talking about in the song & the meaning behind it keep up the good work