John Starr (a/k/a John Dennis Smith) | Cowboy King

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Cowboy King

by John Starr (a/k/a John Dennis Smith)

Hard-working, Bandera, Texas cowboy, 'Hoot' Gibson, listened to this CD and wrote: "Just like a new pair of boots, soak'em in the river and ware'em till they are dry. Call it 'broken in.' And like this album - you don't ask for better - you ask for more."
Genre: Country: Cowboy
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Cowboy King
2:34 $0.99
2. You Don't Have to Be From Texas
2:57 $0.99
3. Bronc Bustin', Fun Lovin', Waltzing Cowboy
2:31 $0.99
4. Mr. Moon Over Texas
2:55 $0.99
5. Badland, West Texas Cowboy
3:59 $0.99
6. Cowboy's Cowboy
2:19 $0.99
7. Blue Sunshine
2:26 $0.99
8. Rachel's Outlaw
3:03 $0.99
9. Ode to the Peacemaker
3:45 $0.99
10. The Last Dance I Saved For You
3:10 $0.99
11. Candy Store
2:25 $0.99
12. Legend Without A Name
3:59 $0.99
13. Bandera Moon
3:16 $0.99
14. For My Friends
2:21 $0.99
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Album Notes
Produced by Harrison Tyner; engineered by 8-time Grammy winner, Tom Pick; recorded in Nashville, TN, at Woodland Sound Studios, Young'un Sound Studios, and Merit Recording Studio; the performance of John Starr is supported by legendary Nashville musicians and back up accompaniment -- Guitar: Harold Bradley, Pete Wade, Leo Jackson, and Gregg Galbraith; Steel/Dobro: Lloyd Green and Sonny Garris; Piano: Hargus "Pig" Robbins, Tony Migliore and Roger Morris; Mandolin: Pete Wade; Accordian: Tony Migliore; Fiddle: Rob Hajacos; Bass: Bob Moore, Henry Strezelecki and Dave Pomeroy; Drums: Buddy Harman, Kenneth Malone and Terry Feller; Vocal Accompaniment: Hurshel Wiginton, Joe Babcock, Jim Glaser, Margie Cattes, Ray "Chip" Davis and The Jordanaires.

This CD contains a song titled, "Bandera Moon," which was written following a trip to Bandera, Texas and after reading an article by Kinky Friedman that appeared in the April, 2003 issue of Texas Monthly. Kinky wrote: "Texas Highway 16 from Kerrville to Bandera is one of the most beautiful drives you can take on this planet. By day you'll travel through rolling hills, past green valleys and wooded canyons, over sparkling creeks, and under blue skies. By night the stars will shine even brighter than all of the above. The hills protect us, and the canyons keep us cool in the summer, and the animals go about their secret business as they did before any of us were here."

The legendary Harold Bradley wrote: "I had the pleasure of being hired by my friend Harrison Tyner to be the leader on an album of cowboy songs sung by John Starr. Recently I listened to this wonderful album, and it brought back the happy memories the musicians enjoyed when we recorded it. The Wild West has always been mysterious and magical to those of us who weren't there to enjoy it. John's album brings us all the stories of the ole west beautifully written and sung. The musicians and singers played and sung from their hearts as if they were living in the era of the Golden West. This album is timely as our nation needs to connect with the past to ensure our future. Enjoy!"

Hard-working Bandera, Texas cowboy 'Hoot' Gibson wrote: "Eye Recon it's time to set things straight! Just like a new pair of boots, soak'em in the river and ware'em till they are dry. Call it 'broken in.' And like this album -- you don't ask for better -- you ask for more."

8-time Grammy winning engineer, Tom Pick, wrote: "John Starr didn't come by his name by accident. He has all the talent and style that is necessary to be a star. What a pleasure to work with John and Harrison."

Ted G. Walker, former Criminal District Attorney, Jasper, County, Texas, wrote: "John is the person we have hoped for to revive the roots of real country music. This album has touched the deepest memories of a lifetime of precious memories."

John L. Forsythe, MD, Port Arthur, Texas wrote: "John's rich interpretation of this wonderful colection of countrry music provides a tribute in its quality to the 'true country' while adding a fresh energy to the music. If you appreciate country music, you will recognize the excellence of the arrangements, the precision of the musicians, the polished harmonious vocals and John's captivating commanding voice."

Bandera, Texas cowboy Cap'n Kury wrote: "When I listen to John's songs, it brings to mind clear, crisp mornings on the open range without all the noise in the background that we've all become accustomed to. I'm tired of all the noise and all that that implies! Thanks John."

On the cover of John's CD, "Cowboy King," is a picture of 'Hoot' Gibson and his beloved dog, Double 00, on Eye Reckon. The photo was taken on Tiger Penny's Ranch in Bandera, Texas.

You can learn more about John Dennis Smith (a/k/a John Starr) and 'Hoot' Gibson in the "Gallery" section of While visiting the website, check out the "Catalog" section for other Adonda products.



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Cowboy King
Old time music as rich and rare as the classics. I can listen to this all day long