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Doug was born & raised in the Davis Mountains of Texas. He took piano & violin lessons there as a child, but showed little interest until his latter teens. His musical influence came mainly from his father, who played fiddle & guitar in his own cowboy band. Doug decided at the age of 17 to pursue a musical career, leaving Fort Davis directly upon high school graduation and heading off to Levelland, Texas to attend South Plains College for study in commercial music. He played fiddle for the Bent Tree Jamboree Dinner Theater in Ruidoso, NM during the summers of 1993 to 1996, and in the Barleen Family Dinner Theatre in Phoenix, AZ over the winters of 1995 & 1996. While in Phoenix, he acquired a McNab/Border Collie puppy he named Holly-peño, who eventually became a significant element to his musical act. Between 1994 & 1999, Doug moved between Phoenix, Ruidoso, Nashville, East Tennessee, Dallas, and Austin several times, playing fiddle with numerous cover bands and picking up odd jobs in between. In 1999, Doug decided he would rather work for himself and play his own songs, so with the help of friend John Wheeler (of Hayseed-Dixie fame), he recorded his first two albums, with all-original material, and made a final move to Austin to start up his own band. He didn't get his band put together, but he got himself in the middle of the emerging Texas Music circuit, opening shows for the likes of Cory Morrow, Pat Green, Roger Creager, and others. Doug stood out with his musical comedy routine accompanied by just a guitar and a fiddle-playing dog. In 2000, they co-hosted the Willie Nelson picnic and recorded a Live album in front of a sold out College Station crowd. Doug recorded another Live album in 2002 (his fourth). In 2003, the duo appeared on national television as guests of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Animal Planet's Pet Star, and Ripley's Believe It Or Not. Doug also hosted a weekly radio program in Austin during the fall of 2003 & 2004. In 2003, Doug contributed a Live recording to the Waylon Jennings Red River Tribute album. And in 2004, Doug released his 5th album Everybody Knows My Name (full studio production) under his own BigHat Records label. He finally got his band put together that year, but felt discontent with the instrumentation. He also lost Holly-peño his singing & fiddle-playing sidekick in July 2004, so he decided he needed to start over once again in 2005. Doug reformed his show as an all-acoustic trio (fiddle, guitar, and upright bass), with their debut performance opening for Willie Nelson! By the end of 2005, the Doug Moreland Show was in full swing as a 5-piece band with the addition of drums and piano. 2006 saw things growing even bigger as his new group recorded & produced their own full-band project titled Doug Moreland.
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Doug Moreland  09/11/2000            
mike
the cd kicks ass
Doug Moreland  08/16/2000            
Aaron
I got this CD when I saw Cory Morrow at Gruene Hall. Dub Miller opened and Doug was with him I beleive. I had seen Doug live before one time and he really cracked me up so I jumped at the chance to pick up this CD. Well, I seriously suggest this CD for when you feel like sitting around and drinking some beer with all your friends. He has some really funny songs on here. The thing I thought was really cool was how not only were the songs funny but yet all of them had very very catchy tunes. Doug is a pretty funny guy....for good clean beer drinking fun this is a must have at your next gathering.
Doug Moreland  07/31/2000            
Greg Clark
The Funniest singer songwriter in texas. Saw him at the Big Bammbo Bash
Doug Moreland  06/27/2000            
Jane Duncan
This album is the perfect party disc. I live in Colorado and many of my friends do not enjoy country music. This album combines country themes with comedy. Every time I entertain guests, in an informal setting, I play this CD. It serves as an ice-breaker and helps to add a smile to everyone's face. It's hysterical. Life should be enjoyed and shared with friends, and this album's creative look at life and relationships reminds us all that "life isn't so bad!".
Doug Moreland  06/23/2000            
Wm B. Cherry
I worked with Doug out in Tennessee when he was putting this album together and it is obvious that all the time and effort that went into its creation was well worth it. He is a genuine talent and this album is just the tip of the iceberg for Doug.
Doug Moreland  06/21/2000            
B A
This kid is what country music has been needing for a long time. He has the ability to make you laugh or make you cry - either way he makes you listen. His originals are just that - original. I can't wait to see what his next album is going to be. If its better than the first two then we're all in for a treat.
Doug Moreland  06/20/2000            
Dan
This is one of the funniest albums I have ever heard. Simple and hilarious, it makes me want to drink beer.
Doug Moreland  06/13/2000            
ANONYMOUS
I'VE BEEN TO SEVERAL OF DOUG'S SHOWS AND HAVE ENJOYED THEM ALL. HE INVOLVES THE CROWD AND HIS MUSIC RANGES FROM HILARIOUSLY FUNNY TO SERIOUS SONGS ABOUT LIFE...I LOVE BOTH OF HIS CD'S AND SERIOUSLY CAN'T STOP PLAYING THEM, THANKS!
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