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Kevin Fowler & Brantley Gilbert perform sold-out show at the Arbuckle Ballroom in Davis, Oklahoma
08/16/2010

from Oklahoma City Country Music Examiner on examiner.com

Kevin Fowler has been enjoying his first Top 40 Country hit in the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, with his recent release to radio, Pound Sign.

Fowler may be new to the mainstream Country music world, but he has been prominently engaging in the Red Dirt, Texas-music scene for many years as a performer and songwriter. Kevin Fowler's writing has landed a few songs in the Nashville scene, with established artists recording Fowler's work. Fowler wrote Sammy Kershaw's 2003 single "Beer, Bait & Ammo," Mark Chesnutt's 2004 single "The Lord Loves the Drinkin' Man," and Montgomery Gentry's 2009 single "Long Line of Losers."

The Texas native has released five studio albums in his career, with his most recent album set to release in October. Kevin said the official name of the album hasn't been decided, in a recent interview with me on 100.1 KYKC-FM.

I had to ask Kevin Fowler his thoughts of sharing the stage with newcomer, Nashville-recording artist, Brantley Gilbert. Fowler shared, "I've never seen Gilbert perform live, but I will at our show at the ballroom. I heard he rocks the stage. So far, he and I have only sat down and had lunch together. We'll see how it goes Friday."

Fowler should be pretty proud of Friday night's performance from not only Brantley Gilbert, but himself as well.

The show sold out days before the two were scheduled to take the stage at the Arbuckle Ballroom in Davis, Oklahoma.

Brantley Gilbert's recent album, Halfway to Heaven, is still breaking it's way into the radio world. One the album makes it's way into the radio stations, it's like a music explosion; Gilbert captivates a listener from starting out rocking, to slowing things down with a love song.

The song from the album most KYKC listeners request, is "Kick It in the Sticks," which has a

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