Gulf Coast Cowboy Hour February 8th Playlist

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We've got a great little break prepared for you this week. Are you ready to kick back and relax?


This week's playlist is:

  1. Sailing Away from the Madness / Kelly McGuire
  2. Jimmy Bob (Margaritaville Parody) / Keith Sykes
  3. (Take Me) Back to the Islands / Hugo Duarte
  4. San Antonio Girl / Lyle Lovett
  5. That's Right (You're Not from Texas) / Lyle Lovett
  6. If I Had a Boat / Lyle Lovett
  7. Fins / Jimmy Buffett
  8. Tropiholics / Jim Asbell
  9. Levee Town / Sonny Landreth (featuring John Hiatt)
  10. Coastal / Kenny Chesney
  11. Magnolia / Davin James
  12. Guadalupe Days / Gary P. Nunn

If you've been listening to our show, you know by now that we have a big place in our heart, not to mention our music collection, for Kelly McGuire.  "Sailing Away from the Madness" is from his acclaimed Boat in Belize album.

Talk about a diverse musician!  Keith Sykes has had over 100 songs recorded by some of the top musicians in both Country and Rock and Roll.  He has sold over 25 million songs and has appeared on Saturday Night Live, Austin City Limits, and King Biscuit Flower Hour.  We loved his “Jimmy Bob” Margaritaville Parody from the Reunion - Live at the Windjammer CD.

All the way from Hillbilly Beach, Hugo Duarte features this song on his Live In Key West album.

Our featured artist for the week is Lyle Lovett.  You can check out a little history about him here.  Lovett is currently out to sea on the Cayamo Cruise with John Hiatt. These two will be performing acoustic sets from February 6th through February 12th, 2012.  When Lyle hits the road in March his tour dates will take him to the Midwest and finish in the Southeast in April of this year. Hiatt will be joining him on this acoustic tour as well.

Born in Klein, Texas, in 1957, Lovett has released 13 albums as of 2012 with several honors coming from them. In 2007 he was honored with one of his four Grammy's for the work on It’s Not Big It’s Large.  He was awarded Best Male Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Album.  He made tabloid headlines in 1993 when he married actress Julia Roberts. The marriage lasted until March of 1995.

"Fins" is one of Jimmy Buffett's "Big 8" songs that gets played at every concert.  It is originally from his 1979 Volcano album and reached #35 on the Billboard Top 100.

Tropiholics is an album that should be in every Gulf Coast Cowboy's collection.  Jim Asbell sure knows how to make 'em!

This Sonny Landreth selection “Levee Town” featuring John Hiatt came off of our listener requests list.  The CD title track to Levee Town is a tribute to New Orleans and its survival mode after Hurricane Katrina. Thanks to our listeners for making this great suggestion.

Hemingway’s Whiskey was released in September of 2010.  Kenny Chesney provides the insight into the song “Coastal”:

"When I was a kid, we were very lower-middle class.  We weren't poor, but we didn't have a lot of extra money to go places.  So when we went on vacation, we packed the car up and we drove to Myrtle Beach.  Or we drove to Daytona.  Or we went to the Redneck Riviera: Panama City, Gulf Shores, or Destin.  And I still love that.  That song is for everybody that grew up like I did.  It's a beach song, but it's a Redneck Kenny song. These people work for a living.  Like he says in the song, 'No more building transmissions, he's going deep sea fishin'.'  I love that line.  That's my family, that's my friends.  That's my cousins.  That's my audience."

With 7 CDs recorded and a ton of Texas boys including Gary P. Nunn , Larry Joe Taylor, and Tommy Alverson as fans you can tell Darvin has the pedigree to be inducted into the Gulf Coast Cowboy must play Playlist.  Be sure to check his website out.

We love the album cover artwork of What I like about Texas.  The Gary P. Nunn CD has become a must steal, borrow, or take around the station - and to think, it's been 15 years since the album was released.  That just makes us all feel a whole lot older.  Enjoy!