Gulf Coast Cowboy Hour February 23rd Playlist

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Are you ready to kick back, pop open a cold one, and take a break? We're here to help!

Our playlist for this week:


  1. Cabo San Lucas / Toby Keith
  2. Tie My Boat / Stoney LaRue
  3. Creola / Nadirah Shakoor
  4. Sandbar Serenade / James "Sunny Jim" White
  5. Skeletons On The Beach / James "Sunny Jim" White
  6. Sky Sand Water Moon / James "Sunny Jim" White
  7. Never Goin' Back to Mexico / Brian Burns
  8. Knee Deep / Zac Brown Band (featuring Jimmy Buffett)
  9. Sand In Her Shoes / Thom Shepherd
  10. Drunk Tourist / Brent Burns
  11. Down at Sloppy Joes / Rick Steffen
  12. I Wish I Owned An Island (That Could Travel the Sea) / Don Middlebrook and Living Soul
  13. Somewhere Between Texas and Mexico / Pat Green


We're starting this week's show off with a great Toby Keith song from his 2008 That Don't Make Me a Bad Guy album.

You may ask, “What is a Red Dirt boy like Stoney LaRue doing on a Gulf coast, beach livin’, easy going show?”  Well, when you do an acoustic live song (and nail a Mike McLure song that was originally a gospel recording) you get the wave and drift.  If you’ve been listening over the past 10 - 12 weeks, you know that when the water and ocean are mentioned we’ll find a way to slip it into the mix.

James "Sunny Jim" White was born in San Antonio and influenced early on by the Texas Swing sounds his parents would dance to.  James spent his adolescent years on the Gulf growing up in Corpus Christi.  Spending the 1960’s in Southern California also had an influence on his music career, but it wasn’t until he hit the road full time and ended up as the house band in world class Hyatt Regency Grand Cayman Islands that he found his musical foundation.  We’ve got a full bio here.  We salute his creativity with three distinctive songs "Sandbar Serenade", "Skeletons on the Beach", and "Sky Sand Water Moon".

The Nadir Shakoor song "Creola" is featured as the Gulf Coast Cowboys salute the end to Mardi Gras and the changing over the Christian calendar to prepare for Lent.  Be sure that we are going to fast on something beside music and fun - maybe we'll give up chocolate and paying bills…

This Brian Burns tune is on the 2006 Border Radio album.

This Zac Brown Band song is track number two on the You Get What You Give album.

We can’t seem to get the Tropicalifragilistexpialdisious CD out of our head!  The song “Sand In Her Shoes” has been requested every week by folks from Red Oak to Hillsboro. Thom Shepherd will be doing a call-in interview Wednesday, February 29th, so make sure to tune in for that around 7:15PM.  He’ll give us some great insight into the creation of this album.

“Drunk Tourist” seemed like a great way to sum up the craziness that befits a Mardis Gras celebration gone a little overboard. Just make sure your not one of the folks Brent Burns sings about on the Ragtops and Flipflops CD.

The theme of ending up in a bar continues with “Down at Sloppy Joe’s” from Another Island.  This Rick Steffen song does celebrate the good things that can happen when good friends get together and celebrate the heartbreak and the change of mindset that can happen within the confines of the watering hole.

We're replaying this Don Middlebrook song by request this week!

Lucky Ones provides a song that tells where Pat Green goes to release his frustrations over failed relations and to celebrate the rebound only accomplished by finding the fish, margaritas, and salt air. Take a long listen to “Somewhere Between Texas and Mexico".