Ronnie Bowman Bonus Tracks • Live at the Hall, 2022
Songwriter Ronnie Bowman performs and tells stories behind some of the songs he has written. Part of the Museum’s “Live at the Hall” series, this live performance was recorded on August 6, 2022.
A long-time co-writer with Chris Stapleton, Bowman performs “Outlaw State of Mind,” a song included on Stapleton’s 2015 album “Traveller.” Bowman also plays “It’s Getting Better All the Time,” a #1 for Brooks & Dunn on the “Billboard” Hot Country Songs chart and “Three Rusty Nails,” which Bowman recorded himself and was named the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Song of the Year in 1999.
Bowman’s songs have also been recorded by the Grascals, Cody Johnson, Irene Kelley, Jake Owen, Ralph Stanley, Sam Williams, and Lee Ann Womack. From 1990 to 2001, Bowman served as vocalist and bass player for the bluegrass group Lonesome River Band, during which time their 1991 album “Carrying the Tradition” was named the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Album of the Year. Bowman has also won multiple IBMA awards for his solo music, including Song of the Year honors for “Cold Virginia Night” and “Three Rusty Nails” and three Male Vocalist of the Year awards.
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