These Country Blues
Rick Knowles is an award winning songwriter, singer, and musician from Monticello, Florida. He is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Association International and is actively involved with the local chapter. He has won the Directors Award of Merit in the Paramount Groups Nashville International's 2004 Valentines Song & Lyric Contest. His song "Down in Mexico" (included on this CD) was a 2004 Honor Award Winner in the country music category of the Songwriters Resource Network, Great American Song Contest. He is locally known for his recent "In-laws & Outlaws Band, " which won the 2004 Band Entertainer of the Year award at the Florida Forest Festival in Perry, Florida. Over the years he has had the pleasure to perform with many talented singers, songwriters and musicians such as Hurricane Dave, grammy nominees' Josh Nolan and Fishbone Fred. Rick has also had the privilege of performing opening songs on several occasions for world famous Musician, Television Star, and Grammy Award winner Charlie McCoy, and his band "Encore." Mike Purvis, Ronnie Weeks, and Leon Roberts (members of Encore) also play on this album. Rick writes all genres of music, Blues, Country, Gospel, Southern Rock, and Children's songs, (and then there are some that he's not sure where they belong). "You do a very good job singing your music. You should do a C.D. of your songs and let Nashville hear it. They could use your songs right now!" Larry Butler Grammy Award Winning Ex-Producer of Kenny Rogers (Comment Sheet Statement from 'Producers Music Showcase' at Harry A's Porch Club St. George Island, Florida on September 11, 2003)
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