BIG NEWS! and Dallas & CA this week

My wife Coley and I have both been fortunate enough to win several music business awards in our careers, including ASCAP Awards, Platinum albums, Gold albums, Grammy Nominations, CMA of Texas Songwriter of the Year, and the Nashville Songwriters Song You Wish You Had Written Award.

But we have never been nominated for an award TOGETHER.  Until now.

We have been nominated for DUO of the YEAR at this year’s Trop Rock Music Awards!

Click the pic to join today

We are very excited and will definitely be at the awards show during Meeting of the Minds this November in Key West.

I am also nominated for Songwriter of the Year, and our Lone Star Luau has been nominated for Event of the Year.

The Trop Rock Music Association (TRMA)  is a great organization that promotes independent musicians like us who perform in the Trop Rock genre, which is mostly acts that do tropical or beachy or Jimmy Buffet type music, but also singer songwriters and bands who do their own original music. You have to be a member to vote for us, and it really doesn’t cost that much to join. Visit and sign up today!

And while we are on the topic of awards, I have also been nominated in 5 categories for this year’s ‘s People’s Choice Awards: Singer Songwriter, Unsung Hero, Best Song to Get Lei’d To “Parrot Head,” Best Drinking Song “I Wasn’t Gonna Drink Today,” and Best Trop Rock Anthem “Always Saturday Night”

To vote go to:

And speaking of Meeting of the MInds, click the pic above to find out more about it. It is the PREMIERE Trop Rock event of the year in our opinion. It’s in Key West the week of Oct.31-Nov 4. We will be taking part in events starting Oct 28 and throughout that whole week. We will be performing on the MAIN STAGE with our band and legendary Coral Reefer band member Doyle Grisham at 3:30pm on Thursday Nov 1st at the Casa Marina in Key West. You must have a pass to attend.

We are also hosting a sunset cruise on Wednesday of that week which is Halloween! It’s the Redneck Yacht Club Halloween Costume Cruise! Come dressed as your favorite redneck or whatever you feel like dressing up as. Prizes will be given for best costume! Click the pic below for tickets.

Lone Star Luau 3 tickets are available NOW! VIP is nearly sold out but we have general admission passes and sponsorships still available.  Our line up next year includes me and Coley, Donny Brewer, Drop Dead Dangerous, Eric Erdman, Jerry Diaz and many more!


This week I’m doing an event on Wednesday night 9/5 at Canton Hall in Dallas. It’s called Combat Cowboy and it benefits cancer research for our veterans. They asked me to write a song using 10 words they sent me. And then at the last minute added 5 more!

Then, this weekend Coley and I head out for California to do three shows: Redondo Beach on Friday, Moonshine Flats with OUR BAND in San Diego on Saturday, and then a party for the L.A. Parrotheads on Sunday.

Next week I’ll be in Tulsa, OK for the Trop Rock River Phlock! Click the pic for more info. 

We had a spectacular time at the Island Fever Showcase in Clear Lake, Iowa this weekend. It was held at the legendary Surf Ballroom where Buddy Holly did his final show. The line up was amazing, the sound was great and there were lots of very special moments. This picture is from the Flip Flop Hop where we all did songs from the late 50’s. I even ditched the hat and slicked my hair back!

The finale was incredible. All the artists joined in on “American Pie”



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