The most recent Texas Primary Election was held yesterday. ¬†Hotly contested races all over the state were being decided at the polls. ¬†The winners of those contests will move on to face candidates from their diametrically opposed party in the fall General Election. ¬†On this busy election week, I was inundated by two things.
1. Terribly produced political ads from all across the spectrum that seemed as if they were written and produced for SNL, Chappelle’s Show, Key and Peele or The Daily Show.
2. Social media endorsements for Kevin Fowler’s new record How Country Are Ya?
In the midst of the first inundation, the ads were peppered with endorsements from various public figures, PAC’s, boards, entities etc. ¬†These endorsements don’t come cheap and they usually have some sort of quid pro quo attached. They are also usually easily identifiable as valid ¬†or laughable. ¬† Whatever the case may be, somebody has done something for them. ¬†Money has changed hands and/or promises have been made.
When it comes to the second onslaught of inundation; Fowler’s record getting so much push from his peers despite it being rather dreadful, can simply be chalked up to Fowler being a generally nice, hard-working guy with a track record of helping other artists. It’s the way of this music scene right, wrong or indiferent to blindly support things even when it doesn’t make good sense to do so.
Being a good guy with longevity in the scene should not make Fowler immune to criticism or … Keep Reading