WHO IS THAT CRAZY LUCKY COWBOY? NASHVILLE, TENN July 16, 2019 LuckyCowboy.com - Ron Wilkinson AKA 'Lucky Cowboy' was born at a very young age in the "Land of Lincoln." Alton, Illinois, to be exact, is where old Lucky is from. Alton is famous for its celebrities of stage and screen. Remember Robert Wadlow, the tallest man in the world? How about TV star Clint Walker of "Cheyenne" and Butch Calvey the singer? Alton is also where one of the famous Lincoln/Douglas debates took place, and where Bluff City Beer was made. It seems Lucky was just destined to be a famous person. In his early years, Lucky appeared at the Madison Avenue Corral in Alton as a live DJ for WOKZ radio. He's been a trapeze artist, a motorcycle stunt rider, and even hosted his own carnival. He was a National Indian Chief for the Boy Scouts of America and managed a scout camp. He received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Air Force. Worked for major companies such as Coca Cola, Frito-Lay, Anheuser-Busch, Minnesota State Lottery and even managed a bar in a cave. Lucky spent some time in Minnesota where he still has many country fans. Nowadays, old Lucky is based in Nashville, TN, Music City USA. Here he founded Lucky Cowboy Productions. Member of the Country Music Association (CMA). You might catch him anywhere in Nashville, or somewhere in the rest of the USA promoting country music. He's even been on the Today Show! Lucky even has his own backyard concert and it's in it's 12th year. But you'll always find him wearing his famous forty gallon orange cowboy hat - you can't miss him wherever he goes. Lucky's favorite song is "I Feel Lucky." His handprints are on the WE Fest "Walk of Fame," and there's even a ceramic bobblehead doll of Lucky Cowboy (2001). Yep, you can bet old Lucky will continue to be a star in his own right. Watch out for The Lucky Cowboy as you might just get "Lucky!" Yeeeeeeeeehaw!!! And he's been playing cowboy since 1992. Happy 25th Anniversary 2017.
LUCKY COWBOY SINCE 1992
LUCKY COWBOY ANNUAL 13th BACKYARD BASH AUGUST 24, 2019 NEWS COTTONTOWN, TENN August 26, 2019 LuckyCowboy.com - Lucky Cowboy Backyard Bash '13' was held Saturday, August 24 in Cottontown, Tennessee. Artists Performing: KEITH BURNS (Trick Pony), RICK MONROE, RAYLA RAY BAND, KAREN WALDRUP, WILL DAKOTA, MELISSA LEE and LUCKY COWBOY. KEXTIE ENGLAND sang the National Anthem. All proceeds and donation benefits the Cottontown Volunteer Fire Department. Special thanks to Russ Lacasse for broadcasting our Live Stream on Facebook. Cottontown Fire Dept. made a special presentation to Lucky Cowboy with his own special Fire helmet. They also warned for Luckt to not start any fires. Within ten minutes, the biggest bonfire in Tennessee lit up the sky. SPECIAL THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO MADE THE EVENT A HUGE SUCCESS: The artists, Cottontown Firemen, WKRN NEWS 2 Weather Danielle Breezy, all the great sponsors, Marilyn Erzen, Becky Wilkinson, Buddy Parker (The Banker), Rick Howard, White House High Schiool Cheer Team, Sumner County Sheriff, TN Highway Patrol, Kroger White House, Pepsi, Bud of Clerksville, Miracle Ford, Moments by Moser Photography, Sheena Missita and Lucky Cowboy Productions. PHOTOS FROM EVENT will be up next week after I rest. GOOD SHOW!
Keith Burns is a singer, songwriter and guitar gunslinger that originally hails from Atlanta, GA. As founding member of the Grammy-nominated, award winning (Academy of Country Music/American Music Awards) and platinum selling trio, Trick Pony, and notable hit songwriter, Burns has become viable member of the country music format and Nashville songwriting community. Burns and his band, Trick Pony, rode their way to three consecutive Top 10 singles (two of which--"Pour Me" and "Just What I Do”--were co-written by Burns). Keith performed alongside Joe Diffie for six years and penned the Diffie hit song “Whole Lotta Gone.” Following his run with the Ponies, Burns became the counterpart to the duo Burns & Poe; the pair (formed with Michelle Poe formerly a Dreamworks' recording artist) released its self-titled double CD, charted 4 Top 20 hits and was named MusicRow "Independent Artist Of The Year” (2010). In January 2018, Keith and his wife, Bonnie, launched the management and production company, B3E Music with the concentration to provide artist development and production services. In addition to the new single (“Everybody Loves A Comeback”), Burns recently co-produced up ’n coming newcomers Presley & Taylor and Lisa Guerrero of Inside Edition.
Rick grew up in a variety of places - born in Clearwater, Florida, lived in California, Connecticut, Kansas, North Carolina, even England, and his love of music and outgoing personality naturally drew him to the stage. Now based in Nashville, Rick is sponsored by Monster Energy Drink. A World-class entertainer, Nashville Recording artist Rick Monroe has performed in 17 countries – and every state in the U.S. He's released five studio albums, one live album, three EPs, and several singles. Rick has opened for Eric Church, Dierks Bentley, Aaron Lewis, Eli Young Band, Charlie Daniels Band, Dwight Yoakam, Montgomery Gentry, Patty Loveless, Trick Pony, Emerson Drive, Pat Green, Randy Houser, Josh Thompson and many more. He travels over 100,000 miles a year and performs over 120 shows. He is active in humanitarian causes such as Safe Haven Family Shelter, the Frank Foundation, St. Jude and Children’s Miracle Network.
Rayla Ray is a Texas gal, raised in a small town of Gatesville, the spur capital of Texas. Produced and Managed out of Nashville, Tennessee by Tom Loomis. Her Band is one of the most popular cover bands in Nashville and Alabama, Kentucky, Texas and Tennessee. Rayla Ray has opened for country artists Charlie Daniels Band, Mark Chesnutt, Collin Raye, Kenny Rogers, Ronnie Milsap, Eli Young Band, Merile Haggard, Mark McKinney and Arron Watson and many more. Rayla Ray covers over 500 songs in her set list. Her band members are her husband Tommy Loomis on Drums, Scott Rogers on Lead Guitar , Charlie Howell on Bass/ backing vocals and Brenda Lewis on acoustic guitar/ back grounds vocals. Rayla's influences are Patsy Cline, Reba McEntire, Martina McBride, LeAnne Womack, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood. Rayla started music seriously with contest singing in her teens and won the event for the State of Texas (in Arlington, TX six flags) and the event in Durant, Oklahoma at Choctaw Casino, both Talent Quest Events that took her to the nationals in Laughlin, NV. Major stages Rayla has performed on is the Texas Motor Speedway (FT. Worth, TX), Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)(Texas/ OU game), Dr. Pepper Park in Frisco, TX, and the State Fair of Texas (Dallas, TX).
New Orleans native Karen Waldrup is a songwriter and recording artist known for her thrilling performances and nostalgically new style of country music. Waldrup has spent the last few years touring the world performing thousands of shows everywhere from Memphis, TN to Dublin, Ireland and Switzerland. Her social media videos are gaining mass appeal with more than 220 million views. Waldrup recently won four Nashville Industry Music Awards (NIMA) for Artist of the Year, Song of the Year for "Warm in Your Sunshine," Best Live Country Performer and Best Country Solo Artist Female. She also landed an original song in the motion picture 'Scales: Mermaids are Real'. The video for her 2016 Summer song "I Got That Kind of Time" spent 5 weeks at #1 and 12 weeks in the top 5 on CMT. Her “Trashy Crashed the Party” video stayed in the top 3 for 5 weeks straight. Waldrup appeared on Bravo TV’s Platinum Hit with hosts Jewel & Kara Diaguardi, and had music featured on Bravo TV’s reality series My Fab 40. She was a Nashville Rising Star finalist in 2015 and was previously named a GAC Top 25 Songwriter. Karen has been featured on NASCAR ESPN LIVE, the NFL Experience Superbowl XLVII and hundreds of other outlets world wide. Karen Waldrup has 15 videos that have been viewed over 1 million times. Collectively, her videos have been viewed over 220 million times in the past year and a half and her Waldrup Worldwide Family is almost half a million strong and growing daily.
Will Dakota has made quite the splash since arriving to the Music City 2 years ago. In his short tenure, this singer/songwriter from Bismarck has already gathered two NIMA (Nashville Music Industry Award) nominations. One for Best Male Country Artist, and the second for the Best Male Live Performance, and won Best Male Country Artist which should come as no surprise to anyone who has seen his weekly Will Dakota & Friends Show! Raised in Bismarck, ND, this former tennis/soccer star fell in love with music at 17, and decided Nashville was his place of calling. Currently, touring with award winning and Grammy nominated Keith Burns of Trick Pony, Will is burning up the road on their “Turn Up The Heat” summer tour continuing through the rest of the year. Will lives in Nashville, TN and has a deep love of all animals, and when he can, brings his cats Percy and Finn on tour with him. Managed by B3E Music and with a live studio album already cut and recorded, the sky’s the limit for this ND native.
Sault Ste. Marie, MI native Missy Zenker, or Melissa Lee, has been entertaining Upper Peninsula locals for years with her country music and modern flair. Melissa Lee creates fun, heartfelt Country music, with a little sass. Starting her career at a very young age, Missy continues to give it all she’s got, and work her way to the top. Her music is contemporary country that is highly influenced by pop and classic rock. Melissa’s captivating voice can be compared to Miranda Lambert & Natalie Maines (of the Dixie Chicks), however, the breathy tones and softness of her voice give her a unique sound that is distinctive from anyone else. Melissa’s songwriting is clever, witty, and thoughtful beyond her years. She kicked off the new year with a sold out Album Release show at Kewadin Casino in Sault Ste. Marie, MI. She spent 2017 on tour with Confederate Railroad, and she has opened for many national acts such as Brothers Osborne, Cole Swindell, David Allan Coe, Josh Turner, William Michael Morgan, Jeff Carson, Tyler Farr, The Kentucky Headhunters, and Doug Supernaw. She has also shared the stage with artists such as Charlie Daniels and Buddy Jewell. In 2016, Melissa sold out casinos as the only female singer in a “tribute to the Grand Ole Opry” show. She performed over 200 shows in 2015, and toured the country with “Girls With Guitars” in 2013-14.