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Texas Music Pickers Presents Drew Womack and Walt Wilkins
April 30, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Drew Womack, one of country music’s most notable singer-songwriters, returns from a prolonged hiatus with his first album in nearly ten years
Womack first hit the national recording scene with his band, Sons of the Desert out of Waco, TX. Signed to Epic Records in 1997, their debut album, Whatever Comes First, spawned several country radio hits including the title track, which charted in the Billboard Top 10.
During the time that he was performing and recording with Sons, Womack was also writing, and collaborating with several of Nashville’s top hit makers. Womack had written nine, top-10 hit songs including Kenny Chesney’s first #1 smash, “She’s Got It All” (co-written with Craig Wiseman). He also had collaborations with Peter Frampton, Jack Blades (Night Ranger, Damn Yankees) and Tim McGraw. As a songwriter, Womack earned five ASCAP awards and two BMI awards.
I am fortunate that I play my songs across a wide region that is filled with folks who find comfort, enjoyment & meaning in coming out to listen to folks like myself. I am fortunate that enough folks come out, generally, that I can come back to those places and play my songs again. I am lucky, I think, that I knew my calling at an early age, and at one point in my life, I took the necessary steps to follow that calling out into the world. I am still learning how to listen to, and stay true to the voice, and true to the work I am given. I try not to take myself too seriously, but I do try to take seriously this work; this calling. I play some nights just me and my guitar, and some nights with my talented and funny wife, Tina. And some nights with the The Mystiqueros, a living art collective, a hill country jukebox, one of the bands on the bill in honky-tonk heaven. I drive, I play, I sleep and dream. I have had a fair share of songs recorded by other folks, which was my dream all along, and I have played shows with heroes & real poets & the deepest of cats. But I live for the gig tonight, and tomorrow. I am fortunate… and I hope to see you down this road. -Walt Wilkins