ALBUM REVIEW: Kevin Fowler “How Country Are Ya?”

Kevin Fowler returns to his roots on How Country Are Ya?, his new studio album, and first on Kevin Fowler Records/Thirty Tigers. The title track was released as a single and hit #1 on the Texas chart last November.


We find out how country Kevin is in his autobiographical tune, “Panhandle Poorboy“, as he shares there are four generations of Texas dust in his blood. He comes from a long line of hunters and fisherman who love to explore the rugged land they call home.


The record, a year in the making, was a labor of love for the Amarillo native. His efforts have paid off, for it sounds like you’re at one of his live shows. Can’t you just hear the tabs popping on the cans when he sings “If I Could Make A Livin’ Drinkin’ ?” Co-written with Ben Daniel and Brandon Kinney, the honky-tonk tune is all about doing what you love and loving what you do. Who said you can’t chug beer up the corporate ladder?


In another tribute to the malted cereal grain flavored with hops and brewed by slow fermentation beverage, “Beer Me” is your song when you need ‘medicine’ to help you get rid of the blues that have your world spinning out of control. Now not all drinking has good results of course, and “Whiskey And I” reminds us of that fact. Kevin realized those two sure didn’t get along, and it’s probably best to keep them separated.


If you’re looking to bring a bit of Texas country into your home, check out Kevin’s seventh studio album, available HERE.

Donna Block

Donna Block

I’ve been privileged to write album reviews for Got Country Online since 2012. John Berry,John Michael Montgomery, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Alan Jackson their music caught my ear, their lyrics caught my heart. Country music is my go-to, whether my day is great or not. I love to crank up old and new tunes, kick back and enjoy!

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