Fans of Country music, Western songs, campfires and good friends will delight in a forthcoming television special, album and DVD. Frizzell & Friends Roundup was produced by David Frizzell and features some of music’s finest stylists and story tellers.
With award-winning hit makers, Lacy J. Dalton, Rex Allen Jr. and Marty Haggard, as well as singer / songwriters, Larry Woods and Mike Morgan, Frizzell fulfilled his lifelong dream of an “Old West” cattle drive on the plains of Montana … complete with good friends and good music. The weeklong journey included nights by the campfire, a live concert performance, and just a few saddle sores.
“I have always wanted to go on a cattle drive like John Wayne and sing the great old songs of Gene Autry, Roy Rogers and Sons of The Pioneers,” Frizzell says. “My wish came true when some of my best friends met in Custer, Montana where we were filmed on an actual cattle drive and spent evenings singing around the campfire.”
Lacy J. Dalton is known for legendary million-airplay hits including “Hard Times,” “Crazy Blue Eyes,” the worldwide hit, “Black Coffee,” and her signature song, “16th Avenue,” the anthem for Nashville songwriters which was voted among Billboard Magazine’s Top 100 Country Songs of all time.
Rex Allen Jr. is a Western Music Hall of Fame member and legendary entertainer. He’s the namesake heir of Hollywood’s last singing cowboy who has made his own legendary mark with more than 50 hit songs like “Lonely Street,” and “Two Less Lonely People.” He starred on TNN’s The Statler Brothers Show for 9 years.Fans may recognize Rex’s voice as the narrator of the Jim Carrey hit movie, Me, Myself & Irene.
Marty Haggard is arguably the world’s biggest fan of his dad, Merle Haggard, whom Marty calls “the best country singer/songwriter ever.” Marty’s own career includes a nomination as Best New Male Vocalist in the wake of his song, “Trains Make me Lonesome.” In addition to touring with his dad, Marty has toured with his own band and recorded for Dimension and MTM Records.
Rounding out the entertainment are singer/songwriters and Western storytellers, Larry Woods and Mike Morgan.
David bears a haunting resemblance to his older brother, the ultimate stylist, Lefty Frizzell. The Country music legend has a well-earned reputation for his distinctive delivery of hits like “I’m Gonna Hire a Wino” and “You’re the Reason God Made Oklahoma,” for his energetic stage presence, and for gathering some of his most gifted friends for collaborative and entertaining live and recorded projects, like the acclaimed Buddy Holly Country Tribute (Nashville America Records 2014).
Of the new project, Frizzell says, “I think John Wayne would’ve been proud of us; riding all day and singing all night out on the Montana range.” The group met in Custer and ended up in Roundup, Montana, filming along the way and performing a concert. It’s all been edited for the RFD-TV special, and for a recorded project that includes two CD’s (one with campfire songs, the other with the live concert performance), plus a DVD of the TV special with added “behind the scenes” bonus footage.
“If you listen real close, you can hear his name whispered in the wind. I wish we had heroes like John Wayne again.”
~ David Frizzell
Frizzell & Friends Roundup
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