Deana Carter, Parker McCollum, Shenandoah, Lainey Wilson and More to Perform Along With Bowen
Tickets Benefitting the Bowen Family Foundation On Sale Now at WadeBowen.com
WACO, Texas – As his brand-new EP Where Phones Don’t Work continues to impress fans and critics alike, Wade Bowen celebrates the return of his annual charity concert, with the two-day Shiner Bock Presents Bowen Musicfest 2022 Benefitting the Bowen Family Foundation set for Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10 at Baylor University’s McClane Stadium Touchdown Alley. Tickets are available to purchase HERE.
Performing along with Bowen himself on Saturday, April 9 are MusicRow Breakout Artist of the Year and fellow Texan Parker McCollum as well as multi-Platinum songstress Deana Carter. Sunday, April 10 features performances from chart-topping newcomer Lainey Wilson and GRAMMY Award-winning band Shenandoah, plus the Wade Bowen & Friends All Star Jam featuring William Clark Green, Randy Rogers, Deana Carter, Casey Donahew, Josh Abbott,Jamie Lin Wilson, Stoney Larue, Lee Roy Parnell and more surprise guests.
“When we launched our annual Bowen Musicfest and Bowen Classic golf tournament, I never dreamed that we’d still be at it twenty years and millions of dollars later,” reflects Bowen. “I’m so proud of the way my family, friends and hometown continue to step up with hearts and hands to help make Waco a better place. At the Bowen Family Foundation, we believe that Music Heals and I can’t wait to see the good we can do for the community with this incredible group of musicians joining us in April.”
With funds raised by the annual Bowen Musicfest, the Bowen Family Foundation has helped children and families in and around Waco via beneficiaries including March of Dimes Waco, CASA of McLennan & Hill Counties, City of West Disaster Relief, Boys & Girls Clubs of Waco, Inspiración, The Mentoring Alliance and more.
Bowen takes the stage at this year’s event with an arsenal of new music after finding a renewed sense of focus and passion over the past year-plus. “Two decades into his music career, Bowen's music retains a newcomer’s energetic fervor, melded with his signature blend of sounds from across the wide spectrum of Texas music,” praises Billboard of the musical reawakening, while MusicRow reminds us that “the perennially popular” singer/songwriter “can always be counted on for Country excellence.” Lead single “When Love Comes Around” is proof of that as it climbs the Top 15 at Texas radio, while also earning features on prominent playlists including Spotify’s “Heart of Texas” and “Texas Country Now.”
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About Wade Bowen
Twenty years and some 4,000 shows into his career, the name Wade Bowen has become synonymous with authentic Country music – and for good reason. An artistic descendant of American icons like Guy Clark, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Robert Earl Keen and more, Bowen is a contemporary link in a Texan chain of roots-rock poets stretching back more than 50 years – yet his ambition never ended at the state line.
Seen as one of the genre’s finest and most genuine modern voices, Bowen’s approach stays rooted in tradition, but also stands on the creative cutting edge. His focus remains on writing unique songs with a literary quality and shifting his sonic territory to match his life, as evidenced by his uplifting new single, “When Love Comes Around,” off his brand-new EP, Where Phones Don’t Work, available everywhere now via Thirty Tigers.
Wielding a knack for direct, poetic songwriting that never panders, Bowen matches his gravel-road growl to an organic sound spanning the whole of Texas and beyond, tapping both country and rock influences. A dozen albums have shown his sonic diversity – including six studio sets, two live collections, a gospel album and an ongoing series of buddy-country hits with fellow Texan, Randy Rogers. Along the way, he’s scored hits and accolades based on quality, not quantity, and continues to perform around 200 nationwide shows each year – including multiple appearances on the venerated Grand Ole Opry stage.
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