Ronnie McDowell – The 2014 Tour
Ronnie McDowell is heading out for what will be another unforgettable show.
Don't miss this king of country as he croons in Monroe, LA's Jack Howard Theatre. Can't make it to Louisiana? McDowell is
always adding new stops to his tour so keep up to date right here on StubHub – your premier source of concert tickets
McDowell is known to play every corner of North America, from British Columbia to Florida. He lights up the
stage in any venue, from swanky hotel ballrooms to open air festivals to ocean cruise ships. His string of charted hit songs
and mellow charm has been winning fans for decades, and audiences can expect a show that's as smooth and poignant as ever.
About Ronnie McDowell
Ronald Dean "Ronnie" McDowell, would get his musical start as a singer in the Navy while
serving in the Philippines. He got his musical break in 1977 with his original tune "The King is Gone," a tribute to the recently
deceased Elvis Presley. Along with "I Love You, I Love You, I Love You," these singles would be the only two released on the
indie Scorpion label before he made it big. These songs would earn McDowell huge popularity around the world as well as a
deal with Epic Records.
During his contract with Epic from 1979 to 1986, McDowell would produce a string of Top 10 hits.
He promoted his releases during this time with frequent tours, which would help him establish a large fan base across America.
looked to other musicians for advice, notably Country Hall of Famer Conway Twitty. Twitty acted as a mentor towards the young
McDowell. They recorded a duet of Twitty's "It's Only Make Believe" and would perform together before McDowell began headlining
his own tours. While on solo tours, McDowell would perform the duet with a member of his band. These days, however, he performs
the song with a recording of Twitty's vocals. McDowell also recorded a self-written duet with Jerry Lee Lewis, "You're Never
Too Old To Rock N' Roll," in 1988.
McDowell would change to Curb Records in 1986. He would go on to release six more
albums with Curb into the nineties, but overall his commercial success began to wind down. Noteworthy output from this era
includes the 1989 album American Music, which featured future members of the Kentucky Headhunters, and the soulful Your Precious
Love from 1991.
Thanks to his versatile vocal talent, McDowell would be tapped numerous times to sing tracks in various
Elvis television productions. He provided tracks for the 1979 TV movie "Elvis" starring Kurt Russell, the 1988 biopic "Elvis
and Me" with Priscilla Presley, the 1990 series "Elvis," and the 1997 special "Elvis Meets Nixon."
In 2002, he recorded
an album with Bill Pinkney's Original Drifters. Recently, McDowell released his latest album "Lost in Dirty Dancing," in 2009,
which featured country stylings both new and old. McDowell is frequently seen on tour with The Jordanaires and D.J. Fontana,
as well as headlining in performances across America.
McDowell's smash-hit breakout song,
"The King is Gone," would be only the first of a string of popular chartbusters. While signed to Epic Records, all but one
of each album and single he released became a Top 40 hit. Enduring classics from this time include the number one Billboard
Hot Country Singles "Older Women" and "You're Gonna Ruin My Bad Reputation." The jaunty "Watching Girls Go By" and come-hither
hit "Personally," along with "You Made a Wanted Man Of Me," "In A New York Minute" and numerous others would chart in the
Top 10. With Curb, "It's Only Make Believe" and McDowell's 1990 cover of "Unchained Melody" would both find their place in
the top thirty. "Unchained Melody" would also become a chart-topping music video. McDowell's legacy of hits make him one of
the most beloved country artists today – to date, "The King is Gone" has sold five million.
McDowell also expresses his artistic side through paint. His paintings demonstrate a sensitive understanding of light and
color. They focus on nostalgic themes such as Christmas and childhood and his inspiration, Elvis Presley. Several of McDowell's
prints are sold on his website.
The Ronnie McDowell Concert Experience
Following in a time-honored tradition
of well-loved country music stars, Ronnie McDowell delivers one of the most down-to-earth performances of our day –
and that's quite a statement, considering the surge of country music in recent decades. Whether he's getting the show started
with one of his self-written tunes or lending his impressive pipes to a classic like "Unchained Melody," Ronnie McDowell makes
for a show that never lets you down. Grab your suit and hang onto your Stetson, because this urban country star will bring
out the cowboy in you – guaranteed. Don't miss your chance to see Ronnie McDowell live and in person – get your