& Freddy Powers
June 13, 1990 - May 7, 2004
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Posted Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Freddy Powers was Recognized and Honored by the "Center for Texas Music" April 27, 2011 and is a finalist for the title "Texas State Musician". Freddy received the "Lifetime Achievement Award" from the Texas Music Academy July, 2011. He was inducted into the Western Swing Society "Hall of Fame" October 1, 2006, was inducted into the "Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame" March 12th, 2006. He received the "Lifetime Achievement Award" from the Texas Guitar Association May 20, 2006 The Freddy Powers Parkinson's Foundation was founded April, 2006 to benefit Texans with Parkinson's see Freddy in the new Big and Rich video release "Coming To Your City" released November 15, 2005 includes song "Filthy Rich" a Freddy, B&R, Bill McDavid and Sonny Throckmorton collaboration www.freddypowers.com www.myspace.com/freddypowers The Country Jazz Singer Collectors Edition personally autographed..... AVAILABLE AT THE FREDDY POWERS WEBSITE and Waterloo Records in Austin, Texas order on line www.cdbaby.com/freddypowers or www.mytexasmusic/freddypowers
*New Freddy Powers "My Great Escape" featuring Merle Haggard Title cut "My Great Escape" written by Big and Rich also sing harmonies on this cut!!!!!!
"Freddy Powers Through the Years" features 50 years of Freddy's music beginning at 23 years old and last song 73 years old.
Freddy's latest cd "My Great Escape" released January 2004, was produced by Merle Haggard and recorded with Merle Haggard's Strangers band along with Freddy's present guitar player Django Porter. The cd features Merle in three Duets with Freddy... Including a song called "Ol Country Singer" written by Merle and Freddy and is also the single for Merle's new "Live at Billy Bob's" cd.... "Wild Party Blues" written by the two of them back in the house boat days ... A duet on "Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn" written by Freddy, Freddy's portrayal of the days while living on the houseboats with Merle they call the Spree of 83'. A few brand new songs written by Freddy and partner Bill McDavid. Also includes a great new song and title of the cd "My Great Escape" written by John Rich and Big Kenny Alphin better known as Big and Rich for hit song "Save A Horse Ride A Cowboy" and writers of Gretchen Wilson's hit "Redneck Woman"..... Big and Rich also sing harmonies on this cut while John Rich plays bass.
Freddy and songwriting partner Bill McDavid together are known as songwriting duo Rogers and Hammerhead. Not only have they written many great songs and having them recorded but such artist as Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Big and Rich, Doug Supernaw,and the Texas Girls Choir but they were nominated for a Cable Ace Award for their songwriters television show. Freddy as producer and Bill as Executive producer together they produced a pop album
"Unforgettable" Merle Haggard released December, 2004 on Captital Records includes a new Freddy written song "Still Missing You" getting great radio play.
Their latest cut has been with Big and Rich "Filthy Rich" on their "Coming to Your City" cd released November 15, 2005 a R&H, B&R with friend and fellow songwriter Sonny Throckmorton collaboration.
See Freddy in the new Big and Rich video release "Coming To Your City" released November 15, 2005.
Pauline Reese's newest cd "The Good The Bad and The Ugly" includes single "One Less Honky Tonk" written by Pauline and Freddy.
John Cody Cater's new cd "Don't You Think It's About Time" includes a song written by Freddy "You Don't Love Me Anymore".
(see links page to see a few other performers who have recorded Freddy's songs)
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