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Bowen releases mental health short

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 – Wade Bowen released a short film today, "Inconsistent Chaos," a documentary short film about mental health.

The singer chronicles his struggles with vocal chord issues that left him unsure if he would be able to sing again and the death of his nephew and crew member Chase Everett Cavender, who died by suicide on Father's Day 2018.

The documentary details Bowen's hemhorraged vocal chords which resulted in a surgery and months of recovery that took a toll on the singer's mental health. While in the process of tending to his health issues, Bowen's nephew and crew member, Cavender, who was the band's stage manager and monitor engineer, committed suicide while the band was on tour.

Bowen made the documentary "for one, to let my fans and followers know that I had recovered. I think that was a major concern for many. We tried to keep it somewhat quiet during the process, so we didn't alarm people."

"Additionally, although painted on a somewhat unique canvas, my problems were/are far from unique. Fear and depression affect us all no matter what the cause. Because I've got a platform enabling me to speak louder than most, I wanted to be sure the world could hear that it's okay, there is help. Don't be afraid or embarrassed to seek it. Tell a friend, a family member, a loved one that you need help. It doesn't make you weak or less cool."

Tour dates are:
June 14: Midland, TX - La Hacienda Event Center
June 15: Lovington, NM - Lea County Courthouse
June 20: The Colony, TX - Lava Cantina The Colony
June 21: Stockdale, TX - Stockdale Watermelon Jubille - City Park
June 22: Big Spring, TX - Howard County Fair Barn
June 28: Texarkana, TX - Scottie's Grill
June 29: Andover, KS - Capitol Federal Amphitheater
July 4: Rising Star, TX - Rising Star City Park
July 6: Gun Barrel City, TX - Gun Barrel City Park
July 13: Concan, TX - House Pasture Cattle Co
July 28: Monchy-sur-eu, FR - Site Due Festival
July 30: London, UK - Borderline
July 31: Bristol, UK - The Louisiana
Aug. 1: Manchester, UK - Gullivers
Aug. 2: Glasgow, UK - Oran Mor
Aug. 3: Hamburg, DE - Nochtwache
Aug. 4: Berlin, DE - Privatclub
Aug. 5: Munchen, DE - Folks! club
Aug. 6: Koln, DE - Blue Shell
Aug. 10: Challis, ID - Braun Bros Reunion
Aug. 16: New Braunfels, TX - Whitewater Amphitheater
Sept. 4: Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
Sept. 5: Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern

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Solid Ground CD review - Solid Ground
Wade Bowen release his first solo album of country music in almost four years. Not that he has been idol, with two duet albums with Randy Rogers and the gospel effort, "Songs for My Mother" sandwiched in between. Helping write 10 of 11 songs here, most with producer Keith Gattis, "Solid Ground" plays like a lovelorn travelog to Texas, visiting places, events and personal experiences that while diverse in tone and influence, nevertheless are held together by the singer's »»»
Then Sings My Soul...Songs for My Mother CD review - Then Sings My Soul...Songs for My Mother
Wade Bowen's "Then Sings My Soul... Songs for my Mother" is mainly comprised of gospel songs familiar to country music fans, including "I'll Fly Away" and "Farther Along." These are all songs churched mothers would love. However, the wildcard in the bunch is "Saved," a rollicking cover of Bob Dylan's gospel song back from his born again period. It's built upon a hard charging rock guitar riff, pummeling piano and Sunday-ready organ. »»»
Wade Bowen CD review - Wade Bowen
The two opening tracks of Wade Bowen's new, eponymous album, "When I Woke Up Today" and "The Sun Shines on a Dreamer," are practically bursting with optimism and energy. If he harbored any sadness about leaving his major-label record deal behind in favor of the indie route, it's certainly not evident here. That one-two combination starts the album off with a bang, and the rest of the songs that follow do not disappoint. "Wade Bowen" is undeniably country, »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Carlile goes from excellent to memorable musical event – The last time Brandi Carlile came through town, she was promoting 2018's "By the Way, I Forgive You," which would deservedly go on to win the 2019 Grammy Award for Best Americana Album. This time out, Carlile performed fewer songs from that strong effort, which amounted to a more well-rounded live overview of her career to date.... »»»
Concert Review: Tuttle does well by coming home – Molly Tuttle has won kudos for her acoustic guitar playing. So much so that she's captured the IBMA award for Guitarist of the Year, the first female to win that acclaim from the bluegrass organization. But it's not so much Tuttle's guitar playing that stood out live. Yes, that serves her well for sure. But it's more that her... »»»
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