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"The last time I recorded in Nashville," says Don Walser, "...I'd always wanted to play with those guys, like Buddy Emmons, Buddy Spicher and Charlie McCoy. It was a real good experience, but there's nothing like playing with your own band." That's why the genial, 66-year-old former Texas National Guardsman used his regular guys on his latest album, I'll Hold You In My Heart," for everything but one cut originally done for the Hi Lo Country" soundtrack of last year. The album was his first for Valley Entertainment after a string of releases for Watermelon - his first when he was 60, then Watermelon/Sire, and finally Sire Records.  ...
At an age when most people are planning their rocking years, 65-year-old Don Walser is experiencing his greatest success. With the release of his new album "Here's To Country Music" on Sire, guest shots on other albums and even a movie appearance, Walser may be busier even now than in the days before his retirement from the Texas National Guard a few years ago. Walser, labelled the "Pavarotti of the Plains" for his unique high-pitched singing voice and yodeling, has loved country music since  ...
In looking for the quintessential country artist, fans of traditional country need to look no farther than Don Walser. The Watermelon Records artist, who just released his second album of new music, "Texas Top Hand," hits all styles from honky tonk on the Faron Young song "Wind Me Up" to western swing onBob Wills' "Whose Heart Are You Breaking Now" to cowboy music on the Sons of the Pioneers' "Tumbling Tumbleweeds." Walser says, "I like to record some of those obscure songs.... Some of those great old songs deserve to come back."  ...

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