“Cowboy” hot new single from Kolt Barber
Review by Preshias Harris for Country Music International Magazine & Radio Show
Kolt Barber has pulled off a difficult
challenge. His new single, “Cowboy,”
will satisfy both hardcore neo-country traditionalists and fans of
contemporary, guitar-driven country rock.
Guitars? Yes, seven of ‘em from Gibsons to
Fenders and everything in between, including a wailing, wah-wah inflected
guitar break and a hard-nosed, driving tempo throughout. But make no mistake, this is a lyric-driven,
story of a song from the point of view of a man who has lived the life. Barber
is a blue-collar Georgia native, familiar with the challenges of raising crops
and wrangling livestock.
Barber’s own life experience comes through
on “Cowboy” with lyrics such as: “I’ve always been one to do it my own way /
Makin’ my livin’ between the saddle and the stage.” He divides his time between working his land
and playing to appreciative crowds across America’s heartland. In addition to solo shows, Barber has opened
for acts such as Tanya Tucker, John Anderson and Travis Tritt.
He’s the real deal and his rich baritone
voice reveals a trace of his influences, including Merle Haggard and Johnny
Cash. This single is virtually a showcase of the kind of excitement generated
at Barber’s live shows. A man of many
talents, Barber wrote and produced the song proving he’s equally at home from
the radio to the rodeo.
You can find “Cowboy” and more at https://koltbarber.net/
“I’m a cowboy, yes I am, I was born to
rope and ride / I’m a cowboy, that’s my brand until the day I die.”– Kolt Barber, from the lyrics of “Cowboy.”
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