Wyoming native Bryan Ragsdale making waves with his ‘Where Cowpokes Grow’ CD
Wyoming-reared singer-songwriter Bryan Ragsdale has stirred up some attention as of late, thanks to his new album, Where Cowpokes Grow, which has been described as a creative, upbeat blend of country, bluegrass and folk.
Moreover, the newcomer’s eclectic mix of genres has landed him a nod in the Country Song of the Year category, sponsored by the Independent Singer Songwriter Association, for for his “Modern Day Mountain Man “song.
For those unfamiliar with the association and its contest, the ISSA supports independent singer-songwriters and its primary objective is to assist artists in promoting their music to a larger audience. (Winners of their annual ISSA Song Contest 2009 will be announced this month.).
On the meantime, Ragsdale, who is both a U.S veteran and conservationist, has released the “Modern Day Mountain Man” single through Frankin, Tenn.’s RCI Music Promotion to more than 500 radio stations worldwide in the U.S., England, France, The Netherlands, Germany, Argentina, Brazil, Belgium and Australia, scoring as high as No. 2 on bluegrass and traditional country-genre stations, according to his media rep.
“Modern Day Mountain Man” also reportedly will be featured in the Listen Up! section of County Weekly magazine in an upcoming issue, where readers will be able to download the track for free for a limited time.
Beyond the States, however, Ragsdale’s made more musical headway in The Netherlands, where his “Little Jo” track has been added to that region’s country station, dubbed Nashville FM. Plus, the United Kingdom’s Maverick publication will feature an album review of Where the Cowpokes Grow this month.
Already, though, the French Association of Country Music has spotlighted the record, calling it “superb!”
To learn more about Ragsdale and his music, please access his Web site.