Americana/country music singer Wade Bowen will release his first Gospel album Then My Sings My Soul...Songs For My Mother. The album will release on March 18th. Bowen wanted the album to be a gift for his mother, her friends and family, but with such great response and positive feedback, Bowen says he decided to release the album for his fans.
"I am at such a good spot in my career right now with a lot of freedom, so this felt like the perfect time to release such a meaningful project."
The idea of the album came from Bowen's father. "My dad came to me a few years ago and really wanted me to record a gospel album. It sounded like a fun idea but I didn't put much thought into it because my schedule was so crazy busy. This past year he came to me again and asked if I would finally make the album so we could give it to my mother for a combination 70th birthday and Christmas present."
The album will contain 12 tracks and feature new twists on standards "Amazing Grace", "Old Rugged Cross", "I'll Fly Away" and other songs.
Bowen was a member of the band West 84 with friend Matt Miller, before the band was re-aligned in 2001. He released his first album in 2002, Try Not To Listen, which became a regional hit in Texas. He released his first live album 2003 and another studio album in 2006. In 2008 he released If We Ever Make It Home, his biggest success to date.
On November 21, 2009 Wade Bowen recorded his second live album at the famous Billy Bob's Texas in Fort Worth, Texas. The album was released on April 27, 2010 as a CD/DVD combo. He is the brother-in-law of Cross Canadian Ragweed frontman, Cody Canada