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Country's Wade Bowen emerges from tough recording process


Bryan Mangieri April 26th, 2007

Wade Bowen's latest record didn't come easily for the Texas country music artist. He felt lost during the songwriting and recording process. "I went through a lot of stuff, recording th...

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Wade Bowen's latest record didn't come easily for the Texas country music artist. He felt lost during the songwriting and recording process.

"I went through a lot of stuff, recording this record and writing it," he said. "I was going through a lot of different emotions and stuff. I think the overall theme is being lost, trying to find your way."

The record, "Lost Hotel," took nearly three years to complete. While recording, Bowen met his wife and eventually had a child. It had been five years since his last studio recording, "Try Not to Listen," and there was some anxiety about this latest release.

"I did get frustrated toward the end whether it was going to get finished or not," Bowen said. "I think it was worth the wait."

COUNTRY ROOTS
Despite the debt Bowen owes to rock music, he considers himself a country artist.

"My roots are heavily, heavily embedded in country music," he said. "I'm proud to carry the country music flag."

Of course, to achieve the goal of waving this flag while touring the country he must forfeit time with his family.

According to Bowen, he spends 200 days out of the year touring, which is hard on his family, but he said that he was lucky enough to marry a wife who understood the business and the sacrifice that comes along with it.

"I'm very lucky," he said. "Bryan Mangieri

 
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