A long time before Alabama,
Restless Heart, Exile, The Mavericks, Etc. came into musical prominence, there was a band
out of Austin, Texas called by many "The Best Band" named "Cooder
Browne" who led the way and opened the door for others to walk through.
The Man that put them together,
got them the job opening act for Willie Nelson and a contract on Lone Star and Mercury
Records was Colonel Buster Doss.
Ater the break-up of the band in
1980, The Colonel moved back to Nashville to manage Grand Ole Opry acts Billy Walker,
Billy Grammer and a dozen others. There he began to develop the "Rooster
Quantrell" idea. He called a life long amigo of his, Max Harrison (who drew the Gene
Autry & "Smiley" Burnette comic books) to draw up the logo for "Rooster
But the right person had to be found to portray
"Rooster"! It was a long I search! This person not only had to have a great
voice but would have to be a top-shelf musician to meet the standards the Colonel wanted
and had set for "Rooster Quantrell.
The Colonel has owned Country
Music Theaters (The Frontier Jamborees) from Missouri to Texas, and it was on one of his
Jamborees in Ashdown, Arkansas that he found "Rooster". A young man who plays
Trumpet, Piano, Guitar, Bass, Etc. The Colonel began to develop his musical style. A lot
of rainy nights and long days went into this project before "Rooster" began to
Reguarless of who made what into
whom, "Rooster" is a very talented young man in his own right who
possesses a deep rich voice with a simplistic ease in the delivery of a song. The
album is loaded with 20 great songs. If you're a fan of Western Swing, you'll soon be a
fan of "Rooster Quantrell"!