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Western Horseman: RW Hampton’s This Cowboy As Personal As It Gets

March 12, 2015

RW Hampton / This Cowboy

Traditional western singer-songwriter R.W. Hampton sets out to prove the cowboy is alive and well in his latest CD release, This Cowboy. The first of a two-part project, the CD features 12 original and timeless tracks, plus a bonus poem titled “Freedom Never Sleeps.”

Hampton spent many years as a working cowboy and his connection to the lifestyle is aparent in the conviction with which he sings songs such as “Drifiting Cowboy,” “Comanche” and the classic tune “I’d Like to be in Texas.” In “Don’t Tell Me,” Hampton sings in his velvety baritone voice, “Don’t tell me that the West is dead and gone. My poor heart can’t stand to hear that sad ol’ song.”

Hampton’s patriotism and deep respect for military men and women is prominent in the tunes “Hell in a Helmet,” “Ragged Old Flat” and “My Country’s Not For Sale.”
 This well-produced CD is as personal as it gets for Hampton.