My mother and father were both educated in music. Mom played the piano and dad played the trumpet.
Aside from being a singer, I am a musician. I play the drums. I am also a composer, songwriter, and lyricist.
In 1990 I started a music publishing company (Van'Dowrion MusicCompany) and I have recorded several songs that I wrote, under my own record label.
In 1993 and 1994 I became a member of the Country Music Association ( CMA) and The Songwriters Guild in Nashville, TN.
I have worked with numerous musicians, and well-known entertainers as a studio musician and vocalist. Also, I have performed as a drummer and back up vocalist in several bands throughout the USA. Some of the bands were showcased with many of Nashville's top performers and entertainers.
In 1993, I performed in a showcase, at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN.
An Independent record label Silver Wing Records, was offering a recording contract and an album to the winner of the competition. I won the competition and as a result, I recorded the album, ("Woman In The Moon") now being played in the USA and in many countries, overseas.
Several songs on the album, including "You Didn't Burn That Bridge" , hit the top 10 Country Music chart, overseas and won me an award for "Outstanding Achievement" by the "International Country Music Broadcast Association".
I hope everyone who listens to my album finds a song that touches their heart!
1. The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia
2. Sweet Dreams
4. Lost My Baby Blues
5. Woman In The Moon
6. She's On Your Mind Again
7. You Didn't Burn That Bridge (you blew it up)
8. Running Scared
9. Poor Man's Roses
10. Momma Didn't Raise No Fool
11. Life Without You
12. Bruised But Not Broken