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“Cowboy” hot new single from Kolt Barber Country Music Int'l Magazine & Radio Show

By: Preshias Harris

Kolt Barber has pulled off a difficult challenge.  His new single, “Cowboy,” will satisfy both hardcore neo-country traditionalists and fans of contemporary, guitar-driven country rock.

Guitars? Yes, seven of ‘em from Gibsons to Fenders and everything in between, including a wailing, wah-wah inflected guitar break and a hard-nosed, driving tempo throughout.  But make no mistake, this is a lyric-driven, story of a song from the point of view of a man who has lived the life. Barber is a blue-collar Georgia native, familiar with the challenges of raising crops and wrangling livestock.

Barber’s own life experience comes through on “Cowboy” with lyrics such as: “I’ve always been one to do it my own way / Makin’ my livin’ between the saddle and the stage.”  He divides his time between working his land and playing to appreciative crowds across America’s heartland.  In addition to solo shows, Barber has opened for acts such as Tanya Tucker, John Anderson and Travis Tritt.

He’s the real deal and his rich baritone voice reveals a trace of his influences, including Merle Haggard and Johnny Cash. This single is virtually a showcase of the kind of excitement generated at Barber’s live shows.  A man of many talents, Barber wrote and produced the song proving he’s equally at home from the radio to the rodeo.

You can find “Cowboy” and more at https://koltbarber.net/

“I’m a cowboy, yes I am, I was born to rope and ride / I’m a cowboy, that’s my brand until the day I die.” – Kolt Barber, from the lyrics of “Cowboy.”

Episode 078 Kolt Barber Nashville Recording Artist & His New Single “Cowboy”…

KOLT BARBER is just a good, ole boy—plain and simple. He’s a hard-working, hands-on Georgia native who’ll be the first to say he’s endured bumps and bruises from life mistakes; but with a cowboy spirit that runs deep, the maverick has the tenacity to get back on the horse. He’s a devout patron of the land whose favorite canvas is painted from a front porch swing view that gazes across the crop fields and grazing horses. Marrying his passion for the land with his love for music, Kolt has spent years writing and performing before heartland country music fans. His dedication to his fellow blue-collar crop growers and livestock wranglers, and his country music following, make him a standout in both fields.

With the grit of toughened leather and a gentle man’s demeanor, Kolt Barber is a true country purist. The rugged, loyal man with a mysterious aura, untamed spirit and innocent charm feels as much at home roaming the pastures on his ranch by day as he does setting fire to the stage with an electric performance each night.

Playing nearly 70 shows a year, he’s shared the stage with numerous country music legends, including Travis Tritt, John Anderson, Tanya Tucker and has sat across the dining table swapping jokes and exchanging wisdoms with Waylon Jennings—one of his biggest influences (in line with Haggard, Cash, Vern Gosdin and The Eagles).

When it comes down to it, the laid-back, real time cowboy is as honest as the day is long. Before a crowd of 40,000 or 400, Kolt Barber does not disappoint. His deep, rich, baritone voice captivates with the drop of every heartfelt note; his dynamic stage show is a must-see attraction. With gumption to give it his all, Kolt Barber delivers a performance as exciting as an 8-second ride.

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