Album: That's Me
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Ricky Travers is a singer songwriter from Belgium. He persists in staying true to what country music used to be, in particular the styles of Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Hank Williams Jr, Willie Nelson, Johnny Duncan, Don Williams, and many more ... So, what other influences styled his songs over the years?
His mom and dad were huge Elvis fans, and would listen to his records all the time. Ricky grew up listening to Elvis, and singing along. He got the musical talent from his mom, who also supported him in every way she could.
Still in his teens, he became good friends with country singer Jimmy Lawton (Oklahoma, USA). Jim taught him how to play the guitar and how to face a demanding crowd. Before too soon he won countless singing contests, and a first record was cut. Many records followed, and a band was put together. With this band he started touring parts of Europe, with mostly contemporary country music and Elvis in his repertoire. He set up a home recording studio. While already singing and playing the guitar, he turned multi-instrumentalist by adding keyboards, drums, and bass to his abilities through selfstudy. He started touring again with several bands, and participated in theater and musicals. He was also the lead singer for a pop group in the 90's, with whom he achieved very high chart ratings in several countries, and toured Eastern and Western Europe.
Even though major changes were happening within the country scene, he decided he was going to stick to real country music no matter what ... "back to basics" he called it. This made him - as some fellow artists call him - the "Belgian Waylon Jennings" (referring to Waylon's decision to go his own way in music, creating the "outlaw country music style").
He has created his own version of the super group "The Highwaymen" to put even more emphasis on the fact that singer songwriters in country music should hold their ground and work together to promote country music and its artists.
"Not The Highwaymen" can be heard on his latest Album "That's Me", track #19. This album was released Feb 2014, and has 20 songs on it, of which 17 songs were written by Ricky himself. He dedicated this album to his mom who passed away in the late summer of 2013. The song "Mama" was written especially for her.
We hope you will appreciate the album, and maybe meet you personally at one of the live shows.
You can call this country, outlaw music, easy listening, barroom music, and so much more ... This singer songwriter shares his thoughts and stories, with a great country minded sound backing it all up. Just like Waylon, Cash, Kristofferson, ..
01. Ricky Travers - April Fool's Day
02. Ricky Travers - All the Way (To Your Heart)
03. Ricky Travers - Beware of the Outlaw
04. Ricky Travers - Are You Really Free
05. Ricky Travers - Giddy On Up (My Old Friend)
06. Ricky Travers - What to Do With Myself
07. Ricky Travers - A Real Cowboy Song (feat. Tommy Boots)
08. Ricky Travers - Move On Down to Texas
09. Ricky Travers - Traffic Light Relationship
10. Ricky Travers - Heartless Heart
11. Ricky Travers - Remember (This Is Not Goodbye)
12. Ricky Travers - That's Me
13. Ricky Travers - Dear Jesus
14. Ricky Travers - Cry Cry Cry (Till I Die)
15. Ricky Travers - Dixie
16. Ricky Travers - What If I Told You
17. Ricky Travers - Children of the Lord
18. Ricky Travers - Amazing Grace (feat. Hoa Lee & Catyana)
19. Ricky Travers - Back Again (feat. Not the Highwaymen)
20. Ricky Travers - Mama (The First One to Love Me)
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