Cowboy Troy

Out on the road with Brooks & Dunn, Big & Rich and Gretchen Wilson, the self-proclaimed "hick-hop" artist checks in with tales of food and music on the highway.

Yo hawww!!!!

Now that it's out of my system let's get down to brass tacks (whatever that means). Right now I am on the bus traveling to Canyon, Texas (just outside Amarillo -- all hail the greatness the George Strait!) preparing for a Big & Rich time this evening.

We just passed through Oklahoma City westbound on I-40. We've been rollin' since last night. As I feel the bus coming to a stop, I spy a diesel emporium, providing the finest of fuels, snacks and random gifts. And since it is time for breakfast, I find my mouth watering for a nice healthy bag of kettle-cooked barbecue flavored potato chips. I believe the formula is 10 push-ups and 50 jumping jacks per chip consumed. Therefore I will be exercising until New Year's Eve after I eat a bag of chips. (Exiting the bus to enter the truck stop).

Dang the luck!!! Shut out on the kettle-cooked chips. However, the golden arches enter the game for the save and the deluxe breakfast with the extra hash brown rock!!! Our last show in Indianapolis a few days ago was great fun and Columbus rocked also. In between shows and rest, I have had the joy of hanging out with my lovely wife. She is the greatest!! I am anxiously awaiting the start of the hockey season to go along with an outstanding football season. Obviously I hope the [Dallas] Stars and [Nashville] Predators do well this season.

People wonder what we do when off-stage? I watch sports and write songs. I‘d forgotten how flat Oklahoma can be. (Looking out window). Not as hot as it was when we came through Pryor, Okla., this summer. You are getting some stream-of-consciousness, abstract thoughts but that's kind of how they come to me…(helloooo! Anybody there?!?!) Whatever!! Anyhow, as I was saying you will be entertained. Because you deserve it. We are embarking on a month-long trek across the western United States. By the way, I just bought the new Gretchen Wilson, Jon Nicholson, Franz Ferdinand and Nickelback records. Go on and treat yourself!

I AM Cowboy Troy! And I AM Hick-Hop!!!

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