Like all great entertainers, Ronnie McDowell has a personality that remains luminous long after the lights go dim. These qualities have inspired a nationwide network of fan-clubs with more than 3,000 members, each one a devoted promoter of everything McDowell does. Following the death of Elvis Presley in 1977, Ronnie McDowell came out of nowhere to dazzle the world with his heartfelt and self-penned tribute song “The King Is Gone” on the independent Scorpion label. The record took off immediately, gaining airplay on country and pop stations across the country and around the world. To date, “The King Is Gone” has sold more than five million copies. McDowell scored a second hit for the Scorpion label titled “I Love You, I Love You, I Love You” before being wooed and signed by CBS Records – Epic label in 1979. He continued to chart a string of hit singles and albums for Epic between 1979 and 1986. Every single release with the exception of just one became a Top 10 Hit including the chart toppers “Older Women” and “You’re Gonna Ruin My Bad Reputation.” Other hits during his Epic years included “Watchin Girls Go By,” “Personally,” “You Made A Wanted Man Of Me,” “All Tied Up” and “In A New York Minute.” He sought the advice of artists such as Conway Twitty who became, in essence, not only his mentor but his friend as well. Twitty helped the young singer with advice about touring, recording and most of all, entertaining fans. Twitty was certainly the master and Ronnie McDowell quickly became his prize pupil. Moving to Curb Records in 1986, his current label to date, McDowell scored a Top 10 hit with “It’s Only Make Believe,” a duet with Conway Twitty on what was Twitty’s breakthrough hit from 1958. Two years later Ronnie teamed up with Jerry Lee Lewis for a rocking duet that McDowell wrote titled,”You’re Never Too Old To Rock N’ Roll.” He also recorded yet another Top 10 hit with his version of the pop standard “Unchained Melody,” which also became a #1 country music video. His entertaining abilities soared and he began to draw larger crowds. He started appearing in larger venues and touring with artists such as Conway Twitty, Tammy Wynette and Loretta Lynn before headlining his own shows. McDowell also achieved notoriety when he sang 36 songs on the soundtrack “Elvis,” the Dick Clark-produced television movie that featured Kurt Russell as the performer. He also was the singing voice for the television movie “Elvis And Me”, the ABC television series about the early years of Elvis’ career titled simply “Elvis” as well as, the 1997 Showtime special “Elvis Meets Nixon.” While Elvis Presley has played a big part in Ronnie McDowell’s musical career over the years, Ronnie continues to entertain audiences with his own blend of romantic intimacy and country excitement.

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RONNIE MCDOWELL SPREADS HOLIDAY CHEER TO CHILDREN IN HIS HOMETOWN OF PORTLAND, TENN.

12.22.16

2016 is the 38th Year of McDowell’s Annual Christmas Shopping Trip for Underprivileged Youth

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (December 22, 2016) – 2017 will mark 40 years of country music legend Ronnie McDowell making music that impacts the lives of others. For 38 of those, he has also been changing the lives of children in need from his hometown of Portland, Tenn. with a special Christmas shopping trip they will remember for years to come.

This week McDowell teamed up with elementary schools and countless community volunteers to transport 30 children on five tour buses to a local Walmart for a $100 shopping spree just days before Christmas. This year the buses were lent to the worthy cause by fellow country stars Garth Brooks, Josh Turner and more.

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RONNIE MCDOWELL, THE BURRITO BROTHERS, MIKE AIKEN TRIO AND CUMBERLAND RIVER BAND TO PERFORM AT MIDDLE TENNESSEE LIONS CLUB 'EVENING OF MUSIC FOR SIGHT'

10.21.16

LEBANON, Tenn. (October 21, 2016) – Middle Tennessee Lions Club is proud to announce the first annual ‘Evening of Music for Sight’ on Thursday, November 10 at the Capitol Theatre, 110 West Main St. Lebanon, featuring country legend, Ronnie McDowell along with The Burrito Brothers, Mike Aiken Trio and Cumberland River Band. The evening benefits the Lions’ Sight Service initiative, which provides much needed eye surgeries to those who are not able to afford the procedures. Tickets are $50 for floor seating and $35 for general seating. There will be a meet and greet with featured artists for an additional $15. Tickets can be purchased here.

 

The purpose of the Middle Tennessee Lions Club’s Sight Service is to provide financial assistance to citizens of Middle Tennessee, who do not qualify for public...

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RONNIE MCDOWELL, THE BURRITO BROTHERS, MIKE AIKEN TRIO AND CUMBERLAND RIVER BAND TO PERFORM AT MIDDLE TENNESSEE LIONS CLUB 'EVENING OF MUSIC FOR SIGHT'

10.21.16

LEBANON, Tenn. (October 21, 2016) – Middle Tennessee Lions Club is proud to announce the first annual ‘Evening of Music for Sight’ on Thursday, November 10 at the Capitol Theatre, 110 West Main St. Lebanon, featuring country legend, Ronnie McDowell along with The Burrito Brothers, Mike Aiken Trio and Cumberland River Band. The evening benefits the Lions’ Sight Service initiative, which provides much needed eye surgeries to those who are not able to afford the procedures. Tickets are $50 for floor seating and $35 for general seating. There will be a meet and greet with featured artists for an additional $15. Tickets can be purchased here.

 

The purpose of the Middle Tennessee Lions Club’s Sight Service is to provide financial assistance to citizens of Middle Tennessee, who do not qualify for public...

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