Dec 10, 2021
Stewart is referred to as the “Walking Cowboy,” a moniker he earned while en route from his home in Wyoming to the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, where he was asked to perform in acknowledgement of both his talent and his love for the historic music venue. It was a labor of love, a 1600-mile trek by foot, and kicked Stewart into the media spotlight in 1988. Just after, his book “Heart and Sole” sold over 44-thousand copies and his creative meanderings have yet to slow down.Now known for his 15 years of weekly appearances at -- and deep involvement with -- the historic Occidental Hotel venue in Buffalo, Wyoming, Stewart has written many chart-topping hits, including cuts recorded by artists such as Tanya Tucker and Eddie Raven, and currently popular acts including Lonesome River Band, Carolina Blue, and Lorraine Jordan, whose Stewart-penned “Bill Monroe’s Ol’ Mandolin” saw significant success over the past year.Stewart signed on to a one-record deal with Turnberry. The first single from the 10-track release is titled “All Grassed Up.” The single and album were created with notable producer Greg Cole, who Stewart calls “a master.” It was recorded at Slawdawg Productions in Smyrna, Tennessee. “I’m really pleased with it, it all turned out really good. We got it RIGHT," says Stewart.