Country & Country-Rock Collection

B. W. Stevenson self-titled album cover image

Louis Charles "B. W." (Buck Wheat) Stevenson was born on October 5, 1949. Stevenson first established his reputation as a singer/songwriter in the clubs around Austin, Texas. He had very little success with his self-titled debut album, nor with the follow-up album Lead Free. However, his third album, My Maria, enjoyed hits in the title cut (a Top 10 for Stevenson, and a hit several years later for the country duo Brooks and Dunn), as well as Shambala (a Top 100 for Stevenson, and a Top 10 for Three Dog Night). Unfortunately, he was never again able to replicate that success for the remainder of his career. What a shame, too, because Stevenson released some of the best progressive country music of the '70s.

Although officially classified as a country artist, his music migrated comfortably between country, folk and pop, getting at least a limited amount of airplay in Texas. My personal favorite, On My Own, which can be found on his self-titled debut album (pictured here), is a song about lost love and was apparently born out of a real-life experience for Stevenson. In listening to the lyrics, your heart just breaks for him that the relationship ended in such a terrible way. Incidentally, there is an excellent remake of this song on the album titled Rainbow Down The Road, which was released posthumously. Sadly, Stevenson died on April 28, 1988 at the relatively young age of 38 a few days following heart surgery.

B. W. Stevenson's grave marker

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Country & Country-Rock Collection
Artist Name Album Title Format
Asleep At The Wheel Ride With Bob - A Tribute To Bob Wills And The Texas Playboys CD
Asleep At The Wheel Tribute To The Music Of Bob Wills CD
Asleep At The Wheel Western Standard Time CD
Byron Berline Fiddle & A Song CD
Clint Black Killin' Time CD
Brooks and Dunn Greatest Hits Collection CD
Jimmy Buffett and Jerry Jeff Walker Jerry Jeff's 60th Birthday Bash (Disc 1) CD-R
Jimmy Buffett and Jerry Jeff Walker Jerry Jeff's 60th Birthday Bash (Disc 2) CD-R
Jimmy Buffett and Jerry Jeff Walker Texas Connection - Live 1992 CD-R
Brian Burns Heavy Weather CD
Patsy Cline 12 Greatest Hits CD
Larry Cordle and Lonesome Standard Time Songs From The Workbench CD
Larry Cordle and Glen Duncan Lonesome Standard Time CD
Larry Cordle and Lonesome Standard Time Murder On Music Row CD
The Charlie Daniels Band A Decade Of Hits CD
The Desert Rose Band Desert Rose Band CD
The Desert Rose Band A Dozen Roses: Greatest Hits CD
The Desert Rose Band Running CD
The Doobie Brothers Let The Music Play: The Story Of The Doobie Brothers DVD
The Eagles Desperado CD
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