If you were to turn on an old transistor radio and tune it to a country station, you might hear legends like Merle Haggard, Hank Williams, and Johnny Cash crooning from the speakers… but newcomer Paul Bogart could just as easily fit alongside that vintage lineup. Though his songs are fresh and he himself is young, he is an old soul with a knack for capturing time-honored traditions and summing up classic sentiments in catchy, three-minute songs. Exuding sincerity and a rare, down-to-earth charm, Paul Bogart is, simply put, the epitome of traditional country music.
Possessing elements of a quippy, good-natured Brad Paisley song along with the boots-and-spurs appeal of a George Strait tune, Bogart’s music additionally radiates authenticity, a core component of country music.
Bogart’s new release, Leather, is the perfect paradigm of that Old West lifestyle that Bogart himself lives and breathes, “This album is about hard work, hustle, and loving the woman God gave you,” he says candidly. “It’s about keeping your head down when you win and crawling back in the saddle when you hit the ground.” Sentiments Bogart knows firsthand, having grown up in north-east Oklahoma to a family of truckers, team ropers and musicians; the title track, “Leather,” hearkens back to those Heartland roots and homegrown work ethic. “I think about my grandparents and how hard they worked to make it,” muses Paul. “It’s given me inspiration and motivation to work hard and never give up on my dreams.” Indeed, Leather taps into the belief that there’s beauty that comes from weathering storms together and seeing tough times through; it’s an anthem for anyone who’s ever pressed on, persevered, or prayed for something better.
Paul’s lead single and video, “All That Cowboy Jazz,” is an infectious western swing song that will have listeners on their feet, boot-scootin’ across the floor in seconds. Co-written with a Hall of Fame radio DJ (WSM’s Bill Whyte) and a world class multi-instrumentalist (Zach Runquist), Bogart lists the let-loose, line-dance-potential number as a personal favorite from the album.
Produced by Sony Nashville recording artist Trent Willmon (Little Big Town’s “Rain on a Tin Roof,” Montgomery Gentry’s “Back When I Knew It All”), Leather was released on September 8th, 2017.
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A local honky tonk named “The Iron Horse,” in Paul Bogart’s home town of Oologah, Okla., honored the breakout country artist with a commemorative painting on the dance floor where he had previously invited the town to be a part of the video-taping for the song “All That Cowboy Jazz.” The video debut was on September 8th, 2017 and went into immediate rotation on GAC, The Country Network and Heartland. The song received a first ballot Grammy consideration for “Best Country Song” and was the early focus track from his current project entitled “Leather,” which is available on all digital platforms.read more
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The Christmas season brings opportunities to share joy and help those in need and 117 Entertainment Artists, Lewis Brice, Paul Bogart, Scooter Brown Band and Amanda Winter are generously participating in the Christmas 4 Kids Tour Bus Show. All proceeds go to the nonprofit organization, Christmas 4 Kids, that will supply Christmas shopping money to more than four hundred underprivileged children at the annual event. Dozens of artist buses are decorated with Christmas themes, providing an opportunity for fans to get an inside look at the artists’ home away from home.read more
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Authentic country and western singer/songwriter and professional roper Paul Bogart has released a music video for his single “All That Cowboy Jazz.” An infectious western swing song that will have listeners on their feet, boot-scootin’ across the floor in seconds, the video will put viewers in a happy mood instantaneously. The song is the first single from Bogart’s latest album Leather available now here.read more