Dude Mowrey

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Dan "The Dude" Mowrey
Birth name Daniel Mowrey
Born (1972-02-10) February 10, 1972 (age 45)
Origin Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1991–1994; 2002–present
Labels Capitol Nashville, Arista Nashville
Associated acts Mel Tillis

Daniel "Dude" Mowrey (born February 10, 1972 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida[1]) is an American country music artist. Between 1991 and 1993, Mowrey recorded two studio albums, both on major labels: 1991's Honky Tonk on Capitol Records Nashville, and 1993's Dude Mowrey on Arista Nashville. These albums produced four singles for Mowrey on the Hot Country Songs charts. The first of these, "Cowboys Don't Cry", was later a Top 40 hit when Daron Norwood recorded it for his debut album three years after Mowrey's version. Another cut, "Fallin' Never Felt So Good", was later recorded by both Shawn Camp and Mark Chesnutt. In the UK, "I'll Never Listen To That Fool Again" was Mowrey's most popular song after it received extensive airplay on BBC Radio 2's country programs.

Country singer Mel Tillis discovered Mowrey in the mid-1980s while Mowrey was still in his mid-teens;[1][2] Tillis also served as Mowrey's manager, and helped the singer sign to Capitol in 1991.[3] Mowrey's debut album, Honky Tonk, was released in 1991. Included on it was the single "Cowboys Don't Cry", as well as "Honky Tonk Song", a song which Tillis initially wrote for Webb Pierce. By 1993, Mowrey had transferred to Arista Nashville, releasing a self-titled album that year, as well as three more singles.


Honky Tonk (1991)[edit]

Honky Tonk
Studio album by Dude Mowrey
Released April 15, 1991 (1991-04-15)
Genre Country
Length 29:30
Label Capitol Nashville No. 95085
Producer Jimmy Bowen, Dude Mowrey

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Honky Tonk Song" (Mel Tillis, Buck Peddy)
  2. "It Could've Been Me" (Curt Ryle, Johnny Park)
  3. "Cowboys Don't Cry" (Jim Allison, Bob Simon, Doug Gilmore, Jeff Raymond)
  4. "Heartbreak Train" (Roger Murrah, J.D. Martin)
  5. "Fallin' Never Felt So Good" (Shawn Camp, Will Smith)
  6. "If I Ever Love Again" (Curtis Wright, Billy Spencer)
  7. "Good Lookin'" (Mickey Jupp, Chris East)
  8. "The Rest of Forever" (Jim Martin)
  9. "We Got Love" (Kent Robbins)
  10. "Do You Want to Make Something of It?" (Wright, T.J. Knight)

Dude Mowrey (1993)[edit]

Dude Mowrey
Studio album by Dude Mowrey
Released June 8, 1993 (1993-06-08)
Genre Country
Length 32:12
Label Arista Nashville No. 18678
Producer Mike Clute, Tim DuBois

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Maybe You Were the One" (Robert Bruce Landis, Hunter Moore) – 3:28
  2. "Dr. Wurlitzer" (Jeff Crossan) – 2:37
  3. "Walk Away" (Marc Beeson, Robert Byrne) – 4:02
  4. "Somewhere in Between" (Allen Shamblin, Jon Vezner) – 2:55
  5. "Happy Ever After (Comes One Day at a Time)" (Gary Nicholson, Kevin Welch) – 3:35
  6. "What Kind of Memories Remain" (Joe Doyle, Rick Peoples) – 2:52
  7. "Hold On, Elroy" (Dennis Linde) – 2:59
  8. "View from the Bottom" (Dude Mowrey, Ralph Murthy) – 3:35
  9. "I'll Never Listen to That Fool Again" (Larry Martin, Stan Munsey) – 3:36
  10. "Turn for the Worse" (Frank Dycus, Kerry Kurt Phillips, Billy Yates) – 2:38


Year Single Peak chart
US Country CAN Country
1991 "Cowboys Don't Cry" 65 Honky Tonk
1993 "Maybe You Were the One" 57 87 Dude Mowrey
"Hold On, Elroy" 69 82
1994 "Somewhere in Between" 57 46
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
1993 "Maybe You Were the One"[4] Martin Kahan
"Hold On, Elroy"
1994 "Somewhere in Between"[5] chris rogers


  1. ^ a b "Dude Mowrey biography". Oldies.com. Retrieved 2008-05-24. 
  2. ^ "May 12 featured guests". Arts for the Arts. Retrieved 2008-05-24. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Dude Mowrey slated for appearance on TNN". Ocala Star-Banner. 1993-03-24. Retrieved 2008-05-24. 
  4. ^ "CMT : Videos : Dude Mowrey : Maybe You Were The One". Country Music Television. Retrieved August 5, 2011. 
  5. ^ "CMT : Videos : Dude Mowrey : Somewhere In Between". Country Music Television. Retrieved August 5, 2011.