Don't Rock My Country
Craig Bowen was born in the small cowtown of Wauchula, FL to a farmer/rancher, who later became a Baptist preacher. 'I feel blessed to have such great Christian parents and a loving family that has always supported my dreams.' Craig says. I began singing at age the age of 13 with a Gospel quartet called 'The Believers.' The unique thing was that we sang completely acappella. I've always been a big fan of country music with country music heroes like Merle Haggard, Keith Whitley, Ronnie Milsap, Vern Gosdin and many others. I began writing country music around 1988 and formed a couple of small bands. Craig began making trips to Nashville from Florida, pursuing an artist or songwriters deal. Until that dream comes to life, Craig makes ends meet with his CDL driving a semi tractor trailor. On September 1, 2001 in what seemed to be the last opportunity, Bowen moved with his wife and children to Nashville to pursue his songwriting. 'They have been very supportive of my music,' Craig adds. This was only ten days before the 9/11 tragedy ('Talk about making you home sick'). 'I think the biggest adjustment for us has been not just leaving home but moving from the rural country atmosphere to a subdivision to Music City USA.' Craig finishes with the statement, 'Like l've told everyone, I moved to Nashville several years ago to make it big in country music and have been driving a truck ever since.'