Ove Støylen from Norway has a real and heartfelt love for the music he performs: Pure, honest country music. On his debut record Dusty Boots he stands forth as a surprisingly mature and self-assured singer and songwriter. He writes quality songs, and the CD features arrangements and musical performance of the highest quality, giving the music broad appeal. Ove´s catchy hook lines; beautiful melodies and powerful refrains will make people stop and listen. His voice is the classic, powerful tenor always favoured by country music fans. 'Ove Stoylen, from Norway, presents me with a real surprice right here at the beginning of a new year. Here we have a guy who lives thousands of miles away from Nashville and yet his style and sound are so very country. Ove has a great voice and a real talent for writing country songs, two qualities showcased wonderfully on Dusty Boots. What makes this album so remarkable is that is was conceived, written and recorded in Norway by Norwegian musicians. Who says Nashville is the home of country ?' Pete Smith- The Advertiser, UK. NON-AMERICAN - BUT STILL COUNTRY: As Up Country spreads ever further outside our own shores, so we attract the attention of new music fans and artists, as in the case of Ove Stoylen, a Norwegian singer/songwriter of the Country persuasion. Dusty Boots is Ove's debut album release, and was produced on an independent record label (Kultur & Spetakkel), but I have to say there is nothing amateurish or small about this artist or his CD. In fact, if I hadn't seen any press release literature or even the CD sleeve, I would not have known he wasn't American. All songs are self-penned, well written and interestingly orchestrated, and the musicianship is of a high quality, as is the artwork of the CD itself. This is a modern Country album with essences of traditional, Bluegrass and honky tonk, as well as rockin' influences and very dancey rhythms on occasion - Redneck Fancy Boy being one such great track. On top of such quality music and songs comes Ove's very mellow and listenable vocals, which sit in the George Strait range. There are no minuses - Norway has a quality Country star in Ove Stoylen. Good luck to him.