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Porter Howell has helped distinguish country music through his lyrics and trademark guitar work for more than 30 years. As a founding member and lead guitarist of the multi-platinum, GRAMMY-nominated vocal band Little Texas, he developed a signature slide guitar style that defined the sound of a band that carved its niche by writing and performing its own music. For the past 15 years, Howell has been both guitarist and lead vocalist, splitting his time between the road and the writing room. Recognized among Nashville’s elite songwriters, Howell co-wrote several of the band’s biggest hits, including “Kick a Little,” "First Time for Everything,” “My Love,” "What Might Have Been," and “God Blessed Texas.” As a result, he received the CMA Triple Play Award, which honors country music’s greatest storytellers, for penning three No. 1 singles in a 12-month period.

When the music industry shut down in 2020, Howell ramped up. After three decades in the business, it took a pandemic to force him to record a side project. After writing 40 songs by himself, Howell began making demos, and slowly an album emerged. Just one listen to the title track and debut single, the nostalgic “This Town Was,” confirms how personal this music is to him. Anyone who knows Nashville’s history will be drawn to the authenticity of the lyrics as Howell sings about how the town he grew up in professionally has changed so much.

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The 25th Anniversary reissue of Daryl Hall and John Oates’ 15th studio album Marigold Sky is here! Released for the first time on double LP and digital, the CD and digital versions include three extra tracks. Check out the digitally restored HD video of "Promise Ain’t Enough," written by Porter, Dwayne O'Brien, John, and Daryl.

"God Blessed Texas" recorded by Joe Jonas for The Righteous Gemstone on HBO-Max Season 2.  Written by Porter Howell & Brady Seals

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