Dennis Ledbetter and his Music
An FEP grad in the late-1970s named Dennis Ledbetter was also an accomplished country & western guitar player and singer. He cut a record in 1981 called "TURBINE COWBOY". It was a 45-rpm disc (remember those?) and on the ""flip side" of the record had the classic song: IF YOU DRIVE ME TO DRINKIN' (I'll buy the gas). Now what FEP wouldn't chip in a few bucks for gas?
TURBINE COWBOY obviously plays on the popular John Travolta movie of that era: Urban Cowboy. We field engineers often look upon our careers (the work and travel) as if we are COWBOYS, roaming the world to work on GE TURBINES and generators.
Ledbetter has enjoyed a 35-year career as a steam turbine engineer. He recently established his own consulting company and continues “trying to keep electricity flowing.” Only now he has more time to devote to his love of music.
The first song he ever wrote and recorded was the “Turbine Cowboy,” reflecting his favorite way of dressing, his passion for country music, and his work on the road as a turbine engineer.
In 2010 Ledbetter recorded a 12-song CD (all written or co-written by Ledbetter) with some of the finest musicians in Nashville. Pitching the songs to various major artists proved unsuccessful, as he was told his music was “too country.” (That’s like saying you’re having too much fun or you’ve got too much money.) He decided to release the CD on his own.
The new CD is titled If You Drive Me to Drinking (I’ll Buy the Gas). The title song was re-written and re-recorded to reflect an anti-drinking message with a little fun mixed in. The old faithful Turbine Cowboy song was re-recorded with a few lyric changes and hot new sound track. The CD is available on Amazon, and will soon be available on CD baby and all of the digital venues. If you’re thirsty for some traditional country music, this CD should quench your craving. Happy listening.
Send an email to Dennis at email@example.com to purchase an autographed copy of his new CD “IF YOU DRIVE ME TO DRINKIN' (I'll buy the gas).” The CD includes a new version of The Turbine Cowboy.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dennis-Ledbetter/1392683704290771
Web Site: http://www.dennisledbetter.com/index.html
Contact Dennis directly if you want an autographed copy: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Turbine Cowboy by Dennis Ledbetter
ENJOY THE NEW MUSIC!
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