Country Music Hitmaker Ronnie McDowell Debuts 'You Can Do It'
Beloved country music icon Ronnie McDowell entered the next stage of his already unparalleled career with "You Can Do It." Following the 40th Anniversary of his No. 1 single "Older Women,"McDowell proves he is and always will be a true entertainer. Ronnie McDowell captured the hearts of millions in 1977 with "The King Is Gone"— a tribute to the late Elvis Presley, which served as the beginning of a musical journey that continues to withstand the test of time. McDowell has marvelled audiences for decades, with conversational lyricism and wholehearted warmth. A songwriter as well as a story teller, Ronnie McDowell has built a career by selflessly raising others up, and "You Can Do It" reiterates the fact that he has made an art out of not taking life too seriously. "'YOU CAN DO IT!' has become a sort of catchphrase for me throughout my life," McDowell reveals. "It's something my friends, family and fans have heard me say for years, and I feel like the song captures the positivity I've always wanted to convey with my music." Despite a slew of timeless hits , including collaborations with legends Conway Twitty and Jerry Lee Lewis, Ronnie McDowell's sincerity has never wavered, and he will always have a place in the hearts of classic country music fans. "You Can Do It" is available now on all platforms, with the official music video soon to follow. For more, visit ronniemcdowell.com! Watch the "You Can Do It" Official Lyric Video below!
About Ronnie McDowell Ronnie McDowell has an amazing string of hit songs that he has amassed over the years, but it is his riveting stage presence and genuine warmth that fills the seats again and again. Like all great entertainers, Ronnie McDowell has a personality that remains luminous long after the lights go dim. These qualities have inspired a nationwide network of fan-clubs with thousands of members, each one a devoted promoter of everything McDowell does. Following the death of Elvis Presley in 1977, Ronnie McDowell came out of nowhere to dazzle the world with his heartfelt and self-penned tribute song “The King Is Gone” on the independent Scorpion label. The record took off immediately, gaining airplay on country and pop stations across the country and around the world. To date, “The King Is Gone” has sold more than 5 Million copies. All of a sudden, the young Vietnam Veteran from Portland, Tennessee was a star, and he quickly proved that he wasn’t just a one-trick pony. McDowell scored a second hit for the Scorpion label titled “I Love You, I Love You, I Love You” before being wooed and signed by CBS Records – Epic label in 1979. Ronnie McDowell charted a string of hit singles and albums for Epic between 1979 and 1986. Every single release with the exception of just one became a Top 10 Hit including the chart toppers “Older Women” and “You’re Gonna Ruin My Bad Reputation.” Other hits during his Epic years included “Watchin Girls Go By,” “Personally,” “You Made A Wanted Man Of Me,” “All Tied Up,” and “In A New York Minute.” McDowell toured constantly to support each album release and consequently built an astounding fan base throughout the country. He sought the advice of artists such as Conway Twitty who became, in essence, not only his mentor but his friend as well. Twitty helped the young singer with advise about touring, recording and most of all entertaining the fans. Twitty was certainly the master and Ronnie McDowell quickly became his prize pupil. Moving to Curb Records in 1986, his current label to date, McDowell scored a Top 10 hit with “It’s Only Make Believe,” a duet with Conway Twitty on what was Twitty’s breakthrough hit from 1958. Two years later Ronnie teamed up with Jerry Lee Lewis for a rocking duet that McDowell wrote titled,”You’re Never Too Old To Rock N’ Roll.” He also recorded yet another Top 10 hit with his version of the pop standard “Unchained Melody,” which also became a #1 country music video. To date, McDowell has scored over 30 top ten records. His entertaining abilities soared and he began to draw larger crowds. He started appearing in larger venues and touring with artists such as Conway Twitty, Tammy Wynette and Loretta Lynn before headlining his own shows. Ronnie McDowell is still constantly in demand on the road and he tours relentlessly with his band. Ronnie McDowell sang 36 songs on the soundtrack “Elvis,” the Dick Clark-produced television movie that featured Kurt Russell as the performer. He was also the singing voice for the television movie “Elvis And Me”, the ABC television series about the early years of Elvis’ career titled simply “Elvis” as well as, the 1997 Showtime special “Elvis Meets Nixon.” While Elvis Presley has played a big part in Ronnie McDowell’s musical career over the years, Ronnie continues to entertain audiences with his own blend of romantic intimacy and country excitement! He looks great, he sounds great, and judging from the longtime adoration of his fans, he seems to grow better with each passing year!