Ronald Dean McDowell (born March 25, 1950) is an American country music artist and songwriter. He is best known for his 1977 song “The King Is Gone”, a tribute to Elvis Presley, who had recently died. From that single onward, McDowell charted more than thirty Top 40 hits on the Billboard country music charts, though he never experienced further pop success after “The King is Gone.” Two of his singles – “Older Women” and “You’re Gonna Ruin My Bad Reputation” — reached Number One on the country charts, while eleven more reached Top Ten. He has also released more than twenty studio albums, and has been signed to Curb Records since 1986.
Last weekend on “Great Soul Performances” it was “Motown Remakes.” This evening on the show, it will be “Soul Remakes & Covers.” The playlist will reflect a fantastic array of artists like: Otis Redding, Little Isidore & the Inquisitors, Ronnie McDowell, Dionne Warwick, the Dells, Tom Jones, Ruby & the Romantics, Phil Granito, the Coasters, Joss Stone, Hugh Masekela and lot more stellar performers. The fun begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. I think you’re gonna like it. So join me later for “Great Soul Performances” at the best station on the internet, RadioMaxMusic.Com.