New Country-Americana: (Former Navy Seal) Pete Scobell Band’s ‘Walkin A Wire’

Pete Scobell Band country music

Pete Scobell Band — ‘Walkin’ A Wire’
Label: FrogBonz Entertainment LLC

It’s as if the young Tim McGraw actually went and fulfilled all of his promise as an authentic country singer, instead of just becoming a well-groomed “brand.” Yep, that’s the kind of exciting it is to listen to singer/songwriter Pete Scobell (and Band) as they tear it up (and occasionally bring tears to your eyes) on their debut album, Walkin A Wire. There’s no doubt that he’s the real deal.

Scobell spent 17 years in the Navy before moving into the active reserves and shifting his sights toward a career in music, but his focus has always been in the service of helping others. An award-winning ski racer and lifeguard before enlisting, Scobell ended his active-duty military career as a lieutenant and a Navy Seal, bringing home two Bronze Stars with Valor, Joint Commendation Medals, multiple combat action ribbons, and two Presidential Unit Citations. A tireless champion of veterans rights and a busy lecturer on the effects and causes of traumatic brain injuries, Scobell joins up with Wynonna Judd for a duet on the Travis Meadows-penned “Hearts I Leave Behind,” which pays tribute to Marine sniper Chris Kyle.

This may be Pete Scobell Band’s first album, but it’s full of songs by some of the best songwriters around, including: Dierks Bentley, David Lee Murphy, Rodney Clawson, Cole Swindle, Steve Moakler, Travis Meadows, and more. It’s the perfect disc for your next road trip. . . or for that moment in an election year when you want to remember what a true patriot really sounds like.

Essential Downloads: “Walkin A Wire,” “Wild,” “Hearts I Leave Behind.”

To preview or purchase this album on iTunes, click here.


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