I was born and raised in Oregon. Always lived in a small town and just lived the country life. My dad was always playing the legends of country music on the record player and that is what gave me my love for country music. Oregon Trail is my very first CD. My attempt while putting this CD together was to have songs that told a story and touched the emotions of the listener. I hope once you listen to the music that you find that I accomplished that task. You won't find what I call pop country on this CD but the more traditional music and sound that I grew up with and love. I tried to put a variety of songs on here and I just hope that after you listen to the samples that you find a song or songs that you like. Thanks Bill Barnes.