Smooth. For Rick Sousley, that single word characterizes both his personality and his melodic vocal gift. Always a confident gentleman, Rick is still cursed with the heart of a honky-tonker. One listen to Rick's latest album, "Patsy Proof" draws upon Sousley's talents, while affording Rick the opportunity to pay homage to some of his musical influences. Names like Haggard, Gosdin, Bush and Jones run deep and thick through Rick Sousley's musical blood.
Rick Sousley began his musical endeavors in 1991. Since then, he has played every sawdust-floored Texas honky tonk and outdoor festival in and around Montgomery County. In fact, Rick's song "16 Bars from Luckenbach" paints a virtual roadmap of his life as a musician. Those years of cutting his teeth gained him invaluable experience, as well as providing him the opportunity to share the stage with some of the biggest regional and national country stars.
Recently, Rick signed with ACM Music. ACM is Texas' newest country label, and Sousley is excited to be a part of ACM's talented stable of artists. ACM is responsible for releasing "Patsy Proof". The title cut from the album was written by the legendary Hank Cochran. The rest of the album is filled with cuts from a virtual "who's who" list of incredible songwriters.
Rick has his sites set straight ahead. The road in front of him is wide open, and he looks forward to an exceptional 2006. The next time you're headed to your favorite honky tonk, look for Rick Sousley in your rear view mirror.
From Willis, Tx. just north of Houston, Rick grew up listening to all the old country singers and tries to carry on that down home tradition. As you listen to his music you can hear the sounds of Texas in every song. He's been the opening act for some of country music's biggest stars such as George Jones, John Conlee, Frenchie Burke, Daryl Singletary, Eddie Raven, Hank Williams III, Johnny Bush, Perfect Stranger and many more.
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Rick Sousley Links
Official Rick Sousley web site
Photo Gallery - New Year's - Rick Sousley - Dec. 31, 2006
Photo Gallery - Rick Sousley at 11th Street - Nov. 25, 2006
Photo Gallery - Rick Sousley at 11th Street - Sept. 22, 2006