‘Catch of the Day’ – Kevin Costner & Modern West – “Love Shine” [AUDIO]
When you think of today's featured artist, music is generally not the first thing you think of. Academy Award winning actor, writer and director, yes. Actor who likes to make baseball movies, check. Major cinematic heart throb, without a doubt. But country music artist? Usually not.
But that could change for Kevin Costner. Costner hasn't given up his day job, celebrating over 30 years as an actor, originally inspired by a chance meeting with Sir Richard Burton, who he met while on the return flight from his honeymoon. After chatting with the young actor for a while, Burton told Costner "you have green eyes, I have green eyes...you'll do fine" Costner made his first appearances as "Fart Boy 1" in the Ron Howard comedy Night Shift and as the corpse of Alex, the friend who had committed suicide in The Big Chill. Costner had more scenes, flashbacks scenes, but they were all omitted in the final cut.
Along with his band Modern West, Costner is forging ahead with his own brand if what could be best called alternative country. a sound that blends the rock and roll Costner grew up with, with the outlaw movement of the 70's and early 80's. Releasing their first album, Untold Truths, in November of 2008, and during the tour to support that album, Modern West were set to go on stage at the Big Valley Jamboree in Canada, when the stage collapsed during a severe thunderstorm, killing one and injuring forty.
The group's second album, Turn It On, was released in Europe only in 2010. The band toured Europe and prepared for the release of their third album, 2011's, From Where I Stand. 2012 saw the release of Famous For Killing Each Other: Music From and Inspired By the Hatfields and McCoys. To support these albums, Costner and the band have spent every day they can on the road, playing festivals, clubs and anywhere with a band stage and a dance floor.
We have new music from Kevin and the boys in our spotlight today. Brought to you by All American Super Car Wash of Lawton, Kevin Costner and Modern West with "Love Shine" is today's Catch of the Day, new music you haven't heard, but you'll want to hear it again.
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