About Ronnie McDowell
Like a lot of Urban Cowboy country music artists, Ronnie McDowell was heavily influenced by the King. Probably more so than anyone who ever played at Gilly's. In fact, he was the voiceover on a 1979 made-for-TV movie about Elvis that starred Kurt Russell as the King. The stint turned into a pseudo-obsession, and McDowell soon found himself donning all the aesthetics of a regular Las Vegas Elvis impersonator. Although his up-tempo, hook-laden, Country Pop sounds a bit more like Ronnie Milsap after downing a pot of coffee, McDowell went on to do more voiceovers for the 1990 television series, Elvis.