Wylie & The Wild West Show
Frequent appearances on country cable shows, TNN, and the Grand Ole Opry -- as well as a grueling tour schedule that keeps these guys in a bus most of the year -- have not translated to chart success for Wylie & the Wild West. But that's no indication of the quality of their music. Traditional Swing and Cowboy songs are sung in a rich and friendly voice with crisp, masterful backing and a minimum of Nashville schmaltz. But Wylie's specialty is his yodel, a twisting, beautiful sound that's hard to find in country music today. A raunched-out bluesy duet with Merle Haggard piles on more credibility.