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You should be listening to Walt Wilkins

Walt Wilkins is one of the finest singer/songwriters that you have never heard.  You may have heard his songs on the radio sung by the likes of Pat Green, but chances are, you haven’t heard Walt.  He is currently working with a group of singer/songwriters dubbed “The Mystiqueros”

 His credits include “Songs About Texas,” the single that launched Pat Green’s career, Ricky Skaggs’ “Seven Hillsides” from the GRAMMY Award-winning SOLDIER OF THE CROSS and Ty Herndon’s “Big Hopes,” which was the title track for that record. Most recently, GRAMMY Award-winning artist Pam Tillis recorded his “Someone, Somewhere Tonight” from Mustang Island on her new CD.

 Walt’s music has a timeless feel to it with poignant lyrics about love, loss, and the varying stages of life.  His voice is comfortable and familiar with a hint of wisdom.  I saw him play a show about a year ago in a little barbeque joint in North Richland Hills.  There might have been 15 people in the place.  Walt played for about 2 hours, took requests, came to the table, sat down and talked and thanked us for coming out.

 Walt Wilkins Discography

  • Fire, Honey, & Angels
  • Rivertown
  • Hopewell
  • Mustang Island
  • Diamonds in the Sun

 Top 5 Walt Wilkins Songs according to Butler (Albums listed to right of song):

  1.  Ruby’s Two Sad Daughters (Fire, Honey, & Angels)
  2. One of Those Moments (Rivertown)
  3. The Angel’s Share (Hopewell)
  4. Wrapped (Mustang Island)
  5. Seven Hillsides (Rivertown)

  Walt Wilkins’ music is available on iTunes and in some record stores.

  Great music awaits!