A Country Kid Looks Back is a terrific new CD performed by Monty Moncrief Teel about History, Heritage and Humor the cowboy way featuring 18 poems with Western Swing musical background. Poems were written by Monty Moncrief Teel and James Terry. Gary Penney contributed a humorous poem to the CD.
A Country Kid Looks Back was recorded at Patriot Studio in Burleson, Texas. Chris Booher, who plays with Asleep at the Wheel, co-produced and wrote original scores for most of the poems. Dave Alexander is featured on trumpet along with other wonderful Western Swing musicians Ginny Mac, accordion, Devon Dawson, rythmn guitar, Chuck Dawson, harmonica, Brook Wallace, fiddle and Chris Booher who played fiddle, guitar, and keyboards.
The musicians have three Grammy awards, a dozen Academy of Western Artists (AWA) and Western Music Association (WMA) awards, three Hall of Fame designations and two world champion fiddle titles.
Monty's first cowboy poetry CD Things My Father Taught Me is a finalist for Cowboy Poetry CD of the Year 2006 Academy of Western Artists (AWA) and 2007 Western Music Association (WMA).
Monty's career as a cowboy poet began with an invitation to appear on the program at Red Steagall's Annual Cowboy Gathering. He has become a regular poet on the Cross Timbers Country Opry in Stephenville, Texas, Cowtown Opry in Ft. Worth, Texas and at the National Cowboy Symposium and Celebration in Lubbock, Texas. Monty recites cowboy poetry at cowboy gatherings and festivals around Texas and the West and was a featured performer at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Museum, Estes Park Cowboy Gathering and the Cheyenne Cowboy Symposium and Celebration.