Singer, songwriter, guitar player Freddy Powers has passed away. He was 84.
Sirius/XM Radio broadcast a tribute to Freddy Powers in 2012:
Willie’s Roadhouse salutes Texas songwriting hero Freddy Powers, author of five #1 hits for Merle Haggard (including “A Friend in California” and “Let’s Chase Each Other Around the Room Tonight”), who is currently battling Parkinson’s Disease. Dallas Wayne will host this one-hour special, featuring songs written and recorded by Powers, as well as his emotional performance from Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic in 2010.
July, 2011Freddy received the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Texas Music Academy
April 27, 2011Freddy Powers was Recognized and Honored by the “Center for Texas Music” and is a finalist for the title of “Texas State Musician”.
May 2007 Inducted in to Cowtown Society of Western Music as a Hero of Western Music October 1, 2006 Inducted into the Western Swing Society “Hall of Fame”
May 20, 2006 Received the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Texas Guitar Association
April, 2006 The Freddy Powers Parkinson’s Foundation was founded to benefit Texans with Parkinson’s
March 12, 2006 Inducted into the “Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame”
See Freddy in the new Big and Rich video release “Coming To Your City” includes song “Filthy Rich” a Freddy, B&R, Bill McDavid and Sonny Throckmorton collaboration
The Country Jazz Singer Collectors Edition personally autographed….. AVAILABLE AT THE FREDDY POWERS WEBSITE and Waterloo Records in Austin, Texas order on line www.cdbaby.com/freddypowers or www.mytexasmusic/freddypowers
*New Freddy Powers “My Great Escape” cd Produced by and featuring Merle Haggard. Title cut “My Great Escape” written by Big and Rich also sing harmonies on this cut!!!!!!
“Freddy Powers Through the Years” features 50 years of Freddy’s music beginning at 23 years old and last song 73 years old.
more….. at www.freddypowers.com.