Brady Bowen prides himself on being a Multi-World Class cutting horse trainer and rider. The covers of the first six of his CDs have a picture of him riding cutting horses he trained and rode that won over $100,000 each or more in world class competition. The CDs are comparably named “In My Spare Time” volumes 1 through 6. In his “spare time,” to this date he has recorded over 10 CD albums and two live video DVDs. Along with the six “In My Spare Time” CD series and he has Volume 7, a “Tribute To Billy Dozier” CD plus Volume 8 “Instrumentals 1” and Volume 9, “Tribute to Bobby Boatright, Leon Chambers and Tom Morrell, former band members of his band “Swing Country,” all of whom have since passed on, plus his most recent CD, Volume 10, “Old Pictures in a new Frame.” All CDs showcase many of the best Western Swing musicians and vocalists of our time. As a musician and horse trainer, it has helped him keep two Texas western traditions alive – Western Swing Music (The official Music of the State of Texas), and training cutting horses. It was not by chance that in his “spare time” his music would evolve into invitations for his Swing Country band to play at many western swing events & festivals and the creation of his CDs & DVDs, not only is he a world class Texas horse trainer but also a renowned Texas fiddle player.
The late legendary Tom “Wolf” Morrell produced Volumes 1 & 2. Volumes 3, 4 & 5 were
produced by another legend, two-time Grammy winner Tommy Allsup. Brady and Howard Higgins produced Volume 6 in 2010, "Tribute To Billy Dozier" in 2011, in 2012, “Instrumentals 1” and in late 2012, “Volume 9 – Tribute To Bob Boatright, Leon Chambers, and Tom Morrell” plus Volume 10, all were produced by the team of Brady Bowen & Howard Higgins. Musicians that have been featured on Bowen’s CD’s are the late Bobby Boatright, who played on the first five albums, the official voice of Bob Wills’ Texas Playboys, the legendary Leon Rausch, plus some the finest of Texas Western Swing musicians, Tommy Allsup, Leon Chambers, Bobby Koefer, Billy Dozier, Larry Reed, Chris York, Wayne Glasson, Ronnie Dale Shultz, C.B. Sutton, Joe Paul Clark, Charlie O’Bannon, Johnny Johnson, Albert Talley, Jess Meadors, Hugo Chambers, Howard Higgins, Curtis Potter, Jody Nix, Tom Morrell, Elmer Lawrence, Bobby Dixon, Derwood Strube and many more.
Brady and his “Swing Country” band have played the Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium each year from 2005 until recently, numerous dances throughout Texas, Oklahoma & Louisiana, plus Brady is, and has been, a supporter of many Western Swing music organizations for many years and received the President’s Choice Award in May, 2009 from the Cowtown Society of Western Music where he is currently serving on the CSWM advisory board. In September 2009, the Academy Of Western Artists awarded Brady Bowen and his Swing Country Band the 2009 Western Swing “Group Of The Year.” Since that time he has been inducted into the CSWM Heroes Hall of Fame, the North West Western Swing Music Society of Seattle Hall of Fame (2010), the Western Swing Society of Sacramento Hall of Fame (2011), the Western Swing
Music Society of the Southwest (WSMSS) Hall of Fame (2011), in 2012 he was nominated once again for “Western Swing Band of the Year” by the (AWA) and in 2013 won “Album of the Year” for his Volume 9 Tribute also by the Academy of Western Artists (AWA), along with being inducted into the prestigious Texas Western Swing Music Hall of Fame in San Marcos, Texas.
Always a family man, Brady and wife Laura, live just outside of Jacksboro, Texas on the Bowen Ranch. His son Weston and daughter Scarlet are both presently in college. Currently, Brady is involved in the oil industry & judging National World Class Cutting Horse Championship competition. Now, “In His Spare Time,” he dedicates this time to promoting, producing, and recording many different genres of Country, Western, and Western Swing Music through the Bowen-Higgins Studio located on his ranch in Jacksboro, TX. Volumes 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 plus many state-wide, regional and area artist’s CDs, all were produced, mixed, recorded, and mastered by Brady & Howard at the Bowen-Higgins Studio since it’s beginning in 2010.