“You’re My Little Cowgirl” is the new song from country western singer/songwriter Dudley Allen. There’s nothing little about his voice nor his devoted love. A gesture of love, a swagger of truth, Allen is on the cusp of building not only his brand of every-man flavor, but he’s on the tipping point of creating a movement of sleek song and keen lyrics. Allen, a man who has worked with the Loretta Lynn show for years and is an American military veteran, couldn’t make the listener any prouder to show off his artistry. It’s a nice song, yes, but it’s coming from the heart which makes it all the more interesting.
Starting out like a man who has just found his true voice, Allen’s vocals sneak up on the listener. As the backing band, robust in bass rhythms and drums, the instruments collide and coincide with boundless guitar. The guitar, somewhat tacky (like the candy) has a fluidity presence. It’s not quite scratchy, but maybe sticky. You can almost reach out and touch the guitar pic hitting the strings. It has a great bounce to it. Fans of the traditional country tunes (think Marty Robbins and of course, Loretta Lynn) will gravitate towards Allen. Perhaps Allen gleaned some of that vintage magic all those years of working with Lynn herself. Allen takes you down the trails of the country greats, but he definitely takes the reigns with the guitar and springs forward to a hearty tone. I don’t want to say it’s like walking into a Cracker Barrel, but the meat and potatoes are all here when it comes to the ingredients in “You’re My Little Cowgirl”. Allen welcomes you with his voice. He never wavers on being that quintessential crooner.
Bolstering Allen’s voice, besides his unguarded approach, is the sincerity in his lyrics. Pretty close to his chest, the words are very clear and to-the-point. You love me when I’m right, you love me when I’m wrong, he sings. I put the whole world at your feet, he continues. He takes special time to cull those words; the whole world at your feet flow from his vocals like a man who wants to give special emphasis to each line. He cradles those words in his arms. I envisioned him writing these lyrics on a Sunday afternoon, taking note of all that makes him feel so blessed in his life. You can tell he brings joy to these words. He’s lowered all his inhibitions and the blank slate doesn’t stay blank for long. I imagine this song came to him pretty quickly and easily.
The verdict – “You’re My Little Cowgirl” is one superb track. It took just a few moments for me to really feel connected to the words. I’m especially impressed with the instant rapport with Allen himself. He’s forged in the mold of the country greats (like Robbins and Lynn as mentioned above), but I do think fans of Garth Brooks, George Strait and even Scotty McCreery will want to add this gem to their playlists.
by Bethany Page
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