Kurt Wooldridge has established himself as a successful songwriter having written with artists such as Jeff Carson, John E. McCollum & Chuck Johnson. Kurt's strong roots in traditional country music are a reflection of the songs portrayed in his latest release "Twang Factor". Artists that have influenced his style as an artist are Merle Haggard, Alan Jackson, George Strait, Dwight Yoakam, George Ducas, Radney Foster, Ray Price and the like. This CD is a mix of Traditional Country with a modern Country sound with a little Twang hence the title "Twang Factor" Kurt's perspective on country music is very simple "The traditional country music that has embraced folks for years has seemed to have gone to the wayside making room for a more rock and roll and mainstream Pop sound. I wanted to create a record that would be able to have music and lyrics that would be emotional and tell a story that would bring the listener into the song you know something country has always been about, you have to be able to relate to what your listening to" The writers and musicians who appear on this CD are Jeff Carson, John E. McCollum who has cuts by Toby Keith (Life Was A Play (The World A Stage), John Michael Montgomery ( Heaven Sent Me You), Dan Mitchell ( If Your Gonna Play In Texas, Ya Gotta Have A Fiddle In The Band) For Alabama and Allen Frizzell the brother of the late Lefty Frizzell. The producer and Session leader on this CD is Walt Cunningham who Worked with Joe Diffie on the" 3rd Rock From The Sun" CD and features such studio musicians as Mike Chapman (Garth Brooks) Russ Hicks (Hee- Haw) fame and Hank Singer on fiddle Born in Burlington, Iowa Kurt divides his time between Nashville, TN and Burlington, Iowa writing songs and singing for a living.