Ronnie McDowell sings “Older Women”
Ronald Dean McDowell, who goes by the nickname Ronnie, is a Country recording artist that is most famously known for his tribute to Elvis Presley, “The King is Gone,” which followed his tragic death. Ronnie was born on March 25, 1950 in Portland, TN.
Following his 1977 hit, McDowell went on to release over thirty hits that reached the Billboard Top-40 charts. Despite this accomplishment, none of these songs surpassed the success that “The King is Gone” had found. His singles “Older Women,” which you can hear in the video above, and “You’re Gonna Ruin My Bad Reputation,” reached the number one spot accompanied by eleven others that reached the top ten.
In addition to his tribute, McDowell was also commissioned to record the vocals for the soundtrack of the 1979 biographical film titled Elvis. He recorded a total of thirty-six songs with the project, however not all of them were used in the final production of the film. His involvement in this project gave him the opportunity to sing the vocals for the 1981 TV movie Elvis and the Beauty Queen, the 1988 TV mini-series Elvis and Me, and the 1997 Showtime special, Elvis Meets Nixon.
McDowell signed a record deal with Curb records in 1986 where he scored a top ten hit with the song “It’s Only Make Believe,” a duet he recorded with Conway Twitty. Today, he continues his career at Curb records. He currently lives in Hendersonville, TN and is father to five children. His son Tyler Dean is a recording artist at Curb Records as well.
To learn more about Ronnie McDowell, visit https://www.ronniemcdowell.com.