Country and Western dance night near Wolcott |

Country and Western dance night near Wolcott

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado
Special to the Daily

WOLCOTT – Singer/songwriter/musician Michael Pyle will perform at 4 Eagle Ranch’s First Thursday country and western dance tonight. Pyle will perform with longtime friends and band mates Alan Echtler and Peter Fontanese. Dance instructors Dean and Linda Wolz will teach country line dance. The dance lessons are from 6 to 7 p.m. and the music begins at 7 p.m. There is a $15 cover charge.

Pyle lived in Eagle in the early ’80s and worked for KSKI, Eagle County’s country and western radio station. Pyle also joined the local band Airborn. In 1989, after an extremely successful five year run with Airborn, Pyle followed his musical dreams back to Nashville.

Pyle spent most of the ’90s on the road with Carlene Carter, Mac McAnally and Earl Thomas Connolly to name but a few. During this decade Pyle did no fewer than 250 shows every year in some of the biggest venue’s in the world. This period of time was instrumental in exposing Mike to some of Nashville’s most important writers and publishers. In the late 1990’s along with longtime friend and business partner Wendy Sachs, Pyle formed Castle Peak Entertainment. Castle Peak Entertainment saw enormous success in 2001 when country star Blake Shelton recorded “All Over Me.” “All Over Me,” penned by Pyle, Earl Thomas Connolly and Blake Shelton enjoyed five consecutive weeks as a top 10 song in 2001. Shelton’s self-titled debut album went on to become gold, as did “All Over Me.”

Currently, Pyle has written a song for Victoria Baillie, Australia’s wildly successful young country and western star. The song has reached the No. 2 spot in all of Australia.

4 Eagle is located four miles north of Wolcott on Highway 131. Call 970-926-3372 for more information.

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