Country music sensation Ronnie McDowell is a true artist in every sense of the word. He’s known coast to coast for his chart-topping radio hits and showmanship from his sold-out performances and now he is being recognized for his original art work. Disney Fine Art saw one painting by McDowell and signed him to a 5-year deal.
McDowell’s fascination with Disney occurred at an early age. He and his family would gather around to watch Davey Crockett and thewonderful world of color every Sunday night. Even back then he couldn’t help but take note and appreciate all of the beautiful colors he saw in classics like Pinocchio, Lady and the Tramp and 101 Dalmations.
What a dream it must be for McDowell, who is currently on his 14th painting, to have his artwork to soon be recognized in Disney parks and galleries all over the world. “All of my kids are involved in this project,” says Ronnie, “My youngest daughter Athena told me I should do some paintings featuring Disney characters, so my youngest son Tyler and I came up with the idea of Walt leaving Kansas City making his way to California from Union Station at 8 o’clock with Mickey in front of him.” Ronnie Dean, my oldest son along with being my drummer and tour manager for 20 years now, gave me the idea for Elvis teaching Mickey how to dance on the Ed Sullivan Show.” These paintings showed Disney Fine Art what McDowell was capable of.
Disney Fine Art is available in art galleries throughout Europe, Japan and North America as well as Disney Cruise Line and Disney Theme Parks around the world.
About Ronnie McDowell:
Ronnie McDowell is highly respected by his peers and loved by his fans. Radio favorites and chart topper’s such as “Older Women” and “You’re Gonna Ruin My Bad Reputation,” along with “Watchin’ Girls Go By,” “All Tied Up” and “In A New York Minute” laid the foundation to an impressive career spanning more than forty years.
About Disney Fine Art:
Collectors Editions is an official licensee of The Walt Disney Company, and the exclusive global publisher of Disney Fine Art. As a leader in the art publishing industry for over 20 years, they offer a very diverse portfolio of limited edition, hand-signed and numbered fine artwork by some of the world’s most popular artists.
About the slogan, “I’m going to Disney World!”:
28 years ago, Disney ran the first of its now iconic “What’s Next?” spots. The commercial opened with highlights of New York Giants quarterback Phil Simms picking apart the Denver Broncos defense in Super Bowl XXI to the tune of “When You Wish Upon a Star,” a song made famous in the 1940 Disney film Pinocchio. A voiceover asked, “Phil Simms, you’ve just won the Super Bowl. What are you doing next?” Simms, who had been named MVP of Super Bowl XXI, looked into the camera and said, “I’m gonna go to Disney World!” Since then, not only have Super Bowl quarterbacks answered “What’s Next, “ but NBA Final and World Series athletes, along with Stanley Cup winners, figure skaters and soccer players.
Ronnie McDowell Tour Dates:
04/19-26 Ronnie McDowell’s “Dream Cruise” Sailing From New Orleans (318) 348-1034 or go to www.fiestatraveldesigns.com
05/02 Morton, MS Morton Days In The Park
05/09 Warsaw, MO Truman Lake Opry
05/15 Ocean City, MD Ocean City Jamboree
05/16 Blue Ridge Summit, PA The Lodge At Blue Summit 717.977.2960
05/17 Rosedale, MD Rosedale American Legion 443.922.7879
05/29 Crossville, TN Palace Theater 931.484.6133
05/30 Gallatin, TN The Palace Theater Ronnie McDowell’s Tribute To The King 615.325.4783
06/20 Chocowinity, NC Tar Heel Variety Theater
08/17 Lebanon, TN Wilson County Fair
08/22 Richmond, VA The Henrico Theater
09/10 Clayton, NY Clayton Opera House
09/12 Searcy, AR White County Fair
09/18 Celina, OH Bearcreek Memories Dinner Theater567.510.0096
09/19 El Dorado, IL Town & Country Days
09/25 Pigeon Forge, TN Country Tonite Theater
10/03 Scottsburg, IN Ross Country Jamboree
10/15 Hiawassee, GA Georgia Mountain Fair
11/11 Jacksonville, FL T.B.A.
11/12-15 “Cruise With Ronnie McDowell” On The Carnival