"Tap your toes, hum along, get a little lift, and learn something in the process. That’s country music the way it’s supposed to be done...carried on an easy and pleasing melody delivered by a voice so pleasant it can take some effort to pay attention to the lyrics rather than just drift away."
"When I hear songwriters like Kurt Fortmeyer, it makes me wonder if the Music City record executives ever leave their offices. How can so many great wordsmiths, like Fortmeyer, be overlooked, while mediocre songs are shoved down our throats. If you are tired of the steady diet of bland gruel that is being served up from the Nashville music cafeteria, do yourself a favor and get Kurt Fortmeyer's 'One More Night In Nashville' today."
“Kurt Fortmeyer is clearly committed to the roots of his raisin'. Fresh, fun, creative songwriting with music that is firmly rooted in Traditional Country. A nice voice that is easily recognizable, smooth and easy on your ears. A must play for any DJ on the cutting edge of Traditional Country and Ameripolitan Music.Your listeners will soon be Fortmeyer fans!”
"Gathered in the upstairs living room were members of another class. Kurt Fortmeyer, a six-year Third Sunday vet, had the room entranced with a Dave Gibson co-write titled “The Box.” On one past Sunday afternoon, the red-bearded Fortmeyer hit a lick of good fortune when he played a tune in the presence of guitar guru Dave Isaacs, who recorded the song on his next CD."
“Yet it was the night’s bookends that perhaps best characterized the spirit of the gathering, a pair of hard-working but lesser-known singer-songwriters named Anthony Neff and Kurt Fortmeyer. Neff, the organizer and emcee of the event, did a nice job with “Nothin’” and “Buckskin Stallion Blues” after speaking eloquently about the legacy of Van Zandt’s songs and how they continue to inspire other songwriters to carry on the craft. And Fortmeyer capped the night with a spirited “Two Hands” that had those left in the club clapping and singing along. The inspired had become the inspirer.”
This is a hook I came up with based on all those old Robert Young (Marcus Welby, M.D.) television commercials where he would say "I'm not a doctor, but I play one on TV". It had several rough permutations ("I'm not a fool, but I play one when you wear that dress" and things along that line) before I settled on "I'm not a fool, I just play one on Jim…
I've been thinking lately about how all the research I did when I was younger has helped me write drinking and barroom songs now that I'm sober (32 years!). One of the first songs that comes to my mind is the third song I ever wrote with my friend Bo Thomas Biermann. Bo is one of the better singers I've ever met, and a pretty danged good writer, but he is much…Continue
THE HEART OF A HOBO
My late friend Billy Phillips once told me that he had originally moved to Nashville to be a Gospel singer. Billy had Muscular Dystrophy and by the time I first met him at Bobby’s Idle Hour Tavern, he was pretty much confined to a wheelchair. He told me that at one time earlier in life he had been able to walk, and even though he was a “wheelie”, he felt certain that he would walk again one day.