KCMW Tells The Story Behind Their Songs: “Where Do We Go From Here”

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Everyone has had that one magical night, that one irreplaceable time, which has gone forever. Everything afterward is measured by that moment.

This song takes place in Ventura in 1969 – a time of great change in this country – a new generation headed north to San Francisco in search of a new identity. First love was hard to come by, but that all changed too, one night at the County Fair.


KCMW Tells The Story Behind Their Songs: “Hurricane Rain”

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“Hurricane Rain” is the second song off our new album, “From Where I Stand.” Some people are so wrong and so right for us at the same time.  They get under our skin and we don’t stand a chance, but it sure is fun…


KCMW Tells The Story Behind Their Songs: “Indian Summer”

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As you all know, our new album, “From Where I Stand,” is set to release overseas soon. We’re very excited about this album and wanted to share the new songs with you… Starting today (9/2), we’ll be posting one song off the new album and giving you the back story.

“Indian Summer” is the first song and is a lot like a movie–a small town, the street lights, the river, and the feeling of restlessness and longing on a sleepless night.  It’s basically a guy just trying to talk a girl into taking a ride and enjoying the possibilities of life and love before it’s too late.

We like the way this opens the album and kind of draws you in to an intimate moment.  Anybody who has seen us live knows that we usually come out guns blazing,  so we thought we’d change it up a bit here.  Hope you enjoy…

Live Chat With @ModernWest Tomorrow (8/30) on Twitter!

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Hey everyone… Do you have questions for us about the new album? Now is your chance to get some answers! Tomorrow, we’ll be participating in a live chat on Twitter at 12PM PST / 2PM CST / 3PM EST.

Here’s how it will work:

1. Login to Twitter and visit our profile (@ModernWest). Go ahead and follow us if you haven’t already.

2. Come up with several questions about the new album, our songs, the upcoming tour, etc.

3. Use the hashtag #AskModernWest and tweet us your questions. For example, @ModernWest When is the release date of the new album? #AskModernWest.

We’ll be answering your questions as they come in, so keep them coming! Feel free to ask us anything you want to know. Help us spread the word and tell all of your friends. We hope to hear from all of you!




New Album “From Where I Stand”

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We are less than a month away from the release date of our new album From Where I Stand on Edel Records in Europe, and we couldn’t be more excited about returning there to play some more shows this September. A release date in the USA will be announced sometime next year.

Stay tuned over the next few weeks–we’ll be previewing and discussing each song from the album, and we’d love to get your feedback, thoughts, questions, etc.  For starters, here is a look at the front and back covers and the list of songs you’ll be hearing soon!




“Let Go Tonight” Featuring Nena

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Kevin Costner and Modern West are excited to announce that the first European single off their upcoming album From Where I Stand will feature German superstar Nena, whose history with the band goes back a long, long way. Modern West guitarist and songwriter John Coinman wrote a song for Nena’s first band The Stripes in 1980, and everyone is ecstatic about her joining Kevin and the band for the song “Let Go Tonight.” Look for it soon, and look for KCMW in Europe in September!


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The Modern Westerners pulled into Calgary yesterday after a whirlwind trip to Russia. We’re playing Calgary Stampede Thursday night and then head to Nakusp to play a festival there on Saturday then on home for a few days before we head out again.

You might recall that we went to St. Petersburg last year in December and played a benefit and then left. This trip we played three – two in St. Petersburg and one in Moscow. – all in four days. We were limited to 30 minutes a set because of the number of acts at each show which was so weird. Go all the way to Russia for three shows and play a total of 90 minutes. That’s how long we’ll play in Calgary. Woody Allen and his New Orleans jazz group played one night and Macy Gray played the next. They were both great. Dionne Warwick was at the last show in Moscow. She was so sweet and so beautiful.

The weather was HOT in St. Petersburg and cool in Moscow. We all got to roam a bit in St. Petersburg which was wonderful because last trip was in the dead of winter and we froze our butts off whenever we got outside. Moscow was a different story – no roaming there – because we flew in late in the morning – sound checked – rested – played the show then flew out at 4AM the next day for Canada. A few of the band members got to Red Square.

They drive fast in Moscow….

We have our sights set on Europe in September – can’t wait to get back. We miss you.

See You Around…….Sometime

Check Out Kevin’s Cameo In The Skit “Field Of Dreams 2: NFL Lockout With Taylor Lautner”

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Be sure to look for Kevin’s cameo at point 2:56 in the skit, “Field of Dreams 2: NFL Lockout with Taylor Lautner.” If you build it, they will come…

Watch the trailer below.


KCMW CMT Documentary: Final Video EXTRA

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TODAY is the day! Be sure to watch our CMT Documentary at 11/10c on CMT. We’re looking forward to what the future holds for KCMW! A special thank you to all of you who have been going to the movies all these years…


KCMW CMT Documentary: Video EXTRA #3

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Check out today’s CMT Documentary video EXTRA and find out what genre of music inspired Kevin growing up… Don’t forget to tune-in TOMORROW at 11/10c on CMT!