OVALO, Texas (KTAB) – One of the biggest names in Cowboy and Western music lives just down the road off Highway 83 84. Songwriter of the Year, Song of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year are just a few of her recent awards.
Growing up, Jean Prescott was always carrying a tune.
“I sang in grade school and high school,” Prescott said.
Picking up her first guitar at age 16, she dreamed of becoming a country star.
“That became my desire in life, to sing and play the guitar. So it all started there,” Prescott said.
Singing and writing songs, Prescott was on the track to stardom.
“But God had other plans for me so I raised a family then moved to Abilene in 1989 and at the same time had just gone to a cowboy poetry gathering and realized that’s where my heart really was,” Prescott said.
After a few years writing for both genres, Jean switched her focus completely to Cowboy and Western music in 1994.
“Cowboy music developed in the train drive days. That’s how cowboys spent their time in the evening when they had a little time. They would tell stories and they would put them to rhyme so they would have poems about the days work and they would do songs,” Prescott said.
Taking folks back to their roots through her music, Prescott never knows when inspiration is going to strike.