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Bandy Recently Honored at Texas Country Music Awards With First Ever Moe Bandy Icon Award

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – CMA and ACM award-winning country music legend Moe Bandy celebrates the 45th anniversary of his hit single “It’s A Cheating Situation” with Janie Fricke, which was released in January 1979. Serving as the lead track from his album of the same title, it peaked at #2 on Billboard and remained on the charts for a total of fifteen weeks. Written by Sonny Throckmorton and Curly Putman, “It’s A Cheating Situation” remains one of Bandy’s most requested songs at every show. Moe Bandy was recently presented with the first-ever “Moe Bandy Icon Award” at the Texas Country Music Awards at Billy Bob’s Texas.

“Time sure does fly by when you’re having fun,” smiles Moe Bandy. “It’s A Cheating Situation” was a big song for my career on both Billboard and Cashbox. Having Janie Fricke on this record with me was something I’ll always cherish and we still sing it together throughout the country today.”

“It has been a special blessing to be featured on Moe’s hit song – And has helped promote both of our careers in the entertainment business, as we still get concert bookings featuring our music and recordings – I’m so thankful,” shares Janie Fricke.

Bandy’s current album, ‘Thank You Lord’ contains twelve heartfelt tracks and features special guests The Isaacs on “Family Bible,” and The Oak Ridge Boys with Nora Lee Allen on “The Lord Is My Shepherd.” The title track, written by Mo Pitney, Bobby Tomberlin, and Cheryl Riddle, offers a true reflection of where Bandy is in his life today, of which he is thankful for another mile, another day, and a life many could have only dreamed of. ‘Thank You Lord’ features tunes from prominent Nashville songwriters, including Willie Nelson, Bill Anderson, Hank Williams, and more! The twelve-track project was produced by Michele Voan Capps and sponsored by Gus Arrendale and Springer Mountain Farms. It is available on all streaming platforms now!

To stream or purchase, visit HERE.

‘Thank You, Lord’ Track Listing:
Thank You, Lord (Bobby Tomberlin, Mo Pitney, Cheryl Riddle)
Family Bible ft. The Isaacs (Willie Nelson)
I Believe (Drake, Graham, Shirl, Stillman)
God Is Great, God Is Good (Bill Anderson)
House Of Gold (Hank Williams)
The Lord Is My Shepherd ft. The Oak Ridge Boys & Norah Lee Allen (Ardon A. Hollis)
Shall We Gather At The River (Robert Lowry)
Many Mansions (Randall, Sanders, Etheridge)
What A Friend We Have In Jesus (Joseph M. Scriven)
Wayfaring Stranger (Public Domain)
Just A Closer Walk With Thee (Public Domain)
Precious Lord Take My Hand (Thomas A. Dorsey)

Moe Bandy’s Upcoming Tour Dates:
JAN 20 – The Country Music Cruise / Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
JAN 21 – The Country Music Cruise / Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
JAN 22 – The Country Music Cruise / Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
JAN 23 – The Country Music Cruise / Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
JAN 24 – The Country Music Cruise / Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
JAN 25 – The Country Music Cruise / Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
JAN 26 – The Country Music Cruise / Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
JAN 27 – The Country Music Cruise / Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
MAR 09 – Jim Hogg Fairgrounds / Hebbronville, Texas (John Scheider)
MAR 23 – Brady Civic Center / Brady, Texas
MAR 24 – Main Street Crossing / Tomball, Texas
APR 19 – Luckenbach Texas Dancehall / Luckenbach, Texas
APR 20 – Mayfest Park / Bastrop, Texas (with Janie Fricke)
APR 27 – Texas Pride / Adkins, Texas
MAY 04 – Sidewalk Cattlemen’s Association Pavilion / Madisonville, Texas
JUN 22 – Watermelon Jubilee / Stockdale, Texas (with Joe Stampley and Johnny Lee)
JUL 20 – 11th Street Cowboy Bar / Bandera, Texas (with Joe Stampley)
AUG 31 – Pedrotti’s Ranch / Helotes, Texas
OCT 05 – The Coyote Store / Gail, Texas (with Jeannie Seely, T.G. Sheppard, T. Graham Brown, Janie Fricke, and Moore & Moore)
OCT 12 – Pearland Knights of Columbus / Pearland, Texas

For more information, and tickets, and to keep up with everything Moe Bandy, visit HERE.

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About Moe Bandy:
Moe Bandy’s country music accomplishments include ten No. 1 hit songs, many Top Ten hits, five Gold records, and numerous ACM and CMA Awards. He started his recording career while he was a sheet metal worker in San Antonio, Texas, but after a decade of hard labor, Bandy traded his sheet metal for Gold albums. In the mid-seventies, when the country pop Kenny Rogers, John Denver, and the outlaw sound of Waylon and Willie was all the rage, along came the traditionalist Moe Bandy.

Bandy recently penned an autobiography, Moe Bandy: Lucky Me, which is available for purchase now at

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