Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Storyteller, Author, 'Actor, Model, Rider and Roper*'
(*in his dreams, literally!)
Cowboy Tim has been writing since 1973, thats when he wrote his first song. He has been in the entertainment industry since August 17, 1977. He learned the value of a well placed funny story listening to his father, Rev. Bertist C. Rouse, tell stories in his sermons.
Bro. Bert usually got you laughing when he got up to start his message by saying ,"I know what you're thinking, but some of you are funny lookin' to." Cowboy Tim paid attention and began to tell stories years ago, but mostly through song. But he always felt his stories weren't good enough and then about 10 years ago he was diagnosed with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactiviy Disorder). He found out why he didn't feel good enough so he did something about it. He also found out that some pretty smart and funny folks had ADHD. Albert einstein, President John F. Kennedy, and Mark Lowery, a great comedian, just to name a few. He watched this comedian,Mark Lowery, who was also in music group, the Gaither Vocal Band, get up and sing and tell his funny stories (a lot of them about growing up with ADHD) and make people laugh and Cowboy decided that it was better to make people laugh, since laughter is the best medicine. So he started telling these stories here on the CD and more to friends and see them laugh and one day, a buddy who works at the studio that produced this said, "You need to come down to the studio and do a test and see how you sound doing your Cowboy Tim stories." Cowboy sat down and in one take the album you have here was born. No retakes just one shot and it was a bullseye. You will be introduced to The Valley Township and some of its characters and get a feel for the old west that maybe just a little different. Have fun and WELCOME HOME!
My dad, Bertist Rouse, preached his first sermon on Saturday and I was born the next week (on October 3, 1958). I am a P.K., a T.O., etc. (ask me and I'll tell you). I learned to preach/make speeches hearing my dad preach over 2000 times by the time I was a teenager. I also got a pretty good theological education because, including the above, I went to class for theological instruction at least 3000 times in the same period. I spent a little time in seminary, taking masters level classes, and did better than I did in high school or college. I now write and tell cowboy stories and funnies and I write and sing songs and I write short stories and am working on two or three novels. Check out my website to see some the other things I am interested in (www.cotiro.net under construction).
My dad was what is known as a holiness preacher, although he wasn't in any type of holiness church. I was a preacher's kid. You know, there is one set of rules for all kids and a second set of rules on top of that for a preachers kid. The thing you may not know is that there is a third set of rules added on for a holiness preachers kid. I have ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). I wasn't able to keep the fist set of rules, must less the other two. It's funny now but it wasn't then, for my parents or for me.
In 2002, My dad wrote and compiled a book entitltled, INTENTIONAL CHRISTIANITY: An Anthology on the Scriptural Significance of Discipleship, in which he included several other author's. I was one of those. My treatise on the book of James, 'Practical Christianity, Practical Discipleship', was included as appendix 4.