Max Bunyan

Max Bunyan

 Dodge City, Kansas, USA
BandChristianGospel

Songwriter LOOKING FOR A PUBLISHER to connect my music with appropriate markets...STYLE: Americana, Gospel, and Smooth Jazz....I'm also a U.S. Army Veteran with original "SONGS for SOLDIERS & PEOPLE WHO LOVE THEM". CALL (620) 225-2063....or E-MAIL mbunyan@cox.net TODAY!

Biography

Professional Member:

(CGMA) Country Gospel Music Association
(WMA) Western Music Association
*Former Member of (GMA) Gospel Music Association

Performing Rights Organization:
Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI)

I’m a prolific Songwriter (BMI) and Singer
With 400+ Songs. 75 are recorded and on the Internet

My styles run from Americana, Gospel, and Smooth Jazz, To a touch of the 50’s, Elvis, The Beatles, Doo-Wop, James Taylor, and Soft Rock & Roll.

Mellow Music when you have a melt down day anywhere on Planet Earth

Music to help you stop and smell the roses

*** (Verse from “I’m in Love with You” Copyright 2004 by Max Bunyan)

“I could be the greatest singer since Garth Brooks
Write songs like Willie Nelson
And have Alan Jackson’s looks
But, I’m in love with you
And life doesn’t get any better than that”.

Fans describe my Vocals as

The Johnny Cash of Kansas
A Willie Nelson Ballad Style
Perry Como with a Cowboy Hat
The Lounge Sound
New American Patriot Love Songs
Music Therapy (Aricept and Ativan) in the Key of C
A Gentle Anesthetic

Fans describe my Piano/Keyboard Instrumentals as

THE JAZZ COWBOY with “Ballads from Boot Hill and Old Dodge City”: Songs of the Old West.

JESUS JAZZ….Traditional Gospel Songs/Hymns with a Smooth Acoustic Jazz Sound

Cowboy Classics

Christmas Classics

Peaceful, Relaxing, Soothing and Healing

WHAT'S MY STORY?

Like actor Dennis Hopper, I was born in Dodge City, Kansas

I have a degree in Psychology and Music from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.

I'm a U.S. Army Veteran (Vietnam Era)

My 1st 15 MINUTES of FAME:

I sang in 700 performances with the U.S. 7th Army Soldiers’ Chorus in concert halls and military bases throughout Europe. We won the International Choral Festival in Holland, competing with over 75 other nations of the world.
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My 2nd 15 MINUTES of FAME: Right NOW

Producing music on the Internet

Lyrics

Home Town Heroes

Written By: Max G. Bunyan, Singer/Songwriter/Recording Artist (BMI)

Words & Music by Max G. Bunyan (c) 2006 All Rights Reserved, from the mp3 Album "SONGS FOR SOLDIERS & PEOPLE WHO LOVE THEM"

(1)
Home Town Heroes, marching off to war today
You're our Home Town Heroes, marching off to war today
We're so proud of everyone of you
Fighting for our freedom everyday

(2)
Home Town Heroes in the deserts of Iraq
You're our Home Town Heroes in the deserts of Iraq
Brave Warriors on the front lines
Fighting for our freedom through each attack

(Bridge/Chorus)
You're our Home Town Heroes, yes you are now
Every single day and night
You're our Home Town Heroes, every single day and night
And we pray for your safe return,
When the Tiiiiiiiimmmmmeee is right.

(3)
Home Town Heroes from all across the USA
You're our Home Town Heroes, from all across the USA
We're so proud of every one of you
Fighting for our freedom everyday

(4)
Home Town Heroes from all across the USA
You're our Home Town Heroes, from all across the USA

(SPOKEN) (Belt out with Cadence)
Dodge City, KS.; Millbrook, AL; Coshocton, Ohio; Zanesville, Ohio; Boone, Iowa; Miami, FL; Los Angeles, CA; Trumbull, CT; New York City; Glasgow, MT; Ft. Leonardwood, MO; Ft. Gordon, GA,
Ft. Dix, NJ; Ft. Riley, KS.

(Ending)
We're so proud of every one of you
Fighting for our freedom every night and day.........

Every Time I See a Soldier

Written By: Max G. Bunyan, Singer/Songwriter/Recording Artist (BMI)

Words & Music by Max G. Bunyan, (c) 2006 All Rights Reserved; From the mp3 Album, "SONGS FOR SOLDIERS & PEOPLE WHO LOVE THEM"

"Every Time I See a Soldier" is dedicated to the men and women who proudly serve in

*Our United States Army
*Our US Navy
*Our US Air Force
*Our US Marine Corps
*Our US Coast Guard
*Our US Reserves
*Our National Guard from Every State in The Nation
*Our Prisoners of War...Where ever they may be held behind enemy lines
*To every Veteran who has served our country during peace time or in war to keep America Free
*To the families of all who serve
***And also to President George W. Bush, our Comander In Chief

(1)
Everytime I see a soldier, my heart grows bolder and bolder
To stand up for America today
And everytime I see a soldier, my heart grows bolder and bolder
To cry out for America when I pray.

(Chorus)
Let's make everyday A God Bless America Day!
Let's make everday A God Bless America Day!

(2)
When I see old glory flying, in my heart there's no denying
I'm thankful for our Heroes on the battlefield today

When I think about our freedom, and the blood it cost 20,000 of them
I'm humbled, to fall on my knees and pray.

(Chorus)
Let's make everyday A God Bless America Day!
Let's make everday A God Bless America Day!

(3)
Everytime I see a soldier, my heart grows bolder and bolder
To thank God for our Armed Forces today
And everytime I see a soldier, my heart grows bolder and bolder
To thank God for America when I pray.

(Chorus)
Let's make everyday A God Bless America Day!
Let's make everday A God Bless America Day!

(Ending) 2x
Let's go out of our way, to thank God today
Let's go out of our way, to thank every soldier and pray (Spoken 2nd time)

Thank you to all of the men and women of our armed forces!

(Sing/Ending)
Let's make every day
A God Bless America Day!

Protecting America Today

Written By: Max G. Bunyan, Singer/Songwriter/Recording Artist (BMI)

Words & Music by Max G. Bunyan (c) 2006, All Rights Reserved; From the mp3 Album "SONGS FOR SOLDIERS & PEOPLE WHO LOVE THEM"

(Intro)
Someone's protecting
Do you know who's protecting?
Someone's protecting America today.

(1)
Someone's protecting America today
So you and I can sing some songs,
Ride motorcycles, have fun, and play.

(Chorus)
You may not think that this war is right
But, our sons and daughters are there tonight
Protecting America today.

(2)
Someone's protecting America today.
So you and I can go to work
and make some money to run and play.

(Chorus)
You may not think that this war is right
But, our sons and daughters are there tonight
Protecting America today.

(Instrumental Bridge)

(3)
Someone's protecting America today
So you and I can go to church,
Worship God and pray.

(Chorus)
You may not think that this war is right
But, our sons and daughters are there tonight
Protecting America today.

(Ending)
Today....Tonight and Day
Protecting our Freedom
Protecting our Freedom
Protecting America Tonight and Day.....

Baghdad Lullaby

Written By: Max G. Bunyan, Singer/Songwriter/Recording Artist (BMI)

Words and Music (c) 2006 by Max G. Bunyan, All Rights Reserved; From the mp3 Album "SONGS FOR SOLDIERS & PEOPLE WHO LOVE THEM"

(1)
Daddy you're my Hero,
And you're momma's Hero too
And every night when we say our prayers
We always pray for you.

(2)
We pray for the soldiers with you
And for your commander too
We love you Daddy and miss you
And we know you miss us too.

(Chorus)
Daddy you're so far away
And sometimes it makes me cry
But tonight before I go to sleep
Will you sing to me a Bhagdad lullaby?

(Instrumental keyboard/Bridge)

(3)
When we wake up in the morning
We're missing you again
We sure would like to see you
But, we know you don't know when...

(4)
Daddy when I go to school
I'm so proud of you
We pray for God to keep you safe
And every one with you, too

(Chorus)
Night times are the lonliest
And it makes me cry
But, tonight before I go to sleep
Daddy will you sing to me a Baghdad lullaby?

Because You're Over There

Written By: Max G. Bunyan (All Songs BMI)

"Because You're Over There"
Words & Music (c) 2006 by Max G. Bunyan, (BMI) All Rights Reserved

(1)
I've never been to Afghannistan
or the battlefields of Iraq
I've never fought through Desert Storm
or ever been under attack

(Chorus)

But you're my Heroes and I want you to know we care
We're safer in Dallas and New York City
Because you're over there.

We're safer in Dallas and New York City
Because you're over there.

(2)
Now don't be alarmed about headlines at home
And protesters in our land
They're bashing you and bashing America,
Because they don't understand

(Bridge)
Freedom really isn't free
Soldiers have died for you and me

(Chorus)

But, you're my Heroes and I want you to know we care
Even protestors are safer tonight
Because you're over there.

Even protestors are safer tonight
Because you're over there.

(3)
I've never had to worry about I.E.D.s
Or suicide bombers in town
I've never had to wonder; "Are those good guys or bad guys?"
or Snipers shooting me down

(Bridge)

So I'm going to say it again,
Here we go again
Freedom really isn't free
Soldiers have died for you and me

(Chorus)

You're my Heroes and I want you to know we care
We're safer tonight in my home town
Because you're over there

We're safer tonight in my home town
Because you're over there

"THE HEALING WALL" (for VIETNAM VETERANS)

Written By: Max G. Bunyan (All Songs BMI)

(1)
We all remember Vietnam
It never goes away
Rice fields and Viet Cong
SHAME....in the U.S.A.

(Chorus)

But,The shadow of our fallen Brothers
Now stands 10 feet tall
We Honor each name and memory

At The Healing...
God pour out your healing...
At the Healing Wall

At The Healing...
God Help us find our healing...
At the Healing Wall

(2)
We all remember Vietnam
It never goes away
The Wounded...Dying... all around us
To protect the U.S.A.

(2nd Chorus)

But, the shadow of our fallen Brothers
Now stands 10 feet tall
We Honor their names & find our healing

At The Healing...
Thank you God for healing...
At the Healing Wall

At The Healing...
Thank you God for healing...
At the Healing Wall

***Instrumental Bridge***

(3)
We all remember Vietnam
a war so long ago
Ambushed by the memories
Only we who were there... can really know

(Last Chorus)

In the shadow of our Fallen Brothers
WE NOW STAND 10 FEET TALL
Free at last from our Guilt...From our Past

At The Healing Wall

Thank you God for MY healing...
Thank you God for My Brother's Healing
Thank you Jesus for My Healing

At The Healing Wall

COLGATE COUNTRY MUSIC SHOWDOWN

Written By: Max G. Bunyan (BMI)

"Colgate Country Music Showdown"
Words & Music (c) 2007 by Max G. Bunyan, (BMI)

VERSE 1
It's the Colgate Country Music Showdown
This is the place to be.
Hang on to your cowboy hat; we're going to take you for a ride
Tonight here in old Dodge City.

(CHORUS)
Tonight you'll hear the music play
Tonight you'll want to dance and sway
You'll be in Nashville Heaven today
At the Colgate Country Music Showdown
At the Colgate Country Music Showdown

VERSE 2
You've come from Abilene, Beaver Creek, and Cedar Far
And in your heart you want to be a country music star
To sing your sexy love songs and play your sweet guitar
At the Colgate Country Music Showdown

(CHORUS)
Tonight you'll hear the music play
Tonight you'll want to dance and sway
You'll be in Nashville Heaven today
At the Colgate Country Music Showdown
At the Colgate Country Music Showdown

VERSE 3
It's the Colgate Country Music Showdown
Bigger and better than before
So sing your songs and strut your stuff, hope that you have got enough
When our judges announce the winning score.

(CHORUS)
Tonight you'll hear the music play
Tonight you'll want to dance the night away
You'll be in Nashville Heaven today
At the Colgate Country Music Showdown
At the Colgate Country Music Showdown

(EXIT)
At the Colgate Country Music Showdown
….Guitar….Vocal….
This is my country music night!

WE HONOR YOUR NAME

Written By: Max G. Bunyan (BMI)

"We Honor Your Name"
Words & Music (c) 2006 by Max G. Bunyan (BMI)

VERSE 1
We honor your name by candlelight
Brave fallen warrior in the night
That we STILL might see Freedom's light
In the morning

VERSE 2
We honor your name by candlelight
Brave fallen warrior in Freedom's fight
That we might feel the warmth of sunshine bright
In the morning

(Chorus)
You went for us who could not go
Courageous hometown Hero
You went for us to fight the foe
Courageous hometown Hero

(Bridge)
*And now by candlelight please know
We honor you

**We Love You (3x)
And we want you to know
Thank you for giving your life (3x)
The ultimate sacrifice.

***For everyone of us in America
North, South, East and West in America
For everyone of us in America
So we can be Free (3x)

EXIT (Instrumental)

GREENSBURG, KANSAS

Written By: Max G. Bunyan (BMI)

"GREENSBURG, KANSAS”
Words & Music (c) 2007 by Max G. Bunyan (BMI)

(SPOKEN)
The sirens screamed and a monster Tornado touched down
Twisting, churning, over turning everything around.
For 26 miles...the 1.7 mile wide...violent whirlwind... Ripped and roared... squeezed...mangled...and crushed Greensburg, Kansas to the ground.

VERSE 1

Terror Screamed through the night and leveled all our Land

Broke our Hearts beyond belief... more than we could stand.

DEEP in RUBBLE...DOUBT and FEARS...NEIGHBORS... HAND in HAND.

Singing... Greensburg, Kansas One More Time

Greensburg, Kansas...One More Time

VERSE 2

A Friday night Tornado...a War Zone for our home

Life here is hard, But we still call it Home

HOME on the Range... Where the buffalo roamed

Singing...Greensburg, Kansas... One More Time

Greensburg, Kansas... One More Time

VERSE 3

We see the rubble and We feel the pain

There's an aching, breaking in our hearts that we can't explain

Almighty God....Help us build again

Singing... Greensburg, Kansas.... One More Time

Greensburg, Kansas... One More Time
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*** (INSTRUMENTAL BRIDGE) ***

VERSE 4

With a Pioneer Spirit, we've come back to our Land

Reaching out for memories to cradle in our hands


Sifting through the nightmare... trying to understand.

Crying...Greensburg....My Greensburg.... Greensburg............. One More Time

Greensburg, Kansas... One More Time

VERSE 5

The Good Lord gives... and the Good Lord takes away

Who can say why it happened on that fateful day

Wondering why some lives were spared...and some were blown away.

Greensburg.......God Help Us...One More Time

Singing...Greensburg, Kansas...One More Time

Greensburg, Kansas. God Help Us...One More Time..One More Time..One More Time...

Discography

GO to AUDIO on this EPK & LISTEN to SELECTED TRACKS.

GO to LINKS on this EPK/TO LISTEN to ALL 75 RECORDED SONGS

(2008) "MERCY & GRACE" (Currently in Production)
1. "I Have Decided (To Believe)" inspired from a book by Joyce Meyer

2. "Most of All" A song for Kansas Singer/Songwriter and friend Barry Ward who now lives in Colorado.

3. "She Loved Jesus" a Tribute to Mildred Olson (1921-2008)

(2007) "A Musical Merry Christmas" 15 Traditional Songs...Smooth Jazz Instrumentals mp3 Album

(2007) "HERE & NOW" 13 New Vocals mp3 Album (Includes hit single "GREENSBURG, KANSAS"

(2006) "JESUS LOVES ME"
12 Acoustic Smooth Jazz/Acoustic Piano Hymns mp3 Album

(2007) "THE HEALING WALL" (for VIETNAM VETERANS) (on "Here & Now" mp3 Album)

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(2006) "SONGS FOR SOLDIERS & PEOPLE WHO LOVE THEM" (IRAQ TRACKS)
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(2005) "FOLLOW YOUR HEART" CD
20 Original Cowboy, Gospel, Folk Songs and Jazz

#14, Hit Single "When (My) Johnny Comes Marching Home".

Set List

I am a Songwriter/Singer working EXCLUSIVELY in my studio producing new music. (No longer touring and playing venues).

PROFESSIONAL GOAL: To find a Publisher who will serve as my agent in placing my music with appropriate revenue producing markets.

Songs:

"FOLLOW YOUR HEART" CD Songs

"Contemporary Cowboy Songs"

Ride Cowboy Ride (PRCA/Dodge City Rodeo Cowboy Song
The Ballad of Old Dodge City
A Love Song: The Kansas Cowboy Symposium
Cowboys for the King (A Tribute to my friends SONS OF THE SAN JOAQUIN)
Sunday Morning Miracles for a Cowboy (A Tribute to my friend Jack Hannah/Sons of the San Joaquin)
A Cowboy for Jesus
Real Dodge City Cowboys (Inspired by Richard Ingland/2003 Dodge City Cowboy Hall of Fame)
Most of All (A tribute to Barry Ward, my good friend, Singer/Songwriter
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.....Cowboy Vocals/Songs (Not on my CDs)
Home On The Range (Traditional)
NEW HOME ON THE RANGE (A FUN Medley/Nove