After 35 years in television and digital media, McDowell is turning his focus to the music industry, where he plans to create music and write songs. Several years ago, he joined the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), and is enjoying learning more about the art of songwriting. Early on, he was listed as “One to Watch” based on his original songs, which can be described as an Americana mix with influences of folk, rock, country, jazz and blues.
McDowell joined the professional music fraternity Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia in college, and sang in and directed select ensembles and choirs. He also played guitar and bass in several bands. He is looking forward to seeing where this new journey leads him, and the friends he will meet along the way.