Konawa musician/songwriter team, brothers Beau and Niles Johnson, recently were asked by “The Voice of the Oklahoma Sooners,” Toby Rowland, to write and perform a song for the official pre-game show of the Oklahoma Sooners Football Radio Broadcast.
Their song, “Oklahoma Yeah,” can be heard each Sooner football Saturday this season on all Sooner Sports Radio Network Stations, including 107.7 FM (OKC) and 99.3 FM (Ada), approximately 30 minutes prior to each kickoff. Those who can’t tune in, can download the song from www.dustbowlboys.com and iTunes.
The Johnson brothers, who perform as the Dust Bowl Boys, said the project was very exciting for them and came together quickly. “We got an email from Toby Rowland in late July asking if we would be interested in writing a theme song for the pregame show and ‘leaving our OU legacy’," said Niles Johnson. “Within just a few seconds, Beau was singing the ‘Boomer/Sooner’ intro to the song that we ended up writing. The rest of the song came almost as quickly, and it just felt like it was meant to be.”
The song was recorded with the help of another talented brother musician duo from Konawa, Jon and Micah Isaacs. They recorded Niles and Beau singing and playing, then the Isaacs brothers played lead guitar and drums and mixed the song at Studio Transmission, their recording studio in Vamoosa.
They have played with the Dust Bowl Boys numerous times over the years and were familiar with their hard country sound, which helped pull the project together by the first OU gameday deadline.
The Dust Bowl Boys have previously written and recorded theme songs for Toby Rowland’s sports talk radio show, as well as several OU/Texas rivalry songs that they have performed on radio and Television. The Johnson brothers are Konawa alumns and are also both OU graduates.”
Our family raised us to be die-hard Sooner Football fans, and our brother, Kyle Johnson, even played football for the Sooners 2006-08, so this project was very special for us. We really feel honored to have had the chance to record this song for the OU Football broadcast,” said Beau Johnson. “It means a lot to us and was an opportunity we just couldn’t pass up.”