Cowboys & Indians Magazine exclusively premieres the new video with feature on Garton and his Oklahoma roots
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“Good Gone” available everywhere now at and to country radio programmers via CD Tex

Garton to host Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree with country singer Jake Hoot on Saturday, May 20

BRISTOW, Okla. – (April 20, 2023) C.J. Garton’s Oklahoma roots run deep in his hometown of Bristow, as the country singer-songwriter shows in the rollout of his new music video for his latest single “Good Gone,” which was exclusively premiered by Cowboys & Indians Magazine in a editorial feature on his Oklahoma ranch and musical roots. 

Demonstrating CJ’s close bond with his hometown of Bristow, in the video he enlisted the participation of the Bristow Police Department and the Bristow City Juvenile Detention Center staff to help him tell the laughable story of a musician who is just released from prison, is facing property repossession on returning, and the wild chase which transpires. Interestingly, the video’s story doesn’t perfectly match the song’s story, but nonetheless extremely entertaining by showing CJ’s off-the-wall and creative approach to storytelling by way of a video. It was shot, produced and directed by Karl Weidmann of Southern Cabin Films.

“Good Gone” is the 3rd single from his Tales of the Ole West EP released in 2022, and available everywhere digitally from G-Bar Records and The Orchard [], and to country radio programmers via CDTex.

Garton wrote “Good Gone” on the first day of a multi-state 700+ mile horseback journey he embarked on with his son in 2019. The night before, he celebrated his anniversary with his wife and stayed out late. He was feeling it the next morning as he walked across the church parking lot. His idea of someone hungover from a heartache came to mind and he immediately wrote down the lyrics and recorded the melody to his phone.

“The song just hit me out of nowhere,” Garton said, “and I stopped for a bit, wrote it on my phone in the notes application, put the phone in my pocket and then began our 700 mile trip together.  Over the duration, I wrote 32 songs in 30 days while on horseback.”

Garton is an Oklahoma native with Cherokee blood running through his veins. He splits his time between his family’s ranch just outside of Bristow, Oklahoma, a busy tour schedule, and his private recording studio where he laid the tracks down on his latest collections of songs with iconic country music producer, songwriter and fiddle effigy Joe Spivey (The Time Jumpers, John Anderson, Teea Goans).

Single name: “Good Gone”
EP name: Tales of the Ole West
Record label: G-Bar Records / The Orchard
ISRC#: US3U82100172
Album audio produced by: Joe Spivey, C.J. Garton
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Video Producer/Director: Karl Weidmann, Southern Cabin Films

C.J. Garton on Tour:
MAY 06 – Bikestock Oklahoma @ Charlie’s Route 66 / Milfay-Depew. Okla.
MAY 17 – WSMV-TV “Today In Nashville” appearance / Nashville, Tenn.
MAY 20 – Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree @ Troubadour Theatre / Nashville, Tenn. (w/ Jake Hoot)
JUN 04 – The Pavilion @ Toyota Music Factory / Dallas, Tex.
JUN 09 – Mtn. View Ranch Country Music Festival / White City, Ore.
JUN 12-15 – Morel Mushroom Foray @ Elk Ridge Campground / Naches, Wash
JUL 22-23 – Lake Michigan Party Time Barge / St. Joseph, Mich.
AUG 18 – After Sturgis Party @ Charlie’s Route 66 / Milfay-Depew. Okla.
AUG 24-27 – CJ Garton’s Bash at the Pass @ Elk Ridge Campground / Naches, Wash.
SEPT TBA – Party In The Country 3.0 / Sapulpa, Okla.
OCT 14 – Ridin’ High / Ponca City, Okla.
OCT 28 – Big Annie’s Bluegrass Festival & Jamboree @ Humphrey Farm / Burgaw, NC
*For C.J.’s most up-to-date tour schedule, follow on BandsInTown or visit
** Denotes appearance only

About C.J. Garton:
Traditional country singer-songwriter ​C.J. Garton is a 6th generation rancher with Cherokee blood running through his veins, and still lives on a cattle farm that was founded by his family during America’s land rush in the late 1800’s, just outside of Bristow, Oklahoma.  C.J. is a consummate cowboy in well-worn boots, schooled in the kind of life that rises with the sun and is sustained by the land.  A life like this inevitably shapes a man into a natural storyteller which just so happens to be the very foundation the Red Dirt music scene was built upon. C.J. Garton is a proud descendant of that Oklahoma soil and the unprocessed music that grows out of it.  His songs are, by definition, working man’s music; all heart with an honest story behind them.

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