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Pinkard & Bowden is an American country music duo composed of singer-songwriters James "Sandy" Pinkard and Richard Bowden, who also play guitar and bass guitar. The duo's music comprises a mix of musical parody and original comedy songs. Pinkard has also written hit singles for Mel Tillis, Anne Murray, and Vern Gosdin, among others. Between 1984 and 1992, Pinkard & Bowden recorded four albums for Warner Bros. Records.
Jim Ed Norman, a mutual friend, introduced Pinkard and Bowden to each other, and the two began writing songs together. After discovering that they were both writing songs that were humorous in nature, the two decided to form a comedy duo, and released their debut album Writers in Disguise in 1984. It was led off by a parody montage entitled "Adventures in Parodies," which included parodies of Sammi Smith's "Help Me Make It Through the Night (Help Me Make Through The Yard)," Johnny Cash's "Daddy Sang Bass," Tanya Tucker's "Delta Dawn," B.J. Thomas' "(Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song," Eddie Rabbitt's "Drivin' My Life Away," Claude King's "Wolverton Mountain," Willie Nelson's "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" and Michael Martin Murphey's "What's Forever For."