For Skip Ewing, there’s a mystique about the West, a land populated by fascinating characters and shaped by unforgettable legends. Ewing’s new album, Wyoming, is as expansive as the majestic landscape of his current home and as deep as his roots in Tennessee, where he evolved from his early days as an Opryland performer to one of Nashville’s successful singer/songwriters. A native of Redlands, CA, Ewing also spent some of his formative years in South Carolina and Colorado before moving to Nashville in 1984. Ewing has had songs recorded by Keith Urban, Zac Brown Band, George Strait, Keb Mo, Willie Nelson, and numerous others. His #1 hits include Collin Raye’s“Love, Me,” Diamond Rio’s“IBelieve,” Kenny Chesney’s“You Had Me From Hello,” Clint Black’s“Something That We Do,” and Bryan White’s“Rebecca Lynn,”“Someone Else’s Star,” and“I’m Not Supposed to Love You Anymore.”As outstanding as those cuts are, there’s something achingly poignant about hearing Ewing sing his compositions. On Wyoming, Ewing is back to do just that.