Thursday, January 29, 2015

Kristian Bush To Release Southern Gravity On 4/7

On a break from his Sugarland duo with Jennifer Nettles, Kristian Bush brings his voice to the forefront with his debut solo album, Southern Gravity, to be released April 7 on Streamsound Records.

"I love this album. The songs on Southern Gravity feel like home to me, and I am proud and excited to share them, finally. They are your stories as much as they are mine, and I hope you hear yourself in here, no matter if you are standing up, falling down, or dancing in between the pieces of your life,” said Bush.

For his solo debut, the GRAMMY Award winner teamed with friend and producer Tom Tapley, as well as executive producer Byron Gallimore (Sugarland, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw), to hone Southern Gravity’s groove-heavy mainstream country sound. Bush is a co-writer on each of the album’s 12 tracks, including collaborations with legendary Nashville songwriters like Bob DiPiero, Paul Overstreet, Tom Douglas and more.

The lead single “Trailer Hitch” – now Top 25 and rising at radio -- was named USA Today’s “Song of the Week.” The track was also featured in ROLLING STONE Country’s TOP 25 SONGS OF 2014 and iTunes BEST OF 2014 – COUNTRY SONGS.

Track Listing
1.Make Another Memory (Kristian Bush/Jeff Cohen/Rodney Clawson)
2.Light Me Up (Kristian Bush/Jesse Rice)
3.Trailer Hitch (Kristian Bush/Brandon Bush/Tim Owens)
4.Southern Gravity (Kristian Bush/Scooter Carusoe)
5.Flip Flops (Kristian Bush/Jeff Cohen/Paul Overstreet)
6.Giving It Up (Kristian Bush/Jeff Cohen/Tom Douglas)
7.Feeling Fine California (Kristian Bush/Jeff Cohen/Paul Overstreet)
8.Waiting On An Angel (Kristian Bush/Jeff Cohen/Bob DiPiero)
9.Walk Tall (Kristian Bush/Jeff Cohen/Nathaniel "Bo" Rinehart/William "Bear" Rinehart)
10.Sending You A Sunset (Kristian Bush/Tim Owens)
11.Sweet Love (Kristian Bush/Sherrie Austin/Phil Barton/Jeff Cohen)
12.House On A Beach (Kristian Bush/Canaan Smith)
 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

New Music Video From Love and Theft- "Whiskey On My Breath"


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Blackberry Smoke To Release Holding All The Roses On 2/10

Blackberry Smoke are gearing up to release a new album. Holding All the Roses, the band’s first on Rounder Records, will be available on Feb. 10. The band decided to leave Zac Brown’s Southern Ground label after a shakeup at the label. The followup to their 2012 release The Whippoorwill, Holding All the Roses is produced by Brendan O’Brien (The Black Crowes, Pearl Jam, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and Bruce Springsteen).

Singer-songwriter Charlie Starr said Holding All the Roses defines who the band is. “I think that this record does a really good job of conveying what we do and what we’re about,” Starr said. “People who enjoyed the ride of The Whippoorwill and the way those songs flowed, these are more up and down.”

The Whippoorwill was the Atlanta band’s most successful to date, peaking at No. 8 on the U.S. country albums chart via Billboard and spawning their first radio airplay charter in “Pretty Little Lie.”

Holding All The Roses Track List

1. Let Me Help You (Find the Door)
2. Holding All the Roses
3. Living in the Song
4. Rock and Roll Again
5. Woman in the Moon
6. Too High
7. Wish in One Hand
8. Randolph County Farewell
9. Payback’s a Bitch
10. Lay It All on Me
11. No Way Back to

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Brandi Carlile's "The Firewatcher's Daughter" To Come Out On 3/3

Alternative-country artist Brandi Carlile‘s upcoming The Firewatcher’s Daughter will be released on March 3rd. The album is Carlile’s first on ATO, and first on an indie label.

The Firewatcher’s Daughter was recorded almost entirely as first takes without any demoing and little rehearsal before gathering at Bear Creek Studio in Washington State.

It's first single, “The Eye,” a song influenced by Crosby, Stills and Nash, is so intimate and hushed you can hear the quiver of Brandi’s voice in a flawless 3-part harmony. Lead-off track and first single “Wherever Is Your Heart” captures a fiery intensity.

The creative spirit of the album is also exemplified in Brandi’s sold-out Pin Drop Tour, which toured across the country this last fall. Playing historic rooms, Brandi and The Twins performed songs new and old without any amplification – no mics, no amps, no PA – relying only on their voices, acoustic instruments and the venues themselves. The Chicago Tribune attributed Carlile to proving “that sometimes music has more to say than speakers can communicate.”

The Firewatcher’s Daughter follows 2012’s ‘Bear Creek,’ which debuted in the Billboard Top 10, was hailed as “gorgeous” by Rolling Stone and “tremendously assured” by NPR. Brandi has sold out venues like Red Rocks, back to back nights at The Beacon Theater and performed at Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits and more.

Track listing:
1. Wherever Is Your Heart
2. The Eye
3. The Things I Regret
4. Mainstream Kid
5. Beginning To Feel The Years
6. Wilder (We’re Chained)
7. Blood Muscle Skin & Bone
8. I Belong To You
9. Alibi
10. The Stranger At My Door
11. Heroes And Songs
12. Murder In The City

Sunday, January 25, 2015

One Flew South Alum Eddie Bush Releases New Solo Album, Wide Open World

Those familiar with the country music landscape will certainly remember the harmonic trio One Flew South that charted a couple of songs a few years back like "My Kind of Beautiful" and "Life."  The trio scattered to the wind following their stint on Decca (short of a single-show reunion planned at the Golf & Guitars Music Festival coming up in May), but singer/songwriter and terrific guitarist Eddie Bush never stopped following his dream and has just released a brand new solo album this week entitled Wide Open World.

Wide Open World is truly a collaboration between Eddie Bush and long time producer Dave Matthews. Says Bush, "The result is a collection of songs that is both invigorating musically, and lyrically poignant. It is a real journal of sonic expression, aimed at the challenge associated with moving forward after tough experiences, finding the always waiting Wide Open World, easy to see, difficult to attend. This is art, that comes complete with big choruses and beautiful musical interlude, combining pop sensibility with intelligent lyric and arrangement."

Eddie became a veteran of the Southeastern music scene with multiple CD releases to his credit before taking it to the national level in 2005 with his Infinity Nashville debut CD, Eddie Bush. The disc produced the Billboard Hot Country Single "Hard To Stop A Train", as well as a video of the tune, which earned rotation on several music related TV channels, including Great American County (GAC). Wide Open World is his fifth solo project outside of his One Flew South experience.

Wide Open World Track listing

1 Natural High
2 The Love I Wanna Make
3 Do My Thing
4 Chapter Two
5 Hellbent On Helpless
6 Walkin' Shoes
7 Buffalo
8 One Sided Conversation
9 That Kind of Man
10 Had to Have Her
11 Left Behind
12 Another Dream (That Got Away)
13 Wide Open World

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Shania Twain To Release New Live Album on 3/3

Shania Twain fans have been asking for a new album for years and in 2015 she is fulfilling all those wishes, though it may not be the one you’re looking for just yet. The country singer just announced that she will be releasing a new live album called Shania: Still the One Live From Vegas which includes a deluxe edition 18-track CD and DVD.

Shania: Still the One Live From Vegas will be available on March 3. In addition to the CD and DVD, limited edition bundles will include an 11-inch by 17-inch commemorative poster with her fan’s name printed on it as well as a t-shirt.

“This show has been a labor of love for over three years,” Twain said in a press release. “It has meant so much to me and was such a privilege to live out my visions on that stage, and it is so exciting to now get to share the whole experience with the fans all over the world!”

Monday, January 19, 2015

Up & Comin': Several New Recent Music Videos & Key Live Performances

Over the course of the last week or so, many new music videos and a handful of key live performances have been released by a multitude of artists that might normally go under the radar. If you're so inclined, check some of these out and let us know of which are your favorites. Click on the song title to watch the video.

Trey Hensley and Rob Ickes - "My Way Is The Highway"
First Aid Kit - "Stay Gold"
Tony Lucca - "Delilah (When The Lights Go Out)"
Nora Jane Struthers - "Let Go"
Chris August - "The Maker"
Rachel Potter - "Boomerang"
Amber Hayes - "Running Out of Memories"
Mike Lee - "Different"
Jorma Kaukonen - "In My Dreams"
Kristian Bush - "Walk Tall" (Live at the Opry)
Maddie & Tae - "After The Storm Blows Through" (Live at the Opry)
Caleb Caudle - "Miss You Like Crazy" (Music City Roots)
Haas Kowert Tice - "Skippin' in the Mississippi Dew" (Live at WAMU's Bluegrass Country)
The Shires - "Friday Night"

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Heathy Wade Hayes To Release Go Live Your Life on March 12

Wade Hayes
Go Live Your Life
Release Date: March 12
(Pledge Music - Indie)

Says Hayes, "My new album, Go Live Your Life, is almost finished, and it’s no exaggeration to say that this is the most important album I’ve ever made. It’s been five years since my last album, and during that time, I’ve lived through a lot of fear, a lot of hope, a lot of healing--and a lot of meaning. I wrote nine of the ten songs on this album during my battle with colon cancer. The writing process was truly therapeutic for me, and I can’t wait to share these songs with you."

The son of a professional country music musician, Hayes grew up around music. By age 11, he was a phenomenally talented mandolin player and guitarist, and unlike most hopeful artists who go to Nashville dreaming of a major record deal and radio hits, Hayes dreamed of the life of a studio and road musician after seeing Ricky Skaggs perform live. Picking the strings has always been his first love.

But his original Nashville goals were all set aside when he signed a deal with Columbia Records in late 1994. Over the next handful of years, few artists could match the success that Hayes was creating across the radio airwaves. Songs like 1994’s “Old Enough To Know Better,” “Don’t Stop,” “What I Meant To Say,” and “On A Good Night,” are just some of the 14 charted singles he’s released. In 1995, he was nominated for Top New Male Vocalist by the Academy of Country Music.
But after his most recent solo album (Highways & Heartaches) was released in 2000 on Monument records, Hayes spent the next few years dabbling in a band called McHayes with Alan Jackson’s fiddler Mark McClurg, and recorded an unreleased album for Universal South Records. Afterwards, he returned to Oklahoma–and wrote, and wrote, and wrote.

Then a funny thing happened. In 2008–17 years after he came to Nashville looking to become a musician–he rejoined the Nashville ranks by taking a job as the lead guitarist in former Alabama lead singer’s Randy Owen’s band. “It’s really the perfect job for me,” said Hayes at the time. With the musical spark alive with the perfect gig the last two years, Hayes decided it was time to record some of the songs he had written since his last album and released his fifth album (A Place To Turn Around) independently in July 2009.

But his world was shook when in in December 2011, Hayes was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer, which was successfully operated on that same month. The last tumors were removed in March 2012. To say it turned his life upside down and shook his faith is an understatement. Healthy again, Hayes has been inspired to begin writing again and is doing a PledgeMusic crowd-sourcing campaign to help fund this newest project that you can contribute to HERE.  

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Darius Rucker To Release Southern Style on 3/31

When Darius Rucker returned to NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” last night, the three-time GRAMMY winner once again surprised fans by officially teasing his arena headlining spring tour and revealing the much anticipated March 31 release date and album title for his upcoming fourth studio album,Southern Style. Rucker’s Southern Style Tour will launch in on May 14, 2015 in Holmdel, N. J., with over 30 dates initially announced. Rucker has selected special guest and CMA New Artist of the Year Brett Eldredge, as well as rising country music duo Brothers Osborne and Southern rockers A Thousand Horses.

Rucker's current single, "Homegrown Honey," is busy climbing the charts and currently sits at #15 on the MediaBase Charts for radio airplay.
 

Monday, January 12, 2015

New Music Video From Mickey Guyton- "Better Than You Left Me"




Capitol Records Nashville artist Mickey Guyton sings her debut single, "Better Than You Left Me." Written by Mickey Guyton, Jennifer Hanson, Jenn Schott and Nathan Chapman. Produced by Nathan Chapman and Dann Huff.

Saturday, January 10, 2015