Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Point of Grace Work With Skaggs & Gill On New 4/7 Release Of Directions Home

The Country-Christian band Point of Grace announced that they will release a new album of their favorite cover songs called Directions Home on April 7.

Point of Grace, comprised of Denise Jones, Shelley Breen and Leigh Cappillino, co-produced the record with GRAMMY®  Award winner Andy Leftwich, also a member of Kentucky Thunder. The project, which features special guests 14-time GRAMMY® winner, Ricky Skaggs and 20-time GRAMMY® winner VInce Gill, includes songs originally recorded by the likes of Trace Adkins, Wynonna and Carrie Underwood, among others. Songs like, "Something in the Water," "You're Gonna Miss This" and "Only Love" (see full track-listing below) reflect the country style shift the group made five years ago with the release of No Changin' Us, which took home Country Christian Album of the Year at the 2011 Dove Awards.

 "Directions Home  really goes back to our country roots," shares Leigh. "We wanted to make the music we love in a style we were very confident we could deliver." 

They will be delivering that style this Friday, March 6, with an appearance at the Grand Ole Opry, which will include their duet with Ricky Skaggs, who, as Denise shares, "took that song ['Two Roads'] over the top."

"Performing at the Grand Ole Opry is an absolute dream and honor for myself and the Point of Grace girls.The Opry has defined Country music for these many decades by faithfully revering the artists of the past while giving a platform to the rising Stars of tomorrow," says Leigh. "We are thrilled to be part of the show, sharing music from our upcoming album, Directions Home, in a place that truly feels like home to us." 

Track Listing:
1 - Life That's Good 
   Written by Ashley Monroe and Sarah Siskind
2 - Only Love 
   Written by Roger Murrah and Marcus Hummon
3 - Directions Home
   Written by Stephanie Chapman
4 - Something in the Water
   Written By Carrie Underwood, Chris DeStefano and Brett James
5 - Friend of a Wounded Heart
   Written by Wayne Watson and Claire Cloninger
6 - Lord, I Need You
   Written by Matt Maher
7 - Home   
   Written by Drew Pearson and Greg Holden
8 - You're Gonna Miss This
   Written by Ashley Gorley and Lee Thomas Miller
9 - Two Roads 
   Written by Cindy Morgan and Lola Morgan
10 - The Climb 
   Written by Jessi Alexander and John Mabe

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Little Texas To Release Young For A Long Time On 4/14

Little Texas
Young For A Long Time
Goldenlane Records
Release Date: Apr 14

Longtime country veterans Little Texas will release their first new album since 2007's Missing Years.

Since its debut album in 1992, Little Texas has sold over 7 million albums, earned 3 Grammy nominations, won a CMA Album Of The Year award and earned the title The Hardest Working Band In Country by playing over 300 shows a year.

From the press release: "On 11 all new compositions, these veteran rockers celebrate the joys and triumphs of kicking ass in the latter years of life and offers listeners a window in to the real lives of the band that has truly been Young For A Long Time! Also includes 2 bonus cuts - brand new recordings of the band s blockbuster hit singles "God Blessed Texas" and "What Might Have Been.""

Track listing:
1. Young For A Long Time
2. Can t Get In A Hurry Here
3. Why I Brought My Boots
4. Slow Ride Home
5. Rednecks Do Exist
6. Kings Of This Town
7. Yeah Yeah Yeah
8. Take This Walk With Me
9. Nothin You Can Do
10. How Many Chances
11. This Hot In Texas
12. What Might Have Been
13. God Blessed Texas

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Ryan Shupe & The Rubberband Get A Little Help From Some Little Friends

The Rise Up Project is a creative effort with Ryan Shupe and The Rubberband to use music as a vehicle to inspire children to dream big both on and off of the stage as well as in the classroom and beyond. It's a pretty poignant performance.


New Music Video From Maddie and Tae- "Fly"

Friday, February 20, 2015

New Music Video From Dean Brody- "Upside Down"

Mila Mason Returns To The Artist Side of Things with "Run Like a Girl"

12 years after her last release, Mila Mason has returned with a brand new single on a new label called Plateau Music- and it is making some noise on the charts. "Run Like a Girl" made the jump from 129 on the Adult Contemporary chart to number 60 this week and some insiders believe that it could crack the key top 50 this coming week. Several country stations have added the new single as well. Mila's new CD is expected to be released in Late June of 2015. You can listen/watch the lyric video created for the single below.

Blake Mevis discovered Mason back in 1993. Known for producing recordings by George Strait, Vern Gosdin, and Keith Whitley, uncovered Mason and facilitated a record deal with Atlantic Records and then-Vice President Bryan Switzer. She made her debut on the country music scene in 1996 with the release of That’s Enough of That, which produced three hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts. The title track cracked the Top 20 as did the follow-up single, “Dark Horse.” That album was followed by 1998’s The Strong One, from which two more singles were released; “Closer To Heaven” was a Top 30 single and the title track just cracked the list.

After her sophomore release, Mason left the label to focus on the two true passions of her life: songwriting and family. She would release one more album in 2003 on the independent Twinbeat Records called Stained Glass Window. Numerous artists took those songs and added them to their own albums in the 90’s. But during that window of time between records two and three, she crossed paths with cousins Gary LeVox and Jay DeMarcus. She introduced the guys to producers Marty Williams and Mark Bright and the rest is history with Rascal Flatts. The discovery of the super-group set Mason on a new path of working with new artists and songwriters in Nashville. A decade after that discovery, she is still doing that work today.


New Music Video From Blackberry Smoke- "Too High"

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Canaan Smith To Release Debut EP On 3/24

Canaan Smith
Canaan Smith EP
MCA Nashville
Release date: March 24, 2015

“The creation of music, the whole process, has been so close to me for so many years that I feel like I’ve developed my own sound. It’s not super predictable. It’s unique, progressive and edgy.” says Canaan.

The self-titled set includes Canaan’s current top 30 single “Love You Like That,” which continues to climb the country airplay charts and reached No. 1 on SiriusXM’s the Highway Hot 45 countdown. The EP will also contain four additional tracks and will available to all digital retailers.

1. Love You Like That (Canaan Smith, Brett Beavers, Jim Beavers)
2. Two Lane Road (Canaan Smith, Brett Beavers, Marv Green)
3. Mad Love (Canaan Smith, Brett Beavers, Aaron Goodvin)
4. Hole In A Bottle (Canaan Smith, Brett Beavers, Dan Couch)
5. Stuck (Canaan Smith, Brett Beavers, Vincent Hickerson)