Friday, April 8, 2011
Air Supply's Russell Hitchcock Releasing New Country Album May 10
Recorded in Music City’s Curb studios alongside producer Rob Rappaport, the 2-disc CD package features 20 new songs—from love-struck ballads to broken-hearted melodies and swingin’ door up-tempos—crafted by some of Nashville’s best-of-the-best A-list songwriters. The compilation captures a broad spectrum of song topics among the cuts “Fallin’,” “These Walls,” “May The Best Man Win” and “Cash’s Last Days.” Music aficionados will also enjoy the accompanying 24-page full-color booklet display of pictures, lyrics, musical credits and more, chronicling the musical experience–an exclusive keepsake created especially for longtime Hitchcock fans.
The project features tracks penned by Nashville songwriters including Wes Hightower, Hal Ketchum, Jimmy Ritchey, Rusty Tabor and Josh Thompson and in keeping with the Better Angels contemporary philosophy to record “music worth hearing,” the label will simultaneously release two cuts to radio; “Far Enough Away From Colorado” and Hitchcock’s personal favorite, “Hold Me Like You Love Me” (written by John Ozier and Nick Sturms) will hit radio airwaves later this month.
“I am more than pleased with this project,” Hitchcock reveals. “This is not a departure for me, I simply stepped outside the Air Supply box to dip a toe into other waters, an ocean of music that I’ve admired from afar. This compilation will touch hearts the same way Air Supply music does—just when fans close their eyes as they listen, they’ll hear and feel a different musical vibe. I feel like we ended up with a great piece of art! Recording in Nashville enabled us to create an organic product; the Southern hospitality, passion and extraordinary talents of the musicians, one and all, bled through into the studio. It reminded me of recording in Australia in 1976.”
The 2-disc package is available now for pre-order via Russell Hitchcock’s website with an official worldwide release date set for May 10, 2011.