Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Lindsay Ell To Release heart theory On August 14

Artist: Lindsay Ell
Album: heart theory
Music label: BBR/Stoney Creek Records
Release date: August 14, 2020

Lindsay Ell has announced she's dropping a new concept album of sorts- another step in the continued interesting career trajectory for the young singer/songwriter. The tracks take the listener along the path of the seven stages of grief: shock, denial, anger, bargaining, depression, testing and acceptance. “If my last record was called The Project, this one could be called the process.”

“I’ve learned to care a little less about what everybody thinks,” says singer/songwriter/guitarist Lindsay Ell. “Following my gut instinct, truly saying what I want to say—that’s the magic, the elements that make you relatable and real. Before, I was worrying about writing for radio, for fans, but now this is what I know, this is my journey. And the more honest I get, the more effective it is.”

With her new album, heart theory, Ell does just that, weaving the story of her journey of the heart in her own voice using her arsenal of tools as a musician and artist. “Theory is the science of music, heart theory is the science of a heart,” says Ell.

“The past couple of years, I’ve been through a lot,” she says. “A public break-up took me through all of the stages of heartbreak, I turned 30, I had a health scare and countless other hurdles. And I came out the other side as a full human. There are moments when life just smacks you in the face and you need to do the work of figuring out what that means, how it changed you, and how to take full control of your life.”

Ell points to several of the new songs as examples of her evolution and sense of maturity. “There’s a song called ‘make you’ that’s about a trauma that happened to me as a little girl, something I have never publicly talked about,” she says. “Holding pieces of our story back means missing out on the opportunity to feel inspired, changed, drawn to make a difference. I got into this business to change people, to make them feel something. So, it was important to me to get really honest and say that all of us have skeletons in the closet, but those things make us who we are.”

See the full track listing for heart theory below:

1. “Hits me” (Lindsay Ell, Tyler Hubbard, Corey Crowder)

2. “how good” (Lindsay Ell, Brandy Clark)
3. “i don’t lovE you” (Adam Hambrick, Melissa Fuller, Neil Medley)

4. “wAnt me back” (Lindsay Ell, Kane Brown, Matt McGinn, Lindsay Rimes)
5. “get oveR you” (Lindsay Ell, Gordie Sampson, Kelly Archer)
6. “wrong girl” (Lindsay Ell, Steph Jones, Matt McGinn, Luke Niccoli)

7. “body language of a breakup” (Lindsay Ell, Laura Veltz, Sam Ellis)

8. “good on you” (Lindsay Ell, Sam Ellis, Micah Premnath)

9. “The oTHEr side” (Lindsay Ell, Jessie Jo Dillon, Matt McGinn)
10. “gO to” (Lindsay Ell, Nicolle Gaylon, Jordan Reynolds)

11. “make you” (Lindsay Ell, Brandy Clark)
12. “ReadY to love” (Lindsay Ell, Jessie Jo Dillon, Matt McGinn, Joey Hyde)

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Josh Turner To Release Country State of Mind On August 21

Artist: Josh Turner
Album: Country State of Mind
Label: MCA Nashville
Release date: August 21, 2020

Josh Turner describes the influences on his upcoming album, Country State of Mind, as the "Mount Rushmore of Country Music," and for good reason: The new project features cuts of some of his favorite all-time country tracks as well as guest spots from a few of his heroes singing beside him- including a landmark performance from Randy Travis. Country State of Mind includes Josh's take on Randy's 1987 classic, "Forever and Ever, Amen," and the legendary artist joined him on the new version of the song. It marks the first recording session for Randy since a devastating stroke severely hampered his ability to speak and sing in 2013.

"Randy has always been my hero. He was the reason I wanted to become a country singer," Josh explains. "He's an inspiring figure, not just to me but to a lot of people, so to have him sing on this record is pretty special."

But Randy isn't the only high-profile country act who helped Josh make his new album. Kris Kristofferson and John Anderson also lent their voices to the album, as did Chris Janson, Runaway June, Maddie & Tae and Allison Moorer.

In addition to collaborating with a diverse and impressive roster of collaborators, Josh shows off his country music history expertise with his solo performances on Country State of Mind. The track list features his renditions of Johnny Cash's 1959 gospel tune, "The Caretaker," as well as Hank Williams' 1955 original, "Alone and Forsaken." On Wednesday, Josh shared the album's title track, in which he and Chris duet on a Hank Williams Jr. classic.

Country State of Mind will drop in full on August 21.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

New Music Video From Lori McKenna - "Good Fight"

Music video by Lori McKenna performing Good Fight. (C) 2020 CN Records marketed and distributed by Thirty Tigers

Friday, June 12, 2020

Hear It Here - John Prine's last recorded song: "I Remember Everything"

The last recorded song by John Prine. Written by Prine and his longtime collaborator Pat McLaughlin.

“I Remember Everything” by John Prine

I’ve been down this road before
I remember every tree
Every single blade of grass
Holds a special place for me
And I remember every town
And every hotel room
And every song I ever sang
On a guitar out of tune

I remember everything
Things I can’t forget
The way you turned and smiled on me
On the night that we first met
And I remember every night
Your ocean eyes of blue
How I miss you in the morning light
Like roses miss the dew

I’ve been down this road before
Alone as I can be
Careful not to let my past
Go sneaking up on me
Got no future in my happiness
Though regrets are very few
Sometimes a little tenderness
Was the best that I could do

I remember everything
Things I can’t forget
Swimming pools of butterflies
That slipped right through the net
And I remember every night
Your ocean eyes of blue
How I miss you in the morning light
Like roses miss the dew

How I miss you in the morning light
Like roses miss the dew