Native Texan Chris Chitsey made a name for himself on the Texas honky-tonk circuit before finding success on a national level over a decade ago. His evocative voice and energetic stage presence quickly established him as one of the latest Texas exports to find national acclaim. His self-titled debut album had three songs hit the national charts including "At A Time Like This."
Now, Chitsey returns with his first studio release in over a decade. "Lonely in Tuscon" finds him teaming with acclaimed producer D. Scott Miller. The song, written by Lee Thomas Miller and Roxie Dean, is a romantic ballad that is both traditional and timeless. The beautiful melody, paired with Chris' warm, smooth and emotive vocals, conveys the emotions of a man who fears losing his love while realizing he needs to show her just how much he loves her.
"When was the last time I told her I loved her
And when was the last time I came home early from work
When was the last time I held her
And made her let go first
As the DJ said, this one's for Lonely in Tuscon"
For more information visit his official website
Rising country star, April Kry has released her brand new single “Fireflies.” The song, written by Jennifer Pappas, JP Rende and Kathryn Rende combines heartfelt, sentimental, and romantic lyrics with April’s strong vocals. "Fireflies" has a lovely instrumental introduction (and conclusion) which paints the scene of fireflies dancing in the summer sky, transporting the listener to the time when "we were fireflies," while the banjo backed melody and infectious chorus will undoubtedly have you singing along. "Fireflies" is a mid-tempo, upbeat song that listeners can relate to in the moment as well as one that will remind listeners of their first love and a time when things were new and the world was at their feet.
"We fell in love on a summer breeze
On a bed of petals made by dogwood trees
It’s the story of us
The way it used to be"
Let "Fireflies" take you "up, up and away"
For more information visit her official website
Purchase the song on iTunes
Yes Dear, comprised of members Joey Boone, Josh Jackson & Locke Sandahl, is a three-piece acoustic band from Nashville, TN that draws from a wide range of music including Classic & Southern Rock, Americana, Country and Folk.
Their self titled debut record was released in December 2014 and includes six new tracks, as well as two covers, “Rusty Old American Dreamer” and “Baby Don’t Go,” on which their stellar harmonies kick off the album. The rest of the project includes feel good love songs like “Somebody Like You,” on which they sing about being “as ordinary as a Christmas light stroll in June/Thank God for sending somebody like me somebody like you” and “Rosa,” a mid-tempo tune about a female who wants to live with no regrets that emotionally connects with the listener.
You’ll find a little more guitar and keen observations such as “funny how a group classified as a party gets to live it up on my dime” in "Na Na." “Things That Little Girls Do” is an absolute gem of a song about being amazed and in love with one’s daughter and the adorable things she does, from decorating his truck with Barbie stickers to sharing cereal bowls. The song is touching with the mandolin adding a definite sweetness.
The album rounds out with “If You Weren’t Here Today” and “Train Bound for Anywhere.” The former is a funny little country ditty about a man dealing with certain criticisms from his lady, from telling him how to drive, cringing when he speaks, and critiquing what he wears to church. The latter with its old time country flavor is about a man leaving the “devil woman” that “can’t tie me down.” It has an irresistible melody and those superb harmonies.
Yes Dear’s album is definitely one you can say yes to, check it out.
You can purchase Yes Dear's debut album at cdbaby and iTunes.