With his latest album, "Ron Pope & The Nighthawks" Pope delivers music that is “affectionately-crafted and Americana-drenched; soaked in the country rooted-musicianship of the southern states” according to Chart Shaker. Co-produced by Pope and Ted Young (The Rolling Stones, Kurt Vile, Grace Potter), the band’s new LP showcases down home sing-alongs drenched in gorgeous church pew harmonies, New Orleans brothel horns, and Georgia firework slide guitar solos, alongside the incredible songcraft which has brought Pope to prominence. Theirs is distinctly American rock music that is tied to its past while remaining unquestionably contemporary and vibrant. Listen/watch two distinctly different, yet equally wonderful, songs below.
John Anderson revealed a new video for his smash hit, “Seminole Wind,” which was recently re-recorded with the band Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road. Enjoy the video below.
About Seminole Wind:
It's been nearly 25 years since country legend John Anderson released his smash hit, "Seminole Wind," and he is back with a new reinvigorated version. The song was recently re-recorded, this time bluegrass style, along with award-winning genre favorites, Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road.
"It's everyone's dream to meet their favorite country music artist, but when you are an artist yourself, why not dream to record with them someday? That's exactly what happened to me!" Lorraine Jordan said. "John did a great job on it and I believe the bluegrass fans will welcome John and this classic song to bluegrass!"
"Seminole Wind" is featured on a new re-issued version of Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road's critically acclaimed project, Country Grass, released via Pinecastle Records, and fans can purchase the single on iTunes. The song will serve as the latest single released to bluegrass radio stations, and is also available on AirplayDirect. Other guest artists appearing on Country Grass include Crystal Gayle, Lee Greenwood, The Kentucky Headhunters, T.G. Sheppard, John Conlee, Eddy Raven, Marty Raybon, Ronnie Reno, Tim Cifers and Jesse Keith Whitley, in addition to the late Jim Ed Brown and Lynn Anderson.
Kevin MaC released the music video for his single #Winning earlier this morning. Directed by Troy Gleason (Sam Hunt, Pharrell, Timbaland, Missy Elliott) the video brings the song's fun, carefree feel to life. Kevin says of the video,
"This music video is everything I wanted it to be to match what #Winning is all about! The Beach, no worries, living easy with great friends."
"'Wilder in the Heart' was the first song written and recorded for the record, so it kind of set the tone," Walker told The FADER who premiered the track yesterday. "To me, it sounds like a straight up '80s Don Henley jam, which I love. I wanted that element, that soaring chorus that he would sing, but I also wanted it to tell a story of a missed love, because we've all been there." From his new LP, Stay Gold, due August 26th.