Tommy Emmanuel has achieved enough musical milestones to satisfy several lifetimes. At the age of six, he was touring regional Australia with his family band. By 30, he was a rock n’ roll lead guitarist burning up stadiums in Europe. At 44, he became one of five people ever named a Certified Guitar Player by his idol, music icon Chet Atkins. He plays hundreds of sold-out shows every year from Nashville to Sydney to London and has piled up numerous accolades, including two Grammy Award nominations, two ARIA Awards from the Australian Recording Industry Association.
On January 19th, Emmanuel will release his new duets album, Accomplice One, a testament to his musical diversity with songs that stretch from authentic country-blues to face-melting rock via tender and devastatingly pure guitar playing. The tunes, a mix of new takes on indelible classics, feature an esteemed list of “accomplices” from Ricky Skaggs and Amanda Shires to Mark Knopfler and Jerry Douglas. Today, Emmanuel is premiering the cinematic video for “Looking Forward to the Past” which features the beloved singer-songwriter, Rodney Crowell. The video, with its wild west theme, sees Crowell as narrator and Emmanuel as a guitar-toting gunslinger who takes down the villains and tries to kindle the spark with a lover from “three broken hearts ago.”
Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist Stephen Stanley is best known from his many years as a lead guitarist/vocalist with the vibrant alternative rock band The Lowest of the Low. After many song hits, years of touring and sharing the stage with the likes of Billy Bragg, Bob Mould, The Violent Femmes, The Jayhawks and Lloyd Cole, a gold record for their "genuinely timeless album" (Exclaim!) Shakespeare My Butt, Stanley is back on the Canadian music scene with a new band, The Stephen Stanley Band, and a new record Jimmy & The Moon, produced by Hugh Christopher Brown.
Watch The Stephen Stanley Band's beautifully haunting new video "NEXT TO ME" featuring Hadley McCall Thackston, below.
On December 1st, singer-songwriter Chris Cavanaugh, who has shared the stage with artists such as Justin Moore, Eric Church, and Kip Moore released the video for his new single "Find You Sooner."
Interspersing shots of Cavanaugh performing the song, the video for the romantic ballad focuses on Cavanaugh enjoying quality time with the one he loves. Enjoy the video below, then read our interview with Chris here.