Released back in March, Rich O’Toole's American Kid gave us songs that were snapshots, stories, told via cities throughout the U.S. and included the sweeping, string-accented "Casino Lights." Today O'Toole released the cinematic video for the song which captures the story of "an angel in devil's city" whom he lost to the darker side of life. Watch the video below.
Royal Bliss has been making their mark on the national scene for years with a consistent work ethic of songwriting, recording, and touring that have helped build the success of the band. Their wide variety of influences from Johnny Cash to Led Zeppelin, and everything in between, has helped to mold a sound that is uniquely theirs that cannot be denied.
Their new rockin' country sound speaks to the common man, tells a story and rocks out with a good party crowd, all the while being delivered by the inimitable deep and raspy voice of front man, Neal Middleton and the scorching sounds of seasoned musicians Dwayne Crawford (Bass), Jake Smith (Drums), Taylor Richards (Guitar) and Sean “Memphis” Hennesy (guitar/banjo), who combine to make Royal Bliss. Their journey is evolving and they are growing as a band that now seems to be making their way down a road pointing eastbound on I-40, all the way from Salt Lake City to Nashville, TN.
Songwriter Max Gomez has shared a video for his new song, "Make It Me" and announced the upcoming release of a new EP, Me & Joe, out September 22nd on Brigadoon Records. Gomez writes, "This song is an important one to me. It tells a tale as common as the hearts we break. In the video we shot... we captured some of the surrounding beauty in and outside of where I live in Taos, New Mexico. We filmed in the dead of winter. We wanted real snow and we got it."
Terry McBride is one of the most accomplished songwriters and performers in Country music for the past three decades. He first came to Nashville from Texas in 1989 and quickly signed a recording contract with MCA Records. From then until 1994, he performed with his band McBride & The Ride releasing four studio albums which charted multiple Billboard Top 5 hits including "Sacred Ground" which went to #1 in 1992. The group also received nominations for CMA and ACM Vocal Group of the Year before disbanding in 1995. Afterwards, McBride turned his attention to songwriting with over 25 songs recorded by Brooks & Dunn including "If You See Him/If You See Her" (recorded with Reba McEntire,) and "Play Something Country". He has also written songs for a multitude for other well known artists including Reba McEntire, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Alan Jackson, Trace Adkins, Kenny Rogers, and many others. His latest EP "Hotels & Highways" was released this past February and the music video for the title track can be viewed below.
The Whiskey Gentry recently shared the video for their jaunty single, "Dead Ringer" which finds front woman Lauren Staley Morrow portraying various country artists while expressing the frustration of being a female in the business. She told American Songwriter,
“‘Dead Ringer’ is a song I wrote when I was about to turn 30 and everyone kept asking me questions about what my life plans were – babies, careers, etc,” says Morrow. “We’d been working our butts off for years to make this band successful and people would be comparing me to other singers on the radio: the whole ‘do you know who you sound like?’ thing.” She continues, “For the video, our director Matt Odom thought we should poke fun of the line in that song that says ‘everybody says that I’m a dead ringer for the more famous girl on the radio,’ so we paid homage to all of the ‘more famous women” in country music, starting in the 1960s with Loretta Lynn and moving through the decades with 1970’s Dolly Parton, 1980’s Reba McIntyre, 1990’s Natalie Maines and Shania Twain. It’s all very tongue-in-cheek, and it was incredibly fun to get into costume and character to play these women I admire so much.”
Enjoy the video below. For more information visit their official website.
Country-rock trio Wildflowers just released the video for their vibrant new single “Another Million Miles. The song is the first single off the band’s debut album On The Inside [due August 25th], which tells authentic stories of their bohemian lifestyle and alt-country roots, reflecting on the group’s mantra of refusing to settle and conform. Enjoy free-spirited video below.