On November 13th, Phillip LaRue will release his new solo album, You, through Razor & Tie. Today, the Nashville-based songwriter shares his music video for the single "Memories." The video is currently streaming on Idolator, who writes "'Memories' as a song itself is completely weighted with heartfelt emotion, and the video takes that to new heights."
Watch: Phillip Larue - "Memories"
The emotive performance and pristine visuals of "Memories" reflect the moment which inspired LaRue to write the song. "I came up with the idea for this song after I couldn't sleep and I watched my wife sleeping for a bit..." writes LaRue. "Then I began trying to remember some of our favorite memories together, which led me to leave early in the am to head to the studio to write this song. Life is fleeting but thats what makes it lovely. When I told the Director Ryan Hamblin about how the song came about we decided to make something simple, real and raw that represented the very reason why I wrote this song."
On his forthcoming album You, LaRue draws from vivid personal memories and family connections to create the album's 10 soulful tracks, each resonating with his own personal story and striking lyrical craftsmanship. The individuals closest to LaRue populate the album, from the shimmering acoustic guitar of “Sweet Love” that paints a vivid picture of Phillip’s bond with his infant son, to the plaintive orchestration of “Diane”, which reflects on grandmother’s struggle with dementia. In describing You, LaRue writes, “There are moments where it’s just me and an acoustic guitar; then there are moments that are musically more lush, ethereal and dramatic. My album is a mixture of those different worlds, and hopefully it encourages people to lean into the lyrics and melodies.”
LaRue has solidified himself as an in-demand songwriter over the course of the past decade. He co-wrote the #1 gold-certified hit "Whiskey In My Water" for Tyler Farr, and his music has received high-profile placements on programs such as Nashville, The Vampire Diaries, and Pretty Little Liars.
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Studio Gold Nashville artist, Curtis Braly, has released the video for his new single "Sooner Or Later" featuring Kimberly Caldwell. The video was produced by Terry Corso, and directed by Clint Gregory, of Let ‘Em Have It! Productions in Los Angeles. Sooner Or Later was written by Ireland based songwriter Paul Cunningham, Jnr. and produced by Emmy award winner Kenny Royster of Direct Image Studio in Nashville.
"Sooner Or Later" is a timeless duet with exceptionally strong vocal performances from both artists. The song is about two people who have developed feelings for each other, and as the song grows, so does their courage to express those feelings. The video perfectly encompasses the storyline as you see two of the characters in the video grow from meeting eyes across the room at the beginning of the video, to finally being together at the end of the video.
Watch the video here.
Tune into NPR's World Café this Wednesday, September 30 as five-time GRAMMY Award-winning artist, American music icon and New York Times best-selling author, WYNONNA JUDD chats with World Café host David Dye about her illustrious career and performs songs with her band from the upcoming Wynonna & The Big Noise album (slated for release February 2016 on Curb Records)
"Wynonna may do this every night on tour," says Word Café host David Dye, "but she sure lit up this room of unsuspecting jaded music fans!"
World Café can be heard on over 200 stations nationwide. Fans can tune into their local affiliate station at the scheduled World Café broadcast time, check local listings. Or worldwide, the WXPN Philadelphia stream can be heard at 2pm ET via www.XPN.org by choosing WXPN from the 'Listen Live' drop-down at the top of the page. At approximately 5pm ET on the day of broadcast, this episode will be featured as the current show and archived for on-demand streaming on the World Cafe website.
WYNONNA has been working with Cactus Moser, her husband, producer anddrummer of The Big Noise, on material for her 8th studio album, due out February2016 on Curb Records. The pair debuted some of the new songs earlier this year during their at-capacity show as part of the SXSW Music Festival. NPR's Ann Powers was in the crowd and noted: "The Nashville superstar is in transition, moving from studio-polished pop to a rawer, more intimate style in a small combo anchored by her husband and producer, Cactus Moser, on drums. Wynonna shared material from her upcoming album and reworked major hits like 'She Is His Only Need' with clean arrangements that highlighted her still-extraordinary voice...[she] belted out notes that would have made Aretha Franklin weep. 'I was named after Wynonie Harris, so I'm blues on the inside,' she declared before delivering a face-melting version of Robert Johnson's 'Crossroads.' Wynonna let it all hang outtonight. It was clear she can get wherever she wants to go." (3/21/15).
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Blitzen Trapper's 'All Across This Land' Has Exclusive Premiere at EW In Advance of October 2nd Release
Nashville, TN – Celebrated rock band Blitzen Trapper are getting ready to unleash their highly anticipated new album All Across This Land October 2 on Vagrant Records, and EW.com has the exclusive premiere as part of the story featuring lead singer, songwriter, guitarist Eric Earley. In the piece, Earley discusses revelations that inform some of the album's deepest songs and the nostalgia surrounding the music that influenced his writing on All Across This Land. Check out the story HERE.
The band released the clever new video for the album’s title track, which premiered via The A.V. Club. The jovial clip features Blitzen Trapper rocking out in the back of a retro carpeted van while being zapped back in time machine-like style through the 1990’s, 1980’s, 1970’s, and outfitted to match. Each era is triggered by a CD, cassette and 8-track, VIEW VIDEO HERE.
In conjunction with the October 2 release of All Across This Land, 100 select independent record stores in the US will each have one vinyl copy of the album with sleeves hand-designed, autographed and numbered by the band. View #TrapperTreasure Details
All Across This Land opens with the title track’s big rock riffs, setting the listener up for a ride through Blitzen Trapper’s strongest, most cohesive work to date. The album features 10 of Earley’s well-crafted, retro inspired, thoughtful songs, performed brilliantly alongside bandmate’s Erik Menteer (guitar), Michael Van Pelt (bass), Marty Marquis (guitar/keys) and Brian Adrian Koch (drums). Through the years, Blitzen Trapper has built a reputation as a band unafraid to experiment, and their years of taking chances have come full circle on All Across This Land.
Catch Blitzen Trapper live on public radio station KCRW’s influential Morning Becomes Eclectic on November 12. Tune in at 11:15am PST to 89.9FM in LA or KCRW.com worldwide. The band will head out on a two-month headlining tour in support of All Across This Land on September 30. See a full list of tour dates below.
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This Friday, October 2nd, the Nashville-based singer/songwriter Ryan Beaver will release "Dark," the first single from his forthcoming album Rx.
Listen to "Dark" via Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/ryanbeaver/sets/dark
"I can say without a hint of doubt that this is the strongest country song I’ve heard this year," says Stereogum's Caitlin White. "Beaver deploys opposites here with the precision of a master songwriter; the subject matter ostensibly deals with darkness while the bright, raging chorus is as full of light as music can possibly be."
"'Dark' is the anchor for my new record Rx. It’s the song that made me say ok, it’s time to make a new record. I wrote it on a cold fall morning with a few friends of mine - Ryan Tyndell & Matt Nolen," says Beaver.
"I was going through a really hard period in my life when we wrote this song. Struggling with accepting the sudden loss of both my grandfather and close friend. I remember thinking that the world didn’t make much sense to me. I just walked around feeling like this big storm had moved in and wouldn’t leave. I wasn’t handling it well and lost my faith, lost a relationship but once I turned to music, this song, the healing process began."
"I love everything about this song," says Ryan about his new single. "The feel, the honesty it has and how simple and child-like the hook, 'I ain’t afraid of the dark,' is. I think I needed to hear the words more than anyone and I knew if anyone was feeling like I was, people could relate."
In support of his new single and forthcoming album, Ryan will hit the road with Ashley Monroe on her The Blade Tour. The run of 8 shows will take him to major markets such as New York City, Washington, D.C., and his hometown of Nashville, TN. Beaver has previously toured with the Randy Rogers Band, Robert Earl Keen, Wade Bowen, Gary Allan, Hayes Carll, Striking Matches, Dean Dillon, Charlie Robison, and Lyle Lovett.
Turnpike Troubadours Hit Milestone with Self Titled 3rd Album's Debut at #3 on Country Charts & Top 20 on Billboard Top 200
Nashville, TN - Acclaimed Oklahoma band Turnpike Troubadours have achieved their highest chart debut ever with their self-titled third release. The Turnpike Troubadours (Bossier City/Thirty Tigers) reached #17 overall on the Billboard Top 200, #3 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart, and #2 on the Independent Albums Chart. What makes these numbers even more impressive is the fact that despite a massive following, Turnpike Troubadours have flown relatively under the radar, achieving success as true independents. Playboy Magazine wrote that they are “wrenching country music out of a staid rut and turning it into something else entirely” and Noisey writes that the new album is “more mature with a few lessons learned, but still ready to raise some hell”. The new album premiered exclusively via Noisey along with a full-length interview. Click HERE to read/stream.
Not only are Turnpike Troubadours a force to be reckoned with everywhere from Colorado to Texas to Oklahoma, they regularly headline venues ranging from 1,000 to 4,000 across the country. They have sold out The Troubadour in Los Angeles and will be returning to LA on October 7th performing at The El Rey Theatre.
Turnpike Troubadours put on one of the most fiery live performances you’ll ever see, however it’s their great songwriting that truly sets them apart. The new album contains 11 original songs featuring the quintet’s signature blend of roots, rock, folk, and raw country played with grit, passion, and authenticity.
Standouts include the compelling storytelling skills of lead vocalist Evan Felker showcased in “Bird Hunters” and “The Mercury”.
Turnpike Troubadours are building massive success with their DYI attitude, honest and clever songwriting, instrumental process and hard work. Do yourself and a favor and don’t overlook them.
Turnpike Troubadours will be in NYC with The Black Lillies on November 4th. For additional tour dates and information visit their official website.
Stream: Chasing White Light at Baeble Music
Stream: "Hunted" via Free Bike Valet or SoundCloud Stream: "Scar" via Consequence Of Sound or SoundCloud
Stream: "Snow" via Buzzbands LA or SoundCloud
The Lonely Wild will release their much anticipated sophomore album Chasing White Light on October 2 via eOne Music / Fast Plastic. In anticipation of the upcoming release, Baeble Music is streaming the album in full ahed of Friday's street date. Fans can pre-order the album now via iTunes. Baeble Music says, "From opening track "Snow" to closing track "Echo," Chasing White Light refuses to slow down or slip into a sonic rut. Whether it's the Lone Bellow-esque opening number to the more ragged and rock-fused "Hunted," the record switches back and forth between more deliberately paced and high energy tracks without sacrificing the general larger than life feel of the record." Upcoming West Coast tour dates including shows in San Francisco and Seattle are listed below.
The Lonely Wild recently emerged from John Vanderslice's Tiny Telephone Studios in San Francisco with a new record and a new lease on life. "We walked into the studio with an album about death," says Carroll, "and John taught us to let go." The album, which follows the group's 2013 effortThe Sun As it Comes, was born last year as Carroll was faced with the death of his wife's grandmother. "When that happens to people you know and love, you often pause and reflect on people you've known who passed away," he notes. "And then the topic started coming out in songs naturally. "Scar," a folksy indie rock tune, was one of the first songs to emerge during that process.The reflective track recounts the passing of Andrew's childhood friend who died after they'd grown apart. "That was a moment of pause for me," he says. "You wonder what could have happened if you were still part of that person's life." The rest of the album followed easily. Chasing White Light TheLonely Wild's self-proclaimed "death album" reflects on death in a way that is both accepting and uplifting.
Vanderslice, known for his signature "sloppy hi-fi" approach to recording, worked with the band to create an album unlike anything they had done before. "In the past, we've always labored over every detail of our recordings, picking apart each performance." Carroll continues, "But with John, you can't do that. He's always on the move, whipping up this infectious, magical energy. The first thing we did was throw out all of our demos and approach each song like it was the first time we ever played it." In the studio, the musicians used antique instruments like harpsichord and cello, as well as analog synthesizers and electric organs, and recorded the entire album to tape. Instead of recreating the band's demo, Vanderslice forced them out of their comfort zone, encouraging each song to evolve into its best incarnation. It was a deeply liberating experience for the band.
Erica Nicole Brings Vivacious Personality & Southern Charm To Country Fix TV; Hosts Shows Today Through October 11
Nashville, TN (September 28, 2015) - Rising star Erica Nicole brings her vivacious personality and a heapin' dose of Southern charm to Country Fix TV today through October 11 as she guest hosts two, different week-long episodes of the popular program. "It was an absolute blast," gushes the talented singer/songwriter. "Everyone was terrific and I had a wonderful time. It is amazing to think that I'll be reaching out to 100 MILLION homes."
Fans will have multiple opportunities to catch the Georgia native on Angel Two / DISH TV (Monday, Tuesday), Blue Highways TV / DISH TV (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday), Heartland (Monday, Friday, Sunday), Family Channel (Saturday, Sunday) and AMG (Sunday). Check your local listings for air times.
Erica Nicole's talent, tireless touring and radio promotion schedule have already garnered her a healthy fan base - and kudos as well. In 2014, she was named Best Female Country Artist of the Year by Nashville Industry Music Awards; she's opened for superstars Eric Church, Miranda Lambert and Brad Paisley, headlined her own shows, and sung the National Anthem at Fenway Park (Boston Red Sox) and CitiField (NY Mets). Additionally, the ongoing success of her current single, "I'm Making Mine" (#15 MusicRow CountryBreakout™ Chart), has made Erica the first female artist on an independent label to achieve three consecutive Top 20 singles on the Chart. The track continues to rise on the Billboard Indicator Chart in its fifteenth week. Her previous hits include"I Listen To My Bad Girl" and "It's Comin' Down."
Find Erica Nicole online at www.ericanicolemusic.com.
(Nashville, Tenn. – Sept. 28, 2015) – Singer, songwriter and guitaristDianna Corcoran has released a music video for her latest single, “God Did Good.” Produced by GearSeven Productions Nashville and directed by Connor Carroll, the video is now available for viewing on Corcoran's YouTube channel, here, (and above) and the song is available for download on iTunes,Amazon and other major digital retailers.
The self-produced track was written by Corcoran, Jeff Cohen and Kristian Bush, and is a country-rock love song about how ‘God did good’ creating the protagonist’s love interest.
Of the music video, Corcoran commented, “I love the story of ‘God Did Good.’ I had fun shooting the video and wanted something simple that would translate the story to the audience, along with genuine happiness.”
As a young adult, Dianna’s first interest in Country music came through yodeling. She is now a multi-format recording artist with over 400 music awards, including two multi-award winning albums and two Australian Country Music Golden Guitar Awards. Corcoran also has a passion for philanthropy and has worked with The Australian Defense Force, deploying three times to perform for troops serving in Afghanistan and Egypt.
No stranger to hard work both in and out of the studio, Corcoran is noted for working three jobs in order to fund her first record. One of which was a gig in a car parts plant that trained the blonde-haired, blue-eyed Country cutie to become a vehicle mechanic who can not only change the oil, tires and batteries in a motor vehicle, but also fully rebuild car engines.
For more information on Dianna Corcoran, visit her official website atwww.diannacorcoran.com and follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Rising Cuban Country artist, Sammy Arriaga, brings his Latin-infused sound to Sirius XM The Highway’s “On the Horizon” with the premiere of his new single “Cold In Miami.". The highly-anticipated single was recently released to iTunes and Spotify and can be purchased here.
"On the Horizon" is known for searching far and wide to find the best new and unheard country music to showcase. The show airs every Saturday at 12pm ET and rebroadcasts every Saturday evening at 7pm and 11pm and every four hours on Sundays.
I'm excited for the world to finally hear the new material, especially premiering on XM The Highway's "On The Horizon" where some of my favorite acts broke out from," said Arriaga, "I feel blessed." In the reminiscent song of lost love, Arriaga uses his infectious and uniquely chilling sound to bring “Cold In Miami” alive on the airwaves. Integrating his Latin heritage into his music, Arriaga incorporates various rhythmic elements that put a unique spin on today’s Country sound.
The singer-songwriter has been captivating audiences across the country with his infectious style, performing alongside popular chart-topping acts such as the ACM-nominated duo Love and Theft, The Voice winner Cassadee Pope and Country music staple Trace Adkins. Arriaga is blazing new trails and filling a niche that Country music has not yet experienced.