Pre-Order Long Lost Suitcase here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/long-lost-suitcase/id1057529279?ls=1&app=itunes
Fans who preorder the album will immediately receive 5 tracks: "Take My Love (I Want To Give It)," "Elvis Presley Blues," "Factory Girl," "I Wish You Would," and "Why Don’t You Love Me Like You Used To Do?"
On December 4, the legendary performer Tom Jones will release a new album Long Lost Suitcase on S-Curve Records. The thirteen-song collection produced by multi-instrumentalist Ethan Johns keys into Jones’ long and eventful life, and draws performances of consummate maturity and pulsating vitality.
Ethan, son of Rolling Stones producer Glyn Johns, is uniquely talented in his own right, as his work with Paul McCartney, Laura Marling, Kings of Leon and indeed Jones, has shown. “Right from the start, Ethan and I were on the same page,” says Jones. “We think the same. I can trust him. Before the first album, he said, ‘I hear something in you that I don’t think has been tapped before. How about we go into a studio, take some musicians, work through some songs, and just do it live, on the fly? I think some great things will happen.’”
Long Lost Suitcase was mostly recorded at The Distillery, a little known studio facility in Wiltshire built by Sam Dyson, son of inventor James Dyson. Some of the players are familiar from Jones' previous albums, including drummer Jeremy Stacey (who also plays in Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds), bassist Dave Bronze, and of course Ethan, who plays guitar or keyboards on most tracks. New to the team wasAndy Fairweather Low, a fellow Welshman and peer of Tom’s from the early ’60s R&B scene, who started out in The Amen Corner, and later proved his guitar mastery on tours with Roger Waters and Eric Clapton.
The result is a powerful collection of thirteen newly-recorded songs that include the Celtic hoedown "Honey, Honey" by The Milk Carton Kids, the rollicking R&B tune "I Wish You Would" originally by Billy Boy Arnold and made famous the Yardbirds, a stripped-down version of Willie Nelson's "Opportunity To Cry" and many more.
Something Real is about to come your way.
(Press Release) On February 26, 2016, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real will deliver its heavily-anticipated third album, Something Real, on the Royal Potato Family imprint.
Something Real documents the trail blazed by this hard-driving ensemble in its recent past. Most of all, it captures them in all their current glory as songwriters, performers and progenitors of the style they characterize as "cowboy hippie surf rock."
The title track launches ahead of the full-length album release. Its slamming groove shifts in and out of double-time, jams on the brakes and takes off again as Nelson burns through a fiery guitar solo and demands, "I want to see you get mad I want to see you crying for me. Give me lsomething real!"
Like all the songs on Something Real, the video for "Something Real" was recorded at San Francisco's William Westerfeld Mansion, whose previous residents included Janis Joplin, jazz saxophonist John Handy and a group of exiled royalists in the wake of the Russian Revolution.
NASHVILLE, TN (October 30, 2015 Press Release) – Currently in the midst of a 47-date North American tour, Columbia Records’ country sensation Home Free is partnering with top entertainment site Celebuzz.com for the official premiere of their “9 To 5” music video today (10/30). The group’s novel rendition of the Academy Award-nominated and GRAMMY Award-winning song is featured on their third studio album, COUNTRY EVOLUTION.
"We are honored to cover one of Dolly Parton's smash hits in '9 To 5,’'' said tenor soloist Rob Lundquist. "We had a great time working with some uber-talented creatives in Darren Rust, who put together this funky arrangement, and Landon Donoho and Kristin Denehy, who helped us accompany the sound with a great video. We hope everyone enjoys it."
Directed by Donoho, Home Free’s entertaining visual accompaniment to their rendition of “9 To 5” is a throwback to popular ‘90s boy band videos complete with matching attire and choreographed dance moves. The band previously released six videos from COUNTRY EVOLUTION bringing their YouTube views to over 47 million:
“Elvira” Feat. The Oak Ridge Boys (publ. 8.21.15) – 963,000+ YouTube views
“Summer In The Country” (Original) (publ. 6.4.15) – 403,000+ YouTube views
“Fishin’ In The Dark / Down In The Boondocks”
(publ. 8.28.15) –337,000+ YouTube views
“Seven Bridges Road” (publ. 9.19.15) – 267,000+ YouTube views
On December 1, Home Free is embarking on the HOME FREE FOR THE HOLIDAYS Tour bringing fan favorites and holiday jingles to 17 cities nationwide. Then in January, the band will make their European debut with an appearance at the star-studded annual LONDON A CAPPELLA FESTIVAL and just-announced dates in Birmingham, England; St. Andrews, Scotland and Dublin, Ireland. Now on sale, their European stretch launches on January 27 in Birmingham, England.
For tour dates and more information on Home Free, visit http://homefreemusic.com/
COUNTRY EVOLUTION is available here: http://apple.co/1YkRjOZ
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – After joining the Thirty Tigers management roster and signing a distribution deal with Smith Music, Texas Country Rocker, Cameran Nelson announces his highly anticipated sophmore album, "Good Thing Going," available for pre-order on iTunes today Friday, October 30.
The Texas native's sophomore album, slated for a Friday, December 4 release, wil include his latest single, "Nothin's Got Nothin'," a sexy feel-good song that continues to climb the Texas Regional Radio Charts and leaves nothing to the imagination for fans. The project will also include chart-toppers “Shotgun” and “You Can Still Wear White," along with "Beer Lease," a humorous song Nelson collaborated on with Texas Country’s cheeky crooner Kevin Fowler.
Nelson continues to captivate fans across the nation with his energetic show, performing with Country music mainstays Lee Brice, Dustin Lynch, Randy Rogers Band, Jack Ingram and many more.
NASHVILLE, TN (Press Release, October 30, 2015) - Croakin’ Poets’ platinum-selling recording artists, Sister Hazel, will release their first new album in five years, Lighter In The Dark, February 2016. The long-awaited 14-track collection, produced by noted Nashville producer Chip Matthews (Lady A, Brooks & Dunn), represents the band's entrée into the country music genre. Fans ordering the CD at the live shows or the digital album from iTunes will receive an instant download of a sure-to-be fan favorite, “We Got It All Tonight.” Preorder the album here.
While touring in support of their ninth studio album, Sister Hazel will preview some of the brand-new songs. From the intro ballad, “Fall off the Map,” to the heartfelt “Something to Believe In,” to the fun-loving good times of “Kiss Me Without Whiskey” and “Karaoke Song” featuring Darius Rucker, Lighter In The Dark is the first Sister Hazel album to showcase the band's Southern Rock/Country side. The band embraces their roots and Florida music influences wholeheartedly. Each member of the group is involved in writing and performing their songs, and the result is a culmination of 20 years of friendship and musical stylings.
Kidde & Craig Morgan Launch New Ad Campaign Showing Homeowners How to Stay Connected and Stay Safer from Fire When Away from Home
Because doing good is a good thing.....
MEBANE, N.C., Oct. 30, 2015 (Press Release) — Country Music entertainer Craig Morgan and Kidde Fire Safety are encouraging families to be fire safe and stay connected to home. The televised ad campaign features the TV host, military veteran and Country Music chart-topper along with Kidde’s new RemoteLync™ Monitor and Camera, and Kidde’s Worry Free smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. Kidde, a leading manufacturer of residential fire safety products, is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
Filmed on location with the Dickson, Tennessee Fire Department, the 30- and 15-second spots, featuring Black River Entertainment recording artist Craig Morgan, began airing on ABC television stations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Houston, Raleigh, Fresno and Nashville in connection with “The 49th Annual CMA Awards” on ABC on Nov. 4. Morgan and Kidde representatives will join national and local fire service leaders for an official “kick off” event the morning of the CMA Awards in Nashville.
(Press Release) For many touring bands, the road is their home away from home, an ever-rolling muse that runs beneath their tires and working its way into every aspect of their lives, including their songwriting. For hard-traveling Americana duo The Nouveaux Honkies, the road is literally their home, as the two live out of a creatively rebuilt RV that they use to tour throughout the year in the American South.
Rolling along in their high tech, solar powered, self-sufficient chariot, equipped with its own espresso bar, mini studio, and more comforts than most studio apartments in NYC, Tim O’Donnell and Rebecca Dawkins worked out a great formula to tie their travels to their music. They set up in a key American city for a couple months at a time, soaking up inspiration and making friends, before moving on. In this way, their new album Blues For Country, draws its sounds from the musical influences of New Orleans, Nashville, Florida, Austin, and the Texas hill country where they recorded it. “As far as genres are concerned, I don’t think it is an intentional thing for us to be bouncing around the map,” confesses Tim O’Donnell, The Nouveaux Honkies’ songwriter and lead singer. “It is just my personality. I love lots of stuff. To me there is good music and bad music and I really have no formula on what it is. I just know when I like it. Jimmy Webb, Jimmy Reed, and Jimi Hendrix all give me this crazy feeling when I listen to them.” With all these regional flavors, it’s no wonder The Nouveaux Honkies’ music jumps so easily and happily between genres, mixing up a bubbling Americana gumbo of blues, country, roots, R&B, Texas swing, honky-tonk and old-fashioned songwriting.
Neil Finn + Paul Kelly's Double Live Album 'Goin Your Way' Released via Omnivore Recordings on December 11th
The superstar collaboration presents favorites from Neil Finn, Paul Kelly, Crowded House, Split Enz and the Messengers.
Album charted Top 5 and certified gold in Australia.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (Press Release) — Two of New Zealand and Australia’s best-selling and most revered singer-songwriters, Neil Finn and Paul Kelly, toured Australia together in 2013. Their performance at the Sydney Opera House was recorded and released as Goin’ Your Way later that year to acclaim, reaching the Top 5 on the charts and being certified gold. Unfortunately, it was only available as a high-priced import outside of Australia and New Zealand.
Omnivore Recordings will share this incredible document with the rest of the world on December 11, 2015.
Goin’ Your Way contains 29 tracks on two CDs, including staples like Kelly’s “To Her Door” and “Before Too Long” and Finn’s “She Will Have Her Way” and “Sinner.” The duo also dips back into the canon of hits from Finn’s previous bands and collaborations: Split Enz’ “One Step Ahead” and “Message to My Girl,” the Finn Brothers’ “Won’t Give In,” and “Better Be Home Soon,” “Four Seasons in One Day” and “Don’t Dream It’s Over” from Crowded House, among many more.
Kelly says, “I loved digging into Neil’s songs. A watch ticks and seems so easy but you peer into the mechanism and it’s a whole other world. It’s like that with his songs. I learned some new chords. And that heaven’s built on grit. I loved playing with him and his son Liam and my nephew Dan and our adopted sister Zoe on bass. It was easy, it was generous, always surprising.”
They released one of 2015's best albums with Me Oh My and now The Honeycutters have announced a Fall tour in support of the record. The Asheville based fivesome will play sixteen dates starting off November 3rd in Kentucky and concluding December 12th in North Carolina. Having seen them in NYC earlier this year, they are without a doubt, a band not to miss.
In addition to touring, The Honeycutters will release a video for leading track "Jukebox" in the coming weeks. Listen to "Jukebox" here.
For tickets and more information visit here.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Press Release) - Country crooner Dean Alexander releases his haunting new single "Pretty Little Cemetery," which is out of the casket just in time for the Halloween holiday. The single can be streamed on Spotify here, and can be purchased on iTunes here. Listen to the track on SoundCloud here.
Following the success of "Live A Little," named one of "Tomorrow's Hits" by Billboard, which was released through Elektra Nashville (Warner Music Group division), Alexander went on to co-write "If My Heart Can Handle It," which was featured on ABC's award winning series, "Nashville."
According to Alexander, he is more motivated than ever to be authentic and make music he is proud of. The singer-songwriter has started working on a new project with an old friend, writer and producer, Danny Myrick ("She's Country" by Jason Aldean). Myrick descirbes the project, "equal parts Sergio Leone spaghetti western, midnight Tarentino desert roadhouse, Dick Dale and Dwight Yoakam on steroids," adding, "Dean Alexander has found a new sound. He calls it "Acid Western," I call it badass."
Alexander will release "Pretty Little Cemetery," and forthcoming track, "Super Casanova," as a limited edition 7' vinyl single with HITS In The Sticks Records. He is continuing to work on new music and planning for an EP release in 2016.
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