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Met dank aan James Freeman.

The Black Lillies – “Midnight Stranger”

Knoxville based band The Black Lillies have just released the music video for “Midnight Stranger” the debut single for their upcoming album Stranger To Me. The melodic mid-tempo track is reminiscent of acts such as The Eagles with its vocal harmonies and southern rock guitar riffs. Although not originally intended to be on the upcoming album, Bowman Townsend states that, “Perhaps no song on the record exemplifies our new approach to songwriting better than ‘Midnight Stranger.’ It’s an acid-funk shakedown written by all four bandmembers, and manager/band co-founder Chyna Brackeen even gets a nod, with a crucial last minute lyric addition to the chorus.” The new track is released via Attack Monkey Productions/Thirty Tigers, and the video debuted last week on CMT.com. For more info about The Black Lillies be sure to check out their Bio which I’ve included in the Hightail link along with some Press Shots and the band’s one sheet.

Hier een opsomming van cd’s die in 2017 zijn verschenen:

January 6
Ray Benson and Dale Watson – Ray and Dale (Red House)
Jason Eady and Courtney Patton – Something Together

January 13
Brantley Gilbert – The Devil Don’t Sleep (Big Machine)
Blackie and The Rodeo Kings – Kings and Kings
Ray Cardwell – Tennessee Moon (Pinecastle)
Natalie Hemby – Puxico
Jeannie Seely – Written in Song (Smith Music Group)
Danny Gokey – Rise (BMG)
Band of Heathens – Duende (BOH Records)
The Infamous Stringdusters – The Laws of Gravity (Compass)
Otis Gibbs – Mount Renraw (Wanamaker)
The Wood Brothers – Live at the Barn (Thirty Tigers)
The Eagles – Lives of Outlaw Men: Live Pop Gala 1973 & California Jam 1974 (Iconography)
Ack Dyer – Silverado Signature Songwriter Series, Vol 1- (Silverado)
Dennis Coffey – Hot Coffey in the D: Burnin at Morey Baker’s Showplace Lounge (Resonance)

January 20
Kasey Chambers – Dragonfly (Sugar Hill)

Jeff Cook – Gotcha Covered (Heartland)

January 27

Lauren Alaina – Road Less Travelled. (Mercury Nashville / 19)
Brigitte DeMeyer & Will Kimbrough – Mockingbird Soul. (MRI)
Brantley Gilbert – The Devil Don’t Sleep. (Valory Music Group)
Delbert McClinton & The Self-Made Men – Prick of the Litter. (Thirty Tigers)
Tift Merritt – Stitch of the World. (Yep Roc)
Eddy Raven – The Best of Eddy Raven. (RCA / Legacy)
Whitney Rose – South Texas Suite. (Six Shooter)
Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau – Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau. (Nonesuch)

Barry Zito – No Secrets (Childlike Productions)

Wade Magee – Loving Is Believing (Run Real Hard)

John Schneider – Ruffled Skirts (Maven Morris)

February 3
LeAnn Rimes – Remnants (Thirty Tigers/RCA)
The Sadies – Northern Passages
Gurf Morlix – The Soul & the Heal
Reba McEntire – Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope (Nash Icon)

Mumford and Sons – Live from South Africa: Dust and Thunder (Eagle Rock)

Cypress Spring – Denim (Average Joes)

Lynn Anderson – The Definitive Collection. (Real Gone Music)
Jim Kweskin – Relax Your Mind (1965). (Real Gone Music)
Jim Lauderdale – London Southern. (Proper)
David Luning – Restless. (Blue Rose Music)

February 10
Darrell Webb Band – Lover’s Leap (Mountain Fever)
Old Crow Medicine Show – Best of Old Crow Medicine Show
Wilson Fairchild – Songs Our Dads Wrote
Black Joe Lewis – Backlash
Dustin Collins – Dustin Collins EP (Rocket Tone)
Darin & Brooke Aldridge – Faster and Farther (Mountain Home)

Lari White – Old Friends, New Loves (Kickstarter)

Jesca Hoop – Memories Are Now. (Sub Pop)
Sonny James – The Singles Collection 1952 – 62. (Acrobat)
Kris Kristofferson, The Austin Sessions Expanded Edition (1999). (Rhino / Atlantic)
Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Ozark Mountain Daredevils (1980). (BGO)
Chuck Prophet, Bobby Fuller Died for Your Sins. (Yep Roc)

The Sadies, Northern Passages. (Yep Roc)

February 17
Nikki Lane – Highway Queen (New West)
Son Volt – Notes of Blue (Thirty Tigers)
The Gibson Brothers – In The Ground
AJ Hobbs – Too Much Is Never Enough
Alison Krauss – Windy City (Capitol Records)

Deryl Dodd – Long Hard Ride

Jessie James Decker – Gold (Epic)

Danny Worsnop- The Long Road Home (Earache)

Josh Gracin – Nothin’ Like Us Pt 1 (Revel Road)

February 24
Aaron Watson – Vaquero (Big Ride)
Little Big Town – The Breaker (Capitol Nashville)
Rhiannon Giddens – Freedom Highway (Nonesuch)
Jamie Wyatt – Felony Blues (Forty Below)
George Jones – Birth of a Legend – The Truly Complete Starday and Mercury Recordings 1954-1961
Scott H Biram – The Bad Testament (Bloodshot)
Shinyribs – I Got Your Medicine
Old 97’s – Graveyard Whistling
Christie Lamb – Loaded (Universal Music)
Curtis McMurtry – The Hornet’s Nest (Self)
Leon Russell – Americana (Omnivore)
Leon Russell – Life and Love (Omnivore)
Leon Russell & New Grass Revival (Omnivore)

The Shack Soundtrack (features Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Brett Eldredge & more)

March 3
Guy Clark – Best of the Dualtone Years (Dualtone)
Hurray for the Riff Raff – The Navigator (ATO)

Moonshine Bandits – Baptized In Bourbon (Backroad Records)
Seth Ennis – Mabelle [EP] (Arista)
Donovan Woods – They Are Going Away [digital EP]
Kalie Shorr – Slingshot [EP]

March 10
Valerie June – The Order of Time (Concord)
Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band – The Front Porch Sessions (Thirty Tigers)

Josh Turner – Deep South (MCA Nashville)

Marty Stuart – Way Out West (Superlatone)

Various – Nashville Soundtrack Season 5 – Vol. 1 (Big Machine Records)
Alyssa Micaela – Cowboys Like That [EP]

Sunny Sweeney – Trophy (Thirty Tigers)

Alec Davis – God, Guns, Girls and Guitars (Alec Davis)

March 17

Michael Tyler – 317 (Reviver)

Maren Morris/Hero Deluxe [digital] (Columbia Nashville)
Steve Moakler – Steel Town
Stephan Hogan – Dangerous Love
Camille Rae – Come Find Me
Sarah Dunn Band – Unbridle Me

Swon Brothers – Pretty Cool Scars (TSB)

March 24
Ruthie Foster – Joy Comes Back (Blue Corn Music)

RaeLynn – Wildhorse (Warner Nashville)

Little Big Town – The Breaker (Capitol Nashville)

Lindsay Ell – Worth The Wait [EP]/Stoney Creek
Jessi Colter – The Psalms (Legacy Recordings)

Delta Rae – A Long and Happy Life (Valory/Big Machine)

March 31
Rodney Crowell – Close Ties (New West)
The Mavericks – Brand New Day (Mono Mundo)

Angaleena Presley – Wrangled (Mining Light/Thirty Tigers)

Trace Adkins – Something’s Going On (Wheelhouse)

Jaci Velasquez – Trust/Integrity Music
Reba McEntire – Sing It Now (Songs of Faith and Hope) [vinyl]/Nash Icon Records-CCM
Deana Carter – Did I Shave My Legs For This? (vinyl)/Capitol Nashville-UME
Brett Young – Brett Young (vinyl)/BMLG Records

Dailey and Vincent – Patriots and Poets (BFD)

April 7
Joey Martin Feek – If Not For You (Farmhouse Recordings-Capitol Christian Group)

Andrew Combs – Canyons of my Mind (PledgeMusic)

Outlaw- Celebrating The Music of Waylon Jennings (Sony Legacy)

BJ Thomas – New Looks from an Old Lover–The Complete Columbia Singles

April 14

Sam Outlaw – Tenderheart (Six Shooter)

Lillie Mae Rische – Forever and The Some (Third Man)

April 21
Ray Scott – Guitar for Sale (SELF)

Charlie Worsham – Beginning of Things (Warner)

Jason Eady – Jason Eady (Thirty Tigers)

Brad Paisley – Love and War (Arista Nashville)

Angaleena Presley-Wrangled (Mining Light Music-Thirty Tigers)

Jason Isbell – Live From Welcome To 1979 (Southeastern)

Sheryl Crow – Be Myself (Warner)

Jimmy Fortune – Sings The Classics (Gaither)

The SLVR Tongues – Rough Around the Edges

April 22 (Record Store Day Vinyl Releases)

Eric Church – Caught in the Act (Live) – 2x LP (2,500 limited red vinyl run with t-shirt)
The Cadillac Three – Live at Abbey Road – 10″ (1,500 run)
Johnny Cash – Children’s Album – LP (3,000 run)
Brandy Clark – Live From Los Angeles – LP (2,500 run)
Brantley Gilbert – The Devil Don’t Sleep – LP (1,500 run)
Sam Hunt – Drinkin’ Too Much – 7″ (2,000 run)
Jason Isbell and the 400 – Welcome To 1979 – 12″ EP (4,000 run)
Pokey Lafarge – Riot In The Streets/Better Man Than – 10″ (1,500 run)
Old 97’s – Terlingua/Off My Mind – 12″ (2,530 run)
Dolly Parton – Puppy Love – 7″ (1,500 run)
Townes Van Zant – Live at Austin City Limits – LP (2,500 run)
Johnny Mathis – Wonderful! Wonderful! – 7″ (500 run)
Emmylou Harris – Queen of the Silver Dollar Studio Album – LP (1,000 regional run)
Waylon Jennings – Waylon Forever – LP (250 regional run)
John Paul White & Donnie Fritts – John Paul White Sings Donnie Fritts, Donnie Fritts Sings John Paul White – 7″ (975 run)
Shooter Jennings and Waymore’s Outlaws – Live – LP (500 regional run)

April 28
J.B. Beverly – Head South

Willie Nelson – God’s Problem Child (Legacy)

Old Crow Medicine Show – 50 Years of Blonde on Blonde (Sony Nashville)

Nu-Blu – Vagabonds (Voxhall)

Bruce Robison – Bruce Robison and the Front Porch Band (Motel Time)

Mark Chesnutt – Duets (Self-Release)

John Mellencamp and Carlene Carter – Sad Clowns and Hillbillies

May 5
Chris Stapleton – Live From A Room: Volume 1 (Mercury Nashville)

Andrew Pope – Stones On The One

Tony Jackson – Tony Jackson (DDS/Sony Red)

Dixie Chicks- The Profile

James Carothers – Relapse (Renegade Mountain)

Margo Price, Kris Kristofferson And Dolly Parton Join Adele And Others – Brandi Carlile’s Benefit Album- Cover Stories: Brandi Carlile Celebrates 10 Years of the Story (An Album To Benefit War Child) (Columbia)

May 12
Zac Brown Band – Welcome Home (Southern Ground/Elektra)
Josh Turner – Deep South (vinyl) (MCA Nashville)

Colter Wall – Colter Wall (Young Mary’s)

Liz Rose – Swimming Alone (Liz Rose Music)

May 19

Rascal Flatts – Back To Us (Big Machine Records)

Lyle Lovett – Greatest Hits (Curb)

Pokey LaFarge – Manic Revelations (Rounder)

Maggie Rose – Dreams > Dollars [EP]
Various – Country Faith America (Curb Records)
James Robert Webb – Honky Tonk Revival (Bison Creek Records)
Austin Burke – Austin Burke [EP] (Go Long Entertainment)

Jake Worthington – Hell of a Highway (W3)

Steel Woods – Straw in the Wind (Woods/Thirty Tigers)

Phil Vassar – American Soul Summer (The Orchard)

Lesley Kernochan – A Calm Sun (Maple Syrup Music)

The Mastersons – Transient Lullaby (Red House)

May 26
Various – Gentle Giants: The Songs of Don Williams (Slate Creek Records)
Bobby Bare – Things Change (AllHypermedia Nashville-BFD-RED Distribution)

Rod Melancon – Southern Gothic (Blue Elan)

Justin Townes Earle – Kids in the Street (New West)

June 2
Luke Combs – This One’s For You (River House Artists-Columbia Nashville)
A Thousand Horses – BRIDGES (BMLG Records)
Beth Beighey – Wild [EP]

Bobby Osborne – Original (Compass)

Walker Wheeler, Jr. – Ol’ Wheeler

Willie Nelson – The Willie Way (180 Gram Audiophile Translucent Red Vinyl/Limited Edition/Gatefold Cover & Poster)

June 9
Lady Antebellum – Heart Break (Capitol Records Nashville)
Glen Campbell – Adios (UMe)
The Secret Sisters – You Don’t Own Me Anymore (New West Records)
Shannon McNally – Black Irish (Compass Records)
Ray Scott – Guitar For Sale (The Holland Group-Sony-RED)

Halfway To Hazard – REDemptON (Picnic Hill)

Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters- Self-Titled (Organic)

Jason Cassidy – Self-Titled (JC)

NOW That’s What I Call Country Vol.10

Billy Don Burns – Graveyard In Montgomery (Rusty Knuckles)
Wade Hayes – Old Country Songs
Chris Janson – Fix a Drink EP (Warner Brothers Nashville)
Jessie James Decker – Blackbird Sessions (Epic)

June 16
Eli Young Band – Fingerprints (Valory Music Co.)
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – The Nashville Sound (Southeastern Records-Thirty Tigers)

Jon Wolfe – Any Night In Texas

Gretchen Wilson – Ready To Get Rowdy (Redneck)

Steve Earle and the Dukes – So You Want To Be An Outlaw (WB)

June 23

Doc and Merle Watson – Never The Same Way Once (Box Set)

The Deslondes – Hurry Home (New West)
Buddy Brown – Red Like Reagan

June 30
Jim Lauderdale – London Southern
Sons of the Palomino – Sons of the Palomino (3 Ring Circus)
The Judds/The Judds – All-Time Greatest Hits/Curb

July 7

Charley Pride – Music In My Heart

Rhonda Vincent and Daryle Singletary – American Grandstand (Upper Mgmt)

James House – Berwick Street
Johnny Cash – 40th Birthday Show: Amsterdam Broadcast 1972 (Video Music)

July 14
Lewis Brice – Lewis Brice [EP] (Pump House Music-Straight 8 Entertainment-Kobalt)
Mitchell Tenpenny- Linden Ave. (Riser House)

July 17
Radney Foster – Sycamore Creek (Kickstarter)

July 21
Sara Evans – Words – (Born To Fly Records)
Parmalee – 27861 (Stoney Creek Records)

July 28

Johnny Cash – Greatest Hits Volume II (180 Gram Audiophile Translucent Blue Vinyl/Limited Edition/Gatefold Cover)
Jo Dee Messina – All Time Greatest Hits (Curb)

Margo Price- Weakness- Third Man

Eric Paslay – Work Tapes

August
Lindsay Ell – The Project (Stoney Creek)

August 4
Brett Eldredge – Brett Eldredge (Warner Music Nashville (Atlantic))
Joe Nichols – Never Gets Old (Red Bow Records)
Logan Mize- Come Back Road (Big Yellow Dog Music)
Dylan Scott – Dylan Scott (Curb Records)

August 11
Will Hoge – Anchors (Thirty Tigers)
Alex Williams – Better Than Myself (Big Machine Records)
Lee Roy Parnell – Midnight Believer (Vector Recordings)
David Rawlings – Poor David’s Almanack (Acony Records)
Dwight Yoakam – Austin City Limits Live
Steve Azar & The Kings Men – Down at the Liquor Store (Ride Records)

August 18
Emily West – Symphonies [EP]
Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer – Not Dark Yet (Silver Cross Records-Thirty Tigers)
Ray Wylie Hubbard – Tell The Devil I’m Getting There As Fast As I Can
Jerry Douglas – What If (Rounder)
Josh Abbott Band – Until My Voice Goes Out (Pretty Damn Tough Records)

Ryan Follesse/Ryan Follesse/BMLG

August 25
The Cadillac Three/Legacy/BMLG
Old Dominion/Happy Endings/RCA
Blake Shelton/Blake Shelton (Live) [EP]/Warner Bros.
Mac McAnally/Southbound/Mailboat Records
Caroline Jones/Bare Feet [EP]
EmiSunshine/Ragged Dreams
Lilly Hiatt/Trinity Lane/New West Records
Various/Luck Mansion Sessions/Third Man Records
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver/Life Is A Story/Mountain Home

Chris Lane/Girl Problems Acoustic

September 1
Cash Creek/The Hard Way Chapter 2/Heartland Records Nashville
Erin Enderlin/Whiskey Town Crier
The Grascals/Before Breakfast/Mountain Home

Dixie Chicks/DCX MMXVI Live/Columbia

September 8
Kip Moore/SLOWHEART/MCA Nashville
Thomas Rhett/Life Changes/The Valory Music Co.
Stephanie Quayle/The Way You See Me/Rebel Engine
Sean McConnell/Undone [acoustic]/Rounder Records
Gregg Allman/Southern Blood/Rounder Records
Scooter Brown Band/American Son/Red River-BFD-Sony Orchard

Sammy Kershaw/Swamp Poppin’/Big Hit Records

Dustin Lynch/Current Mood

Rebekah Long/Run Away/LUK

September 15
Big & Rich/Did It For The Party
Various/A Tribute to John D. Loudermilk/Vector Recordings
Willie Watson/Folksinger Vol. 2/Acony Records
Radney Foster/For You To See The Stars [book/album]/The Devil’s River Records
George Strait/Pure Country [vinyl]

Michael McDonald – Wide Open (BMG)

Marc Broussard/Easy To Love/GMan

Lone Bellow/Walk Into A Storm/Sony

September 22
Midland/On The Rocks/Big Machine Records
Christian Lopez/Red Arrow/Blaster Records
Steve Earle/The Mountain[Reissue]/Warner Bros.
Steve Earle/Transcendental Blues [Reissue]/Warner Bros.
Steve Earle/Sidetracks [Reissue]/Warner Bros.

Chris Janson/Everybody/WB

Mac McAnally/Southbound/Mailboat
Home Free/Timeless/Columbia
Matthew West/All In/Sparrow Records
Striking Matches/Shameless[four-song EP]/Capitol Records

Donna Ulisse/Breakin’ Easy

Jillian Jacqueline/ Side A/ Big Loud Records

September 29
Shania Twain/Shania Now/Mercury Nashville
Dolly Parton/I Believe In You [digital]/RCA Nashville-Dolly Records
Chase Rice/Lambs & Lions/Broken Bow Records
Matt Redman/Glory Song/sixstepsrecords-Capitol CMG
Steve Earle/Jerusalem [Reissue]/Warner Bros.
Steve Earle/Just An American Boy [Reissue]/Warner Bros.
Steve Earle/The Revolution Starts Now [Reissue]/Warner Bros.

David Crosby/Sky Trail/BLG
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band/Anthology [retrospective two-disc set]/Capitol Nashville-UMe

October 6
Kane Brown/Kane Brown [deluxe]/RCA Nashville-Zone 4
Jeremy Camp/The Answer/Capitol CMG
Humming House/Companion/Soundly Music

Jerrod Niemann/This Ride/Curb

Blackhawk/Greatest Hits Live/Goldenlane

Alabama/American Christmas/BMG

Dan Tyminski/Southern Gothic/Mercury Nashville

Meghan Lindsey/ Bold Like a Lion

October 13

Dolly Parton/I Believe In You [digital]/RCA Nashville-Dolly Records
Carly Pearce/Every Little Thing/Big Machine Records
Travis Meadows/First Cigarette/Blaster Records

Reba McEntire/My Kind of Christmas

Derek Hoke/Here Comes the Flood

Jessie James Decker/Southern Girl City Lights

October 20
Darius Rucker/When Was The Last Time/Capitol Records Nashville
Chris Young/Losing Sleep/RCA Nashville
Dori Freeman/Letters Never Read

Turnpike Troubadours – A Long Way From Your Heart (Bossier City)
Margo Price – All American Made (Third Man)
Dan Tyminski – Southern Gothic (Mercury Nashville)
Willie Nelson – Willie’s Stash Volume 2 (Sony Legacy)

Ruthie Collins – Get Drunk and Cry (Curb)

At The Louisiana Hayride Tonight- Box Set (Bear Family Records)

October 27
Lee Ann Womack/The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone/ATO Records
Granger Smith/When The Good Guys Win/Wheelhouse Records
Kenny Chesney/Live In No Shoes Nation/Sony Nashville
Craig Wayne Boyd/Top Shelf/Copperline Music Group
Various/The Life & Songs Of Kris Kristofferson [CD/DVD]/Blackbird Presents Records
Kelly Clarkson/Meaning Of Life/Atlantic Records

Wailin’ Jennys/Fifteen (Red House)
Emily Herring – Gliding (Eight 30)
Mile Twleve – Onwards ( Self-released)
The Infamous Stringdusters – Undercover Vol. 2 (Lumenhouse)

November 1

Jimmy Wayne/RubyToons/Beahive

November 3

Blake Shelton/Texoma Shore/Warner Music Nashville
Kelsea Ballerini/Unapologetically/Black River
Lee Brice/Lee Brice/Curb Records
Kid Rock/Sweet Southern Sugar/BBR Music Group
Meghan Linsey/Bold Like A Lion
Jennifer Hanson/Under The Tree
Ned LeDoux/Sagebrush/Powder River-Thirty Tigers
Zach Williams/Chain Breaker/Provident Label Group-Sony Music

Johnny Cash/ Unearthed/ Vinyl Box Set

Jennifer Hanson/ Under the Tree/ Independent

November 10
Taylor Swift/Reputation/Big Machine
Billy Ray Cyrus/Set The Record Straight
Tracy Lawrence and friends/Good Ole Days
Tenth Avenue North/Decade The Halls Vol. 1/Reunion Records
Various/Mud Digger Field Party Vol. 1/Average Joes

Faren Rachels/Faren Rachels EP/River House

Jeff Bates/Troublemaker

Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis/Come See Me & Come Lonely/Goldenlane

November 14

Garth Brooks/The Anthology Part 1: The First Five Years [240-page book, five CDs containing 52 total songs including 19 new, unreleased or demos]/Pearl Records

November 17

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill/The Rest Of Our Life/Arista Nashville-McGraw Music
John Fogerty/Blue Moon Swamp [20th anniversary digital/physical release, 180g black vinyl, limited-edition 180g blue vinyl]/BMG
Various/A Tribute to Dan Fogelberg

Bob Seger/I Knew You When/Capitol

Gwen Sebastian/Once Upon a Time in the West: Act I

Josh Kelley/ Under the Covers/ Independent

Cody Jinks/ Less Wise (Modified Reissue)/ Independent

Sarah Darling/ Winter Wonderland/ Be Darling Records

November 24
Steve Earle/El Corazón [Reissue]/Warner Bros.

Cole Swindell/Down Home Sessions IV/Warner Bros.-Warner Music Nashville

Jake Owen/ Greatest Hits/ RCA

November 24 (Record Store Day Vinyl Exclusives)

Eric Church – Mistress Named Music – 7″ vinyl with two live tracks
Willie Nelson – Spirit – LP
Willie Nelson – Yesterday’s Wine – LP
Gram Parsons – Live 1973 Featuring Emmylou Harris – LP
Chet Atkins – Guitar Blues – LP
Lou Reed and Kris Kristofferson – The Bottom Line Archive Series: In Their Own Words – LP
Gentle Giant: The Songs of Don Williams – Tribute LP

December 1
Danielle Bradbery/I Don’t Believe We’ve Met/BMLG Records

Chris Stapleton/From A Room: Volume 2/Mercury Records Nashville

December 8
Walker Hayes/boom/Monument Records

Luke Bryan/What Makes You Country/Capitol Records Nashville

Laatst bijgewerkt op 8-dec-2017

We kennen Don Henley als drummer en zanger van de The Eagles maar ook solo heeft deze Texaan al vele hits gescoord. Op 25 september brengt Don een nieuw country album uit getiteld Cass Country. Hierop zal o.a. dit duet met Martina McBride That Old Flame staan. Andere country sterren die op dit album hun medewerking zullen verlenen zijn onder meer Merle Haggard, Alison Krauss en Vince Gill.

Dit is een trailer van het album:

Lees verder

We krijgen regelmatig tips van onze contactpersoon bij The AristoMedia Group in Nashville. Deze tips betreffen dan meestal beginnende country artiesten die nog niet zijn doorgebroken bij het grote publiek. We zullen proberen je zo veel mogelijk op de hoogte te houden van deze tips.

Met dank aan Corey Rice.

Adam Doleac Band – I Put It On Ya

Adam Doleac is out with ‘I Put It On Ya’, the first single off his newest effort. Sirius XM The Highway debuted the music video and the single is currently being played on the On The Horizon playlist. ‘I Put It On Ya’ was written with his roommate Ben Bradford (“Tequila Makes The World Go Round)”.

A parallel can be drawn from the irresistible passion turned lifelong commitment described in the song to Adam’s return to playing music. He started out as a toddler banging on the drums and gradually became more serious as he watched his brother excel at piano, drums and guitar. Although he was talented, music always competed with Adams’s other love, sports. He played soccer, baseball, basketball, hockey; you name it and his drive and discipline led him to excel at all of them.

In high school, he turned his attention to baseball, honing his skills as a first basemen. Adam’s talent on the field landed him a baseball scholarship to play for Southern Miss. Several conference championship wins, four regional appearances, and an appearance in the College World Series are testaments to Adam’s passion and focus but after college his sights shifted back to music.

Adam put together a band and began playing around Hattiesburg, before eventually moving to Nashville where he began working with accomplished songwriters like Frank Myers, JT Harding, Anthony Smith, and Billy Montana. ‘I Put It On Ya’ is his first release out of Nashville and showcases his drive. “Music is something I am very passionate about,” Adam admits. “I don’t believe in living a life that is not full of excitement, and most importantly, a life without any real challenges or obstacles. I have always been a person who goes after what he wants, and music is what I want to do. I’m excited for the future and ready to do some amazing things!”

http://youtu.be/25nW8SU1k0k

Simon Andersson – Mia

Simon Andersson first began making waves in the US in 2012 when he became the first non-American to win “Best Country Song of the Year” at the HMM Awards in Hollywood. Born in Sweden, Simon grew up playing music at a young age. He switched from drums to piano before setting on guitar because he wanted to perform center stage. He brings a unique voice to American country music with his blend of country and rock. ‘Mia’ is his first American release and is accompanied by a music video. The song has Simon confessing his love for Mia and proclaiming that he doesn’t want to be alone. It was shot on a farm outside of Nashville and at The Stage on Broadway.

Olivia Lane – Steal Me Away
Born with a nomad spirit to a vivacious mom who sang country music and loved Linda Ronstadt, Olivia Lane came into this world eager and ready to leap onto the stage. The Houston native began singing and dancing at age 6, and from that point on, she was hooked. Singing in school choirs as she grew up, Olivia watched her mom, (a regional country artist,) perform, and knew that one day she wanted to follow that same path. She began taking guitar lessons at 14, and by her senior year she delved into songwriting with serious fervor, eager to emulate one of her main influences, The Eagles. “By my senior year I had really gotten into songwriting,” explains Olivia, “and part of that was being exposed to the music of the Eagles. And then in college, at USC, I decided to study songwriting and theater. I just needed to go and see a different side of life, and I wanted to surround myself with talent, so I enrolled in the music program there. And in California I met the man who I blame for all of my musical influences,” continues Olivia, laughing. “And I could not be in more debt to this man! Tony Ryan is his name, and he is a teacher of mine who had spent time in Nashville pursuing a country career when he was younger. Through him I discovered all sorts of great music – the Eagles, the Rolling Stones, Eddie Rabbitt, Johnny Cash – even a bunch of old blues stuff, which is where my heart is too. I love it all!”

During college Olivia also found plenty of fuel for her songs as well. The ups and downs, growing pains and challenges inspired her songwriting, and the relationships and heartbreak that accompany those transitional years provided her with plenty of good material for her tunes. By the time graduation rolled around, she knew what she had to do.“I had spent two summers interning in Nashville just to see what it was like,” says Olivia, “and I really learned a lot. So when I graduated this May, I packed up my car and drove straight cross-country to Nashville. I figured why not? I’m 21, young, and crazy, and it’s time to live life! So here I am!”

The vibrant, bubbly young blonde with the effervescent personality and free-spirit had little trouble making friends and jumping into the Nashville music scene, and soon she was writing songs with writers around town and honing her own unique sound. She signed with industry veteran Dennis Kurtz from Show-Gun Entertainment earlier this year, and is currently working on her debut EP, due out early next year. She’s even written a song or two for the project with her mom, who gives her some pointers from time to time from her own perspective. Inspired by artists like Patty Loveless and Sara Evans, to a vast landscape of other genres like the Eagles and the Katy Perry, Olivia’s songs, like her high energy tune “Steal Me Away,” are introspective little slices of her life and her big, open heart. They’re often fueled by her tremendous sense of fun and spontaneity, and are perfect examples of why she’s such a welcome fresh face and voice on country’s new landscape.

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