Friday, October 16, 2020

WARD DAVIS TO RELEASE NEW FULL LENGTH ALBUM “BLACK CATS AND CROWS” ON NOVEMBER 20


Kicking off with a blaze of harmonized electric guitars sounding like when the Allman’s Elizabeth Reed checked into the Eagles’ Hotel California, Ward Davis’s new album Black Cats and Crows doesn’t waste a second on formalities. Out November 20th on Thirty Tigers, Black Cats and Crows is triumph on all fronts. A muscly country-rock record filled with murderous story songs, heartbreaking vulnerability, and that unmistakable voice—Davis’s weathered croon, barrel-aged then left out in the sun—are all brought to life through Davis’s and producer Jim “Moose” Brown’s care for their craft and disdain for sterility. 

Yesterday, Rolling Stone premiered “Black Cats and Crows,” the album’s title track and first single calling it, “an ominous piano ballad in which Davis questions why the deck is stacked against him." Fans can listen to “Black Cats and Crows” now and pre-order Black Cats and Crows here.

Without listening to a note of Black Cats and Crows, the company kept in the liner notes alone—co-writers Cody Jinks, Kendell Marvel, and Shawn Camp—will tip off any discerning music fan on how respected Davis is as a songwriter. Of course, his own songwriting history precedes him too, having written tunes for the likes of Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, and Trace Adkins. “This is my coping mechanism. I know music is a coping mechanism for a lot of people,” Davis says. “It’s important that it’s crafted well, but it’s also important that it’s honest so that people can relate to it and get something out of it.” But it’s not just songwriters that have taken notice. Among the world class musicians who took part in the recording of Black Cats and Crows, a name not too often thrown around in the world of country music appears; 

Anthrax’s Scott Ian, who guested on the ominous murder ballad, “Sounds of Chains.”
 
In addition to the guitar-driven tunes, several songs on Black Cats and Crows also remedy the often-overlooked role of piano in outlaw music. A fine pianist who shrugs off any praise of his own playing, Davis looks up to the slip-note stylings of master Floyd Cramer. “He would do these little flickers with the keys that aren’t complicated but really create a sound,” Davis says. “I mimic him a lot.” Kicking off with piano and fiddle, “Threads” lays a weary heart bare, while the beautifully written “Good to Say Goodbye” traces the push and pull that ensues when it’s time to go. “Good and Drunk” is a lesson in songwriting, heartbreaking and real. “That was a hard one to write,” Davis says. “It was a bad day. I came home from a tour with Sunny Sweeney, and my ex-wife had packed up everything and put the boxes in the garage. I was sitting there alone, hungover, wanting a whiskey drink, and I realized I didn’t know where the whiskey was. But I had my legal pad out. So, I started writing this song.” 
 
Davis mines his own worries and pain for a song without ever forgetting the other person who will eventually listen to it. “I want people to know these songs mean something to me,” he says. “I hope they mean something to them. Maybe they’ll hear something that’ll make them feel better.”

Black Cats and Crows Track Listing:

Ain’t Gonna Be Today
Black Cats and Crows
Threads
Sounds of Chains
Get To Work Whiskey
Colorado
Book Of Matches
Heaven Had A Hand
Where I Learned To Live
Papa And Mama
Lay Down On Love
Nobody
Good To Say Goodbye
Good And Drunk

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

LOCASH TEAMS UP WITH GRONKOWSKI BROTHERS FOR “CLOUD OF DUST”

CMT Music Award-Nominated Duo Follows Up No. 1 Hit with “Beers to Catch Up On.”


Chart-topping Country duo, LOCASH  today announces the availability of “Cloud of Dust (feat. The Gronkowski Brothers).” Striking up a friendship while quarantined, LOCASH and the football-loving Gronkowski brothers wrote the song while hanging out at Chris Lucas’ (of LOCASH) house. In conjunction with the song's release, The Gronks shared a video on their YouTube Channel last night which shows how the song was written and gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the recording of the song.. The track itself is now available everywhere digitally HERE.

 

 Kicking off with a banjo and a "chug!" chant, the song launches into a head banger complete with 80s electric guitar. The song offers a big more edge than we're used to from LOCASH, who are experts at crafting party anthems, with this one taking the good times to a whole new level. Infusing landmarks from the town where Chris, Dan, Glenn, Gordie and Rob Gronkowski grew up, the song reflects the fun-loving brothers affinity for a good time and reputation for partying hard.

“I’m not sure there is a group of brothers that know how to throw down more than The Gronk Brothers—they were the perfect pick to help us finish this song,” said Preston Brust (of LOCASH). “Not only did they add their infectiously, energetic golden Gronk touch to the lyrics but they also rocked some vocals on the track and made the song feel and sound like a big anthem!”

“We’ve been getting to know Rob outside of the spotlight and the touchdowns and he is an awesome guy—meeting his brothers and getting to work with them was such a fun, creative experience,” said Chris Lucas (of LOCASH). “It was also such a natural fit to collaborate with them, because our last album is called Brothers and it’s all about coming together and that brotherly bond.”

Hot off their No. 1 smash “One Big Country Song," which earned the pair a nomination for CMT Music Awards “Duo Video of the Year,” LOCASH appeared on the Coffee, Country & Cody show yesterday morning to talk about their latest single “Beers to Catch Up On” as well as their WSM at 95 special, taking place tonight, October 14 on WSM radio at 5pm CT.

“Cloud of Dust” was written by: Preston Brust, Chris Lucas, Dallas Davidson, Blake Bollinger and The Gronkowski Brothers. 

For more information about LOCASH, visit: http://www.locashmusic.com

EASTON CORBIN RELEASES NEW VIDEO AND ANNOUNCES NEW EP

Corbin Announces New Didn’t Miss A Beat EP Available On 11/13 


Photo credit: Thomas Crabtree

Easton Corbin has released the official music video for his latest single “Didn’t Miss A Beat” today following an exclusive premiere with People Magazine yesterday (10/13), who mused the visual is helping “fans to get right back on track and right where plans left off, especially during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.” Produced by Troy Jackson and directed by Dolytn Snedden, the video follows the release of the single in August, which Corbin performed on NBC’s TODAY Show last month. 


In addition to premiering the video, People also announced that Corbin will be releasing his Didn’t Miss A Beat EP on November 13. You can pre-save the EP here

"I know I can't wait to get back on the stage, so for me, this song is representative of how I'll feel that first night back performing. Like I 'didn't miss a beat,’” Corbin tells People. "We shot the video at my buddy's farm, so filming it felt like I was at home. It was really comfortable for me."  

Corbin released his previous single “Turn Up” earlier this summer, as well as his second collaboration with global EDM star Lost Frequencies, “One More Night,” which has already seen over three million Spotify streams. 

To learn more about Easton Corbin, visit eastoncorbin.com and follow him on social media.
 
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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

ASPIRING COUNTRY TRIO, LOCKELAND AND AWARD WINNING ARTIST, TIM RUSHLOW,  RELEASE MASH-UP OF HIT SONGS

Aspiring Country trio, Lockeland and award winning Country artist, Tim Rushlow, best known for his high energy performances and his ability to captivate every audience have collaborated on a three song mash-up of “Amy’s Back In Austin,” “What Might Have Been” and “God Bless Texas,” previous hit songs by the country music supergroup, Little Texas, of which Rushlow was lead singer of in the 90’s. The energetic and fun nature of both Lockeland and Rushlow is captured in the footage which was filmed and edited by Kevin Deems, tracked at Blue Grotto Sound, and filmed at 2Twenty2 Studio. 


“We are very excited to share this video, with not only our wonderful fans, but everyone who loves the great era of 90s country music. Working with Tim Rushlow was such an honor for us,” exclaimed Lockeland. “We are very grateful to have had the opportunity to work with someone who influenced us so greatly growing up. Not to mention, we all shared many laughs during the whole process!”

“Having an up and coming band like Lockeland want to perform the music I made with the guys in Little Texas is a real honor,” exclaimed Tim Rushlow. “They are great guys and sound stellar. I really think they’re headed places and I’m honored I got to be a part of their story. Go get em’ boys!”

The idea for the mash-up was cultivated by the love of the 90’s era music and admiration of the easy recognized songs still very popular today. A great song ignites emotion and these songs for various reasons resonated with many listeners.

Stay current with everything Lockeland on their website as well  as follow and connect on social media platforms.

Lockeland music is available for streaming and download on all digital platforms.

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Friday, October 9, 2020

DREW PARKER ANNOUNCED AS SIRIUSXM HIGHWAY FIND


This week on The Storme Warren Show, SiriusXM The Highway (ch. 56) announced Drew Parker as their newest 'Highway Find.' The Highway has been an avid supporter of Parker’s most recent single, “While You’re Gone” - adding it On The Horizon in September to great feedback from country fans across North America. On October 21, Parker will release an EP, fittingly titled While You’re Gone and featuring the hit-in-the-making single along with new music. "While You're Gone" can be listened to here.

“I moved to Nashville dreaming and praying for opportunities like this. Thanks to SiriusXM for believing in me as an artist and for believing in this song. I am honored to be a Highway Find alongside so many of my biggest influences before me. It’s been amazing to get feedback from country fans responding so well to this song, I can’t wait to see what the future holds,” says Parker.

Drew Parker has had a year to remember. The same week his baby girl was born, he had his first No. 1 as a writer with Jake Owen’s “Homemade'', which was recently awarded NSAI’s 10 Songs I Wish I’d Written. Having co-written multiple Luke Combs songs including, “1, 2 Many ft. Brooks and Dunn,” “Lonely One” and “Nothing Like You,” Parker is set to open for Combs on his “What You See Is What You Get” tour in 2021.

The ‘Highway Finds’ spotlight on SiriusXM’s The Highway channel is part of the company’s ongoing commitment to discovering, introducing and breaking new artists. Over the past decade, The Highway has helped to launch acts such as Florida Georgia Line, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Combs, Maren Morris, Old Dominion, Sam Hunt and many others, as a part of the channel’s ‘Highway Finds’ feature.  Other past ‘Highway Finds’ artists include Ashley McBryde, Carly Pearce, Chase Rice, Cole Swindell, Dan + Shay, Maddie and Tae, Maren Morris, and more.

For more information visit drewparkermusic.com