Heidi Newfield’s voice and presence in country music first established her as the center stage rock star of Trick Pony’s emergence in 2001. Armed with a collaborative history of platinum selling albums, Top 20 singles, ACM and AMA awards to her credit, her distinctive voice and high-octane energy launched forward into a much-anticipated solo career. She was soon back with the 2008 release of her debut solo album, What Am I Waiting For, which birthed her memorable, self-penned solo hit single “Johnny & June.” The song achieved RIAA certified gold status and has sold 700,000 copies.
Newfield is now poised with a fresh round of new music as the flagship artist on Sidewalk Records.
Written by hit makers Jeffrey Steele and Jeremy Popoff (lead vocalist for heavy metal band, Lit) and produced by Blake Chancey (The Dixie Chicks, Montgomery Gentry), “Why’d You Have To Be So Good,” unfolds a true story of love found and tragically lost; a theme Newfield feels will move listeners and strike a deeply universal emotional chord, as it did for her upon first hearing. “I was so touched when I recorded this song. It was all I could do to hold back a flood of emotions of most loved ones, including the untimely passing of both my Mother and my Father. I can’t help but think the beautiful message this song conveys is totally relatable to almost everyone out there listening.”
“I’ve always believed that if I just follow my heart and my instinct…I will make records that are interesting, dynamic, real and relatable. People want to FEEL something!” says Newfield. For her, the new single holds deep personal meaning. “Why’d You Have To Be So Good” leaves a strong emotional vibe in the air…just like when I first heard it. The following day, I found it was on hold for Tim and Faith…and later, other great acts…I was heartbroken!! I remember thinking, ‘maybe this song will come back around to me one day and find its way home’…now here we are!”