Songwriter Hugh Prestwood To Release First Full-Length Album


Hugh Prestwood, known for penning songs recorded by Judy Collins (“Hard Times For Lovers”) and Trisha Yearwood (“The Song Remembers When”), is set to release his first full-length album, I Used To Be The Real Me (Wildflower/Cleopatra Records), on Nov. 18. Prestwood’s songs have also been recorded by Randy Travis (“Hard Rock Bottom Of Your Heart”), Crystal Gayle (“The Sound Of Your Goodbye”), in addition to Shenandoah and Alison Krauss (“Ghost In This House”).

I Used To Be The Real Me is being released on Collins’ Wildflower Records. Prestwood was discovered by Collins in 1978 when she recorded his “Hard Times For Lovers.” Collins join Prestwood on the new project for “Untie These Lines” and “Charlie.”

“I received Hugh’s CD, listened to it and practically fell over,” Collins said. “It blew me away. All of Hugh’s songs are unusual and tinged with magic, and it was a pleasure singing them with my old friend.”

“Working with Judy on this record is closing a very big circle,” Prestwood said. “I Used To Be The Real Me is my songs recorded from my demos, whittled down from 30 songs I had in my catalog. I’m so pleased to share it.”

Prestwood continues to teach songwriting workshops for the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) in various locations throughout the country.

I Used To Be The Real Me Track Listing:

1. So Sweet Sixteen
2. Charlie (Feat. Judy Collins)
3. Another Way to Feel Alive
4. Reflected Back
5. The Suit
6. September Song
7. Untie These Lines (Feat. Judy Collins)
8. So Are We
9. I Used to Be the Real Me
10. Laura Nadine
11. April Fool
12. Carolina Season
13. The Song Remembers When


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