Songwriter Kendell Marvel announced today his new record, Solid Gold Sounds, set for release on Oct. 11.
Due during a month-long run opening for Chris Stapleton, Solid Gold Sounds finds Marvel rekindling his love for artistry and traditional country music. C0-produced by Grammy winners Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) and Dave “Fergie” Ferguson (John Prine, Mac Wiseman, Del McCoury, and more), the new full-length album was an easy-going, collaborative effort for Marvel—who has written songs with and for Gary Allan, Brothers Osborne, Jamey Johnson, Jake Owen, Lee Ann Womack, George Strait, Chris Stapleton and more.
“He’s not craving the stage or craving the spotlight,” says Auerbach, who co-wrote nine of the 10 songs on Solid Gold Sounds. “This record comes from a humble place, which I really love.”
“As a professional songwriter, you have to get on the radio. That’s your job,” Marvel explains. “There came a time when the stuff you had to write to get on the radio, I wasn’t willing to do anymore. I’d done pretty well as a songwriter up until that point, and made a few decisions where I didn’t have to put myself in that position. So I said, ‘I think I’ll make a record.’ They brought the singer back out of me,” he says. “I’ll always be a songwriter, but I want people to see the artistic side of me.”
Solid Gold Sounds Track Listing:
“Hard Time with the Truth”
“Let It Go”
“When It’s Good”
“Blood in the Water”
“I’ve Gotta Get a Message to You”
“If You Know What’s Good”
“Musta Kept It for Himself”
“Roots of My Raisin’”
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