Songwriter/producer/Creative Nation co-founder Luke Laird found a fun way to pass the time during quarantine by making a new album with his wife Beth (co-founder and CEO of Creative Nation) and two sons Jake and Mack, known as the family band The Cool Chips.
The new project is a pop, country and hip-hop infused album, written and recorded at home during the COVID-19 quarantine. Laird found inspiration for the new collection of songs spending time with his kids, doing what they enjoy as a family and reflecting on his own childhood. He leaned into his love of country and ’90s hip hop, and wrote songs about life at home and the day-to-day of parenting. From playing basketball in the driveway and taking nature walks outside to getting the kids to brush their teeth, it’s a window into their personal family life.
The fresh, relatable and playful collection features six tracks including “Rocks, Worms, Dirt,” “Shootin’ Hoops,” “I Don’t Wanna Brush My Teeth,” and a beatbox-backed performance of the classic “You are My Sunshine,” which is four-year old Mack’s favorite bedtime song. The album is being released on CN Records, the record division of Creative Nation, and is available now.
The Cool Chips Track List:
1. Rocks, Worms, Dirt (Laird)
2. Shootin’ Hoops (Laird)
3. I Don’t Wanna Brush My Teeth (Laird)
4. Don’t Be Mean, Be Nice (Laird)
5. Night, Night (Laird)
6. You are My Sunshine (Davis)