CJ Solar is gearing up for the release of his first full-length album, The Future’s Neon, on Raining Bacon Records on Aug. 5.
Produced by Solar with Nick Gibbens, the nine-song collection includes the current radio single, “All I Can Think About Lately.” Solar co-wrote all nine tracks with fellow writers including Corey Crowder, Jackson Dean, Bob DiPiero, Michael Hardy, Joey Hyde, Billy Montana, and more.
“After releasing three EPs, I’m so excited for my first full-length album,” Solar shares. “Most of these songs were written during 2020, but a few have been favorites that were on hold in the past and slipped through cracks, so I’m glad to give them a voice. The project feels like a mixture of all of my influences, and I’m really proud of the whole thing!”
As an artist, Solar has released three EPs yielding the top 15 hits “American Girls” and “Airplane,” and the top 10 “Coming My Way.” He has garnered over five million overall streams and received the MusicRow Independent Artist of the Year Award in 2019. He has toured coast-to-coast headlining his own dates and opening for the likes of Lynyrd Skynyrd, 38 Special, Gary Allan, Chris Janson, Hank Jr, Aaron Watson and others.
Solar recently signed an exclusive writing agreement with Edgehill Music Publishing in Nashville. A Belmont University graduate, he has penned No. 1 singles for Morgan Wallen (“Up Down” featuring Florida Georgia Line) and Jameson Rodgers (“Some Girls”). He has won ASCAP Awards for both songs and also co-wrote Jason Aldean’s “I Don’t Drink Anymore,” Justin Moore’s “Between You & Me,” Jerrod Niemann’s “The Regulars” and top 30 “Blue Bandana,” and more.
Solar will perform a special album release concert at Nashville’s 3rd & Lindsley on Aug. 2.
The Future’s Neon Track List:
“A Little Less Mercy” (Jason Lehning, Billy Montana, CJ Solar)
“Drunk Dancing” (Bob DiPiero, Jeff Garrison, CJ Solar)
“More Than She Loves Me” (Kenton Bryant, Bart Butler, CJ Solar)
“Long Nights, Long Legs, Long Necks” (Devin Barker, Frankie Courtney, CJ Solar)
“All I Can Think About Lately” (Aaron Eshius, Joey Hyde, CJ Solar)
“Comin’ Around” (Corey Crowder, Michael Hardy, CJ Solar)
“Jesus & A Woman” (Jackson Dean, Lynn Hutton, CJ Solar)
“The Future’s Neon” (Blake Griffith, Jim McCormick, CJ Solar)
“Hungover Enough” (Lydia Vaughan, CJ Solar)
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