Last month The Other Nashville Society (TONS), which promotes Nashville’s multi-genre talent, teamed with leading German publisher Budde Music for a week-long virtual songwriting camp.
Over 40 artists, writers, and producers from both scenes took part in the event. From the TONS camp were writers including Jim Jonsin (Beyoncé, Lil Wayne, Eminem), Nick Bailey (Maroon 5, Marshmello, Demi Lovato), Bailey Bryan (300 Entertainment), and Kyle Kelso (Kygo, Galantis, Lane 8). German collaborators included Steven Bashir (Felix Jaehn, Younotus , Lena), Kelvin Jones (Four Music / Sony), Robin Grubert (Nico Santos, Keri Hilson, Adel Tawil), and Conor Byrne (RCA / Sony).
In addition, major label execs from both sides of the Atlantic, including A&R from Epic Records, Warner Records, RCA Records, Capitol Records, Polydor Records, and Island Records, briefed the camp each morning on their artists’ current song needs.
Head of A&R, Prescription Songs Nashville / TONS Co-founder, Katie Fagan, said, “Our mission at TONS is to not only give a platform to our community of creators here in the U.S., but to help spread awareness across the globe that Nashville is a melting pot of successful multi-genre writers, producers and artists. When it came to international markets we wanted to connect with, Germany was at the top of our wishlist. Our friends at the Music Business Association (Music Biz) connected us to Germany’s top music business conference, Reeperbahn Festival. Through that connection, we met Peer Steinwald at Budde in Berlin. Very quickly, we all realized we were aligned on a camp, and within days we were making plans.”
Those plans for an in-person writing camp were altered due to the pandemic, so TONS and Budde shifted to a successful virtual event.
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Billy Strings is sharing twelve days of bluegrass beginning Monday (Dec. 14) as part of his “String The Halls: Home For The Holidays Edition” fundraising series.
Each day through Christmas Day, Strings will post a new performance video on his YouTube page at 11 a.m. ET culminating at 12 p.m. ET on 12/25 when audio for all twelve performances will be available to purchase/download via Nugs.net. There will also be a selection of limited-edition event posters and prints released each day via halfhazardpress.com.
“String The Halls” caps off a year of giving for Strings, who has already raised over $100,000 for charity in 2020 through a variety of live stream and socially distanced concerts. All proceeds raised will benefit several organizations including Musically Fed, Nashville Rescue Mission and Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. Additionally, in support of Strings, Nugs.net has launched a special discounted subscription campaign, which is available now through the end of the year.
Strings has enjoyed plenty of success this year and is nominated for Best Bluegrass Album at the 63rd Grammy Awards for his abum Home. The album reached No. 1 on both Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums chart and Bluegrass Albums chart and led Strings to debut at No. 11 on Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart.
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Paige Altone (Photo: Matthew Berinato), Liz Cost (Photo: Cameron Powell)
Sony Music Nashville has promoted Paige Altone and Liz Cost to Vice President, Marketing, effective immediately. Altone and Cost will report to recently promoted SVP, Marketing, Jennifer Way.
“Liz and Paige are two of the smartest marketing executives I’ve ever had the privilege of working alongside,” said Way. “Their extraordinary leadership and creativity is vital to the ongoing success of Sony Music Nashville and our artists, and I’m so excited to watch them continue to thrive in their roles with these well-earned VP Stripes.”
Sony Music Nashville Chairman and CEO Randy Goodman added, “I’ve looked forward to this day for a long time as it was my dream to be able to promote to the new positions from within SMN. The growth and leadership development of Liz and Paige, particularly in these unprecedented times, has been extraordinary and gratifying for me to see. Our future is in good hands.”
The newly announced Marketing Vice Presidents will oversee the strategy, development, and execution of targeted marketing campaigns and consumption growth for the Sony Music Nashville roster of artists.
Altone joined SMN as Manager of Marketing in 2016, and most recently was promoted to Senior Director of Marketing in 2019. Altone started her music business career in the promotions department of Atlanta’s WKHX. In 2011, she was hired by Zac Brown’s Southern Ground Artists and worked with the Zac Brown Band, Blackberry Smoke and The Wood Brothers. While still with Southern Ground Artists, she moved to Nashville. In 2014, she joined AEG Presents, handling tour marketing for Kacey Musgraves, Mumford & Sons and Imagine Dragons, among other acts. Reach Altone at [email protected].
Cost joined the SMN marketing team in January 2017 as Manager of Marketing. Cost started her music business career at the Ryman Auditorium working as a backstage hospitality coordinator and was later hired by Bigger Picture where she worked in artist management and rose to a Director of Marketing. She joined DigSin/Digmark as a project manager executing digital strategy for artists and brands, and became a Director of Strategic Branding and Event Management at SESAC. At SMN, she was upped to Associate Director, Marketing in August 2018 and Senior Director, Marketing in June 2019. Cost is a graduate of William Smith College. Cost can be contacted at [email protected].
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The Nashville Unlimited Christmas Show to benefit Room in the Inn is back for the 21st consecutive year, but with a few changes due to the pandemic. The concert was filmed and recorded Dec. 10 with no live audience and will be broadcast on YouTube on Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. CT.
The show is produced and hosted by Dave Pomeroy, with singer/songwriter Don Henry as co-host, and this year’s musical guests include John Oates, Kathy Mattea, Charlie McCoy, The McCrary Sisters, Don Schlitz, Jeff Coffin, BandoMandos, Tuba Christmas, and more.
The event has been raising money for the great work of Room in the Inn at Christ Church Cathedral since 2000 and over the past 25 years has raised more than $460,000 for the organization.
“We are looking forward to this annual event more than ever,” said show creator Pomeroy. “We are very grateful to Christ Church Cathedral for this ongoing opportunity to help our community through music, and Room in the Inn for the amazing work they do to help those less fortunate than ourselves. That’s the Christmas Spirit and the Nashville Way!”
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Country music pioneer, Charley Pridepassed away Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, as a result of complications from COVID-19. He was 86.
Pride was a Country Music Hall of Fame member, a Grand Ole Opry member, and bonafide hitmaker. Between his chart debut in 1966, and 1989, Pride had 29 No. 1 country hits and over 50 Top 10 tracks, including enduring classics like “Is Anybody Goin’ to San Antone” (1970), “Kiss an Angel Good Mornin’” (1971), and “All I Have to Offer You (Is Me)” (1969).
In 1971, he was named CMA Entertainer of the Year, as well as Male Vocalist of the Year in both 1971 and 1972. Pride was also the first Black man to co-host The CMA Awards, taking the reins in 1975 alongside Glen Campbell. He also was awarded the ACM Pioneer Award in 1994. Pride holds three Grammy Awards and was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by The Recording Academy in 2017. Pride was honored most recently at the CMA Awards in Nov. with the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award.
Following news of Pride’s death, tributes poured in from many artists, including Jimmie Allen, Dolly Parton, Tim McGraw, Darius Rucker, Loretta Lynn, George Strait, Luke Combs, and more.
I’m so heartbroken that one of my dearest and oldest friends, Charley Pride, has passed away. It’s even worse to know that he passed away from COVID-19. What a horrible, horrible virus. Charley, we will always love you. (1/2)
Charley was a part of my career from the earliest days when I was hanging out with Byron Gallimore at Pride Music Group. Charley was just the nicest man, generous of heart and spirit. So kind. Musically he will always be a legend and one of the country greats. pic.twitter.com/a4sJIbCpmp
My heart is so heavy. Charley Pride was an icon a legend and any other word u wanna use for his greatness. He destroyed Barriers and did things that no one had ever done. But today I’m thinking of my friend. Heaven just got one of the finest people I know. I miss and love u CP!
So sad to hear about the loss of my old friend Charley Pride today. He was an amazing entertainer and could sing a country song like no other. I had the privilege of getting to work with him early in my career and he couldn’t have been nicer and more welcoming to a new guy. pic.twitter.com/xiLLmqflQ9
I had the pleasure of meeting Charley Pride when I was playing the @opry. I was in awe of his presence and his talent. So saddened by the news of his passing. He was a true legend and trailblazer. His impact on our genre and generations of artists will never be forgotten. Rip
“Like the rest of the world, I am shocked and saddened to learn about the death of Charley Pride. He and I went back to the early days of his career in 1966 when he made his first nationwide appearance as a guest on my syndicated television show. In later years, we toured together, shared music and argued baseball endlessly. I saw firsthand some of his early struggles as the first Black performer in country music. My admiration for the way he handled himself during those years knows no bounds. I’ve lost a hero and a friend.” – Bill Anderson
“My friendship with Charley goes back to his very first tour with Willie Nelson that I was privileged to be a part of also. As big as his voice was, his personality was even bigger… and his heart was even bigger than that. He loved jokes, loved stories, loved to laugh…. and loved us. I will miss all of this. He’s leaving us some wonderful memories. My heart goes out to Rozene’, his family, his Opry family and his many friends and fans.” – Jeannie Seely
“I loved Charley Pride and will miss his happy spirit. His voice was so unique, his records were so well done, he was a great entertainer, and he opened up a whole new market for country music. No wonder he is in the Hall of Fame.” – Ricky Skaggs
“Charley Pride, a pioneer, a music man, a baseball player, a good friend and the love of Rozene’s life, has passed on. Without his encouragement when I was playing the Whiskey a Go-Go on the Sunset Strip in the ‘70s, I might have never made it to Nashville—and to hear this news tears out a piece of my heart. That he died of COVID makes me even sadder. These are such sad days with too much loss. Please, to everyone who’s ever loved ‘Kiss An Angel Good Morning,’ ‘Mountain of Love’ or ‘Is Anybody Goin’ To San Antone,’ wear a mask, wash your hands and be wise about gathering. We’ve lost too many, and I just want us all to be here to love each other and the music the way Charley always did for years to come.” – Ronnie Milsap
“Charley has been a longtime friend and over the years I have always enjoyed laughing and exchanging jokes with him. We will miss you.” – Jeff Cook of ALABAMA
“Charley’s smile always lit up the room. His historic Hall of Fame career lit up an industry. Tonight I’m sure he’s still lightening them up… just a little higher up.” – Teddy Gentry of ALABAMA
“He and Rozene are true friends of mine and Kelly’s. Our thoughts and prayers are with Rozene and his family. Heaven awaits my friend, Charley.” – Randy Owen of ALABAMA
“Charley Pride was a longtime friend and great entertainer. I’ll miss him always calling me Ray Ragsdale and reminding me that I’m an Aquarius. RIP Charley, my friend.” – Ray Stevens
“Charley Pride was a trail blazer whose remarkable voice & generous spirit broke down barriers in country music just as his hero Jackie Robinson had in baseball. His last performance was his hit, ‘Kiss an Angel Good Mornin.’ Now he is one.” – Ken Burns
“Charley Pride was a global icon in music, baseball and business. He broke barriers, unprecedented at the time, and made us all realize that we have more in common than our differences. Charley was a great American and a good Christian. Perhaps one of his greatest accomplishments is his more than 60-year marriage to his lovely, devoted partner in life, his wife Rozene. As one of the producers of The Charley Pride Story, I’ll make sure his story is not unsung to the younger generation. While Charley has left this Earth, he is now singing in the Heavenly choir.” – Dennis Quaid, co-producer of The Charley Pride Story
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Patrick Mayberry has signed with Centricity Music and released new single, “Breakthrough Miracle Power,” to radio and digitally on Friday (12/11).
Signed to the publishing wing of the company, Centricity Publishing, in 2018, Mayberry has had cuts by North Point Worship, David Leonard, Mack Brock, Chris Renzema, David Dunn, Jonny Diaz, Joel Vaughn and others, and his songs have also garnered major sync placements with T-Mobile, NBA, NBC TODAY and more.
“Patrick has a unique ability to express his heart through his songs in such a powerful way,” says James Duke, Centricity Music Director of A&R. “His music is full of hope and passion, and I’m thrilled that Centricity Music has the privilege of sharing these songs with the world.”
Mayberry says of “Breakthrough Miracle Power”: “It started on my own, and it was super personal. It’s essentially a desperate song of when your back’s against the wall and there’s no way out, and ultimately, you’re just desperate for the Lord to show up.
“I feel like I’m getting to put the flag in the moon, because to me, it’s not just this song; it’s the last 10 years of traveling back and forth to Franklin, TN from Chicago, staying up way too late working on demos, and being a grumpy dad in the morning. There’s been a lot of sweat equity, and this song is kind of the Ebenezer that marks the start of something really beautiful that’s come from all of that.”
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Country Radio Broadcasters (CRB) has announced the lineup for the CRS 2021 New Faces of Country Music Show, to be held Feb. 19 during CRS 2021: The Virtual Experience.
The show lineup includes Tenille Arts (19th & Grand), Travis Denning (Mercury), HARDY (Big Loud), Ashley McBryde (Warner/WMN),and Matt Stell (Records/Arista).
Formed in 1970, the annual New Faces of Country Music Show is one of the most anticipated events at Country Radio Seminar, and has played a pivotal role in the careers of almost every major country star. The show is co-sponsored by the Academy of Country Music and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
CRS 2021: The Virtual Experience will take place Feb. 16-19. Registration is$199 per person and New Faces of Country Music Show tickets are included. Standalone tickets to the CRS 2021 New Faces of Country Music Show are also being made available for $49 per ticket. Individual tickets may be purchased by contacting [email protected].
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One of the greatest country stars of all time has fallen victim to the COVID 19 pandemic.
Country Music Hall of Fame member Charley Pride, 86, died in Dallas on Saturday (Dec. 12) as a result of complications from the disease. The Grand Ole Opry star was honored last month in Nashville with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the CMA.
During his six-decade career, Pride placed 67 titles on the country charts, including 52 top-10 hits and 29 No. 1 Billboard successes. His standards include “Kiss an Angel Good Morning,” “All I Have to Offer You Is Me,” “Is Anybody Goin’ to San Antone,” “Mountain of Love” and “We Could.” He holds 12 Gold Record awards.
He will forever be remembered as country’s first Black superstar, dubbed “the Jackie Robinson of country music.” As a former baseball player, himself, he was honored by the comparison with the man who broke the color barrier in major-league baseball.
Born Charley Frank Pride on March 18, 1934, he was the fourth of 11 children raised by sharecroppers near Sledge, Mississippi. Pride said that the lyrics of his 1974 hit “Mississippi Cotton Pickin’ Delta Town” closely reflected his upbringing. The song was written by Sledge native Harold Dorman, who also penned Pride’s 1982 smash “Mountain of Love.”
Charley Pride’s father was a devoted listener of the Grand Ole Opry. Inspired by the country music he heard on the broadcasts, the youngster taught himself to play guitar at age 14.
But sports were his main focus. Pride left Sledge at age 16 to pitch and play outfield in what was then called the American Negro League. One of teams he played for was the Memphis Red Sox.
While in Memphis, he met cosmetologist Rozene Cohran. They married in 1956 while he was serving in the Army. She became his business manager, as well as his wife.
In 1960, they moved to Helena, Montana, where Pride worked in a smelting plant near the iron mines. He also began singing locally. Backstage at a Red Foley concert in Helena, he played some songs for the country legend. Both Foley and his concert co-star Red Sovine urged Charley Pride to go to Nashville and audition at Cedarwood Music.
Instead, he decided to give baseball one last shot. He travelled to Clearwater, Florida in 1963 to try out at the New York Mets summer training camp. Mets manager Casey Stengel turned him away.
En route back north, Pride stopped in Nashville. Cedarwood’s owner was country star Webb Pierce. After hearing Pride sing, Pierce directed him to manager Jack Johnson.
Johnson funded a recording session that included Pride singing “Snakes Crawl at Night,” penned by Cedarwood songwriter and future singing star Mel Tillis. Johnson played the tapes for maverick producer Jack Clement, who agreed to work with the aspiring singer.
Clement recorded Pride and took the result to Chet Atkins at RCA Records in 1965. Atkins always believed he would be forever remembered as the man who signed Charley Pride to a recording contract.
Pride broke through on the country charts with the Jack Clement compositions “Just Between You and Me” (1966) and “I Know One” (1967).
Opry star Bill Anderson gave the newcomer his first television exposure by inviting Pride to be a guest on his nationally syndicated TV show. On Jan. 1, 1967, Charley Pride made his debut on the Opry, introduced by Ernest Tubb. He was invited to join the show’s cast in 1968, but had to decline because he was suddenly too busy to become a show regular.
The Hank Williams classic “Kaw-Liga” became a substantial hit in 1969 and was followed by Pride’s first No. 1 single, “All I Have to Offer You Is Me.” This was the first of six consecutive chart toppers, including 1970’s “Is Anybody Goin’ to San Antone.”
His 1971 performance of “Did You Think to Pray,” co-written with Johnson, won Pride a gospel Grammy Award. That same year’s “Kiss an Angel Good Morning” took home the Grammy for Country Song of the Year for its writer, Ben Peters.
Charley Pride was named the CMA’s Entertainer of the Year in 1971 and its Male Vocalist of the Year in both 1971 and 1972.
Presenters Minnie Pearl, center, and Kitty Wells looks on as Charley Pride draws some laughs as he accepts one of his two trophies when he won for both Entertainer and Male Vocalist of the year at “The 5th Annual CMA Awards” on Oct. 10, 1971, at the Grand Ole Opry House, live telecast on the CBS Television Network. Photo: courtesy CMA
In 1972, Pride sang “All His Children” as the theme song for the Paul Newman movie Sometimes a Great Notion. It was nominated for an Oscar, and Pride sang it on the Academy Awards international telecast. In 1973, his album Charley Pride Sings Heart Songs won a Grammy Award.
In 1975, he became the first Black artist to co-host the CMA Awards, appearing alongside Glen Campbell.
By the mid 1970s, Charley Pride was outselling the other artists on RCA, at times even outpacing Elvis Presley. His string of smash hits continued with such classics as “Amazing Love” (1973), “We Could” (1974), “Hope You’re Feelin’ Me (Like I’m Feelin’ You)” (1975), “My Eyes Can Only See as Far as You” (1976), “She’s Just an Old Love Turned Memory” (1977), “Someone Loves You Honey” (1978) and “Where Do I Put Her Memory” (1979).
As a Nashville businessman, he formed the Music Row song publishing company Pi-Gem Music with producer Tom Collins. This gave him ready access to such top-tier songwriters as John Schweers (“Don’t Fight the Feelings of Love,” etc.) and Kye Fleming & Dennis Morgan (“MIssin’ You,” etc.). The latter team’s 1981 Pride hit “Roll On, Mississippi” later became a state song.
The Prides made their home in Dallas. There, he formed the management and booking company Chardon. This firm helped launch the careers of Dave & Sugar, Janie Fricke and Neal McCoy, among others. Pride was also heavily invested in Dallas real estate and banking.
His 1978 hit “Burgers and Fries” (again penned by Ben Peters) earned Pride another Grammy nomination. In 1980, he issued There’s a Little Bit of Hank in Me, a tribute album to his idol, Hank Williams. It spawned back-to-back chart toppers with his revivals of “Honky Tonk Blues” and “You Win Again.” He also revived the Johnny Rivers hit “Mountain of Love” (1982), the George Jones classic “Why Baby Why” (1982) and the Webb Pierce standard “More and More” (1983).
Other disc successes of the 1980s included “I Don’t Think She’s in Love Anymore” (1982), “You’re So Good When You’re Bad” (1982) and “Night Games” (1983). His last top-10 hit was 1988’s “Shouldn’t It Be Easier Than This.”
But he was far from idle in the 1990s. He finally took the Opry up on its open-ended invitation to join the cast by becoming a member in 1993. The following year, he opened his 2,200-seat theater in Branson, Missouri and published his acclaimed autobiography, Pride. Admirers Travis Tritt, Joe Diffie, Hal Ketchum and Marty Stuart joined him on a 1994 CD.
In 1996, he performed for the Clintons in the White House, accepted the Trumpet Award from Turner Broadcasting in Atlanta and scored a No. 1 hit album in Australia. He holds attendance records at a number of Canadian venues and has also appeared in Japan, Guam, New Zealand, Britain, Scandinavia, Germany, Fiji and a number of other countries.
By 2000, his record sales exceeded 35 million. That was the year he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
(L-R): Bill Anderson, Charley Pride, Randy Owen and Jimmy Fortune attend the 2019 Country Music Hall of Fame Medallion Ceremony at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on October 20, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Neal McCoy has always cited the superstar as a mentor. In 2013, he issued the tribute album Pride. Other stars who received career boosts from the legend include Ronnie Milsap, Trini Triggs, Exile, Janie Fricke, Brad Paisley and Steve Wariner.
Some of them have recorded with Pride, as have such country greats as The Oak Ridge Boys, Tanya Tucker, Garth Brooks and Dolly Parton.
In 2016, Pride was one of the artists featured in the No. 1 country single and video “Forever Country.” The event, which celebrated the 50th anniversary of the CMA won the Video of the Year award and became a Gold Record.
Charley Pride was given a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award by the Recording Academy in 2017. The Nashville Association of Talent Directors banquet also saluted him that year, with Bobby Bare presenting the NATD’s Career Achievement honor.
Last year, Pride was honored with the PBS American Masters bio-documentary, Charley Pride: I’m Just Me, narrated by Tanya Tucker. The CMA’s Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to him by current Black country hit maker Jimmie Allen during the 2020 CMA telecast on Nov. 11.
Jimmie Allen is part of a brigade of contemporary Black country artists who owe their careers to Pride’s breakthrough. Others who have come through the door he opened include Kane Brown, Mickey Guyton, Chapel Hart, Rissi Palmer, Darius Rucker, Reyna Roberts, Willie Jones, Shy Carter, Blanco Brown and Tony Jackson.
Charley Pride came on the country scene during the height of the Civil Rights struggle. He faced prejudice, insults, discrimination and racial barriers with grace, humor, perseverance and dignity. His character exhibited the same warmth and class as his singing voice.
He is survived by his wife Rozene and by children Kraig, Dion and Angela, as well as by siblings Harmon, Stephen, Catherine and Maxine, plus five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements have not been announced.
Pride’s family and close friends will hold a private wake and memorial in Dallas this week, with future plans for a public celebration of life memorial ceremony to be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to The Pride Scholarship at Jesuit Preparatory School, Saint Philips School & Community Center and/or The Food Bank.
Charley Pride and Brad Paisley perform “Kiss An Angel Good Morning” in the opening medley at “The 50th Annual CMA Awards,” live Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville and broadcast on the ABC Television Network. Photo: courtesy CMA
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Today (Dec. 11), Randall King has released his major-label debut EP Leanna via Warner Music Nashville. Named after his late sister who passed earlier this year, the EP reflects on King’s personal struggles of early life between depression and OCD, as well as the obstacles he faced after the unexpected loss of his sister.
“I’m beyond grateful to release my new EP named after my sister, Leanna, and to have a team and a label that allows me to be myself and support me as I honor her with these four new songs,” said King. “These songs showcase a deeper side of my life, myself, and my relationship with my sister. From overcoming the struggles of depression, anxiety, and OCD in high school, to friends/family I’ve seen struggle with separation of their children, to watching love ones grow old and the reality of the weight of time, to singing my sister home to Jesus.”
Leanna marks his first collection release since signing with Warner Music Nashville in 2018, following tracks “Burn It At Both Ends,” “Hey Cowgirl,” “White Christmas Makes Me Blue” “She Gone” and most recently “Run Run Rudolph,” which have all contributed to his 40 million career streams. To coincide with the EP, King has released the stunning music video for the track “Around Forever.”
Written about “loved ones and making sure you take the time to see them before they’re gone,” King stated: “I didn’t realize at the time that meant my sister. It was a heavy reality when I went back and played this song for the first time shortly after her passing. She was everything to me, and I know I’ll never be the same without her. So heed the song’s warning, and make sure you take that time.”
Leanna EP Track Listing:
1. Takin’ It As It Comes
2. Hey Moon
3. Around Forever
4. I’ll Fly Away
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David Nail has released his latest EP, Bootheel 2020, today (Dec. 11).
The stripped down new project is a bit of a family affair, as his son, Lawson, can be heard on the prelude and interlude, and the EP is titled after the region of Missouri that Nail grew up in.
“These songs were in essence demos. And due to everything 2020 brought, it sort of became impossible to really make them much more than this. That said, I think everything happens for a reason, and I definitely think these songs were meant to sound this real, this raw, this imperfect,” says Nail.
Nail wrote all three songs himself and produced Bootheel 2020 with the help of Reed Pittman.
Bootheel 2020 Track Listing:
1. Prelude feat. Lawson Nail
2. Roach Motel
3. Nobody Knows
4. Interlude feat. Lawson Nail
5. Back Home
6. Back Home (Piano Version)
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