“This record came from such a beautiful place of reverence and respect,” Gill told Radio.com about “Bakersfield,” which was just issued in a deluxe version. “The fact that Merle [Haggard] wrote the liner notes and got to hear it, that to me was reason enough for making it.”
Cyrus had written the heartfelt song “Hope Is Just Ahead” 15 years ago. But when legendary vocalist Dionne Warwick joined him for a recent recording of the song, as Cyrus explained, she took it to “a whole new place.”
The hard-working Texas group has been gaining a new level of career visibility in recent years, thanks to hit songs “Even If It Breaks Your Heart,” “Crazy Girl” and most recently “Drunk Last Night.” Now they are set to reach even higher with new album “10,000 Towns.”
For his third studio album, the “Whatever She’s Got” singer told Radio.com that he “really wanted to try some new things. Not intentionally go in a different direction, but explore some new territory.”
“Every album I make I try to make a snapshot of where I am at that point in my life,” Bentley told Radio.com. “I’ve found the more personal that I write, the more universal the song tends to be.”
The song, Nail recalled, was “Memphis,” and he was driving through that very city at the time. “I had three or four family members that live in the Memphis area call me immediately.”
This one picks up where his previous music video “Give Me Back My Hometown” left off, and includes some of the same cast of characters. “I love a good mystery,” Church told Radio.com.
“It’s always been important to me, when you have success, that you’re not just taking the safe path,” Church told Radio.com. “That you’re continuing to be artistic and creative and mining new ground.”
“Do you get a lot of backlash from the conservatives in the country community?” King asks. “I think I have a very diverse group of fans,” McBride replies.
“I didn’t want to do a solo project out of a dislike for Sugarland. I love that music. And yet there’s something else that I think I need to prove to myself and share something different with my fans, too.”