Country Outfitter Knows Music
Country Outfitter Knows Music
“Chris Young has accomplished more by 28 than some artists do in a lifetime. Already a Grammy nominated recording artist, he’s also a dynamic live performer consistently in demand, an international ambassador for his genre, a talented songwriter with five Number Ones to his name – by the way, he wrote four of them – and a handsome charmer to boot. Now, on the cusp of his fourth album, A.M., (out September 17 on RCA Nashville), the man known for his classic baritone and melt-your-heart ballads has suddenly revealed himself to be king of the good time, too, with lead single “Aw Naw” electrifying crowds and storming up the charts.”
Sara Evans has enjoyed a prolific recording career with nearly 6 million records sold and five #1 Country singles, including “Suds In The Bucket,” “A Real Fine Place To Start,” and “A Little Bit Stronger,” which spent two weeks at #1 and was certified Platinum by the R.I.A.A. Evans has garnered numerous accolades over the course of her stellar career, including the Academy of Country Music’s Top Female Vocalist honor and the Country Music Association’s Video of the Year for her chart-topping single, “Born to Fly.” Named to People Magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People,” Sara’s career also includes the Platinum-selling studio albums Real Fine Place and Restless, as well as the Gold-certified No Place That Far, and double-Platinum selling Born To Fly.
Tyler Farr is climbing the charts with his hot new Columbia Nashville single, “Redneck Crazy.” Tyler’s video for “Redneck Crazy” sports an array of special guests, including Tyler’s buddies Lee Brice, Colt Ford, and Duck Dynasty’s Willie Robertson.
Even before its official debut on country radio, “Redneck Crazy” had already earned acclaim, with MusicRow’s Robert K. Oermann declaring, “Tyler Farr grabbed ahold of my ears and didn’t let go for a second… It’s a gripping little record,” while All Access cheers, “Farr romps through ‘Redneck Crazy’ with passion and soul, clearly swinging for the fences–and he connects. Simply put, this feels like a smash.”
Nothing can make you feel more alive than a fun Friday night, and it’s that sense of revelry that percolates throughout Eric Paslay’s break out hit “Friday Night.” A different kind of love song with an infectious melody and ear-grabbing lyric, the tune is propelling the lanky Texan up the chart and cementing his status as one of the format’s most potent new performers.
“A lot of times people talk about the party and what it looks like, but they don’t ever say, ‘I want to be your party,’” Paslay says of the song’s hook-laden lyric. “That’s what ‘Friday Night’ is all about. You want to be someone’s Friday night. You don’t want to just go do that thing you do all the time. You want to be the party for them. That’s a fun way of looking at it.”
Their hit debut single is “American Beautiful,” and for family trio The Henningsens, it may be an American spirit story wrapped up in a love song, but in lyrics like “we’re a little unusual, we are American beautiful,” there’s a window into the unlikely story of a group whose musical journey has been anything but typical.
To introduce the group, they are Brian Henningsen (bass, guitar, vocals) – family patriarch and father of 10 including eldest son Aaron (guitar, vocals) and daughter Clara (lead vocals, guitar).
On their Arista Nashville debut, helmed by four-time GRAMMY®-winning producer Paul Worley (Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride), The Henningsens showcase a sound that is fresh, vibrant, and uniquely their own, with Clara’s expressive and inviting vocals center stage, together with gorgeous family harmonies and vivid storytelling, offering lyrics that paint sometimes traditional themes in non-traditional ways.
“Feels Like Home may be the most focused album I’ve ever made,” Sheryl Crow says of her debut album for Warner Nashville, the label based in Music City where Crow chose to settle and raise her children years ago. “All of my albums have had a few different styles going on in them, and this album definitely has a few different takes on what country music means to me, but not calculatedly so. First and foremost, I just wanted to make sure that for this album I wrote about things that I really knew about – subjects that hit close to home.”
Full of great storytelling and featuring some of the most powerful and heartfelt vocals of Crow’s career, Feels Like Home is literally an album that this proud daughter of Kennett, Missouri was born to make. “Country music is rightly suspicious of carpetbaggers who jump on a bandwagon, but in my case, this world in Nashville really does feel like home.”