THE NASHVILLE SESSIONS
Title : under review
released : tba
I am so incredibly excited to announce that my new EP will be out soon. I have to decide on what the EP will be called and when to release, but I believe everything is ready to go, but as soon as I know, I will make sure you know as well.
In the meantime, I can't keep my mouth shut, so, here is a little sneak peek at who is playing on the EP... and just like the true stars that they are, they don't need to name drop, so I am trying to use Google to help me find out more about these amazing people. Hope they don't find it a little creepy! :-) Honest, I am not a stalker!
Bobby Ray Woods
(Keyboardist : Wrote, performed and released the hit song "If I'm A Fool (For Loving You)" in 1964, was a member of The Memphis Boys, and has backed people like Dusty Springfield, Neil Diamond, Garth Brooks (as one of his G Men), Herbie Mann and some bloke called Elvis Presley (playing keyboard on "In The Ghetto" amongst others!)... also in the Music Hall of Fame... TWICE)
(Steel slide guitar : Played with Jimmy Buffett (for 25 years), Lynn Anderson, Dr Hook, Roy Drusky, Kenny Rogers... and again, the list just keeps on growing, every time I look I see names or songs that are iconic, considered one of the best steel guitarists on the planet.)
(Drummer & Percussionist : Played with the likes of Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, Don McLean, Steve Alamo, B J Thomas and the Earl Scruggs Reveue)
(Guitar/Banjo/Fiddle/Mandolin : Formed and played in the Grammy Award winning band Wild Rose, and also played with the likes Dolly Parton, Billy Ray Cyrus, Lynn Anderson, etc., a super talented multi-instrumentalist)
(Lead Guitarist : Band leader for the Grand Ole Opry, has played with the like of Johnny Cash, Don McLean, Juice Newton, Charley Pride, Ronnie Milsap, Olivia Newton-John, Shania Twain and Taylor Swift, etc... And performed and composed for the Grammys, Billboard Music Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards, CMA & Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame.)
(Bassist : You don't make this easy, I think I can find you on Google etc, but I don't want to give you the wrong credits.)
(Keyboardist : Performed with Reba McIntire, Glen Campbell, Linda Ronstadt, Willie Nelson amongst others. Performed at the CMA Awards with Reba... Many thanks for stepping in last minute, sorry, I have no picture :-(
(Producer : Has produced Emmy Lou Harris (my current favourite country singer/songwriter), The Judds, Glen Campbell, The Jordanaires, Homesick James, Hank Williams III... and that's just listing the bigger of the big names that a very quick search found))
(Orchestrator : A talented singer and keyboardist, Bill has worked with so many people within the industry and appears to know whose who and how to get them together in one room to create this amazing line up, he's not just my publicist in the USA... I can't begin to tell you how much he has helped me, encouraging me through the darker times and making this all possible.
Recorded at : Creative Workshop, Nashville and Sydney, Australia