Trick Pony will "Pony Up" on new EP
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
– Trick Pony will release the EP "Pony Up" on Feb. 26 via Sony.
Comprised of Heidi Newfield and Keith Burns, the group reformed in 2013. Produced by James Stroud, the project will feature five songs. The first track off of the upcoming project, "Everybody Wanna Be Us," is available now via digital outlets.
The track was exclusively premiered on NASH Country Weekly with the lyric video premiered today on Vevo.
Songs on the EP are:
Everybody Wanna Be Us
1. Feels That Way Again
2. Give It To You
3. Turn This Heart Around
4. Hard Rain Soft Kisses (acoustic)
5. Hard Rain Soft Kisses (electric)
In 2001, Trick Pony,which was a trio with Ira Dean aboard, had its first hit "Pour Me," followed by "On A Night Like This," "Just What I Do," "On A Mission." They released three albums on Warner and Curb Records - a self-titled debut in 2001, "On a Mission" in 2002 and "R.I.D.E." in 2005. In 2006, Newfield left for a solo career, which yielded one album, "What I Am Waiting For" in 2006. She enjoyed radio play with "Johnny & June," but her solo career never took off.
Dean joined the reunited group, recorded tracks and then left the band again.
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