Tillis will be "Looking for a Feeling" in April

Friday, February 28, 2020 – Pam Tillis will release a new album, "Looking for a Feeling," on April 24 on Stellar Cat Records via OneRPM Distribution.

"Stylistically, there's so much here that's always been a part of me," she said of the dozen tracks. "It's a story I haven't told on any of my records so far. I wanted work that's as close to true and unselfconscious as possible, to provide access to my heart."

Tillis, who has enjoyed a slew of hits, last released an album on her own in 2007, "Just in Time for Christmas." She put out two albums with Lorrie Morgan in 2013 ("Dos Divas") and 2017 ("Come See Me and Come Lonely").

Tillis moved to East Nashville in 2016. Quickly finding her place in the artist community, often embracing young, indie artists who also blurred the lines between labels, Tillis was enriched musically - and circled back to those influences from her own youth. Joni Mitchell, Led Zeppelin, Carole King, Neil Young and the Allman Brothers.

Tillis started the project recording using analog tape at the Welcome to 1979 studio with guitarist Pat Buchanan, keyboardist Jim Moose Brown, steel legend Dan Dugmore and Mark Knopfler alum Glenn Whorf joined hit songwriter and producer Jimmy Ritchey for the sessions. Along with two tracks that Tillis produced with Matt Spicher, Tillis finished the project with Joe Pisapia (Guster and kd lang) at East Nashville's Middle Tree, with the notion that "feel is king and the beauty of the perfectly imperfect was our holy grail."

One of the songs is "Dolly -169." "I met Dolly as a little girl, and you could see that drive; the legends I grew up around taught me that it takes nothing less than a fire to make it in this business. Even if that fire causes a little collateral damage along the way, you know nothing's going to stop that burning to create music."

Besides her own songs, Tillis recorded material from Waylon Payne, Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings, Tia Sillers, Mark Selby, Bob Regan, and Matraca Berg. An exact track list was not released.

More news for Pam Tillis

CD reviews for Pam Tillis

Looking for a Feeling CD review - Looking for a Feeling
Pam Tillis was all over the charts in the early-to mid '90s, with 13 top 10 hits, three platinum albums, two golds, a Grammy and a Female Vocalist of the Year Award from the CMA. But she hasn't released a solo non-holiday album since "Rhinestoned" 13 long years ago. On the cover of this comeback album Ms. Tillis is in what appears to be a bathtub, with a chocolate cookie in her mouth and a cocktail in her hand. That's certainly one way to go about it. »»»
Just in Time for Christmas CD review - Just in Time for Christmas
Pam Tillis takes a supper club approach to Christmas music. It may be the holiday season, but Tillis has put male/female relationships prominently under her tree, right along with all her other presents. Songs like "Christmas Waltz," "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?" and "I'll Be Home For Christmas" all point out the social nature of this popular season. Many arrangements sound the way a piano man might sing them at his piano bar. »»»
Rhinestoned CD review - Rhinestoned
Pam Tillis' first non-major label disc, "Tillis Sings Tillis," reminded listeners that Mel's daughter had strong roots in his brand of traditional country. She takes advantage of her continued independence on this new release on her own label to venture not just into traditional fare, but pop, rock and even bit of cabaret jazz style. The end result is a widely varied and enjoyable album that's still commercial-sounding enough that one could imagine many of these songs on »»»