Andress, Marlowe, Lauderdale, Seaforth, Ludwig release new music
Friday, August 26, 2022
– Ingrid Andress tries avoiding the sophomore slump with "Good Person." The Colorado resdient had a lot of success with her debut, "Lady Like," yielding the hits "More Hearts Than Mine" and "The Stranger." The new 13-song set includes the Gold-certified single, "Wishful Drinking (with Sam Hunt)."
Kameron Marlowe released his debut album "We Were Cowboys." The 16-track body of work features writing credits from artist Tyler Farr and award-winning songwriters Josh Osborne, Dan Isbell, Reid Isbell and Casey Beathard. Dann Huff produced 14 of the tracks with Brad Hill helming the other two. Marlowe's current single is "Give You Up."
Veteran singer/songwriter Jim Lauderdale is out with the self-released "Game Changer," his 35th album. Lauderdale recorded "Game Changer" at Blackbird Studios in Nashville, co-producing the release with Jay Weaver and pulling from songs he'd written over the last several years.
Australian duo Seaforth released "What I Get For Loving You," which was produced by the pair's Tom Jordan entirely from their home studio. The eight-song EP includes "Queen of Daytona Beach" with Sean Kingston and feel-good duet "Good Beer" with Jordan Davis. Mitch Thompson is one-half of Seaforth. The duo helped write every song.
Canadian singer Alexander Ludwig is out with his debut, "Highway 99," via BBR Music Group/BMG. The album features 16 tracks and is the follow up to his 2021 self-titled EP and career-launching 2020 single "Let Me Be Your Whiskey." "Highway 99" was produced by Kurt Allison and Tully Kennedy — longtime members of Jason Aldean's band and accomplished songwriters who have penned several hits including the 2021 Grammy-nominated single "I Didn't Love You" by Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood.
It's called country music, but is it a given which country they're talking about? Seaforth consists of a pair of buddies, Tom Jordan and Mitch Thompson, from Australia. While it sounds like a good name for a battleship, the band name is the Sydney waterfront suburb where they met around age four. Little songwriting was happening then, but it didn't take long for them to find equal interest in the smooth delivery of Keith Urban, John Mayer and Hunter Hayes. They tracked down ...
A little over two decades ago, singer/songwriter Kim Richey shone a light on what she described as "the Jim Lauderdale Phenomenon," the tendency for major labels to drop country artists despite critical success and proven potential. Lauderdale became the poster child for the "phenomenon" by losing his RCA contract after a Grammy nomination for his collaboration with Ralph Stanley. There's also a case to be made that "phenomenon" is too positive a word to ...
Jim Lauderdale is one of those artists who's pretty renowned amongst the famous, but not widely known to the public. In a never-say-die career (this is his 33rd album!), he did bag two Grammys and probably logged enough road miles to get to the moon. This is the "homecoming" record for the North Carolina native. He's enlisted other Tar Heel talent like Steep Canyon Rangers and Balsam Range to assist with the proceedings. And it's always a treat (first single "As A ...