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Heather Myles completes CD

Friday, September 19, 2008 – Honky tonk singer Heather Myles has not been heard from in six years, but now she is ready to release new music, she said Thursday.

"This is all new songs that I've written," said Myles in an interview during the Americana Music Festival & Conference in Nashville.

Myles' last release in the U.S. was "Sweet Talk & Good Lies" in 2002. Rounder Records in Europe released a live DVD of Myles playing the Netherlands in June.

California-based throughout her career, Myles said she moved several months ago to Texas. She said that the style of music she is interested in is harder to find now in California, and she thought Texas was a better setting for her music.

Myles has played out a few shows and said she was in Nashville to line up a booking agent, who would be able to secure dates. She talked about starting off by playing in the Texas and Oklahoma areas and also indicated interest in playing the Northeast. Myles always has enjoyed support in Europe.

Myles said she hoped to have the CD out in 2009 on Rounder.

CD reviews for Heather Myles

In the Wind CD review - In the Wind
Even though she is blessed with a voice tailor-made for honky tonk greatness, Heather Myles nearly managed to fall off the country music radar in the years following the release of her 2005 album "Rum and Radio," her final recording for HighTone Records. Now, Myles is back with a solid studio album that ought to open some ears with the power and diversity of her vocal abilities. Myles is at her very best when belting out the kind of honky tonk music that fits more comfortably on a »»»
Sweet Talk and Good Lies
Don't let the vulnerable prettiness on the cd cover fool you: Heather Myles is as much a badass as she's ever been. Just listen to the take-no-bull attitude of crowd-pleaser "Sweet Little Dangerous," where Myles declares, "Some people don't like my attitude/Well I don't give a damn - they ain't wearin' my shoes." With the earthy, straightforward quality of Loretta Lynn, she takes Nashville's current commercial glam to task in "Nashville's Gone Hollywood." (Her tone takes a similar Loretta turn on »»»
Highways and Honky Tonks
After a three-year absence from the studio, Heather Myles, one of the premier purveyors of hard country is back, and she's still a double-barreled threat. First, there's her voice, and while its huskiness and ever-present implication of reserved power perhaps inevitably lead to comparisons with the late, great Tammy Wynette, Myles' voice and what she does with it are all her own. Then there's her songwriting. Myles has written the majority of songs on all her releases; here she weighs in with 10 »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Rising Appalachia buck the mainsteam, and that's fine with them – Rising Appalachia would not be accused of being in the musical mainstream. Not too many bands who combine folk and Appalachian sounds with new world music could possibly be. And that suits the sister-led duo of Chloe Smith and Leah Song just fine. In fact, at one point, Chloe made it clear she did not embrace radio play as a sign of success... »»»
Concert Review: Bingham plays with something to prove – Ryan Bingham mainly focused on songs from his sixth album "American Love Song," for this lively show. Backed by a supportive band that also included two female backup singers and a fiddler, Bingham's eclectic setlist touched upon country, singer/songwriter folk, rock and blues. Bingham reached for lively country sounds early on, with... »»»
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