Thursday, February 5, 2009
– Response to John Rich's single Shuttin' Detroit Down
resulted in a rush release of his CD in late March, according to his web site. "Son of a Preacher Man" was originally slated for a May release.
The single made its debut at 34 on the Radio & Records Singles Chart, making this his first Top 40 hit as a solo artist, and 41 on the Country Aircheck Singles chart this week.
"With the dramatic impact on fans and country radio, Warner Brothers Records is changing course by replacing the current single, Another You, with Shuttin' Detroit Down and moving up Rich's solo album release, 'Son Of A Preacher Man,' to March 24," the web site said.
Rich debuted the single on Detroit country radio stations last Tuesday and played it again on Blair Garner's AfterMidnite radio show. Tim Roberts, Program Director at WYCD-FM, told the Detroit Free Press, "It has spread like wild fire. It's unbelievable. It's one of the biggest records we've had in years." Garner also told the Detroit Free Press, "In 15 years of doing this show, I've never seen anything like it."
Rich, one half of Big & Rich, said the single "is about the working men and women of America, and how Washington and New York City are slinging billions of dollars over the tops of our heads, while hard working people are going down the drain."
Songs on the CD are:
Shuttin' Detroit Down
The Good Lord And The Man
I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love
Everybody Wants To Be Me
Turn A Country Boy On
Why Does Somebody Always Have To Die
I Thought You'd Never Ask
Drive Myself To Drink