Jerry Lee Lewis offers new country single
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
– Jerry Lee Lewis's first single, from his forthcoming new studio CD will be released by Shangri-La Music. This will be Lewis' first country release since the 1970s.
The track will be available digitally starting today on all digital service providers. Produced by Steve Bing and Jim Keltner, and executive produced by Phoebe Lewis, the full length album will be released in late 2009 or early 2010 and will include several tracks penned by Kris Kristofferson, who was instrumental in the recording process. The single was written by Kristofferson for Lewis, and they recorded the track for the first time for Lewis's forthcoming full-length release.
"Jerry Lee Lewis is the heart of rock n' roll and an American original," said Jeff Ayeroff, Co-CEO of Shangri-La Music. "It is about time we had some new music from The Killer."
Mean Old Man is the first new music from Lewis since the independent release "Last Man Standing" in 2006.
Lewis also is touring with the following tour dates:
Sep 16 Porto Alegre, Brazil Pepsi On Stage
Sep 18 Sao Paulo, Brazil Creditcard Hall
Sep 20 Bello Horizante, Brazil BH Music Hall
Oct 2 Las Vegas, NV House Of Blues
Nov 5 Paris, France Grand Rex
Nov 7 Stavanger, Norway IMI Forum
Nov 9 Prague, Czech Republic Tesla Arena
Nov 12 Bocholt, Germany Kinodrom
Nov 14 Frankfurt, Germany Ballsporthalle
Nov 17 Linz, Austria Intersport Arena
Nov 20 Linkoping, Sweden Cloetta Center
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