Richey plans 2010 release for CD
Sunday, October 4, 2009
– Kim Richey is looking to have a new album out early in 2010. Just who will put it out is uncertain.
Richey, who gained more fame as songwriter than with her own singing career, said Sunday after a gig in the Boston area, that she would either put the CD out herself or perhaps sign with a label. She made it clear she would not release the CD through Vanguard Records, which pout out her last CD, "Chinese Boxes," in 2007.
Richey said the 10 songs were already in the can. Neilson Hubbard produced the recording, which contains "lots of different instrumentation," according to Richey. Among them are Sousaphone, mariachi, fiddle and pedal steel.
Richey enjoyed success as a writer, penning Nobody Wins with Radney Foster and co-writing Trisha Yearwood's hit Believe Me Baby (I Lied).
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