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Brandon Rhyder releases new single

Monday, February 15, 2010 – Texas country singer Brandon Rhyder is out with a new single, Rock Angel, which landed in the top spot on both the Texas Music chart and the Texas Regional Radio report today .

Written by Rhyder, Rock Angel, is the lead track from his sixth disc "Head Above Water" to be released nationwide tomorrow, Feb. 16, via Thirty Tigers. The album also includes a bonus DVD featuring an exclusive behind-the-scenes documentary about the making of this disc. Walt Wilkins produced the disc.

"You learn, you grow, you change and then you do it again," said Rhyder of making a new disc.

Currently, Rhyder is visiting radio and playing dates in Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas with upcoming shows in Austin and Fort Worth.

Songs on the CD are:

1. Rock Angel

2. You Can Count On Me

3.You Burn Me

4. Like It Was The Last Time

5. Last Swan Song

6. It's The Country That Saves Me

7. Head Above Water

8. Ultimate Deceiver

9. I'll Take You

10. You Like Me Again

11. Battery

12. Breathe

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On Brandon Rhyder's last album, "Every Night," there was an underlying slickness that was appealing on the surface, but when you got right down to it, it didn't come across as wholly authentic. Really, it was 2005's "Conviction" that got Rhyder a lot of attention. Rhyder hit a home run, having employed Texas treasure Walt Wilkins to produce. On his latest, Rhyder and Wilkins work together again, and the results are musical magic. Let it be said that Rhyder has »»»
Every Night CD review - Every Night
Brandon Rhyder's fifth album finds the Texas-born singer-songwriter at his tender expressive best. Working with producer/co-writer Radney Foster, he has fashioned a 12-song (plus 1 ghost track) set of moving ballads and catchy blue collar hook songs. Shades of country rock and old school twang provide sonic grit to the musician's road warrior ballad Old Red Door and the moody lost love paean She Couldn't Lie Anymore. In the modern country lexicon, belated father appreciation »»»
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: The Lil Smokies provide the perfect antidote – On a night when the world to be falling further apart thanks to coronavirus (this would be the night the NBA postponed the season), there stood The Lil Smokies to at least in some small measure save the day. The quintet is part of a generation of musicians with bluegrass as the basis, but not totally the sum of the music either.... »»»
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