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LaRue becomes "First One to Know"

Thursday, July 24, 2014 – Stoney LaRue's debut single and video "First One To Know" from his forthcoming eOne release, "Aviator," debuted on CMT outlets on today.

The video was directed and produced by Coleman Saunders of Americus Studios. "Aviator" is set for Oct. 28.

The Texas native-turned longtime Oklahoman has had a slew of self-released projects. LaRue has teamed with producers Frank Liddell and Mike McCarthy for "Aviataor

"I am proud of this music and proud of my very first video getting a nod by the folks at CMT," said LaRue. "I mean, to be able to say my debut video is receiving a world premiere just as the song is shipping to radio is like hitting that grand slam in the bottom of the ninth in a tied game. If this isn't the way to kick of 'Aviator,' I don't know what is."

LaRue released the first of five albums, "Downtown," in 2002. He last released "Velvet" in 2011.

CD reviews for Stoney LaRue

Onward CD review - Onward
Veteran Texas artist Stoney LaRue has been through a lot in 20 years of touring and recording and puts that experience to good use on his first release since 2015's "Just Us." "Onward" enlists veteran Nashville producer and songwriter Gary Nicholson on production, and the result is a satisfying effort with the artist in fine voice on some of the best material of his career. Nicholson writes or co-writes 10 songs, leading off with "Fallin' and Flyin'" »»»
Us Time CD review - Us Time
Stoney LaRue offers a collection of songs that have long been favorites in his live shows, including some originals getting the studio treatment for the first time and an interesting mix of covers demonstrating LaRue's versatility. LaRue's usual country rock style is best represented by a cover of fellow Okie singer/songwriter Michael Hosty's "Oklahoma Breakdown" and the original "Easy She Comes," co-written with frequent collaborator Mando Saenz. »»»
Aviator CD review - Aviator
Oklahoma singer-songwriter Stoney LaRue's latest is a mix of country, rock and pop with touches of jazz and blues. Some songs have an interesting blend of styles, such as the title track, which is a country tune that features jazzy keyboard solos. Similarly "Till I'm Moving On" shifts quickly from mellow country blues to an effectively distorted rocking guitar solo, while the country rocker "Golden Shackles" has a couple of fiddle breaks that recall the Glen Campbell »»»
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.... »»»
Concert Review: White makes the case for himself, no matter how dark the music – John Paul White opined with a glint in his eyes that his songs were not of the uplifting variety. In fact, they were downright dark. How else to explain "The Long Way" with the line "long way home back to you." Or "James," a song inspired by his grandfather who suffered from dementia. But lest you think that the Alabama... »»»
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