KRISTY COX | No Headlights
Bluegrass; Mountain Fever Records — STREAM / BUY album
Now a 4x Australian CMA-winner (“Golden Guitar Awards”), Mountain Fever Records artist Kristy Cox has also enjoyed recent charting success with a debut #1 Billboard Bluegrass & Bluegrass Today Radio chart for her latest LP Ricochet (STREAM/BUY). The title track for her new album No Headlights (Feb. 28, 2020) and singles “Train” and “Yesterday’s Heartaches” have already garnered Top 10 radio success during pre-release with the latter giving Cox another Golden Guitar Award.
CHRIS JONES & THE NIGHT DRIVERS | “We Needed This Ride”
Bluegrass; Mountain Home Music Company — STREAM / BUY single
Following four #1 singles from his Mountain Home Music Company release, The Choosing Road (STREAM/BUY), Chris Jones returns with some new Night Drivers and a new single titled “We Needed This Ride.” The single—a streaming exclusive from a yet to be released project—brings a fresh twist to the award-winning singer-songwriter-guitarist’s sound with a song written from the heart.
“It’s not so much a road song as it is a song about a romantic reunion and a rekindling on a road trip,” Jones says. “As with other songs I’ve written, it takes parts of my real life experience and blends them into a larger story.”
With a mid-tempo groove that evokes a winding ride through literal and emotional landscapes, “We Needed This Ride” offers a compelling, yet traditional-minded metaphor for the journey of a relationship with all its unforeseen bumps, turns and sometimes unknown destinations.
“We were looking for a way to incorporate Grace’s baritone ukulele, since that’s part of our instrumental mix now, and it worked really well to start that way, then have her switch to banjo mid-way through the song,” adds Jones. “I’m excited for listeners to hear the new harmony vocal sound of the band, too — not to mention Marshall’s exceptional bass playing.”
STREETLIGHTS | Genesis 11-25
Christian; Streetlights Bible — STREAM / BUY album
Dramatic spoken word scripture reading over original urban instrumental music/beats.
THE APOSTLES | “Fight or Die”
Christian, hip hop/rap; Mainstay Records — STREAM / BUY single
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WATCH FERD | “Just Like You”
Christian, hip hop/rap; I Rep JC Records — STREAM / BUY single