STEVE THOMAS & THE TIME MACHINE
“My Ship’s in a Bottle”
RECORD LABEL:Bonfire Music Group
GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter Steve Thomas is back with a brand new single out today. The song, “My Ship’s in a Bottle” will serve as the first release from the chart-topping artist’s forthcoming album dropping this fall via Bonfire Music Group. Joining Thomas on the recording is his world-class band, The Time Machine.
“My Ship’s in a Bottle” was co-written by Thomas alongside award-winning radio personality Terry Herd. The recording stays true to Steve Thomas & The Time Machine’s signature high-energy sound. It features a hard-driving instrumental that is centered around its clever lyrics, which feature several twists throughout. It tells a story about an individual with humble beginnings, being raised in the Blue Ridge Mountains, making moonshine to get by. As it progresses, it describes the fallout as a result of one’s decisions.
Despite a global pandemic in 2020, that didn’t stop Steve Thomas & the Time Machine from hitting new highs. With the release of their first album on Bonfire Music Group, All of These Years, the group was propelled to the top of the charts. One week in June 2020, the record even secured three songs in the Top Ten in the same week on the Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay Chart. The project would go on to receive placement in various publications like The Boot / Townsquare Media Network and The Country Note, while also cementing their place in the genre with features in Bluegrass Today, The Bluegrass Standard, Bluegrass Unlimited, etc.
Since getting his start in 1982 playing with Del McCoury’s band, Thomas quickly became one of the most in-demand musicians in Nashville, performing alongside the likes of Aaron Tippin, Barbara Mandrell, Kenny Chesney, Brooks and Dunn, John Michael Montgomery, Lorrie Morgan and more. Along the way, he has gained the respect of the top performers in the industry, being nominated for multiple CMA awards, along with a GRAMMY nod (with The Whites in 1989). Other industry elites taking note include Marty Raybon, who says “I have always been a Steve Thomas fan. Smoking!!!” Larry Cordle agrees, stating “Great song, great players, infectious groove… all the elements necessary for a BIG ‘Ol hit if you ask me.”
KEY SELLING POINTS
- Steve Thomas is a GRAMMY-nominated artist, producer, musician, and songwriter—a Nashville music industry vet for 40+ years