First Conway Twitty Vinyl Available in 26 Years – Aptly Titled TIMELESS

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 21, 2017) – Conway Twitty, one of America’s most-loved performers of all-time with 55 No. 1 one hits to his credit (second only to George Strait) created a musical legacy that continues to endure and thrive almost a quarter-century after his passing in 1993. Country Rewind Records has released TIMELESS, a collection of never before heard recordings from Twitty himself. The new record is now available on vinyl and it’s the first vinyl release of Conway music since the 1991 record Even Now. The vinyl is available on ConwayTwitty.comand Amazon.

The songs on Timeless haven’t been heard since their original airing in 1972, included in a series of musical recordings from top artists at the time as part of a United States recruitment program. Singers such as Dolly Parton, George Jones, and Waylon Jennings would record fifteen-minute performances that would be distributed to over 2,000 radio stations throughout the world intended for commercial release. Tom Gramuglia of Country Rewind Records, says that he can’t wait for fans to hear these recordings – which put the recorded genius of Conway Twitty on full display for all to hear.

“These recordings were long forgotten and few people who knew of their existence. They’ve never before been made commercially available to the public and I truly felt like this music needed to be shared with long-time traditional fans, and heard by our younger generation of Millennials who have a flavor and inkling for country music recording artists that made American country music great.”

“Timeless is a truly special piece of Country Music history that reminds listeners of the exquisite musical legacy of an artist who was rightfully called “The Best Friend A Song Ever Had.” The title of the album says it all. Conway Twitty was – is – and always will be ‘Timeless.’” – Chuck Dauphin, Billboard Magazine

The music on Timeless is a mixture of many of the songs that made Conway Twitty a household name, such as his signature song from 1970, “Hello Darlin,” as well as a pair of deeper Twitty cuts that are no less historic or powerful – “The Image Of Me” and “Next In Line” (his first top ten and number one hits, respectively) from 1968. His band, the Twitty Birds – featuring steel guitar wizard John “Buttermilk” Hughey, bassist “Big Joe” Lewis, and drummer Tommy “Pork Chop” Markham – are featured on Timeless, as well as new musical accompaniment produced by Twitty’s daughter and son-in-law, Joni and John Wesley Ryles. Joni – who performed with her father on the 1975 classic “Don’t Cry Joni” – says this music is something that Twitty’s loyal following will want to add to their collection:

“When I heard it, I was blown away. I couldn’t be prouder of Dad’s performance, and the Twitty Birds did such a great job. Every Conway Twitty fan needs to hear this. My family could not be more pleased to celebrate his life in music with this compilation of treasures.” Ryles says that her family has been pleased to see that his music continues to warrant praise and attention from many of today’s biggest stars – something for which she is grateful.

While the sessions that comprise Timeless weren’t the typical Decca recording session with Owen Bradley producing, these tracks – cut at the studio of former Elvis Presley band member Scotty Moore – drip with as much perfection as anything he cut at Bradley’s Barn. It wasn’t like a typical session where everything was perfected,” explained Ryles. “But, these songs are an incredible gift, and Daddy was sounding as incredible as he ever did. These recordings make my heart smile, and I think his fans will feel the same way.”

Timeless Track Listing:
1. (Lost Her Love) On Our Last Date
2. Dim Lights, Thick Smoke (And Loud, Loud Music)
3. Hello Darlin’
4. How Much More Can She Stand
5. Working Girl
6. I Can’t See Me Without You
7. I Love You More Today
8. Crazy Arms
9. 15 Years Ago
10. Honky Tonk Man
11. The Image Of Me
12. If You Were Mine To Lose
13. Proud Mary
14. Next In Line

About Conway Twitty
By any measure, the career of singer, songwriter, producer, entertainer and recording artist Conway Twitty stands among the greatest in the history of popular music. His 55 No. 1 singles are an astounding and singular accomplishment in the annals of the recording industry. Those hits drove sales of more than 50 million records, powering literally thousands of live performances for tens of millions of fans and led to more than 100 major awards. From Sun Studios in Memphis and the infancy of rock and roll to the top of the country charts and induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame, Conway built an astounding musical legacy that spanned five decades. In 1958, Conway Twitty scored his first No. 1 hit titled “It’s Only Make Believe.” Widely regarded by Nashville’s songwriters as “the best friend a song ever had,” Twitty was pitched top shelf material for the better part of two decades. Twitty’s tunes are the mile markers for three decades of country music: “Hello Darlin’,” “Goodbye Time,” “You’ve Never Been This Far Before,” “Linda On My Mind,” “I’d Love To Lay You Down,” “Tight Fittin’ Jeans,” “That’s My Job.” Conway also entered into a duet partnership with the top female vocalist of that time, Loretta Lynn. They became the most awarded male/female duet in history recording songs like “After The Fire Is Gone,” “Lead Me On,” and “Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man.”

Those who worked with Conway, knew him or were influenced by him approach with stories of a true gentleman, someone who, as one fellow performer described him, “wore a white hat.” Throughout his life, Conway would tell people, “If you do what you love and you’re able to take care of the people you love, it doesn’t matter what you do. You’re a successful man.  ” Undoubtedly, that is the legacy that would have meant the most to Harold “Conway Twitty” Jenkins. Which makes the rest of his story — the accomplishments and accolades — that much sweeter. Visit www.conwaytwitty.com for more.

 

THE OAK RIDGE BOYS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country Music Hall of Fame members and five-time GRAMMY winning group, The Oak Ridge Boys, announced they will release a project with acclaimed producer Dave Cobb in the first quarter of 2018.

At a listening event during Americana Music Association AmericanaFest at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A, where the album was recorded, the Oaks performed songs from the yet-untitled project recorded with multi-award winning producer Dave Cobb. This is the group’s second project with Cobb, who produced the Oaks’ acclaimedThe Boys Are Back album released in 2009.

For the new project, Cobb’s vision for the Oaks was to dig way back into their roots of gospel music. But a different kind of gospel. One that took a hard look at the early days of rock and roll, which was influenced by spiritual, or black gospel.

The album will be released by Lightning Rod Records and distributed by Thirty Tigers.

According to Logan Rogers, founder of Lightning Rod Records, “Everyone has heard the Boys sing gospel, but nobody has heard it quite like this. Under Dave Cobb’s direction, they touch on unchartered territory—and for a long-tenured act like The Oak Ridge Boys, that’s saying something.”

The event was hosted by Peter Cooper, Senior Director, Producer and Writer at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

For more information, visit oakridgeboys.com

The Oak Ridge Boys On Tour:
Sept. 15 Adventure Road Entertainment Stage, Oklahoma State Fair – Oklahoma City, Okla.
Sept. 16 Falcon Stadium – Colorado Springs, Colo.
Sept. 20 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Sept. 21 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Sept. 23 Country Tonite Theater – Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
Sept. 27 Nörsk Hostfest – Minot, N.D.
Sept. 28 Casino Regina Show Lounge – Regina SK Canada
Sept. 29 The Resort at Paws Up – Greenough, Mont.
Sept. 30 WYO Theater – Sheridan, Wyo.
Oct. 04 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Oct. 05 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Oct. 07 Meramec Music Theatre – Steelville, Mo.
Oct. 10 Mississippi State Fair – Jackson, Miss.
Oct. 11 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Oct. 12 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Oct. 13 Shawnee Bluff Vineyard – Eldon, Mo.
Oct. 20 Innovation Amphitheater – Winder, Ga.
Oct. 21 Alabama Theatre – North Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Oct. 26 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Oct. 27 French Lick Resort Casino – French Lick, Ind.
Oct. 31 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Nov. 01 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Nov. 02 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Nov. 03 Cherokee Casino – Roland, Okla.
Nov. 04 Limelight Eventplex – Peoria, Ill.
Nov. 07 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Nov. 08 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Nov. 09 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Nov. 11 The Colony Five Star Complex – The Colony, Texas
Nov. 14 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Nov. 15 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Nov. 16 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Nov. 17 Effingham Performance Center – Effingham, Ill.
Nov. 18 Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel – Tama, Iowa
Nov. 19 Memorial Hall – Independence, Kan.

About The Oak Ridge Boys:
The Oak Ridge Boys, who have sold over 41 million units worldwide, are synonymous with “America, apple pie, baseball, pop, rock, gospel and country music.” In addition to their awards and accolades in the country and pop music fields, they have garnered five GRAMMY® Awards and nine GMA DOVE Awards as well as the Mainstream Artist of the Year Award at the ICM Awards. The group—Joe Bonsall, Duane Allen, William Lee Golden, and Richard Sterban—have earned prestigious membership in the Country Music Hall of Fame (2015 Inductees) and Grand Ole Opry, and are known worldwide as one of recording history’s most extraordinary musical successes. They have charted single after single and album after album, celebrating two double-platinum albums and more than 30 Top 10 hits, including No. 1 chart-toppers “Elvira,” “Bobbie Sue,” “Thank God For Kids,” “American Made,” “Y’All Come Back Saloon,” among dozens more. For more information and to view upcoming tour dates for The Oak Ridge Boys, please visit oakridgeboys.com.

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Vincent and Singletary Featured on The Boot, Rolling Stone Country

NASHVILLE, TENN. – The wait is over as Rhonda Vincent and Daryle Singletary release their brand new duet album American Grandstand. The album includes 12 traditional country songs, combining classic duets, along with never before heard all-original music. This must-have album is released via Upper Management Music, and fans can purchase American Grandstand HERE.

Both artists have continued to generate buzz with American Grandstand, recently securing features on The Boot, Music City Roots, Nashville Sports & Entertainment Magazine, Nashville Country Club, Sounds Like Nashville, Roughstock, Nashville Access and more. Vincent will also appear on Heartland TV’s “Bluegrass Ridge,” where she will be the guest host for 4 consecutive weeks, beginning the week of July 10. Throughout each episode, she will share some of her most career-defining moments, and what led her to the latest venture. Vincent and Singletary are also giving fans an inside glimpse of tracks from the latest album with exclusive videos featured on The Country Note, The Daily Country, Roughstock, Nashville Country Club, Lovin’ Lyrics and more.

Fans got the first taste of American Grandstand with the lead single, “One.” The dynamic pair originally performed the song together in 2016 at the legendary Grand Ole Opry, which ultimately led them to record the song, originally made famous by country icons George Jones and Tammy Wynette. Each track includes their unique spin with their feel-good, distinctive vocals.

In addition to upcoming tour dates together, fans were treated to multiple performances as both artists teamed up for CMA Music Fest in Nashville, which was included in Rolling Stone Country’s 20 Best Free Concerts. Fans can catch Vincent, who the Wall Street Journal dubbed “The New Queen of Bluegrass,” at festivals and venues throughout North America, while fans in central Europe will get a chance to catch the most award winning band in bluegrass music, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, when they return in September (see dates below).

American Grandstand Track Listing:
1. Above and Beyond
2. One
3. After The Fire Is Gone
4. American Grandstand
5. Slowly But Surely
6. As We Kiss Our World Goodbye
7. Can’t Live Life
8. Golden Ring
9. We Must Have Been Out of Our Minds
10. Louisiana Woman Mississippi Man
11. A Picture of Me Without You
12. Up This Hill and Down

Rhonda Vincent On Tour:
July 07 Murfreesboro, Tenn. – Uncle Dave Macon Days
July 08 Centre Hall, Pa. – Remington Ryde Festival
July 09 Woodbine, Md. – Jennings Chapel United Methodist Outdoor Worship Center
July 15-16 Colby, Ks. – Pickin’ on the Plains Bluegrass Festival
July 19 Sheridan, Wyo. – Whitney Center for the Arts
July 20 Livingston, Mt. – Music Ranch Montana
July 22-23 Darrington, Wash. – Darrington Bluegrass Festival
July 27 Hiawassee, Ga. – Georgia Mountain Fair
Aug. 03-04 Thornton, N.H. – Pemi Valley Festival
Aug. 05 Milan, Mich. – Milan Bluegrass Festival
Aug. 11 Hebron, Conn. – Podunk Bluegrass Festival
Aug. 17 Marion, N.C. – North Carolina Bluegrass Festival
Aug. 18 Gettysburg, Pa. – Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival
Aug. 23 Rhonda Filming
Aug. 25 Keene, Ontario, Canada – Greenbridge Celtic Folk Festival
Aug. 26 Washington, Pa. – Wild Things Park
Sept. 02 Fort Fairfield, Maine – County Bluegrass
Sept. 06 Prague, Czech Republic
Sept. 8-9 Gstaad, Switzerland – Country Night Gstaad
Sept. 14 Kodak, Tenn. – Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival
Sept. 15 Conway, Mo. – Starvy Creek Bluegrass Festival
Sept. 16-17 Flagstaff, Ariz. – Pickin’ in the Pines
Sept. 23 Vine Grove, Ky. – Vine Grove Bluegrass Music Festival
Sept. 30 Hartselle, Ala. – Hartselle High School Auditorium
Oct. 19 Breman, Ga. – Milltown Music Hall with Daryle Singletary