As promised, I'll give you guys (and gals) little sneak peaks at our new album. This first one isn't very juicy, just a few liner notes and things of that nature, but I promise that they will get better as time progresses.
First thing's first: musicians. We used some phenomenal musicians on this record, and their talent really shows in the sound of the songs.
Electric Guitar-Brent Mason Acoustic Guitar-Bryan Sutton Piano/Organ/Keyboards-Gordon Mote Bass Guitar-Duncan Mullins Drums-Scott Williamson Fiddle-Aubrey Haynie Steel Guitar-Paul Franklin
Now songs. We have, I feel, one of the best collections of songs that we've ever had on one album. We've got everything from a dirt country tune to a rocking Beatlesesque pop tune. And lyrically, every song touches on what we have been through this past year. The songs come from amazingly talented writers and even artists themselves, such as Jim Brady of The Booth Brothers, Wayne Haun, Hillary Lindsey, and, as she has on almost every album, Mom has written a few songs for the record.
On Life is Great... We had a few special guests (Daryle Singeltary and Vince Gill) come in and lend us their vocals, and this album will stay in keeping with that. I'm not going to say who we've got so far, but I will say that you all will enjoy it.
This will also be Morgan's first album with the group singing on every song. She's come a long way in a year's time, and I only see her getting better. I truly believe that she is going to make a lot of you very proud.
Well, I guess that's about it. We will be cutting lead vocals this Friday and Sunday so keep checking in to find out more information on the new album, and, at some point, maybe a few sound clips. I'm not exactly sure how Blogger works, but I'm pretty sure if you go to my profile and follow my blog, it will e-mail you when I have a new post.
I realize my last blog was posted on Dec. 24, sorry about that. After a relaxing holiday, the touring started back up pretty quickly. We just got off of the Singing(Jubilee?) at Sea cruise, and we had a blast! It was nice to just see some friends, hang out, and eat like we were never going to have the chance to see food again. We also had a chance to squeeze in a few games of Mafia with a few of the other groups.
Mom is doing very well, she's about the same as she was in my last update. She'll be 100% cancer-free for one year this July. For anyone that didn't know, the doctors declared Mom cancer-free before she decided to have chemo treatments, she opted to do that as a precaution.
Morgan and Kyle are also fixing to reach their one year anniversary with the group.
The new album is kicking! I'll see if I can give you a sneak peak at some point...
Well, that's about it. Not too much going on here. I'll try my best to stay on this thing to keep you updated, summer is just around the corner, there should be some free time there.