I got asked by Garth Brooks to collaborate with him again on our song "Weekend", which appears on his latest release Gunslinger.The project was SEC football! Although we didn't get the contract, it was a thrill to be able to create and share some fun ideas with this incredibly talented guy who I'm proud to call a friend .
Monday, April 2, 2018
Please listen in as I share the privilege of being interviewed by Paul Leslie on The Paul Leslie Hour
Michael and I had a fabulous day at Hawkstone Farm ,home of Ronnie Hawkins, in beautiful Ontario to party, picnic and hear some great music as a film crew documented the event. Check out the photos on Facebook and Instagram(links at the bottom of this page).
It's my birthday! And the greatest gift I received this year was joining Rio Bravo Music Publishing to administrate my song catalog!
Thank you to Bob, Wendi and Garth for being so wonderful to work with. I am honored to be part of the team.
11/1/2016-The first round of Grammy Nominations is here and NOIR has been named in 5 categories! Best Pop Album, Best Vocal Album, Song Of The Year (Nobody But You), Arrangement and Recording Package. I'm thrilled to be considered!!
I felt that the content of NOIR called for a more dramatic level of production than my previous recordings. That evolved into a hands-across-the-border collaboration between my two producers in the U.S. and Canada. Most tracks were recorded in Nashville by my long-term producer/arranger Kevin Madill and then transported to Toronto, entrusted to the gifted and meticulous producer Doug Romanow, for his mixing and production magic at Noble Street Studios.
Two truly creative collaborators, Doug and Kevin brought the kind of passion and attention to detail that makes a good idea even better ... weaving together the multiple elements of a song, to birth finished tracks that were once only ideas ... or even just a feeling.
Once mixed, it was back to Nashville for final mastering.
ANNOUNCING MY LATEST ALBUM: "NOIR"
I’m so excited to be sharing some brand new songs with you: a collection of modern torch songs that I have been working on for a while.
NOIR is a carefully curated series of songs I’ve written about love and life … often the darker side of experiences that can torment us, sometimes shape us … but ultimately make us stronger. Every broken heart leads us to the truth.
I’ve poured myself into the writing and performance of these songs to capture this journey … coming to see situations for what they really were … facing the dark but eventually finding the kind of light and positive energy that carries us forward. I have a feeling many of you will relate.
It's an emotionally honest, bare-it-all record ... stripping away pretensions and precautions to try and get to the (sometimes uncomfortable) truth behind certain relationships. I’ve tapped into these experiences to create what I believe is my most exciting body of work to date.
It was wonderful to be cutting these tracks with some of the most talented and respected musicians in the business. I am so grateful for their contributions.
Here's a sample track. The complete album and individual songs are now available for listening or download. If you buy, drop me an email and I'll send you a file of the artwork, lyrics and liner notes. Click Here.
I had a terrific time making this record, from concept to finished album. I hope you'll enjoy listening to it just as much. I'd love it if you dropped me a line to tell me what you think!