Music City Indie Label Decibel Nashville is pleased to present the latest single release from its flagship artist, Ray Scott
Scott will introduce “ Ain’t Always Thirsty” *—his sophomore release from his self-titled album RAY SCOTT (produced by Grammy-nominated Dave Brainard)—to country radio and its listeners on March 23, 2015 (PLAYmpe). The track met with early welcoming applause from country music lovers across the globe during its debut on SiriusXM “ The Highway” the weekend of February 21, 2015.
Co-written with Mark Stephen Jones, the signature Ray Scott tune is a realistic telltale chapter in his history book—both personally and professionally. The storyline was born as a result of an emotional and painful divorce and self-reflection, and is comfortably paired with the country music fiber that the modern day traditionalist cut his teeth.
“’ …Thirsty’ made me take a hard look at the mistakes I’ve made in my life; writing it was therapeutic,” said Ray Scott. “ I think it’s one of the best songs I’ve ever written. I drew from real pain [it doesn’t paint a pretty picture, but it paints a picture that’s real] and the music and melodies that I grew up on—the music that I am drawn to as a fan and as a recording artist.”
I ain’t a bad guy or a loser, but lately, it’s feelin’ that way
Last night, I passed out with my boots on
Oh, it’s a cold lonely bed that I’ve made
Cause I ain’t always in love when I make love
Sometimes I don’t feel a thing
I ain’t often hurtin’ when I medicate
and I ain’t always thirsty when I drink
As an appropriate introduction to the foundation and cloth “ Ain’t Always Thirsty” was created, Ray filmed four live acoustic performances to set the stage and anticipation for his new single release. He released music video cover recordings of “ Good Ole Boys Like Me” (Don Williams), “ Put Another Log On The Fire” (“Tompall” Glaser), “Live Forever” (Billy Joe Shaver) and “ That’s The Way Love Goes” by Merle Haggard. The flicks premiered exclusively on Rolling Stone Country.
“ These are the songs I grew up on. Serious or not, each of these songs made a lasting impression on me yesterday and this is the kind of country music that I want to make today,” Scott added.
The corresponding music video “ Ain’t Always Thirsty” was shot in a lonely local Nashville hotel room, under the direction of Blake Judd with Producer Cory Brandon Clay (The Jukebox Romeos) behind the camera; it will premiere on Rollingstone.com on March 23, 2015. The radio promotion will be spearheaded byJerry Duncan Promotions.
This second release from RAY SCOTT follows suit to the success of his debut single “ Drinkin’ Beer” (co-written with Tony Mullins). The track enjoyed extensive airplay on Sirius XM—“ The Highway” over the entire 2014 summer season and garnered both national and international acclaim; it was ranked at No. 18 on Rolling StoneCountry’s 2014 Top 25 Songs of the Year and was named “Song of the Year” by HotDisc (UK). Ray Scott has made more than 40 appearances on the Grand Ole Opry, has performed on a number of historic honky-tonk stages across the country, and at national and international fairs and festivals (including the Interlackin Festival in Switzerland, Country Thunder, Country Jam, Charlie-palooza festival and CMA Fest).
Tanya Tucker, country music icon since recording Alex Harvey’s classic Delta Dawn in 1972 while still a teenager
Though she took time off these past few years to raise her children, the legendary songstress is now prepping to hit the road once again with a new tour and new music. Slated for release later this year, the new tracks will be included in her first album since 2009’s My Turn.
Since her 1972 debut, Tucker has enjoyed an incredible career that garnered her four Platinum albums, eight Gold albums, and hits such as “The Jamestown Ferry,” “Down To My Last Teardrop,” and “Soon.” In 1991, after almost two decades in the business, the CMA rightfully recognized her unique talents with Female Vocalist of the Year.
“I’ve taken a few years off and it is time to get back on the road,” said Tucker. “I am really excited to perform all the hits that the fans love so much, and sing a few new songs that I have been working on.”
Steve Lassiter, SVP/Partner and Head of Concerts at APA Nashville, knows just what his company has in Tanya Tucker – and he’s ready to bring that blend of music and personality to the masses once more.
“We are so delighted to be working with Tanya Tucker once again,” said Lassiter. “She is simply one of those artists that is an American original – where you don’t have to doubt who it is when you’re listening to her. The fans have always been responsive to her live show, so this is nothing but a win-win for everyone concerned.”
Tour dates will be announced soon.
– Posted by TawnyTucker CMTT
It’s going to be a big year for Shania Twain. Not only is the legendary country singer hitting the road for her final tour this June, but she is also turning 50 in 2015!
Twain will head out on the Rock This Country tour — which kicks off on June 5 in Seattle — just two months before she turns the big 5-0! But even though she has a milestone birthday on the horizon, she’s not worried about leaving her 40s behind.
“I feel fine,” Twain tells Taste of Country Nights host Sam Alex about her big birthday, which is August 28. “I’m happy. Well I’m going on tour. I’m going to be on tour when I turn 50, so I feel like I’m going out of my 40s with a bang and celebrating throughout the summer with the tour.”
“I think it’s just a very invigorating way to go into my 50s and it’s a great way to stay fit ‘cause I really work my butt off out there,” adds the star. “It’s my workout and I couldn’t think of a more fun way to workout as a 50-year-old.”
Some 50-somethings lose touch with popular music as they age, but not Twain. She’s got a whole list of new artists she’s loving these days.
“I love Kelly Clarkson’s new song. I love ‘Take Me to Church’ by Hozier, which is really cool and new. Sia is a great voice that I’d never heard until this year and love her … and I love her as a songwriter. There’s just a lot of really great things. Sam Smith is amazing. John Legend is amazing,” Twain reveals. “I’m loving the singers right now. There’s a lot of good singers.”
– Taste Of Country
I have come so that you may have Life-and have it more abundantly. The chief purpose of My incarnation was to secure eternal Life for you. However, I also want you to live abundantly today-and all your days. To do this, you need to remember Whose you are and who you are. You belong to Me, the Creator and Sustainer of the universe. And you are My beloved child, adopted into My royal family. Adoption is a forever-transaction: I have not hired you as My employee. I have made you a permanent member of My family.
Don’t let the familiarity of these truths lull you into sleepwalking through your days. I, your faithful Guide, am more vibrantly alive than you can fathom! As you stay close to Me, some of My Life rubs off on you-awakening your heart so you can live more fully. This helps you see that you are on an adventurous journey with Me-where you make a difference, where your choices significantly impact the world. And I, your God, will be your Guide even to the end.
Then Jesus said to them again, Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All who ever came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them. I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. -John 10:7-10 nkjv
“The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God. -Romans 8:16 nkjv”