Following the release of her new single “Call Me,” country singer-songwriter Sarah Darling announces a string of tour dates taking place in March 2019. In support of her upcoming 5th studio album “Wonderland,” which will be released March 1st, Sarah will play concerts in Glasgow, London, Norwich, Manchester, Liverpool, Bristol, Brighton and Leeds. Tickets available now via Sarah’s official website: www.sarahdarling.com.
Speaking about performing in her home-away-from-home, Sarah said, “I’m so excited to be returning to the UK to share my new music. Doubly excited since many of the tracks on ‘Wonderland’ are “made in the UK” with UK co-writers and producers! Britain has a special place in my heart, and the audiences have always been so warm and welcoming.”
“Call Me,” released earlier this week, signposts the latest stop on a journey that Sarah has been undertaking towards the most promising and anticipated album of her career. Sarah describes “Wonderland” as a transformative time in her life, one that has allowed her to experiment in new sonic territories. “The whole concept of my ‘Wonderland’ album was to explore a brand new world artistically. Because of my connection to the U.K., I thought ‘what better place to bring my Nashville roots to be creative’. I think it’s good as an artist to stretch the boundaries, because you are always growing and that’s how you find new magic and move forward to wonderful, new places.”
A host of exceptional artists came on board to collaborate with Sarah on ‘Wonderland’, including writers from both the US and UK. Working with these songwriters has been a dream for Sarah, who took the challenge of writing with guests in her stride, “I’ve been in England for most of the year co-writing and working with producers. On this project, it’s really about new friends and new ideas. I literally would walk into a co-writing session, and had never met the person before. It’s so incredibly exciting to be finishing up the album, and to say I’ve recorded this in a different country. It’s a true reflection of me, and the current ride I’m on. Not to mention, I have new friends and memories for life. Music is about the connection. I’m so proud to share this trans-Atlantic collaboration. It’s the greatest adventure of my life to date!”
Sarah will be performing songs from “Wonderland” for UK fans at the following locations on her 8-date tour.
Tickets available via www.sarahdarling.com
Having been on a break from the spotlight while recording her debut album, Candi Carpenter is back with a soulful, festive cover of Merle Haggard's "If We Make It Through December!" This song is refreshingly different from the typical Christmas tune, full of wholeheartedness. The accompanying video is gorgeously reminiscent of 1950's rock n roll glamour, and Candi's voice will just melt you.
Ron Fair, who produced the song, is also producing Candi's heavily anticipated new EP, slated to come out in 2019. Fans can expect compelling storytelling, soaring vocals, lush strings, and a more authentic Candi Carpenter than they've ever heard before. "It's going to be a very dramatic EP, which is appropriate, because I'm a very dramatic person. I can't wait to tour next year and finally share my heart with the world."
Singer-songwriter Ana Cristina Cash is preparing for the holidays with My Christmas Collection, a unique compilation featuring eleven all-time favorite holiday classics and one original song.
My Christmas Collection was produced by John Carter Cash and recorded at the historic Cash Cabin Studio in Hendersonville, Tennessee. The compilation features everything from a captivating bilingual track, “Silent Night (Noche de Paz),” that showcases Ana Cristina’s rich voice, outstanding harmonies and Hispanic American heritage to a heart-warming duet, “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” with John Carter Cash.
Ana Cristina Cash was raised in Miami, Florida. Ana, of Cuban descent, is bi-lingual and began a professional career in music at the tender age of six. She quickly became an accomplished champion of the singing competitions on the variety show, “Sabado Gigante.” Ana’s recordings showcase her broad vocal range, from a deep resonating contralto to an amazing soaring soprano, revealing what is known to some as a “whistle register.” Ana Cristina was signed to Sony Music’s Latin division at the age of 15 and recorded her debut album, Ana Cristina, in the Spanish language. Ana went on to be the first Hispanic American to perform the “Star Spangled Banner” for a presidential inauguration for President Bush in 2005. In 2016, she married music producer, John Carter Cash, and has since been writing and recording the music she was born to sing. Ana’s music perfectly blends her connection with rockabilly and gritty blues, adding in a flavor of country and soul to create her own distinctive sound.
My Christmas Collection Track Listing:
1. Sleigh Ride
2. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
3. Carol of the Bells - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
4. Baby, It’s Cold Outside (feat. John Carter Cash)
5. O Holy Night
6. Santa Baby
7. Silent Night (Noche de Paz)
8. Breath of Heaven (Mary’s Song)
9. The Christmas Song
10. I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
11. White Christmas
12. Santa Claus is Real
For more information on Ana Cristina Cash, visit https://www.anacristinacash.com/ or visit her on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
We don't do this often, but we'd like to honor a few male artists who have released incredible music this year.
Dan + Shay
Wanting to remember the Christmas traditions from her childhood in Arizona, Shari Rowe released “Home for Christmas” on November 16th. Noting family traditions throughout the song, those unfamiliar with a “White Christmas” will feel right at home.
Following the song’s release, Shari filmed a music video which featured her friends and family. Filmed at Lake Pleasant in Arizona, the video shows Shari enjoying a BBQ and telling stories around the fire.
Shari’s own traditions include receiving homemade tamales from her neighbors and making pierogis with her Polish family. You can hear “Home for Christmas” on streaming sites everywhere or on her website at http://www.sharirowe.com.