Title - 1989
Artist - Sammy Sadler
For those unaware, Country singer and native Texan Sammy Sadler will release his highly anticipated new album 1989, on June 11th, 2021 by BFD/Audium Nashville.
The new collection of songs accentuates the sounds of a time when Sadler was first making his debut as a critically-acclaimed newcomer to Nashville, until an assassination plot commonly referred to as the Murder On Music Row brought his music career to a halt.
It is such an honor to re-record some of the most memorable and greatest songs from an era which I think was one of the best ever, Sammy says. To have some of the original artists on this record with me is both humbling, and an honor.
Sadler teamed up with several iconic country music hit makers from the late eighties on 1989, most notably a duet with Shenandoahs Marty Raybon for a fresh take of the upbeat The Church On Cumberland Road, which exclusively premiered by Country Rebel in April.
Again, The Church On Cumberland Road makes another trip around the block, says Marty Raybon. It’s full of excitement and fun with my friend Sammy Sadler. It was an honor to be part of his new project. It is a give ear to, and turn it up.
Sammy also duets with country soul hit-maker T. Graham Brown for a revitalized re-recording of Darlene, a song which spent 21 weeks on Billboards Hot Country Songs chart, reaching the #1 spot on November 4th, 1988.
Sadler also recruited Larry Stewart of Restless Heart to re-record another notable track on the album, The Bluest Eyes In Texas. Another song which reached #1 on Billboards Hot Country Songs chart, Sadler and Stewart give the ballad a healthy reboot which will please the ears of country music fans everywhere.
Thank you, Marty, Larry, and T. Graham for your talent and contribution to Country Music, Sadler adds. Much love to you all!
1. Tell It Like It Is (Richard George Davis JR, Lee Diamond)
2. Church On The Cumberland Road (Bob De Piero, Dennis Anthony Robbins, John Scott Sherrill) - Featuring Marty Raybon of Shenandoah
3. The Bluest Eyes In Texas (Van Wesley Stephenson, Dave Robbins, Tim Dubois) - Featuring Larry Stewart of Restless Heart
4. I Cant Get Close Enough (Sonny Lemaire, James Pennington)
5. Darlene (Michael Geiger, Ricky Rector, Woodrow Mullis) - Featuring T. Graham Brown
6. I Should Be With You (Steve Noel Wariner)
7. Shes Crazy For Leaving (Guy Clark, Rodney Crowell)
8. I Know A Place (Harry Stinson, Tommy Lee James) [Bonus Track]
The is quite beautifully crafted new album opens on the lush, smooth country of Tell It Like It Is before cranking it up for the rambunctious Church On The Cumberland Road (featuring Marty Raybon of Shenandoah), and then we get the languishingly succulent ballad The Bluest Eyes In Texas (featuring Larry Stewart of Restless Heart) and the mid-tempo I Cant Get Close Enough.
Next up is the upbeat country pop rock of Darlene (featuring T. Graham Brown) and the lavishly expansive gossamer ballad I Should Be With You, which is followed by the gently fervent and perky Shes Crazy For Leaving, with the album coming to a close on the high arcing bonus track I Know A Place.
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The Church On Cumberland Road Music Video
Official Darlene Music Video
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