True Blue Cowboy
ALBUM - True Blue Cowboy : The album contains 4 new never released songs, one of these songs, "Tonight I'm Leaving" is written by B.Thomas and composed and co-written by his long time musician friend Tony R Solum. 3 songs is pretty much unknown songs that have been demoed or performed by the songwriters and others. One of these songs, "Did I open My Eyes" was recorded as a demo with Garth Brooks in 1989, the same week as he got his first record deal. He never recorded this song for any album. The song was written by Nashville producer Lonnie Ratliff, composed and co-written by Tom Mitchell and Larry Forney. 3 songs on the album is cover versions from Garth Brooks (2 songs) and Clint Black (1 song). The album is a mix between traditional country music and contemporary or more modern style country. Two of these songs can be classified as country with a little taste of Pop. The new album was recorded in Nashville TN in August 2007 and produced by the legendary producer Lonnie Ratliff, who has produced with artists as Kenny Chesney, Garth Brooks (demo), Shawn Camp, Stephanie Davis, ( background singer for Garth Brooks), Erin Hay, Joni Compretta, Brent McAthey, Bengt Pedersen and more artists. The Album is Mastered by Eric Conn at Independent Mastering in Nashville, one of the "big guys" in business, who has worked with many of the brand names in country music. The Musicians behind the album is hand picked by the producer, and they have played on albums for some of the well known stars, for example, steel-guitar player Perly Curtis who have played for Loretta Lynn for many years, the background singer Larry Marrs who have worked with George Jones, Martina McBride, Sara Evans, Tracy Byrd and many others. The Producer, Engineers and Musicians in Nashville, Behind this album: Musicians: Guitars: Vaughn Lofstead Bass: Dow Tomlin Drums: Steve Holland Keyboards / Piano: Rodger Morris Steel Guitar / Dobro: Perly Curtis Fiddle / Mandolin: David Russel Lead Vocals: B.Thomas Harmony Vocals: Larry Marrs Producer: Lonnie Ratliff Studio Engineer: Vaughn Lofstead (recording and mixing) Recorded in Dixiana and Smokehouse Recording Studios, Nashville TN. Mastered By: Eric Conn at Independent Mastering, Nashville. Published & Released by Redneck Records, Narvik Norway.