Walk in the Country
Veteran singer, musician and performer Tracy Parnell can now add the title of 'songwriter' to his resume with the release of his debut CD of original songs titled A Walk In The Country. The ten-song set is best described as traditional country infused with elements of pop, folk, bluegrass and inspirational with themes of life and love and a dash of humor sure to please fans of traditional music. 'It's something I always wanted to do but never got around to until about five years ago when I decided to get in on the home recording craze', Tracy says. 'I think everyone in the music business realizes sooner or later that original music is what everyone really aspires to do. I spent the last five years learning the ins and outs of recording on the computer and hopefully it will sound like I know what I'm doing now', he adds. 'The songs on this CD are a mix of ballads with a few up-tempo novelty songs thrown in', Tracy continues. 'My wife Carol liked the idea of 'A Walk In The Country' for the title and I swiftly approved it' he adds with a smile. 'The title of course refers to my own journey through country music done in my own style and also to living a rural lifestyle which we do.' 'We used some of the best musicians in Nashville for the CD through the magic of computer technology', he continues. 'Their performances were virtual by the way of computer software. I also was fortunate to have a great and talented friend, Bobby Starr (featured on the instrumental called Cascade), play lead guitar and I played bass, acoustic guitar and did the vocals.' Tracy feels fans of traditional country and pop music will appreciate A Walk In The Country. 'I've put a great deal into it and I hope others will like what I have come up with and if they do spread the word', he says.