ShowDog Nashville label inks another act
Tuesday, June 6, 2006
– Toby Keith's ShowDog Nashville label inked another act, and this one goes back to Keith's Oklahoma roots. Rushlow Harris, which includes former Little Texas member Tim Rushlow, was introduced by the label during the recent Academy of Country Music festivities. The duo's debut single "That's So You" goes for adds at radio on July 5.
Cousins Rushlow and Doni Harris, encouraged by Keith, recently entered the studio as a duo for the first time. After cutting four songs, Show Dog signed them. "Some rough MP3s of the single were sent out to give a few radio people a preview," Rushlow said, "and immediately my cell phone started ringing. They were like, 'Don't send us something this good if you don't want it on the air.'
"Toby called me the week before the ACM awards and said 'Hey, we're dropping everything else we're doing over here. My staff is freaked out over you guys. We're coming with the single now. We'll roll you out at the awards, I'll personally escort you around to radio and do the interviews with you. And starting Aug. 11, you're opening my tour through the end of the year.'"
Rushlow and Harris grew up in a musical family and played in rival bands on the regional club circuit in their youth. Rushlow fronted Little Texas, Hall was in Lariat, while local Oklahoma band, Easy Money, fronted by Keith, was on the circuit as well.
Hall later joined Rushlow on his solo project and the band Rushlow, though neither made much of an impact. Rushlow Harris are currently working on their debut album with producers Christy DiNapoli and Derek Bason.
Editorial: Walking the talk
When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Elephant Revival becomes a headscratcher
Elephant Revival is not the easiest band to sonically pinpoint. Typically grouped in the bluegrass/jam band arena, in the live setting, the Colorado band stretched its musical boundaries. Folk and jazz overtones were part of the mix as well for the veterans.
No matter the style, Elephant Revival easily absorbed and mastered the music.... »»»
Concert Review: Mellencamp flexes his creative muscles
For his "Sad Clowns & Hillbillies" tour, John Mellencamp brought along Carlene Carter - the night's self-described hostess who appears on the recent album, as well as Emmylou Harris. Each iconic woman performed her own set, as well as joining in with the headliner's set. With Mellencamp dressed rather formally, this man introduced... »»»
Country News Digest
Elsewhere in the news
Currently at the CST blogs
Headed into 2015, Imelda May was on a hit streak. Her rockabilly career was in full swing, nurtured by the likes of former Squeeze keyboardist Jools Holland and guitar icon Jeff Beck. Her albums routinely topped the charts in her native Ireland.... »»»
For most artists, eight years is a fair amount of time in their careers. For Nikki Lane, eight years represents the entirety of her recorded history, and she's filled that relatively short time span with a highlight reel of impressive accomplishments, not the least of which would be actually... »»»
For The Avett Brothers, MerleFest is a coming home of sorts. This year's edition of the MerleFest "traditional-plus" music festival in Wilkesboro, N.C., the event's 30th anniversary, a milestone...... »»»