Sounds like a new CD for Darryl Worley
Friday, March 6, 2009
– Darryl Worley will have the first record out for the new Stroudavarious Records label. "Sounds Like Life" is set for a June 9 release.
Stroudavarious was started by music veteran James Stroud, who signed Worley to his very first record contract and who helped him rise to national prominence.
"Working with James again makes as much sense as anything that I've done since I've been in this business," said Worley. "We've have had a lot of success together, and I didn't see any reason why we couldn't continue that at Stroudavarious."
Worley produced "Sounds Like Life" with Jim "Moose" Brown, who co-produced Jamey Johnson's Grammy-nominated "That Lonesome Song" album, and Kevin "Swine" Grantt. Worley had begun to shop for a record deal when Stroud informed him he was starting a new label. "He loved what we were doing and wanted us to go ahead and finish the record just like we had been cutting it," Worley said.
Worley cut a majority of the tracks with his own band, The Krew. Session players were brought in only for added flourishes. "The guys play these songs every night, so it only made sense to go in the studio and cut the record just like we play on stage. It worked out just great."
The title track and current single is one of eight cuts on the new album Worley co-wrote. "What's ironic about that song is Wynn (Varble), Phil (O'Donnell) and I wrote it several years ago, but it really speaks to what people are going through with their jobs and families right now," said Worley.
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