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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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Sounds Like Life CD review - Sounds Like Life
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Here and Now CD review - Here and Now
It's been three and a half years since Darryl Worley gained fame for "Have You Forgotten?" Worley has changed with the political landscape, choosing to record a different type of patriotic song on his new 13-track album. "I Just Came Back from a War" is written from the perspective of an Iraqi war veteran returning home and how he deals with everyone around him saying he's a changed person. It's a powerful message, and it's pro-war sentiment is much more »»»
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Darryl Worley gets dark on his fourth and deepest album. The dozen songs often focus on the hardscrabble small town Southern life, murder, facing death and difficult relationships. This is not easy subject matter to digest even when Worley applies a lighter side musically (the well done "I Love Her, She Hates Me"). "If Something Should Happen" is sung in the voice of a cancer victim who may not survive. Not exactly the typical major label country fare these days. "Facing Death" describes the »»»
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: The Cadillac Three, Sellers do it their own way – The way The Cadillac Three lead singer Jaren Johnston told it, the band could have had their choice of opening tours this year for the likes of Kenny Chesney, Dierks Bentley and Jake Owen. No go though because the long-haired singer fronting the rough-and-most-definitely ready trio said the band wanted to do it their own way. Based on this most... »»»
Concert Review: Great songs, not glitz, highlight Lynn tribute – An eclectic group of Americana artists gathered together for a relatively low-key tribute to Loretta Lynn on the eve of the glitzy Grammy Awards. In contrast to the expensive dresses and song sets displayed at Staples Center for the awards show TV broadcast, these performers were backed by a skillful traditional country music house band.... »»»
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