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Father/son duo The Parks release debut

Tuesday, April 28, 2009 – The Parks, a father/son duo, released their debut single As Long As You're Going My Way. The song was written by son Clint Park and father Johnny Park with Brett Beavers.

The Parks are the only father/son duo in the modern era of country music. The family, originally from Borger, Texas, moved to Nashville to pursue their musical dreams as performers and songwriters. The Parks co-wrote every track on their upcoming debut album, "Born Into It," expected to release later this year.

Johnny Park is not an unknown. He was one-half of the duo Archer Park with Randy Archer. They had two songs chart in 1994, Where There's Smoke and We Got a Lot in Common from their Atlantic Records album "Where There's Smoke."

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Born Into It
Father and son duo The Parks may have the same blood in their veins, but don't expect the tight bluegrass-and-barbershop style harmonies so typical of other family groups. Instead, they divide their vocals with southern rock and blues mixture drizzled over with some country twang. They come across loud and passionate on every track. Most of that undoubtedly comes from years as a bar band north of Nashville. One club they played in changed names and management several times during 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: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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