The Parks go digital route
Friday, June 5, 2009
– The Parks, the first father/son duo in modern country music history, will release their Carolwood Records debut album, "Born Into It," digitally on Tuesday, June 30. Clint and Johnny Park wrote or co-wrote all 12 songs on the record including the first single, As Long As You're Goin' My Way.
Recorded at Nashville's Quad Recording Studios, The Parks had their live stage band, who they've been working with for seven years at a regular gig at Cowboy's in Gallatin, Tenn., play on the record.
1. "As Long As You're Goin' My Way" written by Johnny Park, Clint Park, Brett Beavers
2. "Where The Truth Lies" written by Johnny Park, Clint Park, Steve Bogard
3. "The Party's Right Here" written by Johnny Park, David Lee
4. "That Ol' Blacktop" written by Johnny Park, David Lee, Tony Mac Lane
5. "You Can't Take Away My Music" written by Johnny Park, Clint Park, Steve Bogard
6. "Born Into It" written by Johnny Park, Clint Park, Steve Bogard, Brett Beavers
7. "Sons Of The Outlaws" written by Johnny Park, David Lee
8. "That Don't Stop Me From Lovin' You" written by Johnny Park, David Lee, Tony Mac Lane
9. "Somebody Like Me" written by Johnny Park, Clint Park, Don Rollins
10. "Even Texas" written by Johnny Park, Clint Park, Steve Bogard
11. "Southern Summer" written by Johnny Park, David Lee
12. "They Said It Wouldn't Last" written by Johnny Park, David Lee, Doug Nichols
Fans can catch a preview of the record next week when The Parks play Nashville's Tin Roof on Thursday, June 11 at 6:30 p.m. during CMA Music Festival.
The duo moved from Arlington, Texas to Music City to pursue their musical dreams as performers and songwriters. Johnny Park was a member of the duo Archer Park, which released one album.
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