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Jerry Lee Lewis offers new country single

Tuesday, August 25, 2009 – Jerry Lee Lewis's first single, from his forthcoming new studio CD will be released by Shangri-La Music. This will be Lewis' first country release since the 1970s.

The track will be available digitally starting today on all digital service providers. Produced by Steve Bing and Jim Keltner, and executive produced by Phoebe Lewis, the full length album will be released in late 2009 or early 2010 and will include several tracks penned by Kris Kristofferson, who was instrumental in the recording process. The single was written by Kristofferson for Lewis, and they recorded the track for the first time for Lewis's forthcoming full-length release.

"Jerry Lee Lewis is the heart of rock n' roll and an American original," said Jeff Ayeroff, Co-CEO of Shangri-La Music. "It is about time we had some new music from The Killer."

Mean Old Man is the first new music from Lewis since the independent release "Last Man Standing" in 2006.

Lewis also is touring with the following tour dates:

Sep 16  Porto Alegre, Brazil      Pepsi On Stage
Sep 18  Sao Paulo, Brazil         Creditcard Hall
Sep 20  Bello Horizante, Brazil   BH Music Hall
Oct  2  Las Vegas, NV             House Of Blues 
Nov  5  Paris, France             Grand Rex
Nov  7  Stavanger, Norway         IMI Forum 
Nov  9  Prague, Czech Republic    Tesla Arena
Nov 12  Bocholt, Germany          Kinodrom
Nov 14  Frankfurt, Germany        Ballsporthalle
Nov 17  Linz, Austria             Intersport Arena
Nov 20  Linkoping, Sweden         Cloetta Center

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Mean Old Man CD review - Mean Old Man
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Greatest Live Performances of the '50s, '60s, and '70s (DVD) CD review - Greatest Live Performances of the '50s, '60s, and '70s (DVD)
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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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