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Thad Cockrell returns after six years

Wednesday, September 16, 2009 – Thad Cockrell is releasing his first solo album in six years. "To Be Loved" will be out Oct. 13.

"I just felt the conversation wasn't finished," said Cockrell. After spending years writing, road testing and recording the new material, he is ready to share the record he calls "more me than any previous release."

Cockrell worked with producer/engineer Jason Lehning (Alison Krauss, Guster, Lyle Lovett) to make a record that is a departure from his three previous recordings. From the opening song, Pride (Won't Get Us Where We're Going), to the closing track and title inspiration Oh to be Loved, the album has a full sound and lush production.

"I just got past the point of making my music, and I wanted to focus on making our music. Something that touches everyone," said Cockrell. Thad Cockrell emerged as a singer-songwriter with his debut album "Stack of Dreams" in 2001, followed up by Warmth and Beauty in 2003. He teamed up with Caitlin Cary (Whiskeytown) in 2005 for the duet album "Begonias."

CD reviews for Thad Cockrell

To Be Loved CD review - To Be Loved
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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: These Eagles keep songs alive and well – The newly reconfigured Eagles lineup, which now includes Vince Gill and Deacon Frey in place of the late Glenn Frey, hasn't changed its set much since this modified grouping's debut at Dodger Stadium in 2017. Don Henley announced from the outset, though, how the group continues to tour primarily so it can keep the Eagles' many great songs alive.... »»»
Concert Review: Lovett could not have scripted it any better – Cerritos is a fair distance from Hollywood, but Lyle Lovett, who has accumulated a long list of acting credits, sometimes seemed like he was giving a company town performance this night. Maybe it was because Paul Reiser, the "Mad About You" star, introduced Lovett with a funny bit about what some of the man's songs mean (or don't mean).... »»»
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