White looks for a "Spark"
Friday, June 24, 2016
– Drake White will release his debut album, "Spark," on Dot Records Aug. 19
"Livin' the Dream" was released as a single from the disc.
White is on the road with Zac Brown Band's Black Out the Sun Tour as an opening act. "It is such a blessing for me to be out on the road and doing what I love," said White. "'Spark' is such a personal album for me, so to be able to share it with fans along the way is very special."
The Ross Copperman and Jeremy Stover produced project was recorded in Nashville and contains 12 tracks, 11 of which White co-wrote.
The track list is:
1. "Heartbeat" | Drake White, Ross Copperman, Jason Sellers
2. "Story" | Drake White, Mark Irwin, Tommy Lee James
3. "Makin' Me Look Good Again" | Drake White, Monty Criswell, Shane Minor
4. "It Feels Good" | Drake White, Derek George, Philip Pence
5. "Livin' the Dream" | Tom Douglas, Jaren Johnston, Luke Laird
6. "I Need Real" | Drake White, Ross Copperman, Jon Nite
7. "Back to Free" | Drake White, Randy Montana, Philip Pence
8. "Equator" | Drake White, Matt Jenkins, Trevor Rosen
9. "Live Some" | Drake White, Ross Copperman, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
10. "Waitin' on the Whiskey to Work" | Drake White, Tony Lane, Philip Pence
11. "Elvis" | Drake White, Jeremy Spillman, Ryan Tyndell
12. "Take Me As I Am" | Drake White, Phil Barton, Lindsay Jack Rimes
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