Big Machine signs Phillips, releases EP
Friday, September 29, 2017
– Not only did Josh Phillips sign a record deal, he also released music.
Phillips inked witb Big Machine Records, it was announced today The singer/songwriter, who is recording his debut album, offers a preview "Lee County EP (The Acoustic Sessions).
The track list is:
1. "Fixer Upper" | Josh Phillips, Marcus Kiser
2. "Midnighters" | Josh Phillips, Randy Montana
3. "Fast Ride" | Josh Phillips, Brian Davis
4. "Long Way Home" | Josh Phillips
5. "Kids That Did" | Josh Phillips, Ray Fulcher, Jonathan Singleton
"From the moment I met Scott Borchetta and the team at Big Machine, it felt like home," said Phillips. "Everybody comes to Nashville with a dream and it's one that I would think of every time I played a little bar or club just grinding it out. Today, I get to live out that dream for me and my fans. I'm excited to share my music with the world!"
The North Carolina joins Luke Combs on his Don't Tempt Me With a Good Time Tour, starting Oct. 3 at The Roxy in Los Angeles.
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.... »»»
Country News Digest
Elsewhere in the news
Currently at the CST blogs
Legends don't come any more legendary than Chris Hillman. The roll call of bands that comprises Hillman's half century in music reads like a wing exhibit at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame; Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers, Manassas, the Souther Hillman Furay Band, the Desert Rose Band,... »»»
William Shakespeare noted a few centuries back that a rose by any other
name would be equally aromatic, and that general idea has musical
implications as well. The Cadillac Three knows a thing or two about maintaining
a sonic identity after a name change;... »»»