LaRue becomes "First One to Know"
Thursday, July 24, 2014
– Stoney LaRue's debut single and video "First One To Know" from his forthcoming eOne release, "Aviator," debuted on CMT outlets on today.
The video was directed and produced by Coleman Saunders of Americus Studios. "Aviator" is set for Oct. 28.
The Texas native-turned longtime Oklahoman has had a slew of self-released projects.
LaRue has teamed with producers Frank Liddell and Mike McCarthy for "Aviataor
"I am proud of this music and proud of my very first video getting a nod by the folks at CMT," said LaRue. "I mean, to be able to say my debut video is receiving a world premiere just as the song is shipping to radio is like hitting that grand slam in the bottom of the ninth in a tied game. If this isn't the way to kick of 'Aviator,' I don't know what is."
LaRue released the first of five albums, "Downtown," in 2002. He last released "Velvet" in 2011.
CD reviews for Stoney LaRue
Veteran Texas artist Stoney LaRue has been through a lot in 20 years of touring and recording and puts that experience to good use on his first release since 2015's "Just Us." "Onward" enlists veteran Nashville producer and songwriter Gary Nicholson on production, and the result is a satisfying effort with the artist in fine voice on some of the best material of his career.
Nicholson writes or co-writes 10 songs, leading off with "Fallin' and Flyin'" »»»
Stoney LaRue offers a collection of songs that have long been favorites in his live shows, including some originals getting the studio treatment for the first time and an interesting mix of covers demonstrating LaRue's versatility.
LaRue's usual country rock style is best represented by a cover of fellow Okie singer/songwriter Michael Hosty's "Oklahoma Breakdown" and the original "Easy She Comes," co-written with frequent collaborator Mando Saenz. »»»
Oklahoma singer-songwriter Stoney LaRue's latest is a mix of country, rock and pop with touches of jazz and blues. Some songs have an interesting blend of styles, such as the title track, which is a country tune that features jazzy keyboard solos. Similarly "Till I'm Moving On" shifts quickly from mellow country blues to an effectively distorted rocking guitar solo, while the country rocker "Golden Shackles" has a couple of fiddle breaks that recall the Glen Campbell »»»
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: With or without band, Isbell satisfies
Usually, when an artist performs without his regular backing band, it becomes about mathematics of subtraction. That artist is armed with far fewer artistic weapons at his/her disposal, after all. In Jason Isbell's case, though, when he performed with just his wife and fiddler Amanda Shires, it was more about substitution than subtraction.... »»»
Concert Review: Grammy nominations aside, Yola, Kiah are the real deal
Grammy nominations do not make the artist, but Yola and opener Amythyst Kiah underscored time and again on this night that the honors were well deserved.
In fact, Yola and Kiah's other group, Our Native Daughters, are nominated in the same category - Best American Roots. Yola has three other nominations as well.
The clear winners... »»»
Follow Country Standard Time
Elsewhere in the news
Currently at the CST blogs
When recording its album "Play the Hits," The Mavericks approached this covers album in much the same way the band creates any of its other studio albums. "Above all, we're always trying to reach a certain musical bar that we... »»»
The release of "Onward," his eighth studio album, finds veteran Texas Music/Red Dirt artist Stoney Larue at a crossroads. After almost two decades on the road, playing 200 shows a year across America and abroad, he has had success... »»»
Eleven years ago, Kelly stepped away from music. She had just finished touring on 2007's exquisite "Translated From Love" and felt the angst of being a travelling musician with family at home. At that point, Willis and her husband, musician/producer Bruce Robison,... »»»
The band name may suggest Appalachia and in some respects their sound does, but Lil Smokies hail from Montana, and deliver "Tornillo," their third release, which is named for the town where the studio for this release, Sonic Ranch, is located. »»»
Little Big Town gets billed as a country music vocal group, but "Nightfall" plays out more like a four-headed singer-songwriter effort. Many of these songs hearken back to some of the best '70s introspective songwriter efforts. »»»
Hawktail features some of the finest players of a generation in traditional American acoustic music. The product of their collaboration, "Formations," is a testament to the musical milieu in which they create. »»»