Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Kenny Loggins' Blue Sky Riders unveil debut CD

I was mightily impressed by the trio when I reviewed them last year in OC (see review elsewhere on this blog). This should be a good one...

Blue Sky Riders are set release their full-length debut, Finally Home, in stores and available via digital retailers on Jan. 29. 
A veritable who's who of music royalty, the group counts Kenny Loggins, Nashville songwriter Georgia Middleman (who has penned songs for Keith Urban, Faith Hill, Kenny Chesney, Reba McEntire, amongst others) and award-winning songwriter Gary Burr (Conway Twitty, Wynona Judd) within its ranks.
On Jan. 24, Blue Sky Riders will perform on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and will then return to their Nashville homebase to play at the Grand Ole Opry on Feb. 1 & 3

The creative spark that ignited Blue Sky Riders was struck when Loggins and Burr began working on songs together. Their chemistry inspired them both to "get back on the horse" and start a new band. Loggins welcomed the challenge but wanted to add a third female voice. Middleman quickly accepted their invitation and Blue Sky Riders were born.
Finally Home follows up the 2011 EP, Live At The Rutledge, which introduced the world to their exceptional collaborative songwriting and unique sound. Driven by three-part harmonies and sincere, soulful delivery, each of these veterans sings lead as well, separating Blue Sky Riders from not only anything they've respectively done, but anything else out there.
Over the course of the record, the trio merges rock, pop, and country into an irresistible collection. Select singles from Finally Home are currently available for purchase on iTunes and and the Live At The Rutledge EP is also available digitally.
“Dream” is the first song that the band has played to introduce audiences to the upcoming album Finally Home, to be followed by the song “Feelin’ Brave” which Blue Sky Riders launched in conjunction with their “Portraits Of Bravery,” social media campaign. “Portraits Of Bravery” was created in support of our veterans and their families as they re-adjust to their domestic life in the United States.

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