T. GRAHAM BROWN RETURNS
SET MARKS HIS FIRST STUDIO ALBUM IN NINE YEARS
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 27, 2015) – It’s been almost a decade since T. Graham Brown has released a new studio album, but that drought comes to an end today with the release of Forever Changed. The disc is released by Mansion Entertainment and distributed by Sony RED Distribution and Provident. The album is also available through Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. Brown co-produced the disc with Mark L. Carman.
In addition to Brown’s trademark blues styling, Forever Changed features no less than twelve of Brown’s contemporaries and fellow artists lending their talents to the album. Among the guest list includes Vince Gill, Leon Russell, Steve Cropper, The Oak Ridge Boys, and Jimmy Fortune. The disc has already made a little bit of history for the Georgia native by garnering him his first ever Grammy nomination – in the category of Best Gospel Roots Album. Brown and his wife Sheila will be traveling to Los Angeles for the February 8 Grammy festivities.
Brown – whose last studio disc was 2006’s The Present – is very excited for his fans to hear the new music. “It’s a neat record. I think it’s probably the best one I’ve ever made, and I’ve got a lot of friends singing on it. I picked out a batch of songs I liked, and it turned out exactly like I wanted it to. Then, it gets nominated for a Grammy, and I’ve never been nominated for one before, so I’m loving every minute of it.” The album’s first single, “He’ll Take Care Of You,” the collaboration with Vince Gill, is currently making an impact at both Country radio and Southern Gospel radio.
Brown was born in Georgia, and played in local bands throughout the 1970s, making the move to Nashville in the early 1980s. His talent came to the attention of Capitol Records executive Jim Fogelsong, who signed him to the label. His first single, “Drowning In Memories,” immediately connected with fans, landing in the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot Country Singles Chart, but the best was yet to come. His sophomore release, “I Tell It Like It Used To Be,” hit the Top-10, kicking off a series of hits that included “Hell and High Water,” “Darlene,” “Come As You Were,” and “Don’t Go Out,” a 1990 hit single that paired him with Tanya Tucker. In 1998, Brown charted with the personal “Wine Into Water,” a song that detailed his long and painful struggle with alcohol addiction. Brown re-cut the song on Forever Changed with Jimmy Fortune.
2015 marks three decades since Brown first hit the charts, and the singer will celebrate by taking his unique blend of Country and Blues on the road.