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Country Legend John Anderson Breaks Silence Set to Release "Goldmine" - First New Music in 9 Years
(Nashville, Tenn. – April 22, 2015) – One of Country music’s finest, John Anderson, will release his new album, Goldmine, on May 26. Released on his own record label, Bayou Boys Music,
the 13-track collection of original material features authentic lyrics
and Anderson’s signature sound. The award-winning and hall of fame
songwriter wrote or co-wrote 12 of the album’s 13 tracks.
is an album that was cut with the artist in complete control. Anderson
produced the record with long-time friend and producer Joe Spivey.
Goldmine, I thought, first off, I’m going to take my songs into the
studio and make a record like I think it ought to be made, without all
those other influences,” Anderson says, “I’m more pleased with the sound of this record than I have been in a long time.”
The first single, “I Work a Lot Better” will be shipped to radio on May 11 and will be available for download on iTunes, Amazon
and other major digital retailers. The rocking mid-tempo track is in
the style of previous chart-topping hits, such as “Money in the Bank.”
When asked about the single, Anderson stated, “It was actually Josh
Turner's idea. He is a fine young man, a great talent and a real asset
to modern day country music. Josh and I have written several songs
together and it’s always a pleasure to write with him”.
Raised in Apopka, Fla., John Anderson grew up listening to both rock and
traditional country. In the end, Anderson resisted the call of rock ‘n
roll and chose to pursue his country music dreams, and is recognized as
one of the greatest country singers to ever step up to the microphone
and possesses one of the most instantly identifiable vocal instruments
in the history of the genre.
In 1977, Anderson signed with Warner Brothers Records and had his first major hit in 1980 with Billy Joe Shaver’s, “I’m Just an Old Chunk of Coal (But I’m Gonna Be a Diamond Someday).” Other hits include the classic “Wild and Blue” released in 1982, and “Swingin,” the No. 1 Billboard Country single co-written with Lionel Delmore that would lead Anderson to garner the CMA Horizon Award.
Throughout his career, Anderson has produced 23 albums and released more
than 60 singles (26 of which charted in the Top 10). He was inducted
into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame on October 5, 2014, and holds a wealth of industry awards including Academy of Country Music Career Achievement Award.
When asked about his upcoming album Goldmine, Anderson remarked, “I'm
really proud of this album. At this point, it’s just for me and the
fans. A best case scenario for me is if the fans that have loved our
music and supported us for so many years know Goldmine is out there, and how to get it, I’ll be happy.”
Anderson is currently touring heavily throughout the United States. For a complete list of upcoming tour dates, please visit JohnAnderson.com/tour.
Most recently, Anderson collaborated with Keith Urban for the taping of “ACM Presents: Superstar Duets,”
a CBS special featuring Country music luminaries and chart-topping
artists. The two-hour event will air on Friday, May 15. On July 25, he
will join Keith Urban again for a performance at Cheyenne Frontier Days
in Cheyenne, WY.
1. Freedom Isn’t Free (John Anderson/James C. Hicks Sr.)
2. Magic Mama (Merle Haggard)
3. Back Home (John Anderson/Jimmy Stevens/Jeff Farr)
4.Goldmine (John Anderson/Josh Turner)
5. Happily Ever After (John Anderson/James C. Hicks Sr.)
6. I Work Alot Better (John Anderson/Josh Turner)
7. I Will Cross O’er the River (John Anderson)
8. Louisiana Son Of A Beast (John Anderson/Bill Emerson/Jody Emerson)
9. Holdin’ On (John Anderson/Jimmy Stevens)
10. Song the Mountain Sings (John Anderson/Buddy Cannon)
11. On And On And On... (John Anderson/Jimmy Fortune)
12. Don’t Forget To Thank the Lord (John Anderson/John Rich)
13. You All Are Beautiful (John Anderson/James C. Hicks Sr.)