ADAM WAKEFIELD TO RELEASE "BLAME IT ON ME" FRIDAY
New Music By Former The Voice Contestant Available Ahead of Summer EP Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 23, 2017) - Adam Wakefield announced yesterday the release of new track "Blame It On Me", available digitally tomorrow, March 24. The release marks the first from The Voice contestant's upcoming EP, due out this summer - and the first formal release since he finished runner-up on Team Blake last year.
The song, written by Adam Cunningham, Nolan Neal and Aron Leigh, was one Wakefield knew was the right release for him after hearing his band perform it live.
"Nolan had played me the song while we were out in L.A., and I loved it," said Wakefield. "Still, I was a bit resistant to cutting a song that wasn't one I'd written. But when my band and I worked it up and played it live I just knew it was the one."
In anticipation for the release, Wakefield surprised fans with an exclusive first listen, made possible via popular outlet One Country on Wednesday.
Though a seasoned musician, going out on the road with artist Chris Cagle and Keith Anderson, Wakefield's spot on The Voice was his introduction to artistry - an opportunity that pushed him to the front of the stage for the first time.
"I'd become comfortable as a musician and hadn't really entertained becoming an artist," said Wakefield. "The Voice brought out another side of me. It wasn't just something I came to love, but something I seemed to excel at. I didn't initially choose to become an artist - artistry kind of chose me."
"Blame It On Me" will be available digitally beginning March 24 here.
Adam Wakefield is a singer-songwriter who has secured his place in Nashville, TN, but is far from the typical artist one may expect to find in the Country Music Capital of the World. Adam began as a pianist and segued into becoming a musician in a band, carving out some time to sharpen his skills as a songwriter. While playing a gig in Nashville, a talent scout from NBC’s The Voice asked him to audition for the show. The audition led to a successful run, including the performance of his self-penned song, "Lonesome Broken and Blue," as a finalist on Blake Shelton's team. The original track climbed to No. 1 on the iTunes Top 100 songs chart and became the season's top debut on Billboard's Hot 100 chart (No. 73). Additionally, the single debuted as his highest charting of nine entries on Billboard's Hot Country Songs (No. 14). Adam is now digging deeper into his personal songwriting catalog in the recording studio and on the road, introducing his original material to the fan base he quickly built, while reaching new audiences as well. To learn more about Adam Wakefield, visit adamwakefieldmusic.com.
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