THE ALBUM’S FIRST SINGLE ‘I’D RATHER BE A HIGHYWAYMAN’ IS RELEASED TODAY
NATIONAL TOUR COMMENCES JULY 14
PRE-ORDER THE NASHVILLE TAPES AT: http://bit.ly/AHTheNashvilleTapes
LISTEN TO ‘I’D RATHER BE A HIGHYWAYMAN’ AT: http://bit.ly/AHIRBAH
Acclaimed country music star Adam Harvey will release his new album, The Nashville Tapes on July 27, through Sony Music Entertainment Australia. The album is available to pre-order NOW.
Multiple Aria Award nominee and 8 time Golden Guitar winner Adam Harvey is one of Australia’s most popular and enduring country stars with a career spanning over two decades. Encapsulating over half a million sales, Gold & Platinum albums, this release follows the success of his most recent albums Harvey’s Backyard Bar, The Great Country Songbook Volume II and Family Life.
Fulfilling a lifelong dream, Adam jetted off to the bright lights of the immortal Music City to record masterful 10th studio album The Nashville Tapes with producer Nash Chambers, armed with a brace of new songs couched in the classic country sounds that most capture his imagination.
“It’s one of those things that’s been on my bucket list for probably 20-odd years, to actually go and record an album over there in Nashville,” Harvey says of the inspiration behind The Nashville Tapes.
“I thought, I want to make a 70’s country album: that’s my favourite era in country music. While everybody else is heading further and further away from classic country music, it’s a good step for me to not only follow my passion and my heart, but also to go the other way!”
The beating heart of The Nashville Tapes is the anthemic first single ‘I’d Rather Be a Highwayman’, a careworn barroom sway coloured with intoxicating piano and cowboy drums, which transitions into a stirring dedication to the immortal flame of classic country.
‘Nothin makes me give a damn more than country can, I’d rather be a Highwayman than a Rolling Stone,’ sings Harvey.
The Nashville Tapes is yet another career-best album for Adam Harvey. A deeply personal, powerfully reverent release not years but decades in the making, The Nashville Tapes is the masterwork of an all-time Australian country music legend.
Harvey and is band will take The Nashville Tapes on the road in the coming months, with support from The Voice Australia 2017 winner, Judah Kelly. Concertgoers can expect everything Australia has come to love about Adam Harvey’s incomparable live show: a rousing mix of new songs, established hits and live favourites, and a smattering of evergreen country classics – along with liberal doses of Harvey’s trademark yarns, droll one-liners, and generous good humour. On album release day, he will headline the opening night of the Groundwater Country Music Festival on the Gold Coast.
ADAM HARVEY – THE NASHVILLE TAPES – TOUR DATES
Saturday 14th July – West Tamworth League Club, Tamworth NSW Friday 27th July – Groundwater Country Music Festival, Gold Coast QLD Friday 3rd August – Brothers Sports Club, Bundaberg QLD
Saturday 4th August – Great Western Hotel, Rockhampton QLD
Sunday 5th August – Star Hotel, Emerald QLD
Thursday 9th August – Northern Beaches Bowls Club, Mackay QLD
Friday 10th August – Dalrymple Hotel, Townsville QLD
Saturday 11th August – Brothers Leagues Club, Cairns QLD
Sunday 12th August – Malanda RSL Memorial Club
Friday 12th October – Rooty Hill RSL Club, Sydney NSW
Saturday 13th October – Mount Hunter Country Stampede, Mount Hunter NSW Saturday 3rd November – Murgon Music Muster, Murgon QLD
Friday 9th November – Toowoomba City Golf Club, Toowoomba QLD Saturday 10th November – Kedron Wavell Services Club, Brisbane QLD Sunday 11th November – Dag Pub & Motel – D’Aguilar QLD
Friday 16th November – Halekulani Bowling Club, Budgewoi NSW Saturday 17th November – Lizottes, Newcastle NSW
For Ticket details and links, go to: http://adamharvey.com.au/tour/