Today, I’m giving you a sneak peek at the newest single from Atlanta-based singer/songwriter Sonya Shell. For those of you unfamiliar with our history together, I first met Sonya while playing drums on her 2002 CD release entitled, “Still In Love” (which was re-released onto iTunes & Amazon this past year). Since then, we have worked on a variety of projects and, over the past 2 years, we have worked together on a number of new singles and concentrated on taking her music to a whole new level.
This newest song, Country Lovin’, is a rocking mix of Keith Urban and Jason Aldean. Thanks to the amazing talents of friends from the Atlanta music scene, I believe we hit the nail on the head. The studio personnel for Country Lovin’ includes:
- Scott Patton (Sugarland, Jennifer Nettles) – Electric & Acoustic Guitars
- Brandon Bush (Sugarland, Kristian Bush, Train) – Organ
- Joe Reda (Andre 3000, Earl Klugh, Babie Mason) – Bass Guitar
- John Johnson – Banjo
- Angie Driscoll – Background Vocals
- Brian Stephens (Your Truly) – Drums, Percussion, Background Vocals, & Assorted Sonic Ear Candy
– Produced by Brian Stephens and Mixed / Mastered at BonzoTunes Studio
– Drums, Percussion, & Vocals recorded at BonzoTunes Studio by Brian Stephens
– Electric & Acoustic Guitars recorded by Bruce Bennett at Bruce Bennett Studio
– Organ recorded by Tom Tapley at The Projector Room
It was a blast working on this track with Sonya & everyone else. I hope you enjoy it!
One more thing: Once the single is released to iTunes, Amazon, and all of the other usual online digital music stores, PLEASE go spend your hard-earned $0.99 for your own personal copy. The main reason that independent musical artists like Sonya get to continually create new music is because of your time, attention, and support. And as always, if you love the music, share it with all of your friends.
MORE SONYA SHELL MUSIC (Produced, Recorded, Mixed, and/or Mastered by Brian Stephens)
– “Blue Skies”
– “Say You Will”