As the final weeks of 2012 continue to pass through, we continue to hear good news here in the country music world in regards to new album releases! Kelly Clarkson, Uncle Kracker, and Amber Hayes have each released a new record recently.
Kelly Clarkson, who recently purchased a new home in Nashville and has professed her love for country music above any other genre in recent months, has released her latest record, ‘Greatest Hits – Chapter One.’ The album features her latest country single, “Don’t Rush,” a duet with Vince Gill, as well as her previous chart-topper with Jason Aldean, “Don’t You Wanna Stay.”
Uncle Kracker, who himself has dabbled in the world of country music, thanks in large part to Kenny Chesney, released his first album via Sugar Hill Records this week. ‘Midnight Special’ was produced by Keith Stegall, and features his new single, “Nobody’s Sad on a Saturday Night.”
As we’ve heard and witnessed for years, many artists’ careers come down to their sophomore album. Amber Hayes released her second full length record, ‘Any Day Is A Good Day,’ on October 24, and is now available on iTunes, GMVNashville.com, and AmberHayesMusic.com
The album was released via GMV Nashville/AOK Entertainment, and features a trio of songs co-written by Hayes, including “Me and Loretta,” “Far Far Away,” and “Any Day Is A Good Day.” The seven-song release serves as a follow up to her 2010 debut EP, ‘C’mon,’ which featured two Top 40 singles.
[box type=”shadow” ] “I was really excited when we finished writing “Any Day Is A Good Day,” because it has such a positive, encouraging message,” Hayes said. “The reaction when I perform it at my shows has been great, and I’ve gotten a lot of really touching comments from people about how this song has brought hope or inspiration to them in some way. I like to think of it as a reminder that each day is a gift and not to take it for granted. It seemed only fitting to name the album after this song.” [/box]
Between the release of her new E.P., along with airing her songs on television series like “Hart of Dixie” and the family film, “Cowgirls N’ Angels,” Amber has been one busy girl.
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