JAMES ROBERT WEBB RUNS FREE WITH "A HORSE NAMED FREEDOM" Feb 24, 2021 14:30:42 GMT -6
Post by Scully on Feb 24, 2021 14:30:42 GMT -6
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Country crooner James Robert Webb is going back to his roots with “A Horse Named Freedom” a song written and recorded as a piano ballad. The Tulsa native was the Oklahoma All-State Jazz Pianist in high school and was proficient on the instrument far prior to picking up the guitar and fiddle, the main instruments he plays on stage. Webb, along with co-writer Alex Dooley, takes the listener on an emotional journey through finding freedom. The song pairs haunting imagery and unique lyrics that are sure to take the listener on a memorable ride. It’s part of a passion project for Webb as he wanted to strip most of the “gimmicks” that today’s songs include to highlight the power of his vocals and the song's melody and lyrics.
“'A Horse Named Freedom' lyrically seems to have a different meaning to everyone who hears it, which is really cool as a songwriter. It shows off a side of me that many of my radio fans may not be familiar with. In producing this project, I really wanted to get away from technology and that drive for perfect, glossy, slick recordings. When I listen to classic recordings it's those little imperfections that’s part of what makes them special. That’s what I was going for here, that very live kind of sound, unpolished and raw. It's very stripped down�just me and a piano. There’s no cliick track, no safety net. Single takes with minimal editing. Unfettered emotion and the essence of song,” says James Robert Webb.
"A Horse Named Freedom" is accompanied by an instrumental version and a visualizer video shot at a historic horse farm in Franklin, Tenn. This song comes as “Okfuskee Whiskey” is now impacting country radio following his biggest hit yet, “Good Time Waiting To Happen,” which has surpassed 400,000 streams.
About James Robert Webb
True to his blue-collar roots, James Robert Webb walks the line between traditional and contemporary country music. Raised on a small farm outside of Tulsa, he grew up listening to a wide variety of Oklahomans including Bob Wills, Garth Brooks and Leon Russell. His sound is driven by his unique, indefinable voice and organic, neo-traditionalist style fused with modern production. His 2016 debut, Pictures, yielded two top-40 singles on the Music Row Country Breakout chart - “Makin’ Love Tonight” and “How That Feels." In 2019, one of country music’s most award-winning and renowned producer’s Buddy Cannon (Kenny Chesney, Willie Nelson) took notice of Webb’s unique style. The pair recorded and recently released a collection of 13 songs titled James Robert Webb and breaking new ceilings for the artist. In 2020, he released the self-titled album, James Robert Webb, to critical acclaim and over one million streams in the first six months. "[This album] offers every reason to believe he’ll continue to succeed.” - American Songwriter.“ Webb's self-penned "April May” was No. 10 on CDX's True Indie Songs of the Year chart in 2019. His swingin’ version of the hit song “Tulsa Time” has enjoyed support from Apple Music and frequent play on SiriusXM Willie’s Roadhouse. “Think About It” was his first to debut in the Top 40 on Billboard Indicator and his third to reach the Top 20 on the Music Row Chart. His music has continued to attract new opportunities for the “easygoing giant.” He recently played Calf Fry Festival, has been chosen to headline the Southfork Music Festival in Parker, Texas and continues to play across the country connecting directly with the fans. For more on James Robert Webb, go to JamesRobertWebb.com.