MARK COLLIE'S BOOK OF MY BLUES AVAILABLE TODAY Jun 4, 2021 9:23:40 GMT -6
Post by Scully on Jun 4, 2021 9:23:40 GMT -6
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Country music trailblazer, sought-after actor and talented musiccian Mark Collie has released his latest album, Book of My Blues, available everywhere today via BFD/Audium Nashville/Orchard in association with Harvest Entertainment, Creator Label Co., and Collie Kuhl Music.
In celebration of the new albumтАЩs release, Collie will guest on this morningтАЩs edition of 650 AM WSMтАЩs Coffee, Country & Cody (9:00 a.m. / CT), speaking candidly about the project with awarded radio host Bill Cody. Later tonight, the Tennessee native will step into the hallowed circle at the Grand Ole Opry for his first post-pandemic performance of the southern gothic-inspired album. Collie's Opry performance can be heard at opry.com and wsmonline.com, plus Opry and WSM mobile apps, SiriusXM, and 650 AM WSM.
тАЬThanks to everyone who helped bring this project to life,тАЭ says Collie. тАЬItтАЩs been great sharing some initial tracks and videos, but more than anything IтАЩm excited for the fans to get the entire album experience today."
Book of My Blues was derived from the graphic novel Rockabilly Hitman that Collie wrote in collaboration with renowned film director Jonathan Hensleigh (The Punisher, Die Hard with a Vengeance, Armageddon and the soon-to-be-released Ice Road starring Liam Neeson). The novel depicts the exploits of rockabilly singer Jesse Wayne Hardin and his adventures on the road, exploring emotional themes Ч love, lust, beetrayal, addiction, recovery, d**nation and redemption.
Hensleigh co-wrote the track тАЬThe Son of a GunтАЭ alongside Collie, played violin on the recording, and directed the albumтАЩs music videos. He will join Collie tonight on the Opry stage (playing violin) and this morning on Coffee, Country and Cody.
Of the twelve tracks, many have already been applauded. Respected country music historian/journalist, Robert K. Oermann of MusicRow hails тАЬThe Son of a GunтАЭ as тАЬdramatic and forceful.тАЭ While on тАЬBorn Ready,тАЭ he writes, тАЬThat Waylon/outlaw beat gets me every time. And it fits this renegade/rebel song perfectly. Welcome back, buddy. WeтАЩve missed ya.тАЭ
Wide Open Country premiered the upbeat тАЬA Little Every Day,тАЭ describing the track as a тАЬmessage to a weary worldтАЭ and a тАЬcall for love and understanding.тАЭ
Co-written by Collie and longtime friend and renowned actor Billy Bob Thornton, the official music video for title track тАЬBook of My BluesтАЭ was featured by American Songwriter, noting the concept album in its entirety as a тАЬthorough Outlaw entrance,тАЭ applauding that Collie has тАЬcarefully crafted a legacy for those who follow him to adhere to.тАЭ Watch the video here...
"Mark Collie is back!" raves Thornton. "Better than ever, if thatтАЩs possible. What a record heтАЩs made for us, both musically and lyrically. Classic Collie. IтАЩm proud to be just a small part of it. We started writing тАШBook of My BluesтАЩ somewhere, and finished it somewhere else.тАЭ
Recently, Collie was a guest on News Channel 5тАЩs Talk of the Town (CBS/Nashville), where he spoke about writing the tune with Thornton: watch here. And, donтАЩt miss CollieтАЩs exclusive performance of тАЬBook of My BluesтАЭ on WSMV-TVтАЩs Today in Nashville (NBC/Nashville) on Wednesday, July 14 at 11:00 am/CT.
Out today, Book of My Blues is available everywhere music is sold or streamed. To purchase or download the record, click here. For more information on Book of My Blues and Mark Collie, visit markcollie.com.
Book of My Blues Track Listing:
1. Book of My Blues (Mark Collie, Billy Bob Thornton)
2. Born Ready (Mark Collie, Kenny Greenberg, Gary Nicholson)
3. On the Wings of Your Love (Mark Collie)
4. Right This Wrong (Mark Collie, Kenny Greenberg)
5. Matchbox (Carl Perkins)
6. Holly Springs (Mark Collie, Kenny Greenberg, Chad Cromwell)
7. Unfinished Hurting (Mark Collie, Tom Douglas)
8. Queen of A Hungry Heart (Mark Collie, Kenny Greenberg, Chad Cromwell)
9. Sinking Sand (Mark Collie, Kenny Greenberg, Chad Cromwell)
10. Hey Boba Lou (Ronnie Hawkins, Jacqueline MaGill, Robbie Robertson)
11. Put the Gun Down (Mark Collie)
12. Walk the Floor, Kill the Lights, Slam the Door (Mark Collie, John Scott Sherill)
13. A Little Every Day (Mark Collie, Kenny Greenberg, Chad Cromwell)
14. The Son of a Gun (Mark Collie, Jonathan Hensleigh)
15. Night Train to Memphis (Owen Bradley, Marvin Hughes, Beasley Smith)
About Mark Collie
Mark Collie is one country musicтАЩs most enduring singer, songwriter, and actors. In addition to multiple Top 10 country hits, his songs have been recorded by some of country musicтАЩs most iconic recording artists including Tim McGraw, Garth Brooks, Billy Ray Cyrus, Martina McBride, George Jones and ALABAMA. His film and TV roles include The Punisher with Thomas Jane and John Travolta, Fire Down Below with Stephen Seagal, Walker Texas Ranger and the TV series Nashville, to name a few. Collie has actively raised money and awareness for diabetes research. A recipient of the American Spirit Award, Collie is a strong supporter of our men and women in uniform having performed for troops around the world. He believes in second chances, alongside his wife Tammy, they are committed to working with incarcerated men and women teaching and helping them find their voice through music expression programs designed to help prepare them for successful re-entry.
For more information about Mark Collie and Book of My Blues, visit markcollie.com.