NASHVILLE, TN (February 27, 2012) – Hot new Country band, LiveWire, will release their sophomore U.S. single “Gone (Remix)” via Play MPE and iTunes on Monday, February 27.
“Gone (Remix)” is LiveWire‘s follow-up release to their debut single “Tater Fed,” which introduced the group to radio in 2011. “Tater Fed” spent 22 weeks on the MusicRow chart, climbing to #34, and also logged 6 weeks in the Top 5 of the Hotdisc chart in Europe. “Gone (remix)” is the lead single from the group’s forthcoming full-length debut album slated for release this spring on Nashville-based Way Out West Records.
After the original version of “Gone” was released on the band’s self-titled debut EP last year, the song drew enthusiastic praise from critics, including Matt Bjorke of Roughstock who stated “‘Gone’ is as good as any mainstream hook-filled tune,” and Chuck Dauphin of Music News Nashville who observed that “‘Gone’ has a commercial beat and some air-tight harmony (a trademark, perhaps?), and would make a great choice for a single.” With a similar response coming from radio promoters and programmers, it became apparent to the band and their label that “Gone” would be their next single, but all agreed that the track could be stronger.
“This song has always been a fan favorite,” states LiveWire rhythm guitarist, and songwriter Danny Bell. “When we put it on our EP last year, it drew such a great reaction from everyone that we felt like we wanted to revisit it and make it even better. So we recently went back in the studio and re-recorded the vocals, added a new bass part and remixed it. I think the new version will really jump out at the listeners and get their attention.”
“Gone (Remix),” produced by Justin Woods, showcases the powerful vocals of LiveWire lead singer Andy Eutsler, and the seasoned musicianship of lead guitarist Bobby DeGonia, fiddle player Cory Shultz, rhythm guitarist and backing vocalist Danny Bell, drummer Adam Hagerman, and new bassist Landon Rolfe. The basic tracks for “Gone (remix)” were recorded in Nashville, with new parts added recently at a studio in Springfield, Mo.
National radio promotion for “Gone (Remix)” will be directed by Mike Severson, VP of Way Out West Artist Development, Promotion & Marketing, who will be joined by MusicRow promotion veterans Regina Raleigh and Johnny Mitchell.
After signing with Nashville-based Way Out West Records in late-2011, LiveWire released a video for “Tater Fed,” shot by Nashville director, Flick Wiltshire (Jason Sturgeon/Tracy Lawrence).They also released a benefit single via iTunes entitled “Miracle Of The Human Spirit,” with all proceeds going to help the rebuilding efforts in the band’s hometown of Joplin, Mo., which was devastated by an EF-5 tornado on May 22, 2011. The powerful music video for the song – which mixed FEMA footage of the aftermath of the tornado with performance shots of the band – was directed by Nashville’s Mark Nicolosi (Stealing Angels/Mark Wills) and provided an International platform for LiveWire to help raise awareness about the ongoing needs in Joplin by gaining airplay on CMT Pure, The Country Network, and GACTV.com, among other outlets.
Since forming in the mid-90s, LiveWire has forged a reputation as one of the top-draw live acts in the Midwest by regularly packing venues in their home state of Missouri and in the surrounding areas of Oklahoma, Kansas and Arkansas. Along the way, their homegrown talent has taken them across America where they have opened for a “Who’s Who” of the music world, and experienced a brush with the “big time” as finalists in the 2009 Colgate Country Showdown, where they performed on the hallowed stage of the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.
LiveWire features lead singer/acoustic guitarist Andy Eutsler, lead guitarist Bobby DeGonia, drummer Adam Hagerman, fiddle player Cory Shultz, rhythm guitarist Danny Bell and bassist Landon Rolfe. LiveWire’s unique Ozark Mountain firebrand sound blends working man’s Country and rootsy Southern Rock. Edgy and passionate, their original songs are infused with the kind of lyrical honesty and expert musicianship that can only be forged through years of shared personal experiences and hardships. Themes of the common man resound – it’s music about real life: good times, hard times, poverty, love, loss, family, spirituality, death and redemption.
LiveWire released their debut single “Tater Fed” in May 2001. The song climbed both the U.S. and European charts and was supported with a video shot by Nashville director Flick Wiltshire (Jason Sturgeon/Tracy Lawrence). The group self-released a self-titled debut EP in June 2011. After signing with Nashville-based Way Out West Records in late 2011, LiveWire released a single via iTunes entitled “Miracle Of The Human Spirit,” with proceeds going to benefit the rebuilding efforts in the band’s hometown of Joplin, MO, which was devastated by an EF-5 tornado on May 22, 2011. The powerful video for the song was directed by Mark Nicolosi (Stealing Angels/Mark Wills) and gave an International platform for the band to help raise awareness about the needs in Joplin by gaining airplay on CMT Pure, The Country Network, and GACTV.com,among other outlets.
LiveWire is currently in pre-production for their full-length debut album slated for release in Spring 2012.
For more information about LiveWire, go to: http://www.livewirecountry.com/
ABOUT WAY OUT WEST RECORDS:
Way Out West Records Nashville is an independent label founded on the principals of nurturing creativity and artistry through long-term development, booking and marketing strategies. Founded by music industry veteran, Clif Doyal along with partner and flagship artist Shawna Russell, Tim Russell and Oklahoma businessman RA “Rick” Sellers, Way Out West has released two critically acclaimed albums by Russell and promoted her brand globally since 2008, charting several singles on the MusicRow, Billboard “New and Active,” and Texas Music charts, and internationally on Hotdisc and the New Christian Music charts. Russell’s videos have received widespread airplay at TCN, Yallwire, GACTV.com and CMT.com, among others.
With the recent addition of radio promotion veteran Mike Severson – whose resume includes stops at MCA, Midas, All Access and Rounder, and outsourced support teams of radio, video and digital promotions – Way Out West has expanded their footprint and roster to include the rising Country band LiveWire, who in 2011 charted singles in both the U.S. and Europe.
Clif Doyal, CDA Promotions-Nashville (a division of the Clif Doyal Agency, LLC) Office: 615.885.5998 Cell: 615.319.1863 E-mail: CDAnashville@aol.com