Rutledge 157I really love that I often get to hear, and see, our up-and-coming country artists, before I have the opportunity to review their debut CD. That is the case with Adam Gregory, who I saw about two years ago in Nashville. I liked him. He not only has a great voice, but it was obvious to me that he was not new to a stage. I wrote about him (an article you can read here), and I kept waiting to hear more from Adam. Finally, I have.

AG coverToday I received Adam’s debut CD in the mail. I could not wait to pop it in the CD player and have a listen. I expected great things to come from this kid, and I was not disappointed. The CD is called “Different Places.” And, although that title track is not the one being released as a single, it really is my favorite song on the album. The single that will ship out to country radio on Feb. 28, 2012, is the third track on this new CD, it’s called “High on You.” I have to admit it is my second favorite song – it’s a really good melody, great lyrics – and I found myself attempting to sing along after playing it through a few times.

Rutledge 111Adam has been around for a while. His bio tells us he’s from Alberta, Canada, and that he actually had a record deal with Sony Music Canada when he was only 13 years old. His debut album for that label was released in 2000, and earned adam not only a pair of nominations at the Juno Awards for ‘Best Country Male Artist’ and ‘Best New Solo Artist,’ but it also set the tables for a string of Top 10 hits on the Canadian Country charts, beginning with the album’s first single, “Horseshoes.”

He has opened for Keith Urban, Toby Keith and Lonestar – and back in 2006 he had a Top 40 hit in the U.S. with “Crazy Days.” So while he is definitely not new to country music, he probably will be new to many of my readers. I hope you will check out his web pate, listen to his music, and share your thoughts with me. I personally think he’s great, and I am so happy to have this CD. I’m really anxious to hear Adam on country radio.

Rutledge 118In talking about this new album, Adam said he’s feeling very optimistic and genuinely excited about his future. He said, “Anybody who knows me knows that I’m a family guy first and foremost. The music on this record reflects who I am and where I am in my life. It’s positive and refreshing.”

“It’s funny,” he continues, “music can be very influential; it’s with people through the best of times and heals people through the worst of times. I’m really so thankful that I’m able to do this for a living!” Adam, I’m happy you can, too.

AG1Below is the press release I received with the CD —

Country artist Adam Gregory is set to release his new single and six-song album, Different Places, in the U.S. and Canada on Feb. 28.

The first single, “High On You,” ships to Country radio the same day Different Places is released on Feb. 28. Gregory co-wrote four of the six songs on the album, including the “High On You” single. Chart-topping songwriters Victoria Shaw, Frank Myers, James Dean Hicks, Steve Bogard and Clay Mills also contribute co-writes on the project. Gregory, a native of Edmonton, Alberta, and a Nashville resident since 2006, had been writing and recording new material for Different Places over the last 12 months.

Rutledge 109“I’m really excited for my new music to finally come out and give people a taste of what I’ve been working on for the last year or so,” says Gregory. “I had considerable input in terms of the songwriting and song selection for this project, and I think the writing is a little more mature, a little more personal than my last project.”

Internationally acclaimed producer Mark Moffatt produced Different Places at Funhouse Studios and Big Dog Studios in Nashville.

“Adam is a great young artist who defies the trends and lives one hundred percent for his music, a quality that comes across very strongly on this record,” says Moffatt. “His voice is unique and instantly recognizable, and his ability to convey pure emotion in his music draws the listener in from the very first word of every song. Working with him on this project has been a distinct pleasure.”

Rutledge 120A Gold-selling recording artist in Canada, Gregory first made a name for himself in the U.S. with his 2008 Top 40 debut single, “Crazy Days.” He released a follow-up single, “What It Takes,” through Big Machine Records and subsequently went on to star in the motion picture, “WWJD (What Would Jesus Do?)” in 2009. The film was released in 2010.

Different Places is a joint release through Calusa Entertainment/GMV Nashville. It will be available at GMVNashville.com, iTunes, Amazon.com and all major online digital retailers on Feb. 28.

In addition to his web site, visit his facebook page, and follow him on Twitter @AdamGregorySong. I think you guys are going to like this kid.

More later,
CountryNote

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I really love that I often get to hear, and see, our up-and-coming country artists, before I have the opportunity to review their debut CD. That is the case with Adam Gregory, who I saw about two years ago in Nashville. I liked him. He not only has a...