Larry Stewart, lead singer of legendary country group Restless Heart, is released an all-new solo album, Shifting Gears, on Friday, September 7. In between live Restless Heart concert dates celebrating the group’s 35th Anniversary Tour, Stewart found the time to record the new material.
The 10-track collection is produced by GRAMMY® Award-winning songwriter Gordon Kennedy (Eric Clapton, Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood) and features five songs co-written by Stewart. “What’s That Cowgirl See in Me” is the record’s lead single.
“I got the chance to work with legendary musicians, world-class artists, songwriters, engineers, and producers on this project,” explains Stewart. “To be given an opportunity to make new music is a gift. To get the chance to make a new full-length album is amazing. I had some songs. I wrote some new ones. I even covered a couple that I’ve been wanting to sing for a long time.”
Joining forces with Old Dominion‘s Trevor Rosen and award-winning songwriter Josh Osborne (Sam Hunt, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban), Stewart co-wrote the powerful ballad “Should’ve Run Out of Angels” about overcoming past sins. Shifting Gears also features the recognizable voices of The Frontmen of Country — Stewart of Restless Heart, Richie McDonald of Lonestar and Tim Rushlow of Little Texas — who lent their voices to the reminiscent track “If It Wasn’t for the Radio.” For the romantic heartbreaker duet “Compared to Goodbye,” the Kentuckian enlisted Top 10 singer-songwriter Lisa Matassa (“Rock Me Baby,” “I’ve Got the Hots for You”).
“In today’s world of music, I’m truly blessed to once again share a brand new album with fans that have been so supportive from the very beginning,” continues Stewart. “Not to mention new music lovers and followers that I’ve heard from and met across the country and around the world. Grateful!”
Shifting Gears Track Listing:
1. What’s That Cowgirl See in Me
2. Ain’t Done Man
3, Behind Closed Doors
4, If It Wasn’t for the Radio
5, Should’ve Run Out of Angels
6, Where the White Line Goes
8, Compared to Goodbye
10, Victim of Love
About Larry Stewart When Larry Stewart first moved to Nashville, he had his share of menial Music Row jobs, from a stock clerk at the Country Music Hall of Fame and mowing grass at BMI to running tape copies at MCA Music. It was while working at MCA though that longtime family friend Jerry Crutchfield coaxed Stewart into singing a few demos for his brother Jan. The word quickly spread about the young man with a voice that mixed strength and intimacy with a honest raggedness that made him real. Suddenly, Stewart was an in-demand demo singer, and it wasn’t long until destiny came knocking in the form of Tim DuBois who was putting together a band called Restless Heart. To date, Restless Heart is one of the most successful groups in country music history. The band has placed over 25 singles on the charts with six consecutive #1 hits, recorded four albums certified Gold by the RIAA and have won a wide range of awards including the Academy of Country Music’s “Top Vocal Group.”
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