"Al Perkins is such a great steel guitar player. At the very of the song, I held my breath, because I didn't know if he was going to make it. But he grabbed it. The flow that he gave to "Crazy Arms" is brilliant. It was almost like he was singing it himself. When I was in the vocal booth, I was able to see Al play. I would watch him bend his head - it was like he was putting his whole body into what he was playing. It was such a wonderful recording session."
JOINS SAGUARO ROAD RECORDS
TO RELEASE 19TH CD
Sleepless Nights "The Traditional Country Soul of Patty Loveless" debuts September 9 Nashville, Tenn.
- For those aching to hear the pure, lonesome tenor from the Appalachian siren of modern country, the wait isover. With her first release in three years, Patty Loveless is back with her19th CD on a new label, Saguaro Road Records, formed in June 2008 by Direct Holdings Americas Inc. Direct Holdings also markets and sells audio and video entertainment products under the Time Life brand, which it uses underlicense from Time Warner Inc.
Produced with her husband and musical soul mate, Emory Gordy Jr., and backedby a Who's Who of Nashville A-list session players, including Harold Bradley, John Hobbs, Hargus "Pig" Robbins, Harry Stinson, Steve Gibson and Biff Watson, with background vocals by Vince Gill, Sleepless Nights features14 titles that the pair culled from a pool of nearly 500 songs. This albumof classics celebrates the many facets of heartache that make country music the diary of the common man.
"Emory and I were talking over dinner about recapturing some of these moments from my youth," Loveless explains, "because I want to inspire and remind people of what country is made of. It takes me back especially to mybrother, Roger, and my sister, Dottie, and the music they loved.
"It's a little bit of a history lesson, but I think once you hear the songs,the stories ... you're going to be drawn to it," continues Loveless. "People lived a little differently then, but at the same time, there's a lot more in common [with today] than people would think." Hailed by People magazine as"equal parts Linda Ronstadt and Patsy Cline" when her two-million-selling Only What I Feel was released, Loveless has always believed in honoring her upbringing. Born in rural eastern Kentucky to a coal mining father who loved bluegrass, Patty followed her roots all the way to the Opry stage after first catching the ear of Porter Wagoner when she was only 13. She released her self-titled debut in 1987 and has never looked back.