Regional Talents Release New Albums
Kacey Musgraves releases Golden Hour this spirng.
Golden, Texas, native Kacey Musgraves is releasing her new album Golden Hour soon, her third LP of completely original material. According to Entertainment Weekly (EW), the music is influenced by Sade, Neil Young, and even her husband Ruston Kelly. The songs deal with different masks one uses to represent oneself.
“None of the masks are solely us, but they’re all us,” she tells EW. “On this record, there’s the lonely girl, the blissful girl, the new wife, the girl that’s missing her mom, the angry girl, the sarcastic girl, the 60s-sequined Cruella de Vil with the beehive, the shy girl, the life of the party, the winner, the loser – they’re all characters on this record. None of them alone are me, but the golden hour is when they all come together and you see me as a whole.”
So “Golden” on this album has more to do with how she’s feeling about herself than her hometown.
After performances with Little Big Town and Midland on The Breakers Tour running through May, she’s got shows with One Direction star Harry Styles June 5 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas and June 7 at the Toyota Center in Houston.
County Line Magazine’s Best Singer Songwriter 2017 Matt Dunn releases his debut album with his band The Runaways March 9. Capstone was recorded at Modern Electric Studios in Dallas. His first full-length album, it’s a deep dive into love, betrayal, new beginnings, and a desire to find the things in life that matter. The band performs March 10 at The Texan Theater in Greenville and April 6 at Love and War in Lindale. See more at www.mattdunnmusic.com.
Paul Renna digs deeper with the release of his new recording Valley of the Moon, available on iTunes March 9. “I’ve broken through to a new plane of existence, exploring the deepest recesses of my heart and soul both lyrically and musically,” Renna says. “I try to raise hidden emotions in my listeners, surreptitiously forcing feelings of love, longing, happiness, and heartache from the depths of even the most hard-edged among us.” March 2, Renna appears at Vintage Grill and Car Museum in Weatherford; March 3 at The Rustic in Dallas; March 9 he’ll be at The Green Elephant in Dallas. This summer he’s touring in Australia. Learn more at www.paulrenna.com.
Amy Holden has a new album premiering March 31, Where I Begin. Her influences are Carrie Underwood, Sara Evans, and Martina McBride to name a few. She has gigs coming up March 6 at The Back Porch in Kilgore, March 24 at Big Sandy Music Hall and opens for Cole Risner April 27 at Pittsburg Feed & Seed. Learn more at www.amyholden.com.