Award-winning British vocalist and songwriter, RUMER’s fifth album, Nashville Tears (Cooking Vinyl) will debut worldwide on April 24, 2020 and kick off her first tour dates of 2020 in the UK in May. With album pre-order, the ethereal “Bristlecone Pine” (ft. Lost Hollow) will be delivered instantly. Pre-order now from the official store (HEREfor early access to concert tickets on Feb. 5, before the public ticket on-sale on Feb. 7.
Rumer has long been enamoured with the storytelling of country music. While living in the American South, away from the international spotlight, Rumer’s passion for musical discovery led her to Nashville Songwriters Hall of Famer, Hugh Prestwood’s work. His songs were the catalyst for Nashville Tears; fifteen of the songwriter’s finest gems, including several never recorded until now.
In applying her subtle, relaxed elegance to his rich songcraft, Rumer joins an esteemed list of vocalists who’ve interpreted Prestwood’s work (Trisha Yearwood, Alison Krauss, Judy Collins). With grand arrangements and traditional elements, Nashville Tears was produced by Fred Mollin at StarStruck Studios with some of Music City’s best; Mandy Barnett, Pat Buchanan, Matt Dame, Stuart Duncan, Tania Hancheroff, Lorrie Harden, Tommy Harden, Mike Johnson, Kerry Marx, Gordon Mote, Larry Paxton, Scotty Sanders, and Bryan Sutton.
I can’t wait for more music lovers to discover Hugh Prestwood’s magnificent catalogue. I know without a doubt they’ll be as grateful as I am to have found him,
Those who revelled in This Girl’s in Love (Bacharach & Hal David) and Boys Don’t Cry (songs by male songwriters of the ‘70s) once again benefit from her exquisite taste on Nashville Tears.
Nashville Tears tracklist:
The Fate of Fireflies; June, It’s Gonna Happen; Oklahoma Stray; Bristlecone Pine (Feat. Lost Hollow); Ghost In This House; Deep Summer In The Deep South; Heart Full Of Rain; Hard Times For Lovers; Starcrossed Hanger Of The Moon;
The Song Remembers When; That’s That; Here You Are; Learning How To Love; The Snow White Rows of Arlington; and Half The Moon. (*vinyl track list varies in order slightly)
Nashville Tears Tour (1st dates):
7th May 2020: Bexhill on the Sea – De La Warr Pavilion, Rye Jazz Festival
14 May 2020: Birmingham – Town Hall
16 May 2020: Manchester – The Royal Northern College of Music
17 May 2020: London- Queen Elizabeth Hall
19 May 2020: Edinburgh – Queen’s Hall
Rumer’s 2010 Seasons of My Soul was one of the top-charting debuts of the 2010’s. Certified platinum (UK & Ireland), it earned her a MOJO Award for Best Breakthrough Act and kicked off a career that has brought praise for Rumer’s own songwriting and “ear” for the songwriting genius of others. Follow Rumer on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rumerofficialhttps://twitter.com/RumerSongshttps://www.instagram.com/rumersongs/