Jamie O’Neal sets sail this week with Vince Gill, Kenny Rogers and many others on the 2014 Country Music Cruise just days after announcing the release of her first new album in 5 years titled ETERNAL. The 11-track collection will be available March 18 on Shanachie Entertainment in partnership with O’Neal’s Momentum Label group. The Album will feature Jamie’s unique take on classic hits by Patsy Cline, Bruce Cockburn, Deborah Allen, Larry Gatlin, Emmylou Harris, Kris Kristofferson, Loretta Lynn, Juice Newton, Connie Smith & more.
“ETERNAL is a little different for me,” confides Jamie. “I grew up listening to these songs and was shaped by the artists who originally made them famous. It was an honor and a challenge to record such wonderful songs. There’s also a bonus track that fans have been asking me to record. It’s a funny song I wrote with my dad as an ode to everyone who gets to sleep with a ‘snoring moose’ every night. I had so much fun recording this whole album and was a little sad when it was finished, but now I get to finally release it, and I can’t wait for everyone to hear it!”
In case you are a little bit new to country, Jamie is a platinum selling, Grammy nominated Country Music star whose hits include “There Is No Arizona,” “When I Think About Angels,” Somebody’s Hero,” and “Trying To Find Atlantis”.
A few of the country classics featured on the project include “Don’t Come Home A’ Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ On Your Mind”), “Leaving On Your Mind,” “Help Me Make It Through The Night” and “Golden Ring,” which features Andy Griggs as O’Neal’s duet partner. The bonus track titled, “Wide Awake,” is the only original song included on the CD. The tune was co-written by O’Neal and her father/ manager, Jimmy Murphy. Release dates for the album’s first single and accompanying video will be announced soon.
I leave you with one of my favorite songs of all time from Jamie “Somebody’s Hero” which is pretty much the Mothers Day anthem. I am working on setting up a #CMchat Twitterview with Jamie in March. Stay tuned!
MORE ABOUT JAMIE
Born in Sydney Australia, O’Neal’s lifelong passion for performing and her affinity for country music have made her one of the genre’s most respected artists. In 2000, Jamie O’Neal became a household name with her single, “There Is No Arizona,” which set her path to stardom on fire with multiple No. 1 hits and many career accolades to follow, including four Grammy nominations. She has made numerous national television appearances, including American Idol with Carrie Underwood, multiple appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with David Letterman, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, and countless others. In addition to headlining her own shows, O’Neal has toured with Reba McEntire, Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson and Toby Keith, to name a few.
As a talented songwriter, O’Neal not only has written many of her biggest hits, but has also penned hits for such notable artists as CeCe Winans LeAnn Rimes, Martina McBride and Reba. O’Neal has also landed original songs on soundtracks for When We Were Soldiers and the ABC series, Desperate Housewives, and performed the pop classic, “All By Myself” in the movie, Bridget Jones’ Diary.
For more information on Jamie O’Neal, visit www.jamieoneal.com
1. Rock Me
2. Don’t Come Home A Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ On Your Mind)
3. Leavin’ On Your Mind
4. Golden Ring (featuring Andy Griggs)
5. Help Me Make It Through The Night
6. One Day I Walk
7. Just One Time
8. The Sweetest Thing
9. I’ve Done Enough Dyin’ Today
10. Born To Run
11. Wide Awake (Bonus Track)
Produced by: Rodney Good and Jamie O’Neal
UPCOMING #CMchat SCHEDULE
1/20 #CMchat* Twitterview with the cast of A&E’s Crazy Heart 6-7pPT
1/27 #CMchat* Twitterview with Moonshine Bandits 6-7pPT
2/3 #CMchat* Twitterview with Eric Paslay 6-7pPT
For a complete schedule go to cmchatlive.com/calendar
#CMchat Twitterviews are Mondays from 6-7pPT on Twitter
Google+ Twangout’s are as booked TBA