FULL ALBUM AVAILABLE OCTOBER 30th
October 1, 2012 (Toronto, ON) – Hot off the heels of a show-stopping performance at the 2012 CCMA’s, multi-award winning Canadian country group Emerson Drive is ready to ‘Roll’ out their 5th studio album – inspired by a love for the road and experiences they’ve shared while touring North America over the past decade.
Fusing a classic Emerson Drive sound with a new blend of rock and pop is the album’s smash lead single “She’s My Kind of Crazy,” co-written by band members Brad Mates and Danick Dupelle, with noted Nashville songwriter Bobby Pinson. “She’s My Kind of Crazy” debuted at #1 on the iTunes Country Singles Chart and has been the highest selling Canadian Country song for the past 8 weeks since release. The single holds a Top 10 spot at Country radio and CMT.
Featuring 11 brand new tracks, ‘Roll’ features songs written by Mates and Dupelle, as well as seasoned country songwriters Jason McCoy and Tebey. Zeroing in on life on the road, Mates and Dupelle also teamed up with fellow label-mates Chris Thorsteinson and Dave Wasyliw of Doc Walker, to pen the title track “Let It Roll”. Seeing its debut on the 2012 CCMA Awards telecast in September, the track will be released as the second single from ‘Roll’, tentatively slated for October 23rd. This will mark the first duet to be released to commercial radio by two Canadian country bands.
With four studio albums under their belt, Emerson Drive has received multiple awards and nominations from the CMA, ACM, JUNO, GRAMMY and CCMA, topped the country music charts for the past decade and has toured with some of the biggest stars in country music including Shania Twain, Toby Keith, and Big & Rich. Since the launch of their self-titled debut album in 2002, Emerson Drive has rolled out over 15 Top 10 hits in Canada; “I Should Be Sleeping”, “Fall Into Me” which peaked in the Top 5 on the Billboard Charts, “Moments” which gave the band their first #1 hit in the U.S. and their current hit “She’s My Kind of Crazy”. With an incredible list of career highlights, a full-length Greatest Hits album Decade of Drive released last year, and another upcoming tour, it is easy to understand how Emerson Drive has become one of Canada’s greatest country acts.
The band is currently putting the finishing touches on a unique 2013 national tour. Stay tuned for more exciting news to be revealed!
1. Let It Roll Feat. Doc Walker
2. We Are This Town
3. Love Hangover
4. She Always Gets What She Wants
5. Never a Good Day For Goodbye
6. With You
7. We Fit Together
8. This Is Our Time
9. Alone Tonight
10. She’s My Kind of Crazy
11. Show Us Whatcha Got
ABOUT OPEN ROAD RECORDINGS
Founded by Ron Kitchener, Open Road Recordings won the Canadian Country Music Association’s (CCMA) Record Company of the Year Award in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 and is home to CCMA Award-winning artists Dean Brody, Doc Walker, Emerson Drive, High Valley, Jason McCoy, Ridley Bent, The Road Hammers (certified Gold, on the cusp of Platinum in Canada) and has released albums from Johnny Reid (certified five times Platinum in Canada), Prairie Oyster, and Tara Oram. Open Road Recordings has represented Big Machine and Valory Records in Canada, which includes Taylor Swift (certified ten plus times Platinum in Canada), Reba, Rascal Flatts & more. Open Road Recordings is a partnership with MapleCore Ltd., distributed by Universal Music Canada.
Brianne Deslippe | Open Road Recordings | 11-230 Richmond St. W | Toronto M5V 3E5
Tel (416) 961-1040 x 279