New Album - "Hemingways" - Available to stream or buy
Excerpted from an article by Kelly Greene of The Wall Street Journal
"In 2003, Tower moved to Nashville, in calamitous fashion: The moving truck broke down just outside New Orleans (on Mardi Gras day, BTW), and Bud spent the first night in his Nashville apartment sleeping on the floor, with no electricity. He then broke the shower knob first thing the next morning and watched as water spewed all over his bathroom floor, which was directly over his landlady's apartment!"
"He stuck it out for six years and his persistence was gradually rewarded. A song he wrote in 2001, titled "We Are America," found its way onto a country music station in New York City and helped Mr. Tower raise $1,000 for the city's firefighters. More recently, two songs he co-wrote have hit the big time: "Red, White and Pink-Slip Blues," sung by Hank Williams Jr., was released as a single to country radio, and "God and Guns" was recorded by Lynyrd Skynyrd." Some 50 other of Bud's songs have been cut by Indie artists. Many of those were released to radio as singles and several wound up in movies, TV, and direct to video projects."
See "Bio" for more.
Note: These are but a few of the 11 tracks on the album. Other titles:
- A Love Like New Orleans (a love song to New Orleans)
- No Saints In Hell (a travel-log through the underbelly of the French Quarter)
- Billy Died Last Night (a reminder of the terrible toll of the opioid crisis)
- Lost In The Wind (written with Drew Young, about Drew Young's young life)
- Love Songs For My Wife (pretty self-explanatory!)
- Whiskey Sunset (musings on Covid)
Click here to hear entire songs, or entire album, on popular streaming sites—or to purchase album.
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