Bigger Than Dallas | When The Blood and The Dust Settles

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When The Blood and The Dust Settles

by Bigger Than Dallas

The follow up full length album from Chattanooga Tn's Bigger Than Dallas will leave you absolutely amazed. it whatever you want to, but we promise you'll love it completely.
Genre: Rock: Americana
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Sorry
4:03 $0.99
2. Speak
3:36 $0.99
3. She Would Stay
4:46 $0.99
4. Last of the Great Wars
4:51 $0.99
5. Try Not to Cry
4:24 $0.99
6. Freakshow
3:14 $0.99
7. Youth
5:11 $0.99
8. Route One
6:31 $0.99
9. Thoughts On Fall
5:33 $0.99
10. Everyday's a Tragedy
4:59 $0.99
11. Troubletown
3:08 $0.99
12. The Famine
7:52 $0.99
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Album Notes
A wonderful mixture of Americana rock and roll, and old time country music, BTD gives us what we love best about great music. It's fresh and at the same time it's timeless. We love them for being real, but we hate them for their honesty. BTD takes no prisoners...they make us feel all of the emotions we've ever had. The acoustic songs are touching and intimate. It's not uncommon to hear people in the audience crying...or whispers of "Dear Lord, that was great....Dear Lord." Then suddenly they Rock us. And not in some wimpy " We play acoustic guitars, but try and rock you." sort of way.... More like that, "Please forgive us for kicking you in the face." sort of way. That's why we love them.
On their newest offering, "When the Blood and the Dust Settles.", BTD gives us 12 songs of Beautiful, Blistering, American music. Dark acoustic arrangements and whiskey drenched vocals set the stage for a look at lost love, small towns, and late night diners. Bigger Than Dallas seems to know how to touch us in the deepest parts of our souls...saying the things we always meant to say, but could never quite get out. Sometimes the honesty is brutal, but Bigger Than Dallas doesn't ask us to forgive their sins..because they know we have our own.



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Dry Ice Publishing

Music so good you'll need a 12-step course to stop listening!
When the Blood and the Dust Settles is probably one of the greatest albums ever recorded. Grab a beer, head to the park, lounge by the lake, day or night, this is the album you want in the CD player at all times. "Last of the Great Wars" is as real a song as you'll ever hear. It will take you from your seat next to the radio and drop you right back in the heat and sadness of that last break-up. "Thoughts on Fall" is a dark look at the ending of life, something we're all too familiar with. "Troubletown" is the song you want playing in your car on the open road - just pop it in and punch the gas! You don't have a Bigger Than Dallas CD? You, my friend, are definitely missing out!

the final press

A brilliant recording
What a beautiful record. Chattanooga Tennesee's Bigger Than Dallas have proven that some bands can, in fact, avoid the dreaded sophomore slump. BTD delivers an amazing full length album with "When the Blood and the Dust Settles". This record sets the standard for Americana-roots music in so many ways. The lyrics are smart. The music is beautiful. The moments are genuine. It's the kind of record that makes you thank God in heaven for creating the acoustic guitar. Bigger Than Dallas is, quite simply, the best band in the land. If there is anything wrong with this cd, it would have to be how difficult Bigger Than Dallas made it for us to pick a favorite track.


Backed up traffic. 476 North was a nightmare. Put on the disc and then it made the drive better. 58 minutes of pure straight at the heart acoustic music. This was worth the wait. I guarantee that BTD will hit the big time and hit it hard and dead on. All others beware as BTD has now set the standard by which all others will be judged. Thanks BTD.

Mark Krohn

Pure maddening beauty!
I count it a priviledge to be able to write a few words on behalf of 'When the Blood and the Dust Settles' by Bigger Than Dallas. Their hearts truly are bigger than Dallas. Their musical giftedness comes a close second. I know these are grand and loft statements and I don't make them lightly, one only need listen to this album to find both these statements proved true.
For years I have asked myself, "Where are the Dylan's, the Hendrix's, the Mcartney's of my generation?" I have asked myself this question countless times as the masses continue to flock like honey bees towards every marketing project band the big record labels insist on inflicting upon our collective unconscious. The answer to this question comes again and again with every play through of this album. You can not listen to songs like, 'She Would Stay', 'Youth', 'Thoughts on Fall' and others without asking yourself, "Why isn't this band being played on the radio?"
We all know the answer to that question, so answering it isn't really all that important. What is important is what you do with the answer once you arrive at it. You can once again do what is expected of you, consume what is given to you, and continue to be a rabbit paying for carrots that some mega million dollar company tells you taste good. Or, you can throw every CD you have ever bought that only had two good songs on it into the growing bonfire and join the revolution.
BTD is part of the revolution that is coming to music and you can be a part of it by recognizing your own importance in the cause of true artistry over glittery produced mediocrity. You are important because it is your money that is funding the enemy of your own good. Take back control of your own heart, don't let it be moved falsely. Buy music that touches you deeply, that makes you feel something, that gives you some life, that syncs with your own experience, that brings you comfort on rainy days, that takes you some place eternal and gets you lost in the beauty of it. Let your money start funding the beauty. You will feel better for it and the world will be a brighter place.
Lastly, and too important to be left unsaid. When you do catch sight of your own importance, do not fall back again into the great night of mass marketed hysteria. Rather, cast your vote (and your dollars) for Bigger Than Dallas. It is no small tragedy that these folks are still confined to the prison of their day jobs when artists with half their talent and heart are heard continuously on the airwaves. You can help right this wrong. 'When the Blood and the Dust Settles' leaves you feeling a better person for having listened. So tell all of your friends. BTD is going to happen, let them be the band you are able to say, "I knew them when..." about, together we can all push the dream higher.

Doug - Sidewinder, Stand Up Jack

A breath of Fresh air
This CD makes anyone tentative about "Americana" music completely fall in love with the genre. This is nothing like what I listen to and already it is found in my CD player all the time. If you want to pick up something that is original and unique please invest interest in this album. The CD offers a window into the world of a misunderstood genre and the artistry by this band is so professional and intriguing you will finally get use out of that repeat button your CD player.