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Red Leather Couch

by Byron Hill

Fifteen brand new recordings from one of Nashville's veteran singer/songwriters.
Genre: Country: Americana
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1. Can't Think of Nothing but You
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2. Love Is Not a Crime
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3. It’s Just a Song
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4. Red Leather Couch
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5. Then There's That
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6. Dark Side of Town
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7. Could Have Stayed
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8. Two Twenty-Five Maple Street
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9. Good News
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10. Love's a Tough Town
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11. Right as Rain
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12. What Makes Me Want You So
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13. I Have You
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14. Beautiful Ride
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15. Long Fade
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
“An old red leather couch has been the centerpiece of my living room for many years...a place to pass the guitar among friends, sing, talk, write songs, rest, read, enjoy a glass of wine…a place to hang-out with the family. When searching through my catalog for songs to record, I re-discovered this song I wrote about that couch and decided it should become the centerpiece of my new album. Every couch has some stories to tell… some warmly burnished into the leather, some revealed by the scuffs and scratches, and some hiding beneath the cushions with the peanuts and spare change.” -BH

The Musicians: Paul Scholten - Drums, Percussion, Duncan Mullins – Bass (on tracks: 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10 & 13), Jimmy Carter – Bass (on tracks: 1, 2, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14 & 15), Troy Lancaster - Electric Guitars, Mike Rojas - Piano, Organ, Synth, Accordion, Pat McGrath – Acoustic Guitar , Byron Hill – Acoustic Guitar, Lead Vocals, Background Vocals (on tracks: 1, 4, 6, 7, 9, 14, 15), Thom Flora – Background Vocals (on tracks: 2, 3, 5, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13).

Recorded February & March 2014 at County Q Studios, Nashville, TN, Engineer: Rob Matson, Assistant Engineer: Jason Domenech. Additional Recording February and March 2014 at a secret location, Nashville, TN, Engineer: Jorge Colina. Design by: Missy Herrington. Mixed by Rob Matson at County Q. Mastered by Mike Poston, Produced by Byron Hill.

Byron’s songs have been released on seventy-seven RIAA certified Gold and Platinum albums and singles, earning ten ASCAP awards, thirty-two U.S. and Canadian top-ten chart hits, and numerous hits in other worldwide markets. His songs have been recorded by a list of artists that includes Ray Charles, Alabama, George Strait, Kenny Rogers, Don Williams, John Michael Montgomery, Anne Murray, Juice Newton, Joe Nichols, Randy Travis, Keith Whitley, Gary Allan, Rhonda Vincent, Johnny Lee, Blackhawk, Tracy Byrd, Neal McCoy, Doc & Merle Watson, Trace Adkins, Asleep At The Wheel, Dionne Warwick, George Jones, Toby Keith, Gene Watson, Porter Wagoner, Reba McEntire, Sammy Kershaw, Ed Bruce, Gord Bamford, Joe Diffie, Brooks & Dunn, Hank Thompson, Mila Mason, The Road Hammers, Bill Medley, Conway Twitty, Jeff Bates, Highway 101, Barbara Mandrell, Mel McDaniel, Rhett Akins, The Oak Ridge Boys, The Whites, Ricky Van Shelton, Mike Dekle, The Seekers, Hey Romeo, Colt Ford, and many others. His songs have been recorded throughout the world, and released by artists in England, Ireland, Scotland, Norway, Sweden, France, Germany, Holland, Canada, Australia, and South Africa. In Canada, Byron was awarded CCMA Songwriter Of The Year in 2012, and CCMA Producer Of The Year award in 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2013.

"The title tune of hit songwriter Hill’s new, 15-track showcase has an easy-going, loping tempo with a “beach-y” vibe. It’s a charming ode to loafing, creating, thinking, sleeping, relaxing and having fun on a well-worn item of living-room furniture. Listening to this record might make you fall in love with Music Row song craftsmanship all over again."- Robert K. Oermann, Music Row Magazine

“He’s had songs recorded by everybody from George Strait to Sammy Kershaw to Ray Charles. His new CD ‘Red Leather Couch’ is crazy good.”- Tammi Arender, RFD TV

“Love ‘Red Leather Couch’. Track one….love the song and the track cooks…killer players…and singing better than ever. No faking country here, no ‘how to sing country’ bullshit affectations, just straight ahead singing. My favorite is ‘IT’S JUST A SONG’. Killer. The groove that sticks in my head is ‘LOVE IS NOT A CRIME’…..Great job.”- William F. Williams, former KRLA radio personality, and artist manager.

“Byron presents fifteen great recordings, fully produced with a straight ahead band presentation, letting the songs lead the way. Highly recommended”! – BHP Recordings

“Hit Nashville songwriter, Byron Hill, not only shows off his songwriting prowess on this 15-song CD entitled Red Leather Couch, but his vocal performance is exceptional as well. He vocally interprets each song with ease and confidence. From the opening song “Can’t Think Of Nothing But You” to the last “Long Fade,” his artistry comes to life…” – Brenda L. Madden, Country Entertainment USA

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