A Decade-in-the-Making Reunion with Grammy Award-Winning Producer Bil VornDick
Center Sound Records is proud to announce the release of Grammy, Billboard, CMA and ACM award-winner Lynn Anderson’s first internationally distributed album in a decade with Bridges on June 9, 2015. Bridges, featuring collaborations with The Oak Ridge Boys and The Martins, marks the return of Bil VornDick to the producer’s chair on Lynn’s project. The partnership previously received a Grammy nomination for her 2005 release Bluegrass Sessions.
“This is a project that Bil and I first started discussing three years ago,” says Lynn. “My life has seen many changes, both positive and negative, throughout this period and this project reflects those emotions. I hope it will connect with fans on all levels. It’s been a decade since I have made a full promotional run on an album and, given the recent spotlight on the role of a woman’s voice in the music industry, there couldn’t be a better time to release this project. If a single soul is renewed by finding comfort and inspiration in these songs, then I have accomplished my goal.”
Bridges tackles topics of salvation, redemption, forgiveness, faith, love and acceptance in this twelve song selection. This project took on a uniquely special connection as it developed into a family affair. “We selected my mother Liz Anderson’s song My Guardian Angel for the album and my other half Mentor Williams rewrote one of his top hits Drift Away so that we could impact a whole new audience with this gospel version. Even my daughter Lisa Sutton became involved with Bridges designing the packaging and promotional materials.”
“There is heartfelt sincerity in Lynn Anderson’s album Bridges,” says VornDick. “You can hear those inflections in every word she sings. I invite the listener to enjoy these songs of faith that Lynn has recorded to share with them.”
Fans can currently preorder on iTunes now by clicking here and receive an immediate download of the first single Drift Away (Gospel) and The Oak Ridge Boys-featured track Get Up Joseph. Reggie Young, the Country Music Hall of Fame guitarist on the Dobie Gray version of Drift Away, returned to the studio with the original guitar and amp that was used on that session when he rerecorded this special version of the song for Lynn.
Center Sound Records is also offering several pre-sale options including a Limited Release 45 RPM red vinyl featuring the two singles mentioned above and complimentary digital downloads of the songs as well. Those and several other options are available at this link: http://centersoundproductions.com/lynn/.
“Center Sound Records is extremely fortunate to have an artist like Lynn Anderson on our label,” says Craig Brandwynne, VP of Center Sound Records. “Lynn is an icon in the country music industry and a pleasure to work with. The album is an inspiring musical journey.”
A full track listing is available below:
- Heaven Has a Human Touch (Mike Reid & Kye Fleming)
- Get Up Joseph featuring The Oak Ridge Boys (Mike Reid & Allen Shambling)
- The Bridge (Tony Haselton & Adam Wheeler)
- Drift Away (Gospel) (Mentor Williams)
- He Saw It All (Daryl Mosley)
- Meanwhile Back at the Cross (Kim Williams, Doug Johnson & Chip Davis)
- Sky Full of Angels featuring The Martins (Burton Banks Collins, Clay Mills & Lisa Stewart Seals)
- My Guardian Angel (Liz Anderson)
- Fishin’ (Don Goodman, Craig Karp & John Greenbaum)
- Wanderer’s Prayer (Larry Wayne Clark & Jeff Walker)
- The Road to Surrender (Buffy Lawson, Gary Duffey and Angela Commons)
- Rise Up (Paul Overstreet & Don Schlitz)
About Lynn Anderson:
Lynn Anderson is truly a trailblazer on the country music scene and her voice is recognized across Tennessee as the vocalist behind one of the iconic state songs Rocky Top. Billboard also recognized her as “Artist of the Decade” for 1970-1980. In addition, she was the first female country singer to headline and sell out Madison Square Garden in 1974. Her signature single, (I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden, earned the title “Top Grossing Country Song by a Female Artist” for more than 27 years, spring boarding Lynn into a career with over 30 million albums sold worldwide. She has seen three #1 and 15 Top 20 albums, and 12 #1 and 18 Top 10 singles throughout her recording artist career.