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Don Henley – Bramble Rose

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Don Henley recalls of the lead-off track to his #1 2015 Country Album, Cass County, “I’d wanted to record that song ever since I heard it”.

The song is “Bramble Rose” and was also the title track of Tift Merritt‘s 2002 debut album for Lost Highway Records. Allmusic’s Mark Deming rated it 4.5 out of 5 stars saying “Bramble Rose leaves no doubt that Merritt is already a talent of the first order”.

Stan Lynch of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers fame produced Henley’s version of the tune and co-wrote many of the album’s original songs. “Bramble Rose” features stellar guest performances by none other than Miranda Lambert and Mick Jagger! More luminaries on the set include Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard, Lucinda Williams, Trisha Yearwood, Vince Gill, and Lee Ann Womack. Happy One Year Anniversary this week to the remarkable Cass County!

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“Bramble Rose” written by Tift Merritt. Published by Train Penny Publishing (BMI), administered by Measurable Music LLC, a Notable Music Co. Contact: Damon Booth / info@notablemusic.net. Administered by Downtown Music Publishing. Contact: Sean McGraw / seanmcgraw@dmpgroup.com. Master controlled by Capitol Records/Universal Music Group.

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Tift Merritt – Virginia, No One Can Warn You

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Bramble Rose, the debut album by Tift Merritt, celebrated its 14 year anniversary last month with a recently released deluxe limited vinyl edition. Don Henley recalls of its title track, “I’d wanted to record that song ever since I heard it!”. Henley followed through with that desire when it became the stunning lead-off track on his #1 2015 country album, Cass County featuring guest vocalists Miranda Lambert and Mick Jagger.

This week’s Top Tune “Virginia, No One Can Warn You” is another beauty from that album. American Songwriter exclaimed, “A clever one-shot video and production from Ethan Johns, “Virginia, No One Can Warn You” seems to be an artful way of one person realizing that some lessons just have to be learned the hard way.” In any case continues American Songwriter, “it’s a fine display of Merritt’s talent as a songwriter and performer and an example of how a sublime early song can sometimes set the table for an entire career”. Hear, Hear!

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Contact & Licensing info:

“Virginia, No One Can Warn You” was written by Tift Merritt. Published by Train Penny Publishing (BMI), administered by Measurable Music LLC, a Notable Music Co. Contact: Damon Booth / info@notablemusic.net. Administered by Downtown Music Publishing. Contact: Sean McGraw / seanmcgraw@dmpgroup.com. Master controlled by Universal Music Group.

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Tift Merritt Limited Edition Vinyl

00881702732 e1452788353238 Tift Merritt Limited Edition VinylBramble Rose, the debut album by Tift Merritt, celebrates its 14 year anniversary with a deluxe re-release on limited edition vinyl, featuring reimagined artwork. Don Henley recalls of its title track, “I’d wanted to record that song ever since I heard it”, before releasing the song on his #1 2015 country album Cass County (featuring guest vocalists Miranda Lambert and Mick Jagger). Available on Feb 19th, click HERE to pre-order.

“There was so much sweetness in that time, something pure in making a first record. We were so excited to be in the studio together, to be in Los Angeles — everything was ahead and everything was happening for the first time. When I think of how all the miles I’ve seen began with this little seed, it gives me a great deal of hope. I could tell you 1,000 tender stories from those days. But maybe that is what those songs are.” – Tift Merritt

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Sundance ASCAP Music Café with Tift Merritt

IMG 9706 1024x1024 Sundance ASCAP Music Café with Tift MerrittThe American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers just announced the lineup of its’ 18th annual Sundance ASCAP Music Café. Running during the daytime from Jan 22 – 29, the esteemed event presents a fresh mix of rising and recognized talents, especially curated by ASCAP for the Sundance Film Festival. Tift Merritt will be a featured guest on Jan 23rd and Jan 24th. For a complete lineup of artists click HERE.

ASCAP Assistant Vice President and Sundance ASCAP Music Café producer Loretta Munoz commented: “Both ASCAP and Sundance Institute are dedicated to developing and supporting great art and the people that create it. The Music Café is always a highlight of our year”. Thank you ASCAP! Click HERE for the Official Press Release.

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