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This week’s Top Tune comes from Tift Merritt‘s superb sophomore major label album: 2004′s Tambourine. Tift’s immaculate songwriting plus a deft touch by producer George Drakoulias brought a vintage Memphis Soul sound to the Billboard Country Single‘s chart that year with this instant Southern-Americana classic.
Tift & crew assembled an all-star cast of supporting musicians and singers on this Grammy-nominated album, including Mike Campbell, Neal Casal, The Texicali Horns (Jospeh Sublett, Darrell Leonard, and Gregory H. Smith), and The Good Hearted Women Singers (Maxayn Lewis, Maxine Waters, Julia Waters, and Margaret Fowler), Don Heffington, Patrick Warren, Gary Louris, and Maria McKee. You can check out the video HERE.
When not on tour, Tift lives and writes in North Carolina with her young daughter, Jean. A frequent essayist for Oxford American, her stellar Writing on Writing piece recently landed in their 100th issue.
Contact & Licensing info:
“Good Hearted Man” written by Tift Merritt. Published by Train Penny Publishing (BMI). Administered by Measurable Music LLC, a Notable Music Co. Contact: Damon Booth / email@example.com. Administered by Big Deal Music Group. Contact: Jennifer Falco / firstname.lastname@example.org. Master controlled by Universal Music Group.