Top Tune of the Week

Week of June 19, 2013
SXSW Music Festival 2008

Tift Merritt - Good Hearted Man

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.


July 1 – London Purcell Rooms (w/Simone Dinnerstein)
July 4 – Brighton – The Haunt
July 5 – Bristol – Thelka
July 6 – Birmingham Temple
July 7 – Cornbury Festival – Oxford
July 8 – Leeds – Brudenell Social Club
July 10 – Glasgow – Oran Mor
July 11 – Manchester – Ruby Lounge
July 12 - London Hyde Park – British Summer TIme Festival (w/Elton John, Ray Davies, Elvis Costello).

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Contact & Licensing:
“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 / Original Master controlled by Universal Music Group /


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