Chris Daughtry and his band are gearing up for the release of their next album, Leave this Town due out July 14.
In this interview with AOL’s PopEater blog, Chris reveals that country music star, Vince Gill, appears on one of the cuts on the new album:
As well as the songs you guys co-wrote together, were there any guest appearances on the album?
Chris: Brian and I wrote a song together called ‘Tennessee Line, ‘ which has a bit of a country flavor. See, last time we had Slash on the record, and for this one we had Vince Gill, who I think is one of the greatest country vocalists out there, and he did some great harmonies and vocal bits for the song – which also has a fiddle in it. It’s real cool. I just think the whole record is a body of work and I think listening to it from beginning to end is going to take the listener through an entire experience.
Chris promises a lot of variety this time, “We have a lot of hard rock tunes on there, pop rock, ballads, and some songs with hints of country, some hints of dance beats, ” he adds, “I think we’re going to reach a broader audience this time.”
Also, his band, bassist Josh Paul, drummer Joey Barnes, and guitarists Brian Craddock and Josh Steely got to play on, and contribute ideas to the album, unlike their debut which featured studio musicians.
“The cool thing is that, in the studio, we were all chipping in with different ideas, ” says Chris, “Like ‘Let’s try this guitar part, or this melody, ‘ and things like that, which we didn’t get to do on the last record.” Chris adds, “This time, everybody’s influences seemed to make their way into the songs.”