Newlywed Kellie Pickler’s expected to release a new album in 2011, and more possible song titles have surfaced as well as a demo of a song that may be on her album! The new titles are:
Bo Bice posted an audio message yesterday to his fans saying he’s been writing and recording new songs too. He mentioned writing one song with Victoria Shaw and Gary Burr and another one with Shaw and Peter Sallis. Victoria Shaw and Gary Burr cowrote Lady Antebellum’s song for the NBC 2010 Olympics album “I Was Here”. Victoria Shaw and Gary Burr have mostly written for country singers (including Garth Brooks, Reba, and Doug Stone). They also cowrote the Ricky Martin duet with Christina Aguilera “Nobody Wants To Be Lonely”. Peter Sallis is a country/Christian drummer/songwriter who wrote a song that is expected to be on Bucky Covington’s sophomore album (see below).
Danny Gokey‘s been getting involved in songwriting for the 1st time as he preps his sophomore album. Among the songs he’s cowritten is one called “Big Old World” with Lee Thomas Miller and Ross Copperman. Lee Thomas Miller is known for cowriting Brad Paisley’s “The World”, Jamey Johnson’s “In Color”, and Trace Adkins’s “You’re Gonna Miss This”. Ross Copperman is a pop/rock singer-songwriter who’s released an album in the UK but recently moved to Nashville. Recently Lee Miller and Ross Copperman cowrote a pretty acoustic ballad called “Only Water” with CCM singer-songwriter Brandon Heath. that is on his upcoming album Leaving Eden (releasing 1/18/11). You can listen to Brandon Heath performing the song here:
Kristy Lee Cook has also been writing for a new album, expected to release later this year through her new label Broken Bow Records. She’s been collaborating with Dean Sams of Lonestar. They wrote a song called “I Want That Feelin” with another country songwriter, Amy Dalley (who’s written for Reba).
Aaron Kelly tweeted last night that he’d be writing with a good friend of his named Jordyn Shellhart. Jordyn was signed to Columbia Nashville last year at the age of 15 years old. The label is still developing her before releasing her 1st major label single to country radio.
The wait is still on for Bucky Covington‘s sophomore album. It is “Good to Joe” written by Peter Sallis, Kris Bergsnes (Wynonna, Randy Travis, Clay Walker), and Bill Shore (George Strait, Sawyer Brown) and produced by recent Kenny Chesney duet partner Mac Mcanally. Also check out video of Bucky Covington performing another song he expects to be on his sophomore album. The song is called “Drinkin Side Of Country”.
Casey James‘s music is stirring excitement within his label, as already reported. Meanwhile, he was one of many artists to show his support the Country Cares for St. Jude Kids effort today, a drive to raise money and awareness for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. For those unfamiliar with it:
St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance. No child is ever denied treatment because of the family’s inability to pay.
Here are some pictures of Casey at today’s event:From Brian Mansfield at USA Today:
EDIT: Added VIDEO of Casey commenting on the experience of being part of the Country Cares seminar. Thanks LVD.