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[Song Premier] Emily Herring “Last Of The Houston Honky Tonk Heroes”

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Song Premier: Emily Herring, “Last Of The Houston Honky Tonk Heroes”

A native of Huston, Texas, singer-songwriter Emily Herring’s upcoming release, Gliding (Eight 30 Records), is a welcome shot of purist country. A 2015 Ameripolitan Award nominee for her album, Your Mistake and a Carl T. Sprague Award winner at the Texas Music Awards, her mix of honky tonk and western swing, carries on the tradition of artist like Dale Watson, Radney Foster, Loretta Lynn and Lefty Frizell. Herring is able to seamlessly transition between foot stomping dance hall tunes to barroom ballads. Her warm, assertive, tenor twang, recalls a rawer Nanci Griffith. On “Last Of The Houston Honky Tonk Heroes,” from her forthcoming album, Herring delivers a sentiment and reference, authentic to her art, attitude and the emotion behind every word she sings. An adept guitarist, she is right at home among legendary players such as Rosie Flores and Scotty Moore. Herring is a dynamic songwriter, vocalist and musician and her many talents shine, on “Last Of The Houston Honky Tonk Heroes.” With a commanding voice, edge and toughness, she brings a fresh take on traditionalist country and proves she is a force to be reckoned with. Gliding, due out on Oct. 27, 2017, is a must listen for those seeking music that is fresh in perspective and lyricism, while maintaining the roots that are imperative in creating authentic country.

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Courtney S. Lennon

Courtney S. Lennon

Kin to legendary songwriter, Stephen Foster, Courtney is a strong voice in the roots community. A native of Buffalo, NY, she began her writing career at the Arts Desk of The University at Buffalo Spectrum. She is the Founder and Editor of TJ Music Magazine, which she started after moving to Los Angeles in 2010. Courtney has contributed to NoDepression.com, Lone Star Music Magazine and Texas Music Magazine. She has written cover stories on Ryan Bingham, Guy Clark, Terry Allen, Rodney Crowell and Dale Watson, among others.
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