Celebrated country-rock pioneer Richie Furay has released a new studio performance video of the Grammy-nominated hit song “Walking in Memphis.”
Taken from his new album, In the Country, Furay's unique rendition of the 1991 Marc Cohn classic showcases the singer’s inimitable voice carried along by lively acoustic guitars, lilting pedal steel, and soaring background vocals.
Available as an exclusive Record Store Day vinyl release (June 18) with worldwide release scheduled for July 8 via Renew/BMG Records, In the Country features compelling interpretations of iconic country songs and crossover hits.
“This is what I’m about: rock ‘n’ roll and country,” points out the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer who helped create the country-rock crossover genre back in the day.
Produced by Grammy winner Val Garay (James Taylor, Santana, Ringo Starr) and recorded in Nashville at Blackbird Studio, the new twelve-track LP comprises distinctive takes on a host of country classics.
Tracklist is as follows:
- "Somebody Like You"
- "I Hope You Dance"
- "Take Me Home, Country Roads"
- "She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful"
- "Your Love Amazes Me"
- "I’m In a Hurry (and Don’t Know Why)"
- "Lonesome Town"
- "Walking in Memphis"
- "I’m Already There"
- "The River"
- "In This Life"
Fans will also be pleased to know two exclusive digital bonus tracks are available: Furay’s new rendition of the Poco signature song “Pickin’ Up the Pieces” and a version of George Strait’s “I Cross My Heart.”
Special guests include John Berry, who performs a duet with Furay on his 1994 hit “Your Love Amazes Me,” and country superstar Vince Gill who features on the Ricky Nelson 1958 golden oldie “Lonesome Town.”
Pre-order In the Country here.
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