Drawing on history and her love for music, Americana songstress Rosalinds newest single Civil War Love Song is sure to resonate with listeners. The single is being released by Lamon Records Nashville and will start hitting radio the first of August. Inspired by a letter by Captain Sullivan Ballou, a Civil War soldier, written to his wife a mere two weeks before dying, the song is emotionally charged and deeply touching. The letter itself shows the intense love Captain Ballou had for both his wife and his country, and even though he knew he was likely to die in the war, felt strongly that this fate was still his duty as a soldier. Those that choose to serve their country, and those that they leave behind, know all too well the immeasurable sacrifice they make in order to do so. As Captain Ballou writes, Sarah my love for you is deathless, it seems to bind me with mighty cables that nothing but Omnipotence could break; and yet my love of Country comes over me like a strong wind and bears me irresistibly on with all these chains to the battlefield. Rosalind modernly translates, Dreams of us with our children give me such joy. Please forgive me for the pain. If I am lost in battle, remember- Ill wait for you when we meet again. Rosalind brings a level of sincerity and truth to all she writes, says Dave Moody, Lamon Records Grammy nominated label president. And she delivers her tunes with powerful vocal performances. Having a talent for writing music since the 1990s, Rosalind uses her vocals to bring her music to life. I hope my audience can connect with the sentiments of love, honor, and duty that this song has, Rosalind shares. No doubt they will, as she emotionally weaves the tale of this fallen soldier, one that is still relevant and can connect, even today. Civil War Love Song is at radio now and will be available everywhere music is sold, including iTunes and Amazon, on August 3rd. You can follow Rosalinds story at www.rosalindmusic.com and read more about Lamon Records at www.lamonrecords.com.
With influences ranging from Johnny Cash to Motley Crue, new music from vocal duo Mercy Shine is sure to bring a new and fresh feel to the country-rock scene. Comprised of Jason Clark and Matt Barfield, Mercy Shine is unapologetically honest and true to themselves. I want audiences to take the idea that having fun and just being yourself with absolutely no reservations or convictions is more than ok, Matt writes. Jason adds, I hope they will know that everyone goes through ups, downs, bad times, good times. And that its ok to be yourself. These messages are what shape their rocking, feel-good, new country single debut So Do I produced by Grammy nominated producer Dave Moody. Jason and Matt have spent years in the rock arena, playing shows and opening for some of the biggest names in the business. Were excited to bring their country-rock transformation to a whole new audience, says Moody. Sharing their own stories and experiences gives audiences a chance to connect with Mercy Shine. Telling a story is most important as its a window into the songwriters soul, Matt shares. Whether its having a good time or sharing a sorrow, anyone can relate to their songs and feel like they know the artists a little bit better. So Do I releases to radio in August and is available everywhere great music is sold, including iTunes and Amazon. You can read more about Lamon Records at www.lamonrecords.com.