New album Lonesome Stretch Of Highway out May 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 18, 2019
EDMONTON, AB — Edmonton-based Royalty Records is proud to announce the signing of legendary Canadian singer-songwriter Mike Plume. The label will release Plume’s new album Lonesome Stretch Of Highway in May 2020, with the singles “Younger Than We Are Today” and “I’m Your Huckleberry” released to radio and digital service providers in February 2020.
Lonesome Stretch Of Highway finds Plume reborn in many ways. Its nine tracks bear his distinctive mark, but with an added crackling energy that’s a byproduct of hard-won experience. Recorded in his adopted hometown of Edmonton, the album marks Plume’s third collaboration with producer Marek David, and the first time they’ve worked together since 2001’s Fools For The Radio.
Royalty Records president Rob Smith says, “I have been a fan of Mike as a writer, artist and performer for a long time. I am proud to have him working with Royalty and even more proud to say that, I believe we’re releasing the best work of his career to date.”
Having first arrived on the scene in the midst of the alt-country insurgency of the early 1990s, Mike Plume and his loyal band have logged countless miles around the globe, touring with the likes of Steve Earle, The Mavericks, John Hiatt and others, while befriending legends such as Levon Helm and Stompin’ Tom Connors. The lessons he’s learned along the way have left an indelible mark on Lonesome Stretch Of Highway, with songs such as “Younger Than We Are Today,” “I’m Your Huckleberry,” “It’s A Long Way” (featuring The Road Hammers), and “Perfume And Gasoline” destined to take a place among his best-loved tunes.
Plume has long been known for his richly detailed storytelling style and unyielding devotion to rock and roll’s original spirit. That’s all present on Lonesome Stretch Of Highway, powered by Plume’s earthy, uncompromising voice. That combination is proof that one of Canada’s most accomplished singer/songwriters remains at the top of his game and is ready to hit that highway again.
More details to come!
Mike Plume is available for interviews and on-air appearances.
For all enquiries, please contact:
Jason Schneider / email@example.com / 226.500.4865
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Amy Metcalfe recently joined Royalty Records, where she will be a part of a growing roster filled with exceptional talent and be amongst the fresh new music to be released by the label later this year.
Amy hails from Red Deer, Alberta where she spends her time immersed in songwriting and working on her farm. While her music reflects crossover potential, country flows deep, with experience as a horse trainer, daily chores on the acreage and partaking in regular equestrian competitions all across Alberta.
Amy plays guitar, banjo, ukulele and piano and has written over 200 songs. She has worked with some of Canada and Nashville’s top writers including, Grammy Winner Wayne Kirkpatrick, Cindy Morgan, Phil Madiera, Jeremy Bose, Byron Hill, Duane Steele and Rylee Madison.
“I was first introduced to Amy Metcalfe by Stacie Roper (Hey Romeo) at last year’s CCMA’s. From our first meeting, to the subsequent chats we had last fall, I instantly recognized Amy’s passion to her craft as a songwriter, performer and vocalist. As I heard her story of the last couple years and the opportunities she had been presented and turned down, I was drawn to her respect of and dedication to her creative process and integrity of what it means to her. I am honoured to have Amy join our Royalty family and excited for what the future holds for this talented young singer/songwriter. – Rob Smith
Rob and I had been talking since last CCMA’s. I went to Nashville for a couple months in the fall, and when I returned we set up a few more meetings. In this industry I’ve had a few offers and/or scenarios that had a lot of great potential, however I’ve always guarded my creativity and didn’t feel I would have enough creative control. To me, the most admirable artists and singers are the ones that represent something real, and with Royalty I felt that is exactly what I could be. I’m so excited to start this next step in my career and have Royalty alongside me. – Amy Metcalfe
Signed both to a label and publishing deal, this bright multifaceted talent has what it takes to raise the bar in Canadian country music and help steer Royalty into a new direction, alongside other new signings. Keep an eye out for new music coming from Amy Metcalfe this fall!