ALBUM TIMES LIKE THESE PRODUCED BY RASCAL FLATTS’ JAY DEMARCUS AND ALREADY SELECTED BY BILLBOARD AS “BEST BETS 2010: FACES TO WATCH”
Nashville, TN (February 17, 2010) —- Dove Award winning group, Austins Bridge, is gearing up to release their highly anticipated sophomore project, Times Like These, May 4, 2010. The CD was produced by Jay DeMarcus (Rascal Flatts). At the same time, Austins Bridge has signed with Jeff Robert and Associates for booking and Patton House Entertainment for management.
“Rarely does an artist come along that is so gifted, genuine and extremely talented,” says DeMarcus. “It was an absolute joy to make this record, as not only can these guys sing their tails off, they are truly anointed. Austins Bridge has a big, bright future.”
“It was not only a privilege and an honor to work with Jay DeMarcus,” says Austins Bridge, “but it was a once in a lifetime opportunity to absorb an experience that cannot be taught in any classroom or conference.” “We went into every studio session like little sponges, ready to soak up every morsel of information we could. Jay brings not only a lot of talent to the recording process, but a lifetime of proven success as well. We can’t wait to get this project out to a listening audience and we look forward to continuing to work with Jay on future projects.”
“When all of us at Patton House Entertainment heard the new music from Austins Bridge, we knew we wanted to be part of this band’s career,” says Andrew Patton, President, Patton House Entertainment. “Not only is Austins Bridge extremely talented but the hearts of these guys really put the meaning behind the lyrics. When you combine those elements with their powerful live show….you’re talking a major hit act here.”
“We are excited to be representing Austin’s Bridge,” says Randy Humphries, Artist Representative, Jeff Roberts & Associates. “When I saw them for the first time a few years ago I thought they were an amazing band! The vocals were incredible and I thought their music would be relevant to the fans of Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban. When I first heard Times Like These, I knew Jeff Roberts & Associates had to be involved in their career and we are looking forward to great things in the future with Austin’s Bridge.”
Times Like These features the strong harmonies of Austins Bridge that spotlight Christian lyrics with a deep Country/Bluegrass sound. The first single from the project, “Mercy,” will be going for adds at Christian radio February 19th. The song is an uplifting anthem to mercy being in your life when the going gets tough. Mercy never leaves when others walk away/Mercy’s there for you so you/don’t ever have to be afraid/When you’re feeling hopeless, abandoned, and lost/Mercy pleads your case before the cross/Mercy never leaves. Band members Baird and Rivers wrote two songs for the project, “Good Times” and “Hold Onto Jesus,” with Rivers also co-writing, “Dash Between The Dates.” Jay DeMarcus lent his songwriting efforts to the CD by co-writing the title track and “Angels.” The strength of the new album has already garnered the honor of “Best Bets 2010: Faces To Watch” by Billboard magazine.
Austins Bridge broke onto the national music scene with their debut self-titled album in 2007 and the strength of the project resulted in the band winning the 2008 Dove award in the category of Bluegrass Song of the Year, “He’s In Control.” They also received two additional 2008 Dove nominations for New Artist of the Year and Country Album of the Year. Austins Bridge is also known for their powerful stage performances and their well-honed touring skills have led to bookings with the 2008 Franklin Graham Crusade, performing at Winterfest for the past three years, appearing on the world premiere of Gospel Music Channel’s Front Row Live, recorded a segment for the Live At Oak Tree series and this past November, Austins Bridge played at the grand opening of Mercy Ministries’ house in Sacramento, California. Also, the group joined the multitude of stars that participated in recording, “Come Together Now,” in support of the Haiti earthquake victims.
For more information on Austins Bridge please visit online at www.austinsbridge.com.