We just received an update, and some great studio photos, from Phil Leadbetter. He has been working this past several months at Eagle Canyon Studios in Lebanon, TN on a new solo project, engineered and co-produced by Steve Thomas.
Phil tells us that it has been a blast being back in the studio, after losing much of 2011-2012 undergoing what was ultimately successful treatment for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
This is a project I hoped to do if I survived cancer – a project with many of my heroes. I guess you would call it a ‘bucket list’ thing.
The first single to be released hopefully next month will be I’m A Ramblin’ Rolling Stone, written by Brad Davis and Paula Breedlove. This tune will feature John Cowan on lead vocals, and Sam Bush on mandolin and harmony vocals. There will be a Gospel single release to follow that will feature a duet with Marty Raybon and Joe Diffie.
Musicians so far on the sessions are:
- Jerry Douglas
- Rob Ickes
- Mike Bub
- Shawn Camp
- Steve Wariner
- Joe Diffie
- Marty Raybon
- Sam Bush
- Sierra Hull
- Ken Mellons
- Kenny Smith
- Cory Walker
- John Cowan
- Jake Stargel
- Jim Hurst
- Steve Thomas
- Paul Brewster
- Charlie Cushman
- Jarrod Walker”
Sounds like one heck of a record, but the best news of all is this…
I’m excited to be getting the chance to record with some of the greatest musicians I have ever known.”
Here are a few studio snaps of the sessions so far.
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