New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Singer/songwriter John Tibbs independently releases his anticipated Heartland
EP Oct. 20 (one week later than originally planned) on Windmill & Wave Records with Tone Tree Music
distribution and Heritage (an imprint of Bethel Music) digital marketing.
The new album features five studio tracks produced by Ben Shive (Colony House, Rend Collective, Ellie Holcomb) along with co-production by Cason Cooley (Ben Rector, Mat Kearney, Ingrid Michaelson) on the album's title cut. A beautifully choregraphed music video for title track produced and directed by Hawk Nelson
lead vocalist Jon Steingard will also premiere soon.
"Heartland is my best music yet," shares Tibbs. "Each song in Heartland
embodies the place where I learned the stuff of life - fear, love, anger, doubt and hope. As a proud, homegrown boy of the Midwest, I'm tipping my hat to the greats that shaped my youth, like Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp
and Tom Petty. But more than anything, I hope that when you hear this record and listen to these songs, you hear my heart. Because I mean every last bit of it."
The full track listing, including three bonus acoustic "Living Room Sessions" live performances, follows:
1 - Won't Let Me Go
2 - Heartland
3 - Midwest Magic
4 - Shots Were Fired
5 - Shepherd (feat. Sandra
6 - Won't Let Me Go (Living Room Sessions)
7 - Shepherd (Living Room Sessions)
8 - Midwest Magic (Living Room Sessions
About John Tibbs:
Hailing from the Midwest and the son of a preacher and teacher, American roots rock singer/songwriter Tibbs catapulted into the music industry through a successful release with NoiseTrade.com and an online community of more than 100,000 supporters who helped crowd-fund his independent recordings Swallowing Death, Breathing Life (2012) and Anchor (2013). In 2016, Tibbs released his Dove Award-nominated label debut, Dead Man Walking, from Fair Trade Services / Columbia Records that included such Billboard hit singles as the title track featuring Ellie Holcomb, "Anchor
" and "Everything I Need." The success also sparked Indianapolis 500 chapel performances and tours with Newsboys, Casting Crowns, Jeremy Camp, Matt Maher, Tenth Avenue North, Audrey Assad, Gungor and Crowder, plus another 200 solo concerts in just the last two years.
Tibbs, who has had a stutter since his childhood, spends time encouraging others like himself everywhere he travels. "I believe we need to normalize things like that and encourage folks, especially children, that the way we are made is beautiful in and of itself," says Tibbs, who currently resides in Nashville with his wife, Emily, and their dog, Lady.
For more information on John Tibbs, including tour dates and social media links, visit www.JohnTibbsMusic.com.