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The country recording duo, Dugger Band, will release its sophomore album, titled "EAST TENNESSEE SON,"* (Dugger Band Music) on February 16, 2018. Co-produced by brothers Jordan and Seth Dugger alongside Paul David, the recording project features six originals—tunes that recall hometown memories, irresistible, explosive relationships and living in the Millennial moment.
The tracks highlight traditional instrumentation (fiddle and guitar riffs) meshed with synth swells, electric organ, contemporary lyrics and production to lend a refreshing element of zest; EAST TENNESSEE SON sonically channels some of the brothers' pop/country influences including Justin Timberlake, Michael Jackson
and Brad Paisley.
The title track, and debut single release from the album, "East Tennessee Son" is a reflective, warmly- painted hometown ode that spotlights a majestic panoramic view of the Smoky Mountains sheltering the streets below and captures the embracing welcome and comfortable familiarity of the place the Dugger brothers call "home." Noted as one of the most romantic songs the two have ever written, "For The Girl" is a vulnerable ballad of a rambling desperado who turns the page to become a better man "for the girl." In "Warning Label," the duo tells the tale of a man willing to move out of his comfort zone to take a chance on a tantalizing and desirable woman. Inspired by variations of the thousands of folks who post daring and adventurous videos on the Internet,"#doitforthestory" is a "rave to the digital age" featuring references to "all-things-millennial" (Netflix, Instagram and mirror selfies).
"We combined the tried and true traditional with the new modern in music composition. We wanted each of the songs to take the listener somewhere different—on an emotional journey; we wrote each song with that very intent. EAST TENNESSEE SON spotlights our flair for contemporary country production, sense of humor and the storylines appeal to listeners of all ages."
As an early introduction to the new CD project, the pair released the title track, "East Tennessee Son,"-- ON RADIO NOW. [CDX Vol. 652 (08/14/17)/PlayMpe (08/21/17)] The EP, EAST TENNESSEE SON, will be available via all major digital retail and streaming outlets (Amazon/iTunes/Pandora/Rhapsody/Spotify) on February 16, 2018. Music
enthusiasts can PRE-ORDER NOW; presale purchasers will receive two instant gratification tracks ("East Tennessee Son" and "For The Girl").
Visit duggerband.com to pre-order an autographed physical copy today.
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EAST TENNESSEE SON Track Listing
1. Warning Label
2. East Tennessee Son
3. For The Girl
6. One Track Mind
ABOUT DUGGER BAND
The Dugger brothers (Jordan and Seth) are the sons of pastors devoted to a small Tennessee community nestled at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains. Natives of Greeneville, TN, just an hour northeast of Knoxville and neighboring the birthplaces of Dolly Parton
and Kenny Chesney, Jordan and Seth began their singing career performing worship songs at their parents' church. Both graduates of the University of Tennessee (Jordan graduated with a degree in Architecture and Seth with a degree in Finance), the young performers, who are equally talented on multiple instruments, formed Dugger Band as official in 2011. The duo made its debut in the country music format with the album, FLY, three short years later (November 2014).
With a contemporary and spirited country/rock/pop flavor, Dugger Band spotlights the music that captivated them throughout their youth (Merle Haggard/Ricky Skaggs/Brad Paisley/Justin Timberlake/Michael Jackson) making the duo's live show a hot ticket and a performance "you've gotta see." Dugger Band performs more than 150 dates per year and has appeared center stage at the Wildhorse Saloon, Dollywood, Bristol Motor Speedway, Gaylord Texan Resort Hotel & Convention Center and at numerous other notable venues and events.
In keeping with their passion for the ministry, Jordan and Seth formed the independent school program, A Dream
Worth Chasing, a schoolhouse concert series and inspirational outreach program created to celebrate and motivate our children through music. As part of the program, Dugger Band has performed at countless elementary and high schools just in the last year.