News Country 21/07/2008

Tracylyn: Illinois Based Country Pop/Rocker Decides to 'Think Big' and Take Her Dreams Down to Nashville and 'Close the Door' with Some of Music Row's Top Songwriters



Los Angeles, CA. (Top40 Charts/ Loud Mouse Music) - Perfectly in synch with the upbeat and inspirational title and vibe of 'Think Big,' a key track from her new independent album Close The Door, Illinois based singer/songwriter Tracylyn (www.tracylyn.net) headed straight to Nashville when the ideas started flowing for the highly anticipated follow-up to her popular, critically acclaimed debut Good Rain.

Co-Produced by Tom Paden, a top songwriter whose tunes have been recorded by Kenny Rogers, Reba McEntire, Restless Heart and Faith Hill, and her father Robert Lendi, Close The Door includes Tracylyn's vibrant and colorful interpretations of new songs penned by some of Music City's best known composers, including Rhean Boyer (Lee Greenwood), Rand Bishop (Tim McGraw, Toby Keith) and Kim Tribble (Martina McBride, Montgomery Gentry).
For Tracylyn, it might have been a safer choice to just think locally again, as she did a few years back with Good Rain. Recorded as a simple 'tester project' for the singer to see if she could stack up as a songwriter with those who were penning her favorite country hits, the collection was a surprise indie smash across the U.S., Canada, Australia and Europe.

Tracylyn had a hand in penning the title track on Close The Door, which is the song that got the whole project started and set its unique, life affirming concept in motion. The song is based on a real life story her best friend related to her about the deep trials and tribulations of a troubled marriage.

The emotional strength of and positive feedback she got from 'Close The Door'-a co-write with Kathleen Dooley-convinced her that after years of honing her skills, she was ready to for Music City. When she contacted Paden, a longtime fan of Good Rain, she explained her concept: opening the album with the title track and then 'closing the door' on the tough times and tackling more upbeat, fun, toe tappin' songs.
Tracylyn's August dates include two nights at the Middle Branch Saloon in Kenosha, Wisconsin.






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