New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Chris Gardner's "Hangin' On The Line" album continues to rise on the charts. Now in its 15th week the eleven song compilation finds the top ten by rising to number 9 on Roots Music
Report's Americana chart. (see above) When asked for a remark on how it feels Chris had this to say, "I wrote these songs and then began working with Andy Bradley at Wire Road Studios. Andy surrounded me with world class session musicians and as we progressed through the recordings we realized we might have something rather special. Once it was mixed completed it was ready for Bill Wence to release it to the stations.
Talk about being excited and anxious all at one time. Then it began to rise up the charts while John in Houston
was continuing to let the stations and the publications know it was out there. Now to think that "Hangin' On The Line" is in the top ten with Rodney Crowell, Chris Stapleton, and the other greats in that category well that is just something else."
"Hangin' On The Line" Musicians include: On piano Paul English, bass Rankin Peters, Drums
Tyson Sheth, Guitar Wayne Turner, Guitar David
Gellego, On steel Brian Thomas, fiddle Hilary Sloan, background vocals Tommie Lee Bradley.
The audio recording sessions were over and Chris wanted to do something a little bit different with the release of his new upcoming album "Hangin' On The Line". So he decided to call professional videographer Tan Truong and inquire about the possibility of shooting a complete album from beginning to end in front of a live studio audience. Tan liked the idea, added some thought to the project, and a date was set to shoot it at Wire Road Studios in Houston. There on a Sunday afternoon with Andy Bradley at the helm the musicians came in, tuned up, and then something really cool was about to take place. It was decided that the video would be shot without stopping.
All eleven songs would be shot just in the order as they are on the album in front of the live audience. The countdown began and these masters of recording sessions were absolutely flawless. From the beginning to the end it came down just like the old days of analog sessions. You go for it in one take. Now Chris is releasing one track at a time and soon the complete audio collection of "Hangin' On The Line" will be a music video collection as well. Below is the second track from the album, just released this week.