Charlie Daniels’ Beau Weevils release video

| March 15, 2019 | Reply

Charlie Daniels

Press release, photo by Mary Jane Farmer

Nashville — Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Daniels is back with his musician pals (James Stroud, Billy Crain and Charlie Hayward) as the Beau Weevils’ premiere the official music video for “Mexico Again” exclusively on CMT Music and CMT.com.

“Mexico Again” is the first music video to be released from the band’s debut album, Beau WeevilsSongs in the Key of E, that dropped in October of last year.

Click here to view “Mexico Again” video

“Well, there’s actually more than a little autobiographical stuff in “Mexico Again,'” admits Daniels. “I really did get put in jail in Juarez back in my wild, young, crazy days, and the U.S. border was the most beautiful sight I had ever seen. So, you could say my motivation for writing the song was fact and fantasy.”

The new 10-track album that Daniels describes as “Downhome, swampy, rock-meets-funk with a little taste of ‘Delta’ type of style,” features the country legend on lead vocals, guitar and fiddle, Stroud on drums and percussion, Crain on guitar, and Hayward on bass.

Daniels wrote or co-wrote all ten tunes on the new compilation. Stroud and Casey Wood produced the project with Daniels manager David Corlew serving as executive producer.

James Stroud’s history as a musician, producer, music publisher and industry executive spans over 40 years. As a drummer/percussionist, he has played behind the likes of The Pointer Sisters, Paul Simon, Gladys Knight, Bob Seger and dozens more. He produced his first hit in 1976 with the triple platinum-selling “Misty Blue” by Dorothy Moore. Stroud achieved major country music success producing albums for Tim McGraw and Clint Black in the 1990s. After making his foray into the record label side of the industry, Stroud helmed Giant Records, DreamWorks Records Nashville, and served as Co-Chairman of Universal Music Group in Nashville. He would go on to found his own independent label, Stroudavarious Records, and later, R&J Records.

Stroud has produced albums that have collectively sold millions of copies, and had over 100 #1 records, including three chart-toppers with country star Chris Young. Stroud also produced several albums for The Charlie Daniels Band including Homesick Heroes (’88), Simple Man (’89), and Renegade (’91).

A staple of the southern rock scene since the early 1970s, guitarist Billy Crain has performed with The Allman Brothers Band, The Rolling Stones, ZZ Top, The Outlaws, and others. He’s the brother of the late Charlie Daniels Band guitarist, Tommy Crain.

Longtime Charlie Daniels Band Charlie Hayward is best known for playing bass on Gregg Allman’s album, Laid Back. His additional credits include performing with Dr. John and Alex Taylor.

The album is available for purchase now at streaming sites Apple Music, iTunesAmazonGoogle Play and. And hard copies are available through CharlieDaniels.com and Amazon.com.

 

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