I Wanna Hold Your Songs features two #1 songs from some of today’s biggest male country stars. “Getting You Home” was Chris Young’s first #1 single and was nominated for a Grammy for Best Male Country Performance. The song came off his #1 album, The Man I Want To Be. “She Wouldn’t Be Gone” was a #1 single for Blake Shelton for two straight weeks. The song reappeared on Blake’s greatest hits album Loaded: The Best of Blake Shelton.
Hearts Bluff is pleased to announce we have acquired two songs from I Wanna Hold Your Songs Publishing, owned by Kent Blazy.
Fun Attic opened its doors in 1990 as a publishing house that developed into a full-service administration company. Their songs have been recorded by a variety of musical acts including DC Talk, Jaci Valesquez, and Avalon. The catalog features “Jesus Freak,” recorded by DC Talk in 1995.
“Jesus Freak” was a cross over hit and received 3 GMA Dove Awards. The song has been covered multiple times and was featured on several DC Talk follow-up albums, including their Greatest Hits.
We’re very proud to add Fun Attic songs to our catalog.
Mac Gayden wrote the international classic “Everlasting Love” with Buzz Cason. The song was recorded by Robert Knight and released in 1968. “Everlasting Love” is one of BMI’s top Award winning songs of all time.
The song is literally everlasting, being one of only two songs to become a Top 40 hit in the 1960s, ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s. The UK versions of the song have appeared on the Top 40 chart in every decade between 1960-2010, hitting the Top 20 in every decade but the 1980s. Multiple artists have recorded “Everlasting Love” and you’ve heard it playing in many movies, TV shows, and commercials.
Hearts Bluff is proud to add Mac Gayden’s “Everlasting Love” to our managed catalogs.
Mystery Train – Herman Parker Jr.
Monday, April 25th, 2011
(Written by Herman Parker Jr. and Sam Phillips)
The Elvis Presley version of the song is currently ranked as the 83rd greatest song of all time…
“Mystery Train” was released in 1953 on Sun #192, was written by Junior Parker and Sam Phillips and from the beginning the sound and feel of “Train” gave Parker his first taste of fame and name recognition.
Elvis Presley’s version of “Mystery Train” was first released on August 20, 1955 as the B-side of “I Forgot to Remember to Forget.” It was again produced by Sam Phillips at Sun Studios, and featured Presley on vocals and rhythm guitar, Scotty Moore on lead guitar and Bill Black on bass. Moore’s guitar break toward the end of the record is an echo of the 1946 “Sixteen Tons” by Merle Travis. RCA Victor rereleased this recording in December of 1955 (#47-6357) after acquiring it as part of a contract with Presley. This version of the song peaked at # 11 on the national Billboard Country Chart.
It has been covered by a countless range of artists including Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Sam Moore, Rick Nelson, Led Zeppelin, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Dwight Yoakam, and Niel Young to name a few…
Here are some of our favorite covers …
Recently, popular band Mumford & Sons toured with Old Crow Medicine Show and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros on the Railroad Revival Tour. Guess what song some members of the bands chose to play when entering into San Pedro, CA…