The Minnesota-based contemporary country singer releases her sophomore album produced by Gena Johnson at Nashville’s MOXE studio.
Announces hometown album release party on Oct. 6 at Rochester Civic Theatre
Duet with Dillon Carmichael on “There’s A Part Of Me”
It was a pleasure working with Debbie Anthony. She has got to be one of the kindest people, and such a sincere vocalist.”
– Dillon Carmichael, Country Artist
“From my experience working with Debbie Anthony, she does everything all the way, and it always comes from a place of love. More To Be Said represents her heart and soul. As her producer and more importantly, her friend, I am so excited for the world to hear her new album.”
– Gena Johnson, Producer
“Anthony’s polished vocals and heartfelt determination deliver a poignant message in her new single, ‘Make Me Stay.’ For anyone struggling with the notion of giving up, especially in a relationship, give this song a chance. Anthony may just help you find the strength to realize the end result may just be worth the temporary challenges.”
– Lindsey Sipe, The Country Note
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Adult-contemporary country singer, and Minnesota-native Debbie Anthony has released her sophomore album, More To Be Said. Produced by fast-rising studio ace Gena Johnson (Ben Folds, Dave Cobb: Chris Stapleton, Brandi Carlile, Kacey Musgraves, John Prine), who also provides backing vocals on many of the tracks, More To Be Said is available at Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify, Pandora, and via her YouTube channel.
“The journey of recording More To Be Said has been such an incredible mix of excitement, hard work, learning––and learning more,” Anthony explains. “Each song on this album represents my heart, life experiences, and the dreams and future ahead of me.”
Recorded at Nashville’s MOXE studio, an airy, light-bathed studio and creative retreat on 20 wooded acres, More To Be Said features some of Music City’s most accomplished and nationally recognized musicians including Mike Webb (Hank Williams Jr., John Fogerty, Poco, Leann Rimes) on piano/organ/mellotron, Philip Towns (Anderson East) on additional keys, Steve Mackey (Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks, Peter Frampton, The Wallflowers, John Oates) on bass, Guthrie Trapp (Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, George Jones) on guitars/mandolin, John Mailander (Lee Ann Womack) on fiddle, and Chris Powell (Brandi Carlile, Jamey Johnson) on drums round out the seasoned group Anthony recruited for the project.
“Working with Debbie Anthony and Gena Johnson was a fantastic experience,” said Mike Webb, keyboardist for the project. “We took each of the songs on the new album and found the perfect approach to represent Debbie’s soulful, heartfelt voice. She can sing it all – country, ballads, swampy rock, gospel – I look forward to the world hearing More to Be Said and am honored to be part of it!”
Anthony teased one of the album’s first songs “Make Me Stay,” which premiered at TheCountryNote.com in March of 2019.
“I’m excited to share my heart in this piercing, emotionally-packed song about love and the elements that come with it––pain, passion, longing, and above all, hope,” Anthony explained.
Throughout More To Be Said , Anthony delivers a rare combination of experience and emotion, with a voice that will satisfy and surprise true lovers of country music. Producer Gena Johnson perfectly captured Anthony’s soulful and honeyed voice and emphasized the heartfelt lyrics.
“From my experience working with Debbie Anthony, she does everything all the way, and it always comes from a place of love,” said Johnson. “More To Be Said represents her heart and soul. As her producer and more importantly, her friend, I am so excited for the world to hear her new album.”
“Working with my incredibly gifted producer, Gena Johnson, and all the talented musicians, has been one of the most extraordinary experiences of my life,” Anthony concluded.
More To Be Said Track Listing:
1. Run To The River (Caitlyn Koch, Bill DiLuigi, Dave Tough)
2. Faithful (Thomas M Anthony, Paul Bernard O’Sullivan)
3. Make Me Stay (Corey Lee Barker, Timothy McGeary, Megan Arial)
4. Second Best (Corey Lee Barker, Charlotte Woods)
5. Buried Gold (Mike Bloomer)
6. There’s A Part Of Me with Dillon Carmichael (Jamie Stever)
7. Live Your Truth (Karen Loveless)
8. Jesus And A Jukebox (Travis Meadows, Jeremy Spillman, David Tolliver)
9. Soul Of The Heartland (John Cirillo, Sarah Spencer, Tori Martin)
Album Name:More To Be Said
Release date: Oct. 4
Label/Distributor: Smith Music Group
Produced by: Gena Johnson
More To Be Said Album Release Show: Sunday, Oct. 6 in Rochester, Minn.:
Anthony will celebrate the release of her new album in her hometown of Rochester, Minnesota with an intimate live performance at The Rochester Civic Theatre on Oct. 6. She’ll welcome the album’s Producer, Gena Johnson, and Nashville-based Mike Webb to the stage that evening where they’ll perform the album in its entirety and share some special stories about the songs.
Anthony is excited to share these new songs and showcase them with all of the incredible musicians for her hometown.
“I could not think of any better way to celebrate the realization of this dream with my hometown than to have my Nashville producer, Gena Johnson, and Nashville keyboardist, Mike Webb, to join me at my launch party! Together, we will make it a memorable evening for everyone!”
Sunday, Oct 6, 2019
7:00 pm CT / Doors at 6:00 pm
The Rochester Civic Theatre Company (20 Civic Center Dr. SE • Rochester, MN 55904)
Ticket link: bit.ly/MoreToBeSaid-AlbumReleaseShow
General Admission – $20/advance – $25/door
Student Pricing – $10/advance – $15/door
VIP Experience – $50
– includes a CD, light apps, champagne toast, discounted drinks, and preferred seating.
Debbie Anthony Show Dates:
OCT 06 – Album Release Show: Rochester Civic Theatre / Rochester, Minn.
OCT 11 – Zen Fusion / Rochester, Minn.
OCT 26 – Five West Kitchen + Bar / Rochester, Minn.
NOV 23 – Five West Kitchen + Bar / Rochester, Minn.
DEC 06 – Five West Kitchen + Bar / Rochester, Minn.
DEC 14 – Five West Kitchen + Bar / Rochester, Minn.
JAN 25 – WideSpot Performing Arts Center / Stockholm, Wisc.
JAN 28 – JW Marriot / Nashville, Tenn.
**For Debbie’s most updated show schedule, please visit debbieanthonymusic.com
About Debbie Anthony:
Debbie Anthony was born to make music. Raised in Minnesota, trained as a voice major at North Central University in Minneapolis, she drew inspiration from sources as varied as classic arias and Karen Carpenter. But after hearing Shania Twain, she knew that country music was her destiny.
With her children grown, Debbie now steps into the spotlight with More To Be Said. This collection of classically crafted songs and strikingly distinctive vocals proves that her time has come — and, more than that, assures her a place among today’s outstanding country artists.
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