Fans of Patty Loveless waited three long years for a new record from the Appalachian alto, and this past September Sleepless Nights gave way to a collection of songs well worth the wait. After years of listening to hundreds of records and hand picking the best selections Patty whittled her list down to the fourteen tracks featured on the album. But with over 500 meaningful country classics in the running who can blame her for finding a few more ways to make the old new again…
On December 2nd, Patty will release two additional tracks across digital music stores including iTunes, Rhapsody, and Amazon MP3.
Both will be alternative mixes of songs from the first digital release of Sleepless Nights – “Color of the Blues” – the George Jones ditty reinterpreted, and second, “If Teardrops Were Pennies” a country staple once sung by Kitty Wells, Dolly and Porter, but never before been given Patty’s stamp until this record.
iTunes will offer the music video for “Crazy Arms” in addition to the two new tracks. “Crazy Arms” currently sits at #12 on GAC’s Top 20 Countdown and is a contender for GAC’s Top 50 videos of the year.
Released on Saguaro Road Records, Sleepless Nights, has brought Patty back to the roots of country and rekindled an interest in artists whose legacies live on. Billboard Magazine claims, “In lesser hands this collection of country classics might have been badly mishandled, but in the willing arms of traditionalist extraordinaire Patty Loveless and producer/husband Emory Gordy Jr., the past is brought to new life.”
And the praise and appreciation for the record couldn’t come at a better time. Dallas Morning News proclaims, “Today’s pop-country divas could take a pointer or two about real interpretive passion from this recording. Country music still needs Patty Loveless. She’s a necessary reminder of its rich heritage.”
Patty will be featured in the November’s People Magazine Country Issue on stands today, and featured in USA Weekend November 16th. After a successful run of tour dates along the East Coast, Patty and band plan to add additional dates into 2009. Also, fans can now download the ringtone for “Why Baby Why” which is available via all major carriers. Visit www.pattyloveless.com for more info.