(New York, NY) – 25 January 2012 - Dave Barnes new single “Mine To Love” off his upcoming studio album, Stories To Tell, is now available at iTunes. Stories To Tell is set for release on March 13, 2012 and features 11 new tracks produced by John Fields (Lifehouse, Switchfoot, Goo Goo Dolls, Jonas Brothers, P!nk).
Barnes is also announcing a series of tour dates in support of the album hitting such cities as New York, Nashville, Chicago, Philadelphia and DC (tour dates below).
Sharing the message behind "Mine To Love," Barnes explains, "I wrote this song after I found out that my wife and I were pregnant. I couldn't stop thinking about the possibility of having a child, and this song poured out of all those emotions. I've never been as emotional as I was writing this song. I had to stop a few times while writing it."
Dave Barnes also recently received his first GRAMMY® nomination for Best Country Song for “God Gave Me You,” as performed by Blake Shelton. Barnes will attend the Grammy Awards on February 12th. Barnes’ and Shelton’s versions of the song have sold over one million singles to date and the song has had enormous success at radio.
Stories To Tell is Barnes’ fourth studio album for Razor & Tie and a first for Barnes on many levels. The album was recorded in Los Angeles with producer John Fields, marking the first time Barnes has recorded outside of his home town Nashville, TN. Leaving everything familiar behind with his writing and recording processes forced Dave to venture outside of his creative comfort zone. Stories To Tell also presents a stylistic departure from his previous releases. Adding more programming and synth sounds than previous Barnes’ albums, Stories To Tell did not suffer from rules and restrictions when it comes to instrumentation. The electronic flourishes on this album add dynamics that are not typical when it comes to most singer-songwriters. Using orchestral accents, syncopated percussion alongside his soulful, impassioned vocals, the album introduces Barnes’ fans to eleven finely tuned and honestly crafted songs with a strong pop sound. An artist that has never adhered to a specific genre, Barnes’ music is generally inspired by an array of music influences ranging from rock, pop and country to blues, soul and R&B.
Nashville-based Dave Barnes’ last album, the 2010 release What We Want, What We Get, features the GRAMMY nominated song “God Gave Me You.” This album debuted at #59 on the Billboard top 200 album chart, #17 on the Billboard Rock Chart and #15 on the digital albums chart. Barnes has sold over 155,000 albums to date and over 510,000 individual song downloads. Barnes has toured with notable acts including John Mayer, Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum, Bonnie Raitt, and One Republic as well as festivals such as Bonnaroo. His music has been featured in television shows such as CW’s “Life Unexpected,” Disney’s “Suite Life On Deck,” ABC’s“ Brothers And Sisters” and WB’s “Summerland,” as well as the films "Employee Of The Month" and "My Super Ex-Girlfriend." His songs have been covered by a bevy of other artists including, country singers Blake Shelton and Billy Currington as well as Marc Broussard, Kelly Clarkson, Bethany Dillon, to name a few. He has also been recognized by the industry as a rising songwriter. Billboard Magazine touted, “Many of the best pop songwriters come out of Nashville, and Dave Barnes is one such singer/scribe now building momentum."
Dave Barnes Stories To Tell Tour Dates
15 Chicago IL - Lincoln Hall
16 Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theatre
17 Indianapolis, IN - Earth House Collective
22 Washington DC - Rock and Roll Hotel
23 Philadelphia, PA - World Café Live
24 New York, NY - Highline Ballroom
13 Dallas, TX - House Of Blues
20 Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
21 Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre
26 Birmingham, AL - Workplay Theatre
27 Atlanta, GA - Center Stage
29 Charlotte, NC - McGloghlin Theatre
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