Recording Studios For OBLIVION 20/20 (Photo Gallery)
I am beyond excited to be heading to Nashville, TN in June to record my album OBLIVION 20/20 with my producer Kent Wells of Kent Wells Productions and Go Time Records! This will be my second album recorded in Nashville with him. I will be recording this album with Nashville studio musicians for this project and we will be doing so at two legendary studios. Darkhorse Recording Studio and Soundstage Studio Nashville.
Tracking for the album using a full band of studio musicians and vocalist, will take place in the "Frontstage" studio at Soundstage Studio Nashville. Sound Stage Studios is one of Music City’s most prestigious and historic recording facilities. Located in the heart of Music Row, it’s been the home to a who’s who of music since opening it’s doors over 30 years ago through labels such as Mercury Records and Black River Entertainment. With over 500 number one hits from names such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Ronnie Milsap, Johnny Cash, George Strait and Alan Jackson and many more, the hits are still rolling out today. Today, artists such as Miranda Lambert, Chris Young, Carrie Underwood Shania Twain and Kelsea Ballerini (Kelsea is one of Black River Entertainment artist) and many others have and continue to record in these state-of-the-art facilities. Kent gave me the choice of recording in any of the three studios here Ronnie's Place, Backstage or Frontstage. It was a tough decision, knowing the likes of Old Dominion, Kieth Urban and Kid Rock have recorded in "Backstage Studio". Legendary artist like Ronnie Milsap, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash have made Ronnie's Place one of their favorite places to record. Decided to go with "Frontstage". With Grammy award winning albums being produced in all three studios, decided to go with Frontstage because although it is one of the newest studios, it is also one of the most unique of the three as well as intimate. It has in the short time it's been around had many big artist grace it's place including Miranda Lambert being one of the first to record there. Miranda Lamberg's album "Platinum" was nominated for 5 Grammys.... Along with that Kent also mentioned when I asked what studio I should choose said they are all great. I then asked which one Dolly recorded and he said all three haha, but I did just record Dolly's #1 Christmas album in Frontstage.
Once the album is finished tracking at Sound Stage Studios Nashville/Black River Entertainment Kenzie and Kent will then spend the remainder of the time at Dark Horse Recording Studio. Dark Horse Recording has over 65 gold and platinum albums under it's belt. Such artists as Dolly, Reba, Faith, Tanya Tucker, Trace Adkins, Martina McBride, Big & Rich, Taylor Swift (Fearless), Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Garth (We Shall Be Free) and more. After we overdub my lead vocals over the scratch tracks for the album and if we have any time left on the trip, plan to do a little site seeing while in Nashville and hope to go to The Grand Ol' Opry for a show then head for home. From there, we will wait for Kent to do his magic, mixing and matching the album and I will get to work on designing the album art so I can get it into your hands ASAP!