Single “White Flag” Also Available For Purchase
The single “White Flag” is also available now for purchase and goes toTriple A radio on February 27th. Another single from Stories To Tell, “Mine To Love,” is at iTunes as well. Barnes is no stranger to commercial radio success with his last single “God Gave Me You” peaking at No. 21 at Adult Contemporary and No. 72 at Hot AC (Blake Shelton’s version of the song peaked at No. 1 on Country Radio). Barnes is also frequently heard at Christian radio with “God Gave Me You” peaking at No. 3 at Christian CHR and No. 8 on Christian AC radio.
Dave Barnes recently received his first GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Song for “God Gave Me You,” as performed by Blake Shelton from Shelton’s 2011 album Red River Blue. 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 hometown of Nashville, TN. Leaving everything familiar behind with his writing and recording processes forced Barnes to venture outside of his creative comfort zone. Stories To Tell also presents astylistic departure from his previous releases. Adding more programming and synth sounds than previous his 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.
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 No. 59 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart, No. 17 on the Billboard Rock Chart and No. 15 on the digital albums chart. Barnes has sold over 155,000 albums to date and over 600,000 individual song downloads. He 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.”
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
19 Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
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