One of the most highly anticipated projects of 2011 will be releasing this summer, as Rush Of Fools is in the studio recording their debut CD for eOne Christian Music, a division of eOne Entertainment. At the production helm is renowned mainstream producer, Dennis Herring (Elvis Costello, Counting Crows, Modest Mouse), who flattered the band by requesting to work with them. Rush Of Fools is currently recording at Herring’s Sweet Tea Studio in Oxford, MS and the album is scheduled for a late summer 2011 release. For updates on the recording process fans can go to www.rushoffools.com or www.facebook.com/rushoffools.
“Working with Dennis is, without a doubt, a dream come true for us,” says Wes Willis, lead singer/acoustic guitarist for Rush Of Fools. “We knew going into this record we wanted a producer and a dreamer who could help us get to the next level musically. Someone who would not just hit ‘record,’ but make it a struggle for us to make THE best record we could. Dennis has pulled the best from us by never, ever settling for anything less than what we all see as the best.”
“When looking back, narrowing down our pick for producer takes me about ten years to the past when there was another difficult decision to make…picking a prom date,” says Kevin Huguley, guitarist/vocalist for Rush Of Fools. “A producer’s role is so vital to the DNA of a record, just like your prom date is vital for the pictures your children will one day laugh about. Dennis Herring was the man God wanted us to select as the producer of this record. His ability to pull us musically until it hurts will be, for us, a great blessing that we believe our friends and family will hear on this next release.”
Rush Of Fools endured a tumultuous two years since their former record company closed in the summer of 2009, along with an ensuing lawsuit that was resolved in 2010. In December of last year, Rush Of Fools signed with eOne Christian Music and work immediately began on the recording process for the new album.
During this season, the band continually kept writing new songs that show a continued growth and maturity from this highly acclaimed group, as the songs focus on staying faithful to God’s plan and a renewing of vision while moving forward in faith. The new project features all new compositions that were written by the band’s main songwriters, Kevin Huguley and Wes Willis, along with the other members of Rush Of Fools (Jacob Chesnut, Jamie Sharpe, Jak Blount) and other high-profile co-writers such as Jason Ingram, Jared Anderson and Trey Heffinger (Echoing Angels).
About Rush Of Fools
The group hails from Alabama and burst onto the Christian music scene in 2007 with their self-titled debut project. The first single from the album, “Undo,” became a mega-hit for the band by reaching #1 on the charts for an incredible seven weeks. The tune became Song of the Year by ASCAP and Radio & Records for the most number of spins at radio, and garnered four 2008 Dove nominations for the band. The following single, “Peace Be Still,” remained at the top of the charts for three weeks. Rush Of Fools’ sophomore album released in 2008 and broke them into the mainstream market with their hit single, “Never Far Away” (with Jim Brickman) and appearances on the national television outlets, WGN Midday News and the syndicated morning show, Daily Buzz, along with coverage on CNN.com. Rush Of Fools is an active touring band with over 120-dates a year and they recently concluded their European tour. The group is managed by Patton House Entertainment.
About Entertainment One/eOne
eOne Christian Music is under the umbrella of eOne Music Nashville, a division of Entertainment One/eOne. Entertainment One (LSE:ETO) is a leading international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. The company’s comprehensive network extends around the globe including Canada, the U.S., the UK, Ireland, Benelux, France, Germany, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Through established Entertainment and Distribution divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, kids programming and merchandising and licensing. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 20,000 film and television titles, 2,400 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks. For more information about eOne Christian Music please visit www.eonechristian.com.