COUNTRY RADIO KICKS UP ITS HEELS OVER TERRY McBRIDE’S NEW SINGLE “BOOTS OFF”
NASHVILLE – Terry McBride’s new single “Boots Off” has country radio kicking up its heels. The song, which has a decidedly George Strait vibe with a sawdust shuffle, was a Top 5 on Play MPE.
“We are getting some great early indications that radio loves this song and Terry McBride,” said MV2 Entertainment General Manager Tony Harrell. “Play MPE streams are impressive, but the number of downloads mean that radio professionals don’t just want to listen to it, they want to play it.”
Industry professionals like what they hear and are excited to have McBride back on the air.
“I love Terry McBride – he’s always been a gifted songwriter, but he honored me a few years back by recording one of my songs and turned ‘Sacred Ground’ into a No. 1,” said Kix Brooks. “Terry is a very talented bass player and we’ve been a couple of million miles together playing Brooks & Dunn music, but I’ve always felt Terry was a star in his own right, and I couldn’t be happier to see him back doing his own thing, singing his own style with a great song like this. Somebody with some ears will hopefully help make this the hit it is.”
“Terry McBride is a class act, almost like country music royalty,” said Lee RicheyWKPQ PD/MD of Kickin’ Country 105.3. “I could listen to him all day, and our listeners were thrilled that he stopped by the station! We can’t wait to have him back!”
“Terry McBride is an established singer/songwriter who can bring lyrics to life! ‘Boots Off’ is cleverly written and Terry sings the fire out of it – plus he’s one of the nicest, most genuine guys in the business!” said Philip Gibbons, WGSQ Cookeville, Tenn. “I’m thrilled to add the single and I believe in the record.”
“This song has a groove that makes you want to slip your boots off, put your feet up and listen. ‘Boots Off’ sounds great on the radio!” said Stan Soboleski, WFRY, Watertown, NY.
“Our listeners are loving ‘Boots Off’ and ‘Hotels and Highways.’ Terry is not only just as great as he was in his McBride & The Ride days, he has stepped it up!” said Greg “Big Red” Hawthorn, WGEZ, South Beloit, Ill.
GrassRoots Promotion is representing McBride at radio. Managing Partner Teresa Johnston Chance said, “It’s a genuine honor bringing Terry’s new music to his established fans and helping to make new ones. It’s easy to promote an artist when you are a long-time fan!”
The frontman for iconic ‘90s country group McBride & the Ride and a prolific hit songwriter with almost 30 cuts by Brooks & Dunn alone, McBride has been achieving new heights as a solo artist with his debut MV2 Entertainment project, Hotels & Highways.
Born on the outskirts of Austin and grounded in the Texas songwriter tradition, McBride was groomed by musical innovators Lee Roy Parnell, Jimmy Dale Gilmore, Rosie Flores, and Delbert McClinton. He had a successful career with McBride & the Ride in the early ’90s – including a No. 1 with “Sacred Ground” – and a nomination for CMA Vocal Group of the Year in 1992 before stepping back to hone his gift as a songwriter.
Over the past two decades, he has penned songs for a who’s who in the format from Country Music Hall of Fame members Garth Brooks, Reba, Kenny Rogers, Alan Jackson, and Strait to artists who are destined for the Hall including Brooks & Dunn – including the iconic “If You See Him/If You See Her” with Reba and the duo’s farewell anthem, the No. 1 “Play Something Country.”
McBride also co-wrote a worldwide hit, “Are You With Me” with Shane McAnally and Tommy Lee James. The song was originally recorded by Easton Corbin in 2012 and remixed by Belgian DJ Lost Frequencies, whose version topped the charts in 18 countries and was a Top 10 in 30 more reaching more than 225 million views on YouTube.
In all, McBride has 13 BMI Millionaire Awards. He is an able storyteller with a contemporary perspective, and he co-wrote every cut on Hotels & Highways.
McBride is signed with Buddy Lee Attractions Inc. in Nashville and is headed for highways of his own with several concert stops planned in 2018.