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12-song project due Friday, January 22, 2021 via digital retail & streaming outlets

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Veteran country music entertainer and decorated songwriter, Jamie Richards (Okie Ranch Music) is set to release his latest recording project titled THE REAL DEAL.* The12-song CD, and Richards’ seventh studio recording, will be available via all digital retail and streaming outlets (Amazon/iTunes/Pandora Spotify/Tidal) on Friday, January 22, 2021 (AVAILABLE NOW via the Amazon and iTunes Pre-sale Event).

The lyrically driven songbook, as characteristic of the Oklahoma native’s signature, features original tunes and co-writes that carry the torch for legendary song crafters (Merle Haggard/Willie Nelson/Waylon Jennings) and vocal stylists (George Strait/Mark Chesnutt).

Boasting traditional country ballads, two-steps, shuffles and toe-tappers, THE REAL DEAL production beams with western vintage acoustic and electric guitar, pedal steel and fiddle spotlighting instrumental performances by his touring band, and a special appearance by the multi-talented, Milo Deering (Garth Brooks/The Eagles/LeAnn Rimes), who plays acoustic, pedal steel and fiddle throughout. Making formal introductions to the project with the drop of “I Want To With You” (written by Steve Bogard and Jeff Stevens), the lead single is fast approaching the No. 1 seat on the Texas Music Charts (Rick Hogan Promotion). Richards originally recorded the song more than 20 years ago; the quintessential tune resurfaced to make the grade for inclusion on THE REAL DEAL with the original track rejuvenated by Richards’ classic vocal performance.

Following suit in Richards’ authenticity, electric guitar dances in perfect time with pedal steel in “Loose Loud And Crazy” to swing worries away with a long neck in one hand and a honky-tonk babe in the other. Fiddle and angelic harmonies walk arm-in-arm in the ballad “Seeing Me Like This,” a love song about a road warrior, his dream and the place where his two passions meet; “Lakeview Grocery Store” spins the tale of a true-to-life recollection of Richards’ childhood walks to and from the hometown five-and-dime store; while innocence disintegrates in the cold light of a broken soul as “Playing Hard To Forget” speaks to the emotion of a heart shattered. David Ball makes a vocal appearance on “Deep In Your Bones;” while Tommy Alverson costars on “Great Minds Drink Alike.”

“I love lyrics and I take pride in writing songs with a storyline that seems like a movie screenplay; listeners can almost see it,” said Jamie Richards. “We didn’t stray from tradition or my style; the project is straight-forward country. I guess that’s why the title (THE REAL DEAL) is so fitting.”Ed Gertler, Digital Retail Services will oversee the digital retail distribution and streaming services; THE REAL DEAL CD is AVAILABLE NOW via the Pre-sale Event.

THE REAL DEAL TRACKLISTING 1. Stones In The Road (Jamie Richards) 2. I Want To With You (Steve Bogard/Jeff Stevens) 3. Loose Loud And Crazy (Jamie Richards/Bart Butler/Kevin Fowler) 4. Seeing Me Like This (Jamie Richards/Bryan Martin ) 5. Playing Hard To Forget (Jamie Richards/Mark Powell) 6. Deep In Your Bones duet w/David Ball (David Ball) 7. Someone Else’s Trouble Now (Jamie Richards/Bryan Martin) 8. Lakeview Grocery Store (Jamie Richards/Walt Wilkins) 9. Great Minds Drink Alike - duet w/Tommy Alverson (Jamie Richards/Tommy Alverson) 10. When You Were Lovin’ Me (Jamie Richards/Jason Deere Winter ) 11. Up In Twang (Jamie Richards/Aaron Bolin) 12. Whiskey Workin’ Well (Jamie Richards/David Banning/Kyle Level)

ABOUT JAMIE RICHARDS: Jamie Richards is a blue-collar cowboy and a workingman’s entertainer with a troubadour’s soul and the gift of poetry. The former Curb Records staff writer has enjoyed cuts by Cody Jinks (“Whiskey”), Hal Ketchum (“That’s What You Get For Lovin’ Me”), Ken Mellons (“Sideways”), Kevin Fowler (“Loose Loud And Crazy”) and more, while Richards’ original tune, “One Tequila,” was featured in the movie, “Zoe.” His formidable solo recording career has garnered eight No.1 hits on the Texas Chart; tallying seven No. 1 hits in the last three consecutive years.Catering to dance hall crowds and honky-tonks canvassed in cowboy hats and boots, Richards plays nearly 125 dates a year; “Jamie Richards” boasts more than 2 Million streams on Spotify to date. 2021 SHOW DATES: Jan. 15 Fat Daddy’s Mansfield, TX Jan. 26 RailHead Smokehouse Barbeque Willow Park, TX Feb. 13 Crawfish Boil & Music Fest LaGrang, TX Feb 25 Houston Livestock Show Barbecue Cookoff Houston, TX March 19 Boomtown Shootout Fest Wichita Falls, TX March 20 Outlaws & Legends Music Fest (feat. Willie Nelson) Abilene, TX March 26 Waxahachie Rodeo Waxahachie, TX June 5 Thomas Michael Riley Festival Luckenbach, TX July 4 Rowdy Festival Lake Whitney, Clifton, TX CONNECT To purchase an autographed copy of the CD click here

MEDIA CONTACT: Music City Media K. Atwood | | 615.770.2994

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