Song journey began in city

Rick Hart. Photo: Supplied
Rick Hart. Photo: Supplied

SOULFUL alt-country troubadour Rick Hart is celebrating the release of his latest single, Sweet Emmylou, a song that began in Tamworth this year.

When the Melbourne artist was playing the 2014 Tamworth Country Music Festival, he missed his wife, Vanessa, who is also a singer, and so Sweet Emmylou was born.

I want listeners to be drawn into the stories and be able to relate to the ssongs.

Rick Hart

The single was released on Friday, October 6 ahead of his debut album, Let Me In, which hits the streets on October 27.

Hart delivers eleven songs that showcase his ability to weave through country, soul, folk and rock 'n' roll, combining melodies with heartfelt imagery and honesty.

“I want listeners to be drawn into the stories and be able to relate to the songs,” Hart said. “I want them to feel a familiarity with the songs, coming from the honesty of the lyrics and the melodies those stories are painted on.”

Hart was awarded the Australian Songwriters Association Songwriter of the Year award for his 2014 debut EP Spiral and continues to build his presence in the Australian country and Americana scene. After a string of shows through 2017 supporting the likes of country icon Bill Chambers and Things Of Stone And Wood, Hart will be touring to promote Let Me In.

Pre order the album via Itunes.