Country singer-writer-producer Kyle Park, whom the Austin American-Statesman calls “a young country artist in Texas with the potential for mainstream country radio,” has just released his third full-length album, MAKE OR BREAK ME.
The disc’s first single, “Make or Break Me,” written by Park and his friend, Ryan Beaver, has already cracked the Top 50 on The Texas Music Chart, reaching #26, and earned the attention of Robert K. Oermann of MusicRow.com, who called it “listenable in the extreme.”
“Country music has returned,” Oermann writes. “Produced with plenty of oomph — crashing guitars, thudding percussion, slippery steel and admirable energy. The driving, melodic country rocker has a splendid undertow beneath his boyish tenor delivery.”
CountryChart.com said the upbeat love song “deserves to be another #1 country chart single for Park … [Its] inspiring lyrics and will appeal equally to both young male and female demographic groups.” He filmed the music video in New Braunfels and Austin; the video is available at: http://youtu.be/jw0Q1Lh0nPc
“Park’s strong country voice [is] in great form, and the musicianship of the instrumentalists assembled for the album is first-class,” continues CountryChart.com, including Texas legend Lloyd Maines and Park’s manager, John Michael Whitby, on piano.
“Mistakes I’ll Regret” showcases the more reflective side of Park, with sterling production enhancing Park’s carefully nuanced vocals. The endearing Park “swagger” returns on “I Love Her for a Million Reasons,” which has “mainstream country radio potential,” says CountryChart. “Brokenhearted” impresses by forthrightly addressing the pain of losing the woman you love. The catchy “Leavin’ Stephenville” offers all the ingredients of a classic country song and will have radio program managers smiling.
“What You’ll Never Know” is a heartfelt country track with superb instrumentation. Other highlights include the high-energy “The Heart of You” and the addictive (and immensely hummable) “All Night,” one track from FALL EP that Oermann described as a “breezy charmer.”
Park has spent the year touring, with festivals in Germany and France and headlining shows in Chicago, Oklahoma and Kansas. The recording artist plays 200 shows a year in venues, music festivals and honky-tonks, in all corners of the Lone Star State and beyond.
September 20, Cheatham Street Warehouse, San Marcos, Texas
September 22, Midnight Rodeo, San Angelo, Texas
September 23, Midnight Rodeo, Amarillo, Texas
September 24, Southern Junction, Rockwall, Texas
September 29, Rockin’ Rodeo, Midland, Texas
September 30, Southern New Mexico State Fair, Las Cruces,
October 1, Floore’s Country Store, Helotes, Texas
October 5, Texas Ranch Club, Kingsville, Texas
October 7, Wild West, Lubbock, Texas
October 8, Festival on the Square, Tyler, Texas
October 14, Midnight Rodeo, Austin, Texas
October 15, Yorktown Western Days, Yorktown, Texas
October 18, Glade Outdoor Theatre, San Marcos, Texas
October 21, City Limits, Stephenville, Texas
October 22, Rockdale Fair, Rockdale, Texas
October 28, Wild West, Waco, Texas
Posted by: Sam Moore
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