Modern Day Crooner Andrew Pope Puts Love To Rest On ‘Stoned On The One’ May 5th

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American singer/songwriter and Alabama native Andrew Pope will follow his highly acclaimed 2016 single, Stormchaser, with a new full-length album, Stoned on the One, on May 5 via Alacob Music. Recorded primarily at the legendary Sound Kitchen in Franklin, TN and produced by Pope, Stoned on the One was written as a concept album following a man that is dealing with a breakup and searching for closure. Pope’s songwriting depth is showcased on each of the 13 tracks. “Most of these songs came about during difficult times of my life,” Pope shares. “Sometimes when you are dealing with sh*t and searching for answers, a song is born. That’s how this record was molded and it ain’t no love song record.”

Phase shifters and steel guitars echo throughout the album while Mickey Raphael offers a distant harmonica that occasionally passes by and swirls around Pope’s hypnotizing vocals on the heartbreaking “Even Ramblers Get The Blues” and woeful “Runnin’ After Rainbows.” Yet the honky tonk singer displays his unapologetic attitude on the rowdy opener “Stoned on the One.”

One of the album’s many high spots is “If I Go Crazy”. The song was inspired by Merle Haggard during Andrew’s first meeting with him and the two had planned to write the song together. They never got the opportunity, due to Haggard’s health, but following Haggard’s death Pope was motivated to write the song himself.

Of his musical inspirations — including Haggard, Nelson, and Hank Jr. — Pope says, “I’ve always leaned toward those kind of artists. It is the music I heard the most when I was growing up and I think a lot of my sound was created from those veins.”

A nationwide tour in support of the album is also being planned. Dates will be announced soon.

“Pope’s voice is just naturally made to sing about country music. It’s warm, inviting and feels so familiar even upon your very first listen.” — Country Perspective

“…the future of country music.” — Bobby Bare

STONED ON THE ONE TRACK LIST

1. Stoned On The One (Mark Narmore, Dave Smith, Andrew Pope)

2. Honky Tonk Tragedy (Mark Narmore, Andrew Pope)

3. I Wish I Was In Austin (Andrew Pope)

4. Runnin’ After Rainbows (Mark Narmore, Andrew Pope)

5. If I Go Crazy (Andrew Pope)

6. Even Ramblers Get The Blues (Andrew Pope)

7. Redneck CEO (Larry Gatlin, Andrew Pope)

8. Granny Panties feat. Bellamy Brothers (David Bellamy, Andrew Pope)

9. Country Congregation (Donnie Skaggs, Larry Alderman, Andrew Pope)

10. Everything’s Changing But Me (Tony Stampley, Andrew Pope)

11. Whiskey Gets Me There (James Otto, Andrew Pope)

12. Stormchaser (Mark Narmore, Dave Smith, Andrew Pope)

13. Through (Andrew Pope)

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