For nearly two decades Stoney LaRue has sustained a seminal music career that was dug straight out of the red dirt in Oklahoma. His rock infused country “tude” coupled with a dominating set of vocal pipes quickly identified him as a rising star with his 2002 debut album “Downtown.”
Since then his iconic status in the Red Dirt music scene remains undisputed with years of highly praised album releases and an onward trajectory that has had a blanket effect in the industry. LaRue has “been there” and “done that” in almost every facet of the music hemisphere. Sold out shows in a continuous 200 plus dates a year tour schedule, high charting albums on Billboard, iTunes and the Texas Regional Radio Chart, featured videos on CMT, over 1 million albums and singles sold, guest vocal performances on songs by Lee Ann Womack and Miranda Lambert, shared stages with some of the biggest names in country music and a most coveted debut performance at Nashville’s renowned Grand Ole Opry, one could say his bucket list grows shorter by the year.
But for LaRue, there is only onward movement, and that sentiment is the compass point of his new album “Onward” set to be released on November 1st on One Chord Song/Smith Entertainment.
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Much like LaRue’s humble beginnings, “Onward” is purely organic both in its raw disposition and in the recording of it. LaRue teamed up with GRANMMY Award-winning producer and hit songwriter Gary Nicholson who also co-wrote the songs on the album and recorded it at his studio in Nashville.
“I’m now getting back to being happy,” LaRue cites. “I’ve been writing a lot and figuring out what direction I am going in. That’s why this album is called ‘Onward.’ It’s a more mature album written about myself, humanity and the truth. The writing of it turned out to be medicine that didn’t have to be prescribed.”