July 14, 2017
Brandon Rhyder Releases Self-Titled Album After Four-Year Hiatus
New collection focuses on the important things in life
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — July 14, 2017 — Singer-songwriter Brandon Rhyder has been making music for fifteen years now, though in the past few years he’s taken a step back. Rhyder has continued to tour, but took a four-year hiatus from the studio to think about what’s most important to him: his family, relationships, a legacy. Brandon Rhyder, releasing today, is his line in the sand.
Rhyder worked with producer and friend Walt Wilkins for the record, which showcases a clear understanding of what’s most important to him, the conclusions he came to while pondering who he was, why he was making music and where he stands on the big, important things. The collection is reminiscent of what fans have come to love from Rhyder, while also providing a new depth of emotion garnered from trials and tribulations.
The first single from the album, titled “They Need Each Other,” was co-written and performed with GRAMMY®-winning singer-songwriter Lori McKenna. The track premiered with Rolling Stone Country, and explores the complexities of relationships, along with the push and pull that somehow seems to make it all work. A second song, “I Hate This Town,” premiered with Cowboys & Indians, and features co-writing credits from revered songsmith Keith Gattis. Other songs on the album include tracks written with Michael Hearne and Bri Bagwell, and six songs written by Rhyder himself.
Brandon Rhyder has additionally received praise from Taste of Country, Lone Star Music Magazine andWide Open Country, which placed “They Need Each Other” as one of the best Texas Country songs of 2017, so far. The Boot also featured a behind-the-scenes look at the track.These songs are Brandon’s Rhyder’s soundtrack, born at the crossroads of life, with lyrics and delivery from a heart made bare.