January 25, 2018
Singer-Songwriter Jeff Hyde Celebrates New #1 Hit, “Round Here Buzz”
Readies debut album Norman Rockwell World for February 23 release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — January 25, 2018 — Singer-songwriter Jeff Hyde is celebrating a new #1 hit. Eric Church’s “Round Here Buzz” reached #1 this week, co-written by Hyde, Church and Luke Dick.
Written from the perspective of a man whose ex has left town to chase her dreams, the song began with an idea from Church, and came to life during a co-writing session between the three.
“Luke Dick and I got together with Eric to take a second look at a song we’d been working on,” Hyde said. “We ended up finishing ‘Kill a Word’ and writing ‘Round Here Buzz’ before supper time. That was a good day.”
A Grammy-nominated songwriter and longtime member of Eric Church’s touring band, Hyde is getting ready to release an album of his own. His solo debut, Norman Rockwell World, arrives February 23. Produced by fellow songwriter Ryan Tyndell, the 10-track album comprises unused cuts from more than a dozen years of songwriting in Nashville, including songs written alongside fellow hitmakers Michael Heeney, Clint Daniels, and Casey Beathard. The first single from the album, “Henry Ford,” recently premiered via Rolling Stone Country.
A native of Marshall, Texas, Hyde moved to Nashville in 2001. He was raised on the sounds of artists such as Keith Whitley, Tom T. Hall, and The Statler Brothers — chart-topping country singers who wrote many of their own hits. Norman Rockwell World roots itself in Hyde’s songwriting chops and also introduces him as a talented vocalist who delivers a song with the same finesse he uses to spin a lyric. He sings each song in a welcomingly strong voice, one that may be familiar to Eric Church’s fans who have seen Hyde play acoustic instruments and sing harmonies in Church’s band for more than a decade.
Hyde has written many country hits for other artists, including Church’s other chart-topping singles, “Springsteen” and “Record Year.” A long line of artists including Alan Jackson, George Strait, Bobby Bare, Luke Bryan, Charlie Worsham, Nikki Lane and Becky Buller have also put their own stamp on his songs.
The album release show for Norman Rockwell World will be in Nashville at Analog at Hutton Hotel on March 6.