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Dave Barnes' New Studio Album Stories To Tell Now Available For Pre-Order

Dave Barnes' New Studio Album Stories To Tell Now Available For Pre-Order

Thursday, February 16, 2012
GRAMMY®-nominated singer songwriter Dave Barnes’ upcoming new studio album, Stories To Tell, is available now for pre-order.   Stories To Tell is set for release on March 13th and features 11 new tracks produced by John Fields (Lifehouse, Switchfoot, Goo Goo Dolls, Jonas Brothers, P!nk). Barnes will hit the road on March 15th for a string of headline tour dates in support of the new album (tour dates below).

The single “White Flag” is also available now for purchase and goes to Triple A radio on February 27th. Another single from Stories To Tell, "Mine To Love," is at iTunes as well. Barnes is no stranger to commercial radio success with his last single “God Gave Me You” peaking at No. 21 at Adult Contemporary and No. 72 at Hot AC (Blake Shelton’s version of the song peaked at No. 1 on Country Radio). Barnes is also frequently heard at Christian radio with “God Gave Me You” peaking at No. 3 at Christian CHR and No. 8 on Christian AC radio.

Dave Barnes recently received his first GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Song for “God Gave Me You,” as performed by Blake Shelton from Shelton’s 2011 album Red River Blue. Barnes’ and Shelton’s versions of the song have sold over one million singles to date and the song has had enormous success at radio.

Stories To Tell is Barnes’ fourth studio album for Razor & Tie and a first for Barnes on many levels. The album was recorded in Los Angeles with producer John Fields, marking the first time Barnes has recorded outside of his hometown of Nashville, TN.  Leaving everything familiar behind with his writing and recording processes forced Barnes to venture outside of his creative comfort zone. Stories To Tell also presents a stylistic departure from his previous releases. Adding more programming and synth sounds than previous his albums, Stories To Tell did not suffer from rules and restrictions when it comes to instrumentation. The electronic flourishes on this album add dynamics that are not typical when it comes to most singer-songwriters. Using orchestral accents, syncopated percussion alongside his soulful, impassioned vocals, the album introduces Barnes’ fans to eleven finely tuned and honestly crafted songs with a strong pop sound. An artist that has never adhered to a specific genre, Barnes’ music is generally inspired by an array of music influences ranging from rock, pop and country to blues, soul and R&B.

Barnes’ last album, the 2010 release What We Want, What We Get, features the GRAMMY-nominated song “God Gave Me You.” This album debuted at No. 59 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart, No. 17 on the Billboard Rock Chart and No. 15 on the digital albums chart. Barnes has sold over 155,000 albums to date and over 600,000 individual song downloads. He has toured with notable acts including John Mayer, Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum, Bonnie Raitt, and One Republic as well as festivals such as Bonnaroo. His music has been featured in television shows such as CW’s “Life Unexpected,” Disney’s “Suite Life On Deck,” ABC’s“ Brothers And Sisters” and WB’s “Summerland,” as well as the films "Employee Of The Month" and "My Super Ex-Girlfriend."
Dave Barnes' songs have been covered by a bevy of other artists including, country singers Blake Shelton and Billy Currington as well as Marc Broussard, Kelly Clarkson, Bethany Dillon, to name a few. He has been recognized by the industry as a rising songwriter. Billboard Magazine touted “Many of the best pop songwriters come out of Nashville, and Dave Barnes is one such singer/scribe now building momentum." Dave Barnes is signed to leading independent label Razor & Tie and is administered by Razor & Tie Music Publishing.
Dave Barnes tour dates:

15           Chicago IL - Lincoln Hall
16           Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theatre
17           Indianapolis, IN - Earth House Collective
22           Washington DC - Rock and Roll Hotel
23           Philadelphia, PA - World Café Live
24           New York, NY - Highline Ballroom

13           Dallas, TX - House Of Blues
19           Memphis, TN - Minglewood Hall
20           Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
21           Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre
26           Birmingham, AL - Workplay Theatre
27           Atlanta, GA - Center Stage
29           Charlotte, NC - McGloghlin Theatre


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