Chuck Mead - Big Bear in the Sky (Official Music Video)
Chuck Mead has been upending expectations and walking the line between hardcore country music and raucous rock ’n’ roll for the better part of 25 years. As a member of the alternative country music quintet BR5-49 in the early 1990s, Mead fused rock ’n’ roll excitement with the soul of the Music City’s honky tonk heritage, sparking the rebirth of Nashville’s Lower Broadway music scene. Over the course of the late ’90s and the early 21st century, he recorded seven albums with BR-549 and spread the gospel of neo-traditional country music around the world, garnering the band a CMA Award for Best International Touring Act and three Grammy nominations. Moving on from BR-549 Mead has recorded three successful solo albums and served as the Musical Director/Supervisor/Producer of the hit Broadway musical Million Dollar Quartet, as well as the companion CMT dramatic series, Sun Records.
“Big Bear In The Sky” is the first Single from Chuck’s new album “Close To Home”.
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The 11-track Close To Home album was recorded at the historic Sam Phillips Recording Studios in Memphis, Tenn., the album was produced by acclaimed Memphis recording engineer and producer Matt Ross-Spang. Ross-Spang has earned a reputation as one of the top engineers and producers in the Americana and roots music scene and hailed by Rolling Stone as “one of the most trusted arbiters of the modern Memphis sound,” who has worked with a who’s-who of roots artists, among them 61st Grammy Award nominees John Prine, Jason Isbell and Margo Price. He notched the Grammy for engineering Isbell’s The Nashville Sound (as he did for 2015’s Something More Than Free); co-produced Price’s stunning debut, Midwest Farmer’s Daughter, and sophomore effort All American Made; and engineered Prine’s The Tree of Forgiveness.
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Label: Plowboy Records
Song IPI# BMI# 30506510
Songwriters: Charles L. Mead
Songwriters’ IPI#: BMI# 220230637
Publisher: Pagan Idol Music
Publisher IPI#: BMI# 423484858