The Heart of Texas Country Music Museum will host an album release party for Leona Williams on Friday, October 17. The event will be held at the museum located at 1701 South Bridge Street in Brady.
Heavy Hor D’Oeuvres and drinks will be provided and the public is welcome to attend. The event will be held from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
Heart of Texas Records is proud to announce the release of Leona Williams “New Patches.” This project combines the legendary writing skills and celebrated vocals of one of Country Music’s most respected female vocalists.
“I looked back at some of the songs that I had written, but never recorded until now for this new album,” Williams said from her Missouri home. “I love to write. It is just impossible to record everything that I have written. For this album, I included five songs that I had not recorded before and some by my favorite writers including Dave Kirby, Joe Allen and Tommy Collins.”
In “New Patches”, Williams also includes a Hank Williams classic in “I Can’t Help It.” Williams charted the Hank Williams song “Baby, We’re Really In Love” for Hickory Records back in the late 1960’s. She also recorded the Jean Shepard classic “Many Happy Hangovers To You” and the new patriotic “For God And Country” for “New Pathes.”
A George Jones tribute song written by Williams late husband Dave Kirby also highlights the project. “Ole George” traces the life and career of Jones and determines that he will “always be number one.” The song also credits Jones’ wife Nancy as an inspiration for his success.
Jones reciprocated the compliment by writing the liner notes for “New Patches” and stated “Leona Williams is the greatest female country singer that has ever stepped up to a microphone.”
Williams’ daughter Cathy Lee joins her mom on “Manhattan, Kansas.” The song allows Williams and Lee to blend together on the duet achieving a sound that only a mother and daughter could capture. Lee also joins her mom and producer Justin Trevino on harmony vocals.
“My mom in my hero,” Lee said. “I have performed with her all over the country, but this was the first time that we were able to record a duet. I am really proud of the song.”
“We are extremely excited about Leona Williams “New Patches”, Heart of Texas Records President Tracy Pitcox said. “Heart of Texas Records has enjoyed a great relationship with Leona and her projects ‘Honorary Texan’ ‘San Quentin’s First Lady’ and ‘I Love You Because’ are great sellers for our label. We are looking forward to reaction to ‘New Patches.’”
Leona Williams “New Patches” is available in record stores that sell Traditional Country Music or from www.heartoftexascountry.com or www.leonawilliams.com.