JOHN RICH’S WORKING-CLASS ANTHEM “SHUTTIN’ DETROIT DOWN” MAKES IMPACT AT COUNTRY RADIO
Overwhelming Demand By Fans Give Label Pressure To Switch Courses And Move- Up Date For Solo Album Release To March 24...
NASHVILLE – Feb. 4, 2009
– In just one week, John Rich has given working-class Americans
a new anthem and created buzz at radio with his single, “Shuttin’
Detroit Down.” The single made its debut at No. 34 on the Radio
& Records Singles Chart, making this his first Top 40 hit as
a solo artist, and No. 41 on the Country Aircheck Singles chart
this week. With the dramatic impact on fans and country radio, Warner
Bros. Records is changing course by replacing the current single, “Another
You,” with “Shuttin’ Detroit Down” and moving up Rich’s solo
album release, Son Of A Preacher Man, to March 24.
Rich debuted the single on
Detroit Country radio stations last Tuesday and played it again on Blair
Garner’s AfterMidnite radio show and the phone lines immediately
lit-up. Tim Roberts, Program Director at WYCD-FM, told the Detroit
Free Press, “It has spread like wild fire. It’s unbelievable.
It’s one of the biggest records we’ve had in years.” Garner also
told the Detroit Free Press, “In 15 years of doing this show,
I've never seen anything like it." “Shuttin’ Detroit Down”
is now available at all digital retailers for purchase.
“A populist anthem that combines
elements of working-class pride, economic frustration, and class warfare,”
according to the Detroit Free Press, “Shuttin’ Detroit Down”
is resonating with fans in tough economic times. Rich says the single
"is about the working men and women of America, and how Washington
and New York City are slinging billions of dollars over the tops of
our heads, while hard working people are going down the drain."
Most recently known as one-half
of the Multi-platinum Warner Bros. Records duo, Big & Rich, Rich
has been honing his writing skills for years. He has made a name for
himself as an artist in his own right, a producer, an award-winning
songwriter, judge on Nashville Star (NBC), and host of the smash
hit series Gone Country on CMT. As a part of Big & Rich and
as a songwriter, he has garnered multiple Grammy, ACM, CMA and CMT Music
Award nominations. He was also awarded the ASCAP Songwriter Of The Year
Award in 2005, 2006 and 2007 and has written 13 Top 10 singles.
The Good Lord And
I Don’t Wanna
Lose Your Love
To Be Me
Turn A Country Boy
Why Does Somebody
Always Have To Die
I Thought You’d
Drive Myself To