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BJ Thomas....the making of "The Living Room Sessions"

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Published on Feb 26, 2013

A true American institution whose iconic pop, country and gospel hits defined their respective generations and now transcend them, B.J. Thomas has found a unique way to celebrate an incredible half a century in music. A five time Grammy and two time Dove Award winner who has sold more than 70 million records and is ranked in Billboard's Top 50 most played artists over the past 50 years, he invites longtime fans and newcomers alike to his living room—or more accurately, The Living Room Sessions, his debut recording for Wrinkled Records featuring intimate acoustic re-imaginings of 12 of his most renowned songs.




This video documents the recording sessions working with famed veteran music producer Kyle Lehning at Sound Stage Studio in Nashville. Backed by a host of Music City's finest sessions musicians, Thomas recorded many of these as duets with a perfectly fulfilled "wish list" of guest artists from different genres. These include pop great Richard Marx "(Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song", country legend Vince Gill ("I Just Can't Help Believing"), bluesman Keb' Mo' ("Most of All"), Grammy winning troubadour Lyle Lovett ("Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head"), rocker Isaac Slade, lead singer of The Fray ("I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry") and producer/songwriter turned popular contemporary standards singer Steve Tyrell ("Rock and Roll Lullaby").


Thomas also vibes on The Living Room Sessions with two lesser known powerhouses, labelmate and renowned Nashville touring and session singer) Etta Britt ("New Looks From An Old Lover") and 20-year-old Broadway and soundtrack phenom Sara Niemetz, who joins Thomas on "Hooked on a Feeling." The Living Room Sessions also includes four solo performances by Thomas that represent a several decade swing in his earlier career: the opening track "Don't Worry Baby" (a Beach Boys classic first covered by the singer in 1977),
"Eyes of a New York Woman" (1968) "Whatever Happened To Old Fashioned Love" (a #1 country hit in 1983) and "Everybody's Out of Town" (1970).

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