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|1. Push For The Stride|
|2. Way Back When|
|3. Footnotes (Happy Ending)|
|4. The Good And The Right|
|5. From Where I Stand|
|6. Take That Train|
|7. Guest List|
|9. Wasted Words|
|12. Town Called Ugley|
With the sounds of Country music permeating in the UK after the success of the hit television series Nashville, people both within and outside the music business have been asking - where are Britain’s home-grown country stars? Ward Thomas may well be providing some of the answers. They are on the threshold of becoming one of the first genuine major British Country acts.
Ward Thomas are 20-year old twin sisters Catherine and Lizzy Ward Thomas from Hampshire. Whilst in sixth form, a rough demo of the Ward Thomas track “Footnotes” found its way into the hands of Nashville’s most respected session musicians, leading to the recording of a debut album ‘From Where We Stand’ that could spearhead a UK Country sound.
Hampshire and Country music may not be obvious bed fellows but these girls, brought up on a rural livestock farm from a family line that included artists and authors, have had Country music in their blood ever since they were introduced to the music of Carrie Underwood, Johnny Cash, Dixie Chicks and Alison Krauss by a cousin in their early teens. “We fell hard for Country”, as Catherine puts it. One listen to the vocal cadences and close harmonies on their debut album ‘From Where We Stand’ and Nashville and Hampshire suddenly don’t seem all that far apart.
Written in its entirety in the UK, without the help of A-list song writers, yet recorded in Nashville with some of Country Music’s finest including Bobby Blazier, Dan Dugmore and Chris Rodriquez, ‘From Where We Stand’ retains a certain Englishness which combined with the ‘Nashville’ sound gives us Ward Thomas’ own individual UK take on Country music. Their authentic Country sound with British influences and stories has been embraced in Nashville and the debut album can boast guest appearances from Grammy Award winner Michael Omartian (who appears on the track “Take That Train”) and Country Music superstar Vince Gill, winner of 18 CMA awards and 20 Grammys.
how do such young English girls sound so good singing American country with a modern twist. Great original songs even cover of Caledonia sounded good. Read morePublished 10 days ago by william edwards
What a lovely cd. I wish these girls the best of luck. And look forward to hearing more of them.Published 11 days ago by Lesley W.
Absolutely, without a doubt, the best country music I have heard in a LOOOOOONG time, and I am not a huge country fan. Read morePublished 1 month ago by David Coomer