w/ Multi-Platinum Selling Country Group
Hosted by Kim Cyr
Presented by NOW and THEN Magazine
Back At It is a fitting title for this new EP as The Road Hammers had taken a bit of a hiatus before releasing some new music and now, they are back in a big way. The new EP is classic Hammers with some new twists, packed with some surprise guest appearances.
The new EP Back At It delivers what fans have come to expect from The Road Hammers, says Kim Cyr, Editor in Chief for NOW and THEN Magazine, host of the International Music's Journey Podcast, and radio host on 91.3 FM Bluewater Radio. ''This 6 track EP went #1 as the top-selling country album via Open Road Recordings and radio the first week upon its release. The Hammers always bring much-anticipated excitement for their music with amazing featured guests and they did not disappoint with the new EP Back At It.''
The Hammers release music only when the time is right. They have always been very strategic in their new music releases. After being on a hiatus during the lengthy pandemic break, the band hit the stage at the Calgary Stampede for their first live performance. The Road Hammers were among artists like Dean Brody, Aaron Pritchett, Jess Moskaluke, Brett Kissel, The Hunter Brothers, The Reklaws, Devin Cooper, and more playing the Calgary Stampede’s raucous Nashville North stage.''
''Playing hard and bringing the rock, it’s kind of what we do,” McCoy says.
''It also fits into the general feel-good, party vibe of the EP, which also includes Stay Wild, a celebratory, mid-tempo duet with Tim Hicks, and All My Friends, which had Jason McCoy, Clayton Bellamy, and Chris Byrne recruiting a gang of notable singers, including Terri Clark, Dan Davidson, Jason Blaine, Cory Marks, Aaron Pritchett, and Big Sugar’s Gordie Johnson, to collaborate on a hard-rocking ode to hanging out with your pals on a Friday night.
On the EP release, lead vocalist Jason McCoy shares,
“I think we all want to get ‘Back at It’ – back to traveling, new adventures, and back to live shows! The new EP is classic Hammers with some new twists, packed with some surprise guest appearances. We can’t wait to share this with y’all!”
The lead track and first single released, “The Boys Are Back At It,” (written by Deric Ruttan, Jason Blaine, Clayton Bellamy) is the one that wants to get you on your feet and pump your fists – to “turn it up and throw down.
The Road Hammers - The Boys Are Back At It
“All My Friends” (written by Jason McCoy, Clayton Bellamy, Chris Byrne, Dan Davidson) is a collaborative track featuring vocals from Terri Clark, Dan Davidson, Jason Blaine, Cory Marks, Aaron Pritchett, and Gordie Johnson. It’s fun to listen to and very upbeat. You’ll want to “kick it up” and hang out with all your friends to “make some noise” when you hear this one.
All My Friends
“Give’r” (written by Jason McCoy, Tim Hicks, Pavel Dovgalyuk) was the track out at country radio on August 10 and it’s 2:32 of pure enjoyment. Kicking up your heels to this one is a must! To hear this one at live performance would just get the crowd taking “it over the top!
The Road Hammers - Give'r
“Stay Wild” (written by Jason McCoy, Clayton Bellamy, Chris Byrne, Tim Hicks, Jeff Coplan) features Tim Hicks and is a bit more laid back. The harmonies between Hicks and The Road Hammers are flawless. It’s great to hear Hick’s voice on this track. It’s one that you’ll want to listen to over and over again.
“Down Down Down” (written by (Jason McCoy, Clayton Bellamy, Chris Byrne, Dan Davidson) brings you right back to that southern country rock that the Road Hammers are known for. The banjo playing in the background makes this a classic Road Hammers tune. You can definitely party down to this song.
“Hillbilly Disco” (written by Jason McCoy, Clayton Bellamy, Chris Byrne, Jeff Coplan) features Meghan Patrick. This one was released on July 23 and for those of you that lived in the disco era … well … let’s go right back to the ’70s. It’s disco with an updated twist. For those who didn’t, this tune will make you understand why disco was so popular and why the dance floor was always packed!
Back At It Track List:
The Boys Are Back At It (3:03)
All My Friends (3:03)
Stay Wild (feat. Tim Hicks) (3:20)
Down Down Down (3:35)
Hillbilly Disco (feat. Meghan Patrick) (2:37)
''Back At It'' is an EP that will be playing on everyone's playlist for a very long time. It is going to be hard for fans to pick a favorite between these 6 tracks. I feel there is a hockey rally anthem that is going to be played this winter from this killer EP. You need to hear it all and you decide what your favorites are.
I had a great time talking with Jason McCoy for this interview. To hear the full interview, click on the link below.
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