Nashville, TN (MusiqQueen.com) – Oklahoma Country Rocker, Shawna Russell, released her new Way Out West Records single – “Fire In The Desert” to country radio stations across the US this week!
Anticipation for the new single has been high – and music reviewers have been enthusiastic with their support. Chris Neal, Music Editor of Country Weekly says the song is a “Scorcher, soaked in the influence of 1970’s country-rock,” while Maverick Magazine exclaims that “Fire In The Desert” “is a superb country rocker that shows just how good Shawna’s voice really is.”
“Fire In The Desert” is Russell’s follow-up release to her hit single and video, “Should’ve Been Born With Wheels.”
“Fire In The Desert” is a hot summertime rocker delivered with power and passion by singer/songwriter, Russell, who co-wrote the song with father/guitarist, Keith, and uncle/producer, Tim. The track features an all-star line up of musicians including famed L.A. session drummer Russ Kunkel (Lyle Lovett/James Taylor/Stevie Nicks) and bassist David Santos (John Fogerty/Elton John). Russell’s vocals were engineered by Grammy award-winning Julian King (Tim McGraw/Faith Hill), and the track was mixed by Emmy and Grammy recipient Nathaniel Kunkel (The Police/Diana Ross). “Fire In The Desert” is from Russell’s critically-acclaimed debut CD ‘GODDESS.’
“Fire In The Desert” is available on CDX Vol. #471 and CD Tex Music Delivery Service Vol. #74b. Radio programmers may also download an airplay quality version of the single and other songs by Russell at AirPlay Direct: www.AirPlayDirect.com/shawnarussell.
Shawna Russell was introduced onto the national music scene with the release of her debut CD, GODDESS, in early 2008. But her reputation as a world-class talent had already caught the attention of many folks in the music industry. Prior to the release of the CD, Shawna made her national television debut on the popular show “INSIDE MUSIC ROW” and the COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION named her as one of their “Who New To Watch in 2008” artists. Since then, Shawna’s music has received rave reviews from the CMA Close Up, Country Weekly, The Oklahoman, and esteemed Music Row critic, Robert K. Oermann. And she has earned International acclaim from some of Europe’s top music publications, including Maverick Magazine (UK) and DreamWest Magazine (France).