ALAN JACKSON RECORDS "DON'T ASK WHY" Alan Jackson's album "Like Red on A Rose" (produced by Allison Krauss) features a song co-written by Bill and Roy Freeland. "Don't Ask Why" was originally released by Michael Johnson in the early 80s. Check out Alan Jackson's & Allison Krauss' rich rendering of this early LaBounty song. CASINO DE PARIS GALLERY (and 3 More Songs) Bill and friends recently returned from a series of glorious engagements in Paris. Check out the pics from the Fan Stuff page. Also 3 NEW TUNES in the "Works In Progress" section of the Music page. CHECK OUT TIN PAN SOUTH PIX IN "LIVE" GALLERY On March 29th, 2010, Bill got together with old friends Robbie DuPree, Michael Johnson, Jim Photoglo, Rick Chudacoff and Arno Lucas to perform at Nashville's 12th & Porter for Nashville's annual Tin Pan South festival. They performed songs that spanned their intertwining careers over the last three decades, including the Steve Goodman/Bill Labounty penned "In Real Life", Bill & Robbie DuPree's "The Right Direction and "Mr. O", Michael Johnson's "This Night Won't Last Forever, Robbie's "Hot Rod Hearts", and Jim Photoglo's "Fool in Love With You". The show was a true reunion, attended by many other friends and associates from Nashville, New York and L.A., among them Eric Kaz, Peter Bunetta, Sam Lorber, Susan Stewart, "Hobie", Tommy Currey, and Randy Hart. It was an evening of warm memories, funny stories & great music. Bill is currently in the studio recording a CD to be released in Europe and Japan, which features some of his favorite Nashville studio players (among whom are Danny Parks, David Hungate, Tommy Wells, & Brian Fuller) Friend and celebrated guitarist Larry Carlton will also be contributing tracks, along with some of Bill's favorite Los Angeles players and friends. The new Steve Dorff-produced Bill Medley album will contain three recently penned Bill LaBounty songs, "Something Blue" (co-written with Sam Lorber), "You Rock" (co-written with Pat McLaughlin) and "Sit Down and Hurt" (co-written with Rick Carnes). An upcoming European tribute/album to David Foster will include a performance by Bill on the song No Explanation (co-written by Bill with David Foster, Beckie Foster, and Linda Thompson). This song was originally recorded by Peter Cetera as the end theme of the movie "Pretty Woman". The album will contain performances by many other artists and friends of David Foster's.
March 12, 2011