Country music duo, Rosehill (www.rosehill-live.com), will be in Austin on 10/19 to play at Antone’s. The duo, which consists of lifelong friends Mitch McBain and Blake Myers, are preparing for the launch of their anticipated sophomore album Crooked Thoughts, which was produced by Radney Foster and Jay Clementi. “When The Flame Goes Out” is the first single from the album and will impact radio in early fall. Coming off the success of their last disc, White Lines and Stars, the pair has effectively won over the hearts of fans and critics alike. “We have really grown into our strengths over the past couple years,” says Myers. “Crooked Thoughts is a distinct reflection of our combined creative vision and we are very proud of this project.” Rosehill has already garnered impressive accolades, including four Top 15 singles on the Texas Music Chart, including the #5 hit, ‘Dream It All Over Again’; extensive play on CMT Pure with a #10 spot on the CMT Pure 12-Pack Countdown; high praise from media outlets like the Dallas Morning News, CMT, E! News, Billboard.com, Lonestar Music Magazine, Best in Texas and the Austin Chronicle. Blake and Mitch recently answered 10 questions for me.
Who are your songwriting influences?
Mitch – Merle Haggaed, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Radney Foster, Garth Brooks, Geroge Strait, Cory Morrow, Robert Earl Keen…. The list goes on and on!
When and where was your first public performance?
Mitch – At the Side Car Pub in Cypress Texas in 2003
What was the first record or cd you purchased with your own money?
Mitch – John Anderson Essential, I was nine!
What was the first live concert you attended?
Blake-Brooks and Dunn at the Houston Rodeo. They came out in dune buggies. It was awesome!
Which venue would you most like to play that you haven’t yet/ and which is your favorite venue to play?
Blake-Would love to play Austin City Limits. That would be NUTS!!!! Favorite venue is probably Gruene Hall.
What is the best career advice you’ve been given, and by whom?
Blake-Radney Foster. “Write what you know”
Who are you listening to now?
Blake- Will Hoge
What is your best story about life on the road?
Mitch – What happens on the Road…. Stays on the road!
What recordings are available to the public and where can they be purchased?
Blake- “White Lines and Stars” iTunes, stores, Lone Star Music.com. New record “Crooked Thought” will be available Oct. 30th at the same places.
When and where are you playing next?
Check www.rosehill-live.com. We’ll be at Antone’s in Austin on 10/19.