LUBBOCK, Texas (NEWS RELEASE) — The following is a news release from Civic Lubbock, Inc.
The Lubbock Music NOW 2020 album lineup is complete and features 21 artists who provide the soundtrack for the city.
This year’s album includes 10 artists who are new to the project, a record number of first-time acts. Since the Lubbock Music NOW project debuted in 2016, this year’s album brings the total of songs by local artists featured on the album to 93.
The artists selected for the 2020 Lubbock Music NOW album, with song titles, are:
- Alma Quartet – “Solitude”
- Bob Simpson – “Tell Me”
- Cade Gregg – “Faith”
- Calistro Junior Vasquez – “Blue”
- Cary and Steve – “Playscape”
- Chris Bone Garza – “World We Live In”
- Clifton Castle – “Unbreakable Walls”
- D.G. Flewellyn – “Just Let Me Love You”
- Drake Hayes Band – “Nowhere Texas”
- Hannah Jackson – “Prairie Eyes”
- Heather Savonne – “Found in You”
- Jenni Dale Lord Band – “Smile”
- Jerry Serrano – “Dig Your Grave”
- Keedra Johnson – “Nobody”
- Madelyn Mandry – “Fall for You”
- Outwest – “Simple Feelings”
- Petrichor, Ltd. – “The Other Side”
- southstate – “Myb Nxt Yr”
- Spur 327 Band – “82 to Idalou”
- Steve Garry – “Flatland Blues”
- Thomas Craig Elliott – “Runaround Blues”
The album release is set for fall 2020 and will feature the artists playing their song along with some surprise guests. This year’s Lubbock Music NOW album is presented by H-E-B.
“Each year we work to produce a compilation album that represents the myriad styles of music played in Lubbock,” said James Eppler, Civic Lubbock Inc. board member and chair of the Lubbock Entertainment Committee, which oversees the project. “This year’s album features a great mix of genres from country to alternative, jazz to hip hop.”
Artists submitted original, studio-produced songs for consideration in April. A final group of songs were judged by a panel of past and current members of the Texas Branch of The Recording Academy (Texas Grammy Board). Judges were given only song numbers.
“The judges indicated they were impressed with the overall quality of the music,” said Don Caldwell, nationally known music producer and performer and member of the Lubbock Music NOW committee. “One judge even commented that one of the songs, ‘needed to be on the air now,’ and that it blew her away! There has never been a question that Lubbock talent is superior. But hearing comments like this from a seasoned professional solidifies that fact.”
Caldwell, who lives in Lubbock, points to music industry giants such as Buddy Holly, Bob Wills, Mac Davis, Terry Allen, the Maines Brothers, the Dixie Chicks, Joe Ely, and Richie McDonald as examples of the quality of music produced in and around Lubbock.
“With the artists on the Lubbock Music NOW album, you are hearing the next generation of outstanding Lubbock music,” he said.
Each artist receives a $200 cash prize from Civic Lubbock, Inc. and copies of the album.
The cover art for the 2020 Lubbock Music NOW album is designed by Dirk Fowler. Fowler, an associate professor in the School of Art at Texas Tech University, is a world-renowned graphic designer and a founding father of the off-set rock poster revival. His letterpress concert posters are collector’s items.
The Lubbock Music NOW Facebook page will feature updates on the fall album release and samples of the music. The album will be available for sale in the fall at H-E-B and other local businesses and by download.
All proceeds from sales of the album will go to Civic Lubbock, Inc. to be invested in local music projects including future years of Lubbock Music NOW.
Civic Lubbock’s mission is to foster and promote educational, cultural and entertainment programs, to include the visual and performing arts, for the citizens of the Lubbock area.
2020 Lubbock Music NOW Sponsors
- Platinum Record/Presenting Sponsor:
- Silver Record Sponsors:
- PlainsCapital Bank
- South Plains College
- Bronze Record Sponsor:
- CapRock Cafe
CONTACT: Vicki Key, Civic Lubbock, Inc. Liaison, at (806) 775-2267 or email email@example.com
(News release from Civic Lubbock, Inc.)