Canadian supergroup Blackie and the Rodeo Kings are set to release a new album chock full of exciting collaborations, including a heavy heartbreak rocker featuring CMA Vocalist of the Year nominee Eric Church.
Though “Bury My Heart” lands on the groups upcoming album Kings and Kings, the tune easily would fit on Church’s recent release Mr. Misunderstood. Featuring a steady Tom Petty-esque groove and a singalong chorus, “Bury My Heart” lands perfectly in Church’s sweet spot.
Kings and Kings features a whole smattering of awesome collaborations, hence the fitting title. Other guests on the album include Rodney Crowell, Buddy Miller, Jason Isbell and Vince Gill. Oh, and not to mention “the men of Nashville,” who include Charles Esten and Chris Carmack.
The 12-song album follows a similar pattern from 2011, when Blackie and the Rodeo Kings released a record featuring female legends. That album, Kings and Queens, featured the likes of Lucinda Williams and Emmylou Harris.
Colin Linden, Stephen Fearing and Tom Wilson are songwriting heavyweights in their own regard. Since 1996, the perform as Blackie and the Rodeo Kings (as a tribute to songwriter Willie P. Bennett, who had an album of the same name). The trio keeps rocking eight albums later.
The U.S. version of Kings and Kings drops on Jan. 13.