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Vinyl LP pressing. Neo-traditional honky tonker Chuck Mead serves up a Memphis-spiced hardcore country platter with Close to Home. The 11-track collection recorded at the historic Sam Phillips Recording Studios in Memphis, Tenn. Was produced by acclaimed Memphis recording engineer and producer Matt Toss-Spang. Ross-Spang is hailed by Rolling Stone as "one of the most trusted arbiters of the modern Memphis sound." Working with John Prine, Jason Isbell and Margo Price, he notched a Grammy for engineering Isbell's The Nashville Sound (as he did for 2015's Something More Than Free); co-produced Price's stunning debut, Mid-west Farmers Daughter, and sophomore effort All American Made; and engineered Prine's The Tree of Forgiveness. Mead has been upending expectations and walking the line between hardcore country music and raucous rock'n'roll for the better part of 25 years. As a member of the alternative country music quintet BR5-49 in the early 1990s, Mead fused rock'n'roll excitement with the soul of the Music City's honky tonk heritage, sparking the rebirth of Nashville's Lower Broadway music scene. Over the course of the late 90's and the early 21st century, he recorded seven albums with BR5-49 and spread the gospel of neo-traditional country music around the world, garnering the band a CMA Award for Best International Touring Act and three Grammy nominations. He currently serves as the Musical Director/Supervisor/Producer of the hit Broadway musical Million Dollar Quartet, as well as the companion CMT dramatic series, Sun Records.
Big Bear in the Sky , I'm Not the Man for the Job , My Baby's Holding It Down , Better Than I Was , Daddy Worked the Pole , Close to Home , The Man Who Shook the World , Billy Doesn't Know He's Bad , Tap Into Your Misery , Shake 1 There's Love Where I Come from