Coy Bowles, guitarist and keys player for Zac Brown Band, has finished his first solo album. Titled Love Takes Flight, the disc will be released via ac Brown’s Southern Ground Records on October 4.
For a taste, check out the song below which features Sonia Leigh.
‘My Heart’s on Fire’
More details from the press release:
Growing up as an only child in Thomaston, GA, Bowles’ creativity was fueled by his unique ability to engage in a multitude of artistic endeavors. Teaching himself guitar at the age of ten, Coy actively pursued music, prophetically meeting future band mate, Zac Brown, at West Georgia University. It was fellow Zac Brown Band member, Clay Cook, who encouraged Coy to book the studio and record the album.
Musicians on the record include long time Fellowship members Jordan Shalhoup and David Englehard, Atlanta’s first call drummer Mark Cobb of Y-O-U and Yacht Rock and Nashville studio and session bassist and producer, Matt Mangano. Jason Isbell (Jason Isbell and The 400 unit, Drive By Truckers) joins Coy on electric guitar. Southern Ground artists, Sonia Leigh lent her soulful vocals to the track, ‘My Hearts on Fire’ and Levi Lowrey joins Coy on the track ‘This Ol Town.’
Songwriter and close friend of the Zac Brown Band, Wyatt Durrette, co-wrote ‘The Healing’ and ‘Hold On.’ Bowles’ band mate, John Driskell Hopkins, co-wrote and is featured on background vocals for ‘The Healing.’ Hopkins also helped engineer some of the album. Clay Cook, also Zac Brown Band-mate, engineered and co-produced the album with Bowles and is featured throughout the record on background vocals, Hammond organ, Jordan Shalhoup-tenor sax, piano and bass.
Distributed by Tunecore for itunes and produced by Coy Bowles and Clay Cook, ‘Love Takes Flight’ will be available online October 5th on iTunes. Physical copies will be available for purchase via cdbaby (www.cdbaby.com), Coy’s website (www.coybowles.com) and the Southern Ground Records website (www.southerngroundrecords.com).
“This is definitely a representation of a time and place in my life…I do think it’s a mature step in a musical direction that listeners will be able to connect to. It’s a collection of heartfelt songs; Music is about expressions, release, and sharing….it’s what makes me realize why I’m alive.”