In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Glimmer, Grammy-nominated Nashville-based singer/songwriter Kim Richey will release A Long Way Back: The Songs of Glimmer on CD and digital via Yep Roc Records on March 27. The album was previously a vinyl-only release.
Last night, Richey was the special guest at Brandi Carlile’s first of six-nights at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN, and January 17-20, will perform at 30A Songwriter Festival. On March 27, she will embark on a 17-date spring tour in support of A Long Way Back: The Songs of Glimmer. A full list of dates is below.
Featuring new recordings of her critically lauded 1999 album, A Long Way Back: The Songs of Glimmer feature stripped-down reinterpretations of the album. The 14-track set was recorded in Nashville and produced by guitarist and two-time Grammy-nominated producer Doug Lancio, who played most of the instruments. Other musicians include Nielsen Hubbard, Dan Mitchell and Aaron Smith.
“All of the original 14 songs from this new album were recorded in producer Doug Lancio’s basement studio and given a more intimate treatment,” says Richey. “It was great to revisit these old friends and be able to make them available again to fans.”
As a songwriter, Richey has written two No. 1 hits for Radney Foster (“Nobody Wins”) and Trisha Yearwood (“Believe Me Baby”), the latter of which was Grammy-nominated, as well as tunes for Mary Chapin Carpenter, Gretchen Peters, Patty Loveless, Jamie Lawson and Jim Lauderdale. Her vocals also appear on Jason Isbell’s praised Southeastern album as well as albums by Ryan Adams and Shawn Colvin.