Keith Burns, founding member of the Grammy-nominated trio Trick Pony, is slated to appear on Inside Edition (Syndicated-ABC/CBS/Fox) on Friday, August 16, 2019.
The special segment (filmed in Nashville, Tennessee) was prompted by the show’s investigative journalist, Lisa Guerrero, who teamed with Burns to co-write and record a country song titled “Everybody Loves A Comeback” * (penned by Burns and Guerrero and slated to be released under the Stroudavarious Records Nashville imprint). The Burns/Guerrero songwriting session, and pairing, was originally spawned by a 10-year-old $20 wager that Guerrero accepted to write a country tune. In late June, the two completed the song and recorded the track in less than a 24-hour period at Loud Studios in Nashville.
Burns tapped the talents of renowned, award-winning music producer James Stroud (Tracy Lawrence/Clay Walker/Darryl Worley) and former Giant Records, Universal Music Group, DreamWorks Records label head to produce the military-themed love story song which spotlights instrumental performances by some of Nashville’s A-list session players. Guerrero lent her talents to perform background vocals and harmonies, while up ’n coming country music starlets, Presley & Taylor (Mercy Music City), make a special guest appearance in support. The collaboration was captured by the Inside Edition film crew; the writing and recording session, creative process and behind-the-scenes footage will be spotlighted in the August 16, 2019 television episode. The musical event will also be highlighted in a 30-minute video documenting the collaboration and featuring sit-down interviews with Burns, Guerrero, Stroud and Presley & Taylor. Coinciding with the television air date, the documentary will launch on Friday, August 16, 2019 via Guerrero’s YouTube channel (LisaGuerreroTV).
“This began as a result of a $20 bet challenging me to write a country music song in 24 hours. I took that bet 10 years ago and, today, it’s a magical dream come true,” Lisa Guerrero said. “I never imagined I would write, much less sing, a song recorded by country music greats James Stroud and Keith Burns. What a miracle.”
“The storyline is about a soldier that is deployed and a letter that he carries with him–written by his wife. Her words keep him holding on each day to make it home to his baby. The chorus is a bit of play on words,” Keith Burns added. “The recording process with the ladies was sentimental and heartwarming, and I think listeners will hear the emotion in the background vocals. We kept the production old school, simplistic and honest to let the lyrics sing; we’re very proud of the outcome.”