"HEARSAY" my only true country album: first ever VINYL release. Recorded on analog tape, now to be heard as it was intended.

Playing around for fun late at night in the studio with my musician friends led to a semi regular thing we liked to call "Don Williams / Irish Whiskey Night"; where I'd bring in a bottle of Irish Whiskey, we'd put on some old vinyl Don Williams Country albums and get in the proper mood, then we'd all hop on an instrument and I'd pull out a new song that I wanted to record like the smooth sounding Country Albums I love so much. We'd play it 3 or 4 times live and then sit back listenin' and sippin'. At some point it turned into an album that I knew I had to finish and release someday. This is how it turned out:

1. HEARSAY (3:34)
2. EMILY’S EYES ((3:38)
3. I'LL BE YOUR JOHNNY CASH (4:35)
4. THE BOOBIE BUNGALOW GENTLEMEN'S CLUB (4:31)
5. I AIN’T LONELY (I’M JUST LONESOME) (5:12)
6. GOLD & SILVER (3:35)
7. HORSE CAVE, KENTUCKY (4:02)
8. STARDUST (3:25)
9. SANTA CRUZ RIDGE (4:20)
10. HARD IT GOES (4:14)
11. JUST LIKE A SAD SONG (2:47)

Playing around for fun late at night in the studio with my musician friends led to a semi regular thing we liked to call "Don Williams / Irish Whiskey Night"; where I'd bring in a bottle of Irish Whiskey, we'd put on some old vinyl Don Williams Country albums and get in the proper mood, then we'd all hop on an instrument and I'd pull out a new song that I wanted to record like the smooth sounding Country Albums I love so much. We'd play it 3 or 4 times live and then sit back listenin' and sippin'. At some point it turned into an album that I knew I had to finish and release someday. This is how it turned out:

1. HEARSAY (3:34)
2. EMILY’S EYES ((3:38)
3. I'LL BE YOUR JOHNNY CASH (4:35)
4. THE BOOBIE BUNGALOW GENTLEMEN'S CLUB (4:31)
5. I AIN’T LONELY (I’M JUST LONESOME) (5:12)
6. GOLD & SILVER (3:35)
7. HORSE CAVE, KENTUCKY (4:02)
8. STARDUST (3:25)
9. SANTA CRUZ RIDGE (4:20)
10. HARD IT GOES (4:14)
11. JUST LIKE A SAD SONG (2:47)

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Stephen Simmons
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Stephen Simmons was raised in the small town of Woodbury, Tennessee. As a songwriter and Ten years as a Road Dog, Stephen’s vision has grown to entail more than just reflections of rural America. Stephen’s records (which were compared to everyone from Johnny Cash to Ryan Adams) combine virtuosic songcraft and musicianship with unparalleled artistic honesty.