PAST LIFE CRASHING NO MORE COLLIN HERRING VOTED `BEST ALT-COUNTRY` IN `FORT WORTH WEEKLY` MUSIC AWARDS
Released on: July 22, 2008, 3:28 pm
Press Release Author: Gorgeous PR
Press Release Summary: Collin Herring has been heralded as \"the torchbearer for alt-country,\" while one overwhelmed writer declared that Herring\'s style was \"unclassifiable.\"
Press Release Body: The votes are in! From almost 20,000 ballots cast, Collin Herring has been selected as the \"Best Alt-Country\" artist by readers of the Fort Worth Weekly. This victory is in recognition of the stellar, heartwrenching work on Herring\'s most recent record, PAST LIFE CRASHING.
PAST LIFE CRASHING is the product of two and a half years of song rewrites, re-recordings and remixes, production changes and countless hours of studio time, resulting in what the artist himself calls \"the best representation of these turbulent last few years.\" The \"turbulence\" to which Collin alludes to includes bouts with drug addiction, a divorce and two stints in rehab. By contrast, the album is imbued with lyrical elegance, graceful intellect and outstanding musicianship from a truly innovative and prolific songwriter. Creating what he describes as \"songs for the common man,\" the artist embraced his softer side, showcasing a natural progression in his songwriting while retaining the trademark reverb-drenched guitar crunch and nuances of classics 60s rock and in-your-face punk found throughout his catalog. The album was recorded with an all-star cast of support musicians, including former Wilco drummer Ken Coomer, vocalist Kathleen Edwards, as well as Herring\'s father, Ben Roi Herring, who contributes vocals, pedal steel and keyboards on the record.
Collin Herring has been heralded as \"the torchbearer for alt-country,\" while one overwhelmed writer declared that Herring\'s style was \"unclassifiable.\" Fort Worth Weekly\'s distinction is only the latest in the series of accolades garnered by this talented young songwriter, who continues to work to become one of the preeminent and most accomplished songwriters of our time.