Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 20th for Record Store Day! Support your local record stores for these special releases from Sun Records:
IAN HUNTER RETURNS WITH DEFIANCE PART 2: FICTION + NEW SONG PRECIOUS
Iconic rock and roller Ian Hunter brings his perspective on our wild world with both outrage and hope on Defiance Part 2: Fiction on Sun Records on April 19th. Ten new original tracks written by Hunter feature fellow rock royalty like Brian May, Lucinda Williams, Cheap Trick, Benmont Tench plus members of Def Leppard, Stone Temple Pilots and more. Also included are some of the final recordings of Taylor Hawkins and Jeff Beck. Pressed on red vinyl, the album art is a portrait of Ian by Johnny Depp.
THIRD MAN RECORDS ANNOUNCES VAULT PACKAGE #59: ELVIS PRESLEY AT 706 UNION AVE: THE SUN SINGLES 1954-55
Third Man Records, in conjunction with Sony Music Entertainment and the Sun Label Group, is proud to announce its 59th Vault package, Elvis Presley at 706 Union Ave: The Sun Singles 1954-55. Celebrating the seventieth anniversary of these monumental recordings, this collection includes faithful reproductions of all five of Presley’s original 7-inch 45rpm singles on Sun, pressed in a hypnotic yellow and black marble colored vinyl. Additionally, a bonus 7-inch EP of four Elvis songs recorded at Sun which didn’t see release until later are collected in a prime pretty picture sleeve and pressed on yellow and black “sun ray” splattered vinyl.
Legendary rocker Paul Rodgers says health crisis nearly silenced his voice: “I couldn’t speak”
CBS MORNINGS – Watch the full interview here
Legendary rocker Paul Rodgers, best known as the frontman for the bands Free and Bad Company, has opened up about a health crisis that almost robbed him of his ability to sing. The singer and songwriter who has been making music for five decades had kept his struggle a secret — until now.
Several years ago, Rodgers suffered 11 minor strokes and two major strokes, leaving him without the ability to speak.
“I couldn’t do anything to be honest,” Rodgers said. “I couldn’t speak. That was the very strange thing. You know, I’d prepare something in my mind and I’d say it, but that isn’t what came out and I’d go, ‘What the heck did I just say?’”
SUN RECORDS AND GAITHER MUSIC MARKETING & PRODUCTION TEAMS INTERVIEWED FOR WOMEN IN VINYL SERIES
Sun Records’ Marketing team members Laura Pochodylo (Marketing Manager), Adrienne Kelley (Social Media Manager), Olivia DeMasters (Marketing Manager), and Meghann Wright (Director of Marketing), as well as Gaither Music team member Melissa Chambers (Head of Production), and Primary Wave’s Emmie Chambers (Production Operations Manager) were recently interviewed for Women In Vinyl!
Jimmy Buffett’s Legacy Continues with New Album ‘Equal Strain On All Parts’
Three new tracks premiere today with messages of love, inspiration, playfulness and Jimmy’s unique humor
Primary Wave Music, Sun Records, and TC Restaurant Group Announce Partnership to Expand Nashville’s Sun Diner
Primary Wave Music, Sun Records, and TC Restaurant Group have announced a new partnership that will see the expansion of Nashville’s famed Sun Diner. The deal will see a second location open in the heart of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, with plans to open additional locations nationwide.
Join The #ElvisDemoChallenge On TikTok
Giveaway alert! 🚨 On July 18, 1953, 18 year old Elvis Presley walked into Sun Studio for the first time to record a demo. After paying $3.98, Elvis walked out with a two side demo.
Now it’s your turn to record your own version of “My Happiness” or “That’s When Your Heartaches Begin.” 🎙 Record a video covering one of the two songs and upload to TikTok with the hashtag #ElvisDemoChallenge. The winner will receive a re-pressed copy of Elvis’ demo and a copy of the book “Sun Records: The Birth of Rock ‘N’ Roll.”
Must be 18 or older and reside in the United States to enter. Contest ends August 1, 2023. 🎶 Find these iconic songs on Elvis At Sun here: https://SunRecords.lnk.to/ElvisAtSun
Suzi Quatro, KT Tunstall Share Country-Bent Ballad from Forthcoming Collaborative Album
Show Us How You’re “Living It Up” This Summer To Be Featured In The New Paul Rodgers Video
How are you “Living It Up” this Summer?