BRANDON HEATH’S “JESUS IN DISGUISE”
MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERES ON VEVO THIS WEEK
HEATH CELEBRATES OCT. 9 BLUE MOUNTAIN STREET DAY
WITH HIS DEBUT PERFORMANCE ON THE GRAND OLE OPRY
Emmy Winner and Five Time GRAMMY Nominee
Continues Creative Journey with Collection of Story Songs
(Nashville, Tenn.) Sept. 11, 2012 – Brandon Heath returns to his roots, while creating new ones, with his fourth full-length album Blue Mountain releasing October 9. The first single “Jesus In Disguise” is climbing radio charts and its music video premiered on VEVO this week.
Heath, a Nashville native, merges ancient tones and modern music-making on Blue Mountain, a 12-track journey full of heart and back-porch ease. He fleshes out characters created for, and residing in, the fictional Appalachian setting called ‘Blue Mountain,’ which, as is frequently the case with great art, are slices of the storyteller himself. “Through the characters on ‘Blue Mountain,’ I’m more outside of myself, but maybe more true to myself than I’ve ever been. Funny enough, by the time I had finished this record, I realized that ‘Blue Mountain’ is me.”
Jono Davies of louderthanthemusic.com, notes, “Sometimes being creative can mean being unusual, but not with Brandon, he basically lets his songs grow into interesting pieces of musical art.” “These aren't just good songs, they are also great stories about how Brandon feels about life, love, God, hurt and everything else in-between.”
Teaming again with producer Dan Muckala, Heath aims for a rootsier musical space with Blue Mountain, crafting tracks that are a hybrid of the driving acoustic music of both his youth and this project’s imagined locale, together with the loops and beats that have become part of Heath’s signature sound.
Heath will celebrate Blue Mountain's street day by taking center stage for his debut performance on the Grand Ole Opry -- a childhood dream. “For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to perform on the Opry. The fact that it's on my album's release day is even bigger! For a kid from Nashville, it’s a dream come true.”
Later that week, Heath will team with label-mate Matt Maher for the 24-city “Blue Mountain Tour” which kicks off on October 11 in Milwaukee, Wis.