It was last October when sibling trio Track45 was brought to our attention, not long after being signed to BBR Music Group/Stoney Creek Records. The group’s story is an interesting one, with members Ben, KK and Jenna Johnson each having taken a slightly different path from their native Missouri to Nashville where they are now based which you can read more about in our article from back then (https://www.bellesandgals.com/2020/10/20/introducing-track45/)
At the time they were about to release their debut EP “Small Town” and this Friday, 26th Feb, sees the next stage in their musical journey with their new EP “Big Dreams” , inspired by their move to Nashville to chase their dreams, which combines tracks from their aforementioned debut with a new original and a cover of the one and only Dolly Parton’s “Light Of A Clear Blue Morning”. All three siblings are talented songwriters as well as musicians with individual publishing deals and impressive writing credentials between them including songs recorded by Lauren Alaina, Justin Timberlake and Lee Brice, and the cover excluded they have writing credits on every track of the EP. They also produced several of the songs while working alongside an elite list of creative collaborators including Grammy-wining producer Byron Gallimore (Leeann Womack,Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Sugarland)
The tracks show the variety of musical influences each bring with them to Track45, blending country, rock R&B, soul and pop to create their unique sound. What they share in common and also bring to the table is their small-town upbringing and values which they weave into their writing to create stories relevant in today’s modern world. Just listen to the reflective yet uptempo “Met Me Now”, in which they sing about their desire to reset time , a stunningly beautiful song with equally fabulous bluegrass inspired arrangements which will be their debut single due to impact US country radio next month… and those harmonies, wow!
Among the other tracks is “Me+You“, a love song which blends pop inspired moments with a bluesy groove laced with steel guitar, and “Come On In” which tells their back story so beautifully as they take you back to their home and sing about how “everything that made me’s on the other side of that door“.