Award-winning British vocalist and songwriter, Rumer will kick off her first tour dates of 2020 in the UK in May in support of her new album Nashville Tears.
Rumer has long been enamored with the storytelling of country music. While living in the South, away from the international spotlight, Rumer’s passion for musical discovery led her to Nashville Songwriters Hall of Famer, Hugh Prestwood’s work. His songs were the catalyst for Nashville Tears; fifteen of the songwriter’s finest gems, including several never recorded until now.
In applying her subtle, relaxed elegance to his rich songcraft, Rumer joins an esteemed list of vocalists who’ve interpreted Prestwood’s work (Trisha Yearwood, Alison Krauss, Judy Collins). With grand arrangements and traditional elements, Nashville Tears was produced by Fred Mollin at StarStruck Studios with some of Music City’s best; Mandy Barnett, Pat Buchanan, Matt Dame, Stuart Duncan, Tania Hancheroff, Lorrie Harden, Tommy Harden, Mike Johnson, Kerry Marx, Gordon Mote, Larry Paxton, Scotty Sanders, and Bryan Sutton.
“I can’t wait for more music lovers to discover Hugh Prestwood’s magnificent catalogue. I know without a doubt they’ll be as grateful as I am to have found him,” says Rumer.
Those who reveled in This Girl’s in Love (Bacharach & Hal David) and Boys Don’t Cry (songs by male songwriters of the ‘70s) once again benefit from her exquisite taste on Nashville Tears.