CeeLo Green Is… Thomas Callaway is available June 26th
CeeLo Green has had one busy week after returning to The Voice Tues (May 19th) for the final supergroup performance of the season and the release of his second single “Doing It All Together” off his new album CeeLo Green is… Thomas Callaway, which will be released on June 26th.
Additionally, Green has launched a campaign for his fans to star in his new music video for “Doing It All Together” by submitting videos of themselves doing things all together with their family and friends during quarantine. Whether it’s exercising, Zooming, school, art projects, cooking, or playing games, fans can upload their content and follow the instructions. The final music video will be released later this month.
The new single was co-written by Green, Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) and songwriter Bobby Wood, a legendary session musician who has also written hits like, “Talking In Your Sleep” by Crystal Gayle, and “What’s Your Name, What’s Your Number” by Andrea True Connection to name a few.
This is Green’s first album in five years and it’s been dubbed to have an Afro-Americana sound with soulful vocals and traces of Nashville where the album was recorded. The first single “Lead Me” was one of the top added songs at radio this week and is lyrically uplifting during these crazy times of quarantine.
CeeLo Green Is… Thomas Callaway was recorded in Nashville with a live band in studio, marking a first for the R&B superstar. Auerbach arranged the live band to be a group of noteworthy Nashville musicians and songwriters including Dave Roe, who was Johnny Cash’s bass player and has performed with Dwight Yoakam and Cowboy Jack Clement; Bobby Wood, who’s recorded with Kris Kistrofferson, George Jones and Elvis Presley; Gene Crisman, who’s recorded with Elvis, Roy Orbison, Dusty Springfield; Russ Pahl, who’s played with Don Williams, Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift.
Songwriters include Wood; Songwriters Hall of Famer Roger Cook, who has written generation defining hits like “You’ve Got Troubles”, “I’d Like To Teach The World to Sing”, “Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress;” and Paul Overstreet, another Nashville legend who has pinned George Jones hit “Same Ole Me” and “Beautiful Boy” and hits for the likes of Randy Travis, Tanya Tucker, Blake Shelton, the Judds, Kenny Chesney.
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