Heartland teams with Tracy Lawrence for newly recorded ‘I Loved Her First’

Most requested father/daughter wedding dance song re-recorded by core band members

Heartland, the indie recording group that made an unprecedented splash in the country music scene more than a decade ago, has announced the re-release of the original tune that put the live entertainers on the country music map. Rekindling a one-of-a-kind chart-topper, and one of the world’s most-loved, and most-requested, wedding songs, the Alabama band celebrates the 2019 release of its new rendition of the hit song “I Loved Her First” on Permian Records.

Produced by hit songwriter Walt Aldridge [“(There’s) No Getting Over Me” (Ronnie Milsap)/ “Till You’re Gone” (Barbara Mandrell)/”Holding Her And Loving You” (Earl Thomas Conley)/”Modern Day Bonnie And Clyde (Travis Tritt)], the brand new Nashville recording features performances by core band members Jason Albert, Charles Crawford and Keith West, with a special guest appearance by Tracy Lawrence. Set for a May 6th radio impact date, the new contemporary recording is the title track, and a sneak peek, of the band’s forthcoming 12 song CD project titled I Loved Her First – The Heart of Heartland, anticipated to drop in late June 2019.

The original tune has sold more than one million digital downloads to date, remains steadfast among the Top 100 Country Love Songs and is the sentimental “go-to” song played as the father-daughter dance at weddings across the globe. With no exception, the new recording is poised to carry on the tradition and unparalleled success story as Heartland’s swan song.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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