Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Sylvia Hutton

My good friend, Sylvia Hutton, just released a new recording (a single) called “Cumberland Rose,” written by Craig Bickhardt and Jeff Pennig. The recording is now available for download to your computer, cell phone, iPod or other listening devices.

Go to: http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/Sylvia and click on the “View” button under “Cumberland Rose.”

Sylvia has sung "Cumberland Rose" for a number of years in live concerts (including a memorable performance at the Opry House back in 1998), but until now she had never recorded this beautiful and plaintive song of love and loss set along the Cumberland plateau in East Tennessee.

She once sang "Cumberland Rose" for me at sunset beneath an unbelievably beautiful sky as Roy (her husband) and I sat alone in an amphitheater over-looking the Black Canyon of the Gunnison in Colorado that I will never forget.

Sylvia signed with RCA Records as a solo artist in 1979. She recorded for RCA until the end of 1987. During that 8 year period she charted 13 Top Ten and Number 1 songs and sold more than 4 million records.

A few of Sylvia’s hit songs include Tumbleweed, Drifter, Snapshot and Nobody. In 1982, "Nobody" was awarded BMI Song of the Year and Sylvia was named “Top Female Vocalist” by the Academy of Country Music (ACM). She also was a Grammy nominee for "Best Female Vocalist" that same year.

Several years after Sylvia stop touring and retired from the spotlight, she began to write and record music under her own record label – Red Pony Records. Her first independent album, The Real Story, was with guitarist and co-producer John Mock. The album features a range of songs – from intimate ballads to the up-tempo title song, "The Real Story."

Her second album, Where in the World, was released in 2002, marking the culmination of an 11-year musical collaboration between her and John Mock. Four of the eleven songs were penned by her long time friend and co-writer, Craig Bickhardt. Craig and her have recorded, co-written and performed with each other since 1984.

In 2002 Sylvia also released her first Christmas album – A Cradle in Bethlehem.

Since then, Sylvia has been a life coach, helping individuals working in the music industry – singers, songwriters, musicians, recording artists, and music industry professionals. She also coaches individuals who work at non-profit agencies. She is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), the Tennessee Coaches Alliance (TCA), a graduate of The Hudson Institute in Santa Barbara, CA. and a graduate of Leadership Music.


mythopolis said...

Thanks. Good to know she is still making music. I will check out the link. Black Canyon is an amazing place isn't it?

Stickup Artist said...

I hit the link and they only give you a brief taste but what I heard left me wanting for more. Sounds like the perfect music to take along on a summer camping trip!

Jonathan Melton said...

It is also on Napster.