Sam Outlaw

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Marketing Highlights

  • Press for Tenderheart so far includes Fader, NPR's 1A, Rolling Stone Country, Saving Country Music & more.
  • Past press support includes NPR, Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone Country, The Guardian, LA Times, New Yorker, Southern Living, Pollstar & more.
  • Mastered by Robert Hadley (Jackson Browne's Running On Empty, Ryan Adams, Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton).
  • Features Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes) & Bo Koster (My Morning Jacket).
  • Sam has toured with Delta Spirit, Dawes, Clint Black, Sheryl Crow, Aaron Watson & Asleep at the Wheel.
  • Sam won the Americana UK International Album of the Year award for his last album, Angeleno.

Bio

“There’s a tender heart beating for you…”

Cynicism comes easy, but having a soft heart takes real guts. Sam Outlaw’s new album Tenderheart dares to tread gently and look inward, with unapologetic sentiment and un-ironic nods to country music’s greatest neon rainbow chasers.

Since the release of his 2015 debut Angeleno, Outlaw remains one of LA’s only modern country singers to earn international acclaim. And with his follow-up Tenderheart he shows an impressive refinement of his artistic identity. Sonically, the album further elaborates Outlaw’s “SoCal Country” sound: a sun-bleached, Baja-influenced twang that deftly points to country’s neo-traditionalists and LA’s legendary singer-songwriters. Thematically Tenderheart is a thesis on self-discovery and the power of love – a course set with the opening chords of “Everyone’s Looking For Home.” The opening track is a cinematic, mariachi-laced meditation on Outlaw’s own conflicted quest for peace amongst the chaos of his chosen path.

Along the way he also takes a look around, and Tenderheart’s revelations are most potent when filtered through Outlaw’s distinctive Los Angeles vantage point. “Bottomless Mimosas” is emotionally hollowing in its portrayal of west coast existentialism while “Bougainvillea, I Think” and “Dry In The Sun” round out this trio of ‘Los Angeles songs’ that explore the city’s faded beauty and define “SoCal Country” beyond instrumentation.

“Trouble,” one of the album’s standouts, makes being bad sound pretty damn good with determined ‘Side A’ swagger and kicks off a song cycle that chronicles a heart’s bend, break and mend. “She’s Playing Hard To Get (Rid Of)” showcases acerbic wit in teary three-four time, setting the scene for “Two Broken Hearts” – a wounded lovers’ getaway story with an open ending. Over the course of these thirteen songs it becomes increasingly apparent why his clever intertwining of country tropes and crisp modernism has so impressed country music fans, critics and songwriters alike. (Alt-country pioneer Ryan Adams just recently praised Outlaw, calling his work “beyond great songwriting”.)

Angeleno’s critical acclaim also led to 18 months of international touring. He entertained thousands of festival-goers with a prime slot at Stagecoach, made four trips to Europe, toured Australia twice and played several hundred gigs in the USA. After all those miles it’s fitting that Tenderheart bottles the energy of the songs that have become mainstays of his live show. Fan-favorites like “Diamond Ring” and honky-tonk sing-along “All My Life” finally get proper studio treatment, along with “Look At You Now,” a regular highlight of his acoustic tours overseas – where Outlaw is nominated for AmericanaUK’s International Album of the Year alongside Sturgill Simpson and Margo Price.

Not one to mess with a winning combination, Sam called on many of the same musicians that made Angeleno such a success: harmony singer Molly Jenson, pedal steel pro Jeremy Long and guitarist Danny Garcia, along with Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes) and Bo Koster (My Morning Jacket). Produced by Martin Pradler and Outlaw and recorded in the San Fernando Valley, Tenderheart also features Erwin Vasquez and Mariachi Teocuitatlan, a local mariachi group who appeared in the video for Angeleno’s title track.

Now two years into his new life, Outlaw has learned that great dreams can only be achieved at great cost. And at its core, Tenderheart is the outcome of another lesson learned: if your heart stays true, the sacrifice is worth it.

Tracklist

1. Everyone’s Looking For Home
2. Bottomless Mimosas
3. Bougainvillea, I Think
4. Tenderheart
5. Trouble
6. She’s Playing Hard To Get (Rid Of)
7. Two Broken Hearts
8. Diamond Ring
9. Say It To Me
10. All My Life
11. Dry In The Sun
12. Now She Tells Me
13. Look At You Now

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Home Market

Los Angeles, CA - United States

Album Details

Artist

Sam Outlaw

Album Title

Tenderheart

Street Date

04/14/2017

Order Due Date

03/17/2017

Discount

5% (ends 04/20/2017)

Genre

Rock/Acoustic

Label

Six Shooter Records

Parent Label

Thirty Tigers

Configuration

CD Longplay

Price Code

CD12

UPC

836766000608

Box Lot

30

Catalog #

SIX0106

Album Details

Artist

Sam Outlaw

Album Title

Tenderheart

Street Date

04/14/2017

Order Due Date

03/17/2017

Genre

Rock/Acoustic

Label

Six Shooter Records

Parent Label

Thirty Tigers

Configuration

Vinyl Longplay 33 1/3

Price Code

LP18

UPC

836766000660

Box Lot

40

Catalog #

SIXLP106

Album Details

Artist

Sam Outlaw

Album Title

Tenderheart

Preorder Date

02/24/2017

Street Date

04/14/2017

Genre

Rock/Acoustic

Label

Six Shooter Records

Parent Label

Thirty Tigers

Configuration

Digital Audio Longplay

UPC

886446359021

Tour Dates

Bandsintown

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