Two-time Grammy nominee Beth Nielsen Chapman is back with her upcoming 15th album, ‘CrazyTown’ (out now on Cooking Vinyl (Pre-order) and an extensive run of UK dates this Autumn.
With a career spanning nearly 40 years, Beth proves she’s still as vital as ever with an essential new album ‘CrazyTown’ and an enviable back catalogue. Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2016, Nashville based, Beth Nielsen Chapman has released fourteen solo albums and written seven #1 hits and songs recorded by the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson, Bette Midler, Elton John and Neil Diamond, plus many more.
It’s been four years since her last album, 2018’s ‘Hearts of Glass’ and for the upcoming ‘CrazyTown’ Beth has signed to UK imprint Cooking Vinyl. Of the album Beth says: “‘CrazyTown’is a collection of songs that reflect all the twists and turns of life, especially reflective of this wild ride we have all been living through. I’m looking forward to hitting the road with this new music finally seeing the light of day.”The album was preceded by the bluesy single “Hey Girl”, an song that serves as an anthemic reaction to the ‘Me Too’ movement and a song Beth calls her “celebratory shout out to our sisters making their way in the world.”
As Beth says of the single:
“We were talking about the capacity for survival and overcoming the challenges that are part of being in the world as a female, balancing strength and vulnerability. As the writing of the song progressed, we touched on feeling lost, being taken advantage of, and navigating one’s safety and the experience of not being taken seriously.”
Produced by legendary producer Ray Kennedy (Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle) and co-written with hit songwriter Annie Roboff and the UK’s Jessica Sweetman, ‘Hey Girl’ blends elements of classic rock, blues and pop to great effect, demanding attention with its addictive chorus and Beth’s effortless vocal. It’s a welcome return for this acclaimed singer songwriter and a bold introduction to her latest album.
To celebrate the release Rough Trade have a signed exclusive coloured edition of the album. You can also get a personally signed and numbered Test Pressing on the D2C store, along with LP & signed CD via Amazon Pre Order.
Beth will also be returning to the UK for a new 20-date tour, kicking off on 18 October in Stamford. Full dates, dates below. Tickets here.
BETH NIELSEN CHAPMAN 2022 UK TOUR DATES
Tuesday 18 October, Corn Exchange, Stamford
Wednesday 19 October, Cheese & Grain, Frome
Friday 21 October, Town Hall, Birmingham
Saturday 22 October, RNCM, Manchester
Sunday 23 October, Cadogan Hall, London
Wednesday 26 October, Philharmonic, Liverpool
Thursday 27 October, Pavilion, Weymouth
Saturday 29 October, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill
Sunday 30 October, Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne
Wednesday 2 November, The Apex, Bury St Edmunds
Thursday 3 November, Corn Exchange, Exeter
Friday 4 November, Savoy, Monmouth
Sunday 6 November, King’s Hall, Ilkley
Thursday 10 November, Subscription Rooms, Stroud
Tuesday 15 November, Lowther Pavilion, Lytham St Annes
Wednesday 16 November, Victoria Theatre, Halifax
Twice Grammy-nominated Nashville based, Beth Nielsen Chapman has released thirteen solo albums and written seven #1 hits and songs recorded by Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson, Bette Midler, Elton John, Neil Diamond, Michael McDonald, Keb Mo’, Roberta Flack, Waylon Jennings, Indigo Girls, & Faith Hill’s Mega-hit This Kiss, ASCAP’S 1999 Song Of The Year. Her songs have been featured in film and TV and as an artist Beth’s work has been diverse, from singing in nine different languages on Prism(2007) to The Mighty Sky(2012) Grammy-nominated astronomy CD for kids of all ages in addition to her deeply moving body of work as a singer-songwriter throughout her other releases. 2014’s UnCovered in which she reclaims her hits, features legendary guests from Vince Gill to Duane Eddy. Sand & Water (1997), written in the wake of her husband’s death, was performed by Elton John to honor the memory of Princess Diana. In the Autumn of 2016, Beth, along with Olivia Newton-John & Amy Sky created and toured behind an inspiring project called Liv On – A New Album to Aid & Comfort Those Experiencing Grief & Loss While Using the Power of Music To Heal.
Inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 2016, Beth is also a breast cancer survivor and environmentalist and considers herself a creativity midwife, passionate about inspiring others to fully blossom into their creative life.
Throughout her career, Beth has been in demand as a keynote speaker and teacher of workshops on creativity, songwriting, grief, and healing through art, using a unique inspiring approach to tapping into the creative process. She has also taught at Universities internationally including the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama, The Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, and the Berklee School of Music among others.
Most recently Beth has been invited to be an Ambassador for the Buddy Holly Educational Foundation.www.tbhef.org
With a new UK tour planned for Autumn 2022, Beth will be bringing her 15 solo album, which is confirmed to coincide with her ‘All Around The World’ Tour.
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