ALLISON MOORER RELEASES DOWN TO BELIEVING TO ROLLING STONE LIVE STREAMAND RAVE ALBUM REVIEWS
MOORER TO CO-HOST SIRIUS XM'S OUTLAW COUNTRY WITH
HOST MEREDITH OCHS
Moorer’s Eighth Studio Album Is About Coming To Terms With Emotional Pain and Heartache
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 17, 2015) – Academy and Grammy award nominated songstress, Allison Moorer, releases her highly anticipated album, Down To Believing today. Produced by friend and producer, Kenny Greenburg, Allison Moorer’s Down To Believing was born in a place of real pain and heartache and captures a powerful story of raw honesty and acceptance, making it some of the bravest and most confessional work of any songwriter on her road to healing. Rolling Stone featured a live stream of the album on Monday, March 16 and Allison Moorer will soon join host Meredith Ochs of SiriusXM’s Outlaw Country. Download Allison Moorer’s Down To Believing HERE.
Down To Believing is Allison Moorer’s eighth studio album since her 1998’s Alabama Song, and she considers this release to be her best yet. With 13 new songs from the country-rocking first single “Like It Used To Be,” to the emotionally-charged songs like “Thunderstorm Hurricane,” “Tear Me Apart,” and “Mama Let The Wolf In,” Moorer’s new album allows listeners to experience the tough reality and heartache of divorce and daily struggles of a son living with autism.
CMT Senior VP of Music Strategy Leslie Fram says, “Raw, genuine and full of passion & grit, Allison Moorer’s ‘Down To Believing’ is the album we’ve been waiting for, a timeless journey into life and loss."
Rolling Stone also calls the body of work “brilliant and extraordinarily candid,” while Huffington Post praised her Americana Fest set as one of this year’s highlights and Country Weekly proclaimed the nuances of her songs hit home.
Country artist Miranda Lambert also took note of Allison’s soulful approach to songwriting saying in a recent interview with AL.com, “I love Allison Moorer. She's kind of the reason I started writing songs. I learned from her music that it's OK for women to write about heartache and problems.”
What They Are Saying:
"Extraordinary." - Stephen L. Betts [Rolling Stone]
“Moorer, a superb singer, has too much edge, drive and energy to wallow and her lyrics pare the throbbing pain down to a minimal plainless: I lost my crystal ball/ Found Me a Wrecking ball.” – [People Magazine]
[Allison Moorer] “continues to keep it honest, as she deals with a great deal of change and upheaval in her personal life.” – Colin Stutz [Billboard]
"It’s a brave album, at times raw with anger." – Neil Spencer [The Guardian]
"Out of the pain and anger, Moorer has fashioned the finest album of her career." – Nigel Williamson [Uncut Magazine]
“This break-up record, recorded after her seven-year marriage to Steve Earle fell apart, is full of raw emotion. There is a neat cover of Creedence’s Have You Ever Seen the Rain but the best songs are her own heartfelt and brooding country ones.” – Martin Chilton [The Telegraph]
“She is a Southern girl with a big heart and an honest streak running throughout her soul. You piss her off and she’s going to tell you. If she loves you, she will tell you that too.” - Troy Michael [Innocent Words]
“There’s no doubt that Allison Moorer poured her heart into this album. As you listen, you feel like you’re right beside her as she sings about the ups and downs of her relationships, marriage, and family. There are heavy influences of love, heartbreak, and emotional healing so props to Allison for being brave enough to talk about the hard stuff.” – Lindsay Thomas [Nashville Country Club]
"Allison Moorer is at her best when she writes from real personal experiences." – [FDRMX]
Allison Moorer will kick off her Down To Believing tour this week with Mary Gauthier. Please see dates below.
Tour Dates with Mary Gauthier:
March 19th - Vienna, VA Jammin Java March 20th - Princeton, NJ Folk Society March 21st - Wilmington, DE World Café Live March 22nd - Cambridge, MA Passims March 24th - Portland, ME One Longfellow Square March 25th - Fairfield, CT FTC Stage One March 26th - Buffalo, NY 189 Public House March 27th - Albany, NY Sawyer Theatre