MUST HEAR: Mike and The Moonpies Put Their Spin on Gary Stewart’s ‘An Empty Glass’
Mike and the Moonpies are unstoppable. During the lockdown, the guys released their seventh full-length album, Touch Of You – The Lost Songs of Gary Stewart, on Stewart’s birthday in May.
Like their previous surprise album (2019's Cheap Silver and Solid Country Gold), this project was produced by Adam Odor, but this one wasn't recorded at Abbey Road Studio in London with backing from the London Symphony Orchestra. This piece of country music art, one of the best releases of 2020, features ten unreleased songs written or co-written by country music legend Gary Stewart throughout the late 1970s and 1980s.
Throughout their career, Mike and the boys have made it a point to pay homage to their heroes. The guys continued that tradition when they went to Bruce Robison’s studio, The Bunker, to record a video of another classic, the Gary Stewart and Dean Dillon co-write “An Empty Glass." Give it a watch up top and fall in love with country music all over again.
Right before COVID locked down the world, Mike and the Moonpies were honored at the Austin Music Awards, taking home trophy for Best Country Act.
Meanwhile Bruce Robison and company are readying the release of The Next Waltz Vol. 3, out November 27th. The project will feature a couple songs you already know including Flatland Cavalry's "War With My Mind," and Jack Ingram's post-COVID inspired “Times Like These.” Plus songs from Cody Canada, Charley Crockett, Dan Dyer, Kelly WIllis and more.