featuring the ECB
Date: Tuesday, March 6
Location: Analog inside Hutton Hotel
1808 West End Ave., Nashville, TN
Time: Doors 5:30pm CST, Show 6:00pm CST
Open to the public
No admission fee
January 10, 2018. Hyde is not only Eric Church's longtime acoustic guitar player, but a Grammy-nominated songwriting partner whose Number One hits include Church's vivid gems like "Springsteen" and "Record Year." Now Hyde is stepping out front with his own music. Read More.
January 12, 2018. A new music Spotify playlist from Whiskey Riff including "Henry Ford," plus new music from Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Hunter Hayes, and more. Read more.
January 15, 2018. Already a Grammy-nominated songwriter and longtime member of Eric Church’s touring band, Jeff Hyde makes his solo debut with Norman Rockwell World. The 10-track album arrives February 23, and the first single, “Henry Ford,” premiered with Rolling Stone Country (1/10). Read more.
January 28, 2018. Jeff Hyde has that perfect country voice; gruff but melodic and honest-sounding. This is a great song. What a tremendous artist. Hyde has this wonder writing style. In fact, he has written so many songs for other people, that is was no doubt that he would have some songs for himself. And Hyde has left his best songs for this album. Tremendous work. Read more.
January 30, 2018. Songwriter Jeff Hyde is preparing to release an album of his own in February, but The Boot's readers can get an early listen to one of its songs. Press play below to hear "Cold." Read more.
February 13, 2018. Jeff Hyde has been earning his songwriting stripes in Nashville since 2001. The Marshall, Texas native churned out songs for artists like Alan Jackson, George Strait, Luke Bryan and Bobby Bare.
You also may be familiar with Hyde thanks to his work with Eric Church. In addition to touring as a guitarist and harmony vocalist for Church, he co-wrote two of the star’s biggest songs in “Springsteen” and “Record Year.” Read more.
February 20, 2018. After being one of Nashville’s most sought-after songwriters for country music with a long list of No.1 hits, Jeff Hyde is now going solo with the release of Norman Rockwell Word.
His songs have been done by artists such as Alan Jackson, George Strait, Bobby Bare, Luke Bryan, Charlie Worsham, Nikki Lane, Becky Buller, and most notably Eric Church (who sang the Hyde-penned “Springsteen,” “Record Year,” and “Round Here Buzz”). Read more.
Already a Grammy-nominated songwriter and longtime member of Eric Church's touring band, Jeff Hyde makes his solo debut with Norman Rockwell World. Produced by fellow songwriter Ryan Tyndell, the 10-track album arrives February 23.
Over the past dozen years, Hyde has written many country hits for other artists, including Eric Church's chart-topping singles "Springsteen," "Record Year" and“Round Here Buzz.” A long line of artists including Alan Jackson, George Strait, Bobby Bare, Luke Bryan, Charlie Worsham, Nikki Lane and Becky Buller have also put their own stamp on his songs, but still much of his material remains unused. It’s a natural result of Hyde being one of Nashville's busiest songwriters, in an industry where more songs are written than are ever heard.
Norman Rockwell World rounds up 10 of those untouched compositions, including songs written alongside fellow hitmakers Michael Heeney, Clint Daniels, and Casey Beathard.
"When you write for a publishing company for years, you eventually wind up with songs you're proud of that are just sitting on a shelf," says Hyde, who landed his first publishing deal in 2005. "That was part of the reason for doing this record. We wanted to take some of those best songs and give them a life."
A native of Marshall, Texas, Hyde moved to Nashville in 2001. He was raised on the sounds of artists such as Keith Whitley, Tom T. Hall, and The Statler Brothers — chart-topping country singers who wrote many of their own hits. "You could turn their records around and look at the back to see who wrote the songs," he remembers, "and the singers were also the writers. I always knew songwriting was the core thing I wanted to do in the music business. I wanted to start with that foundation, anything further would be a bonus.”
Norman Rockwell World roots itself in Hyde's songwriting chops, and also introduces him as a talented vocalist who delivers a song with the same finesse he uses to spin a lyric. He sings each song in a welcomingly strong voice, one that may be familiar to Eric Church's fans who have seen Hyde play acoustic instruments and sing harmonies in Church's band for more than a decade. He beefs up his sound with everything from banjo riffs to mandolin solos. The music itself nods to his longtime influences — including 1980s trailblazers like Don Williams, Whitley, and Vern Gosdin — without losing its modern appeal.
With his solo debut, Hyde plants one foot in the classic twang of his favorite writers, then points the other toward more progressive sounds. This is the sound of a country veteran getting his overdue share of the spotlight, stepping up to the mic for a batch of songs that are as warm and slyly nostalgic as Norman Rockwell's artwork itself.