maiden dixie “the road”

6 members of St Paul's alt-country band, Maiden Dixie, pose for the camera at the White Wall studio in Sioux Falls


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​It has been an amazing year for the six members of the Minneapolis based Maiden Dixie. In the 12 months that followed the April 2015 release of UNSAFE & SOUND, their critically acclaimed sophomore studio project:

– UNSAFE & SOUND spent the first two weeks following the release date on the iTunes New and Noteworthy Contemporary Country featured release list.
– Notable tracks “Honest Man’s Wage,” “Bullets In The Gun,” and “The Road” from UNSAFE & SOUND become programmers’ favorites on radio outlets across the US and Europe.
– In addition to a full slate of YouTube videos, the band released two music videos. The music video for “The Road,” Maiden Dixie’s first full-length concept video, was directed by Zack Dyer and was programmed on multiple music video channels and outlets across the country and viewed over 100,000 times on the Maiden Dixie YouTube channel.
– Maiden Dixie performed over 100 live concerts on their UNSAFE & SOUND Tour.
– The band’s first Christmas single, “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” was released to country radio garnering extensive airplay and accolades including a DisCovery Award from Robert K. Oermann in his Music Row Magazine DISClaimer column.

And Maiden Dixie still found the time to return to the studio to record their latest release, Wrecked (NAV10026). Working with producer Makoa Johnson and engineer Eric Blomquist, the EP once again highlights the songwriting of Channing Himes and Jonathan Krentz, the vocals of Jesse Becker and the incredible musicianship of Zachary Scanlan, Tyler Kloewer and Andrew “Tank” Sherman. Wrecked takes the signature kinetic blend of country, pop and rock that Maiden Dixie unveiled on UNSAFE & SOUND, packs it with great new songs and turns up the heat.
Beginning with “Freedom Feels Like,” their ode to the joy of breaking free then into the first notes of the haunting “The Whiskey’ll Miss Me.” Next is the lighthearted commentary on surrendering to the addiction of love in “Today Ain’t It” which slides right into the searing guitar and soaring vocals of “Wildcard.” Wrecked takes the fans of real music on a rollercoaster ride through the human condition… and what other country band gives you songs with bongos and a theremin?

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