Smashville Entertainment flagship artist, Alexis Ebert (and former Warner Bros. Nashville recording artist), is set to make her country radio debut with the release of her original tune, “Ride Or Die.”* Slated for release to country radio in late January [PlayMPE 01/29/19], Alexis takes the listeners for a flirtatious ride on the rebellious side. Co-written alongside award-winning songwriter, film and television producer Tammy Hyler (of “Runaway Bride”/”Confessions Of A Teenage Drama Queen”/”Desperate Housewives” fame and who has also collaborated with Martina McBride, Shania Twain, Billy Ray Cyrus, Taylor Swift and many others), the track will be available via all major digital retail and streaming outlets (Amazon/iTunes/Pandora/ Rhapsody/ Spotify) on Friday, March 29, 2018.
Produced by multi-award winning Mickey Cones (Dustin Lynch/Jason Aldean/Runaway June/Mitchell Tenpenny/Trace Adkins) and recorded at Westwood Studios/COR Entertainment (Nashville), the track is the first to be released in 2019 from Ebert’s debut album (co-produced by Cones and Rodney Clawson) which highlights tunes co-written alongside multi-award-winning songwriters Rodney Clawson, Luke Laird, David Lee Murphy, Craig Wiseman and Jim McBride.
The explosive tune winds up with a “ready-aim-fire” intro set off by fiddle and banjo licks. Far-and-away from a sappy “Romeo and Juliet” ballad, the brazen “Bonnie and Clyde” high-energy tune is ignited by saucy, matter-of-fact lyrics and burns it down with a chemistry that’s a “perfect match.” Poised to revive the Tush Push in the honky tonks, dance halls and biker bars across the country, “Ride Or Die” lines up from heel-to-toe with the likes of “Boot Scootin’ Boogie” and “Achy Breaky Heart” in Alexis Ebert Hillbilly Hollywood Country style.
He’s my whisky and I’m his wine
He’s my shotgun and I’m his crime
He’s my left hook and I’m his right
And I’d take a bullet for him
“I don’t write ‘relationship’ songs much. …about heartache and breakups. I like to write songs that are empowering and I like to write more for the listener than for myself to enable them an escape—to get out of their head or transport them to a different place,” said singer/songwriter/actress, Alexis Ebert. “Tammy and I wanted to write a driving, bad-ass song; this just happened to be inspired a beautiful boy who could only be described as a “work of art. I hope the listeners enjoy the ride!”
He likes the way
I like the way
His whole body is covered in ink
Ed Gertler, Digital Retail Distribution Services, will oversee the digital retail and streaming campaign. The corresponding music video (produced by Sean Hagwell Studios) was shot at Redneck Riviera in downtown Nashville with John Rich (Big & Rich) who makes a cameo appearance. Alexis is also slated to participate in CRS-50 (Country Radio Seminar/February 13-15, 2019) in Nashville.
About Alexis Ebert:
Alexis is a free-spirited wild child who lives for adventure yet is tamed by a peaceful silence that comes from within. The Oregon native began singing professionally when she was just six years old–opening for Tanya Tucker–and before entering her teenage years, she took the spotlight on the same stages as Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Sugarland, Trace Adkins and many more. She landed an audition for “Country Tonight” (Branson) and made the grade to join the cast of 60. She performed two shows a day, six-days-a-week over the course of a six-month tour as a twelve-year-old.
Alexis “arrived” in Music City, TN in 2003 and captured the attention of Warner Bros. bigwigs who threw a label deal on the table nearly on the spot. She joined the Warner Bros. roster in 2004, secured a major publishing deal, and recorded an entire album withGrammy winning Paul Worley producing (featuring 12 Alexis Ebert originals) with the goal to release a debut single to country radio. The plan was nixed when a new chief was seated followed by an almost full roster sweep; she moved on to sign a staff writing deal with Sony ATV Publishing. Alexis’ talents have been tapped by motion picture film producers; “The Real Me” is featured in the Disney movie “Confessions Of A Teenage Drama Queen” (Lindsay Lohan). She also landed a role in the 2014 film “Like A Country Song” (Billy Ray Cyrus); two Ebert tunes appear on the soundtrack.
Now signed with two of the most prominent independent publishing companies on The Row (Wrensong Music Publishing/Rezonant Music Publishing), Alexis is positioned to introduce a series of signature songs in 2019 including songs co-written with multi award-winning songwriters Rodney Clawson, Luke Laird, David Lee Murphy, Craig Wiseman, and Jim McCormick, and produced by Rodney Clawson.
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