Razor & Tie artist Dave Barnes will release his new studio album, Stories To Tell, on March 13, 2012. The 11 track album of original material was produced by John Fields (Lifehouse, Switchfoot, Goo Goo Dolls, Jonas Brothers, P!nk). Dave Barnes will tour in 2012 in support of his new release (tour dates to soon follow). Barnes recently received his first Grammy ® nomination for Best Country Song for “God Gave Me You,” as performed by Blake Shelton from Shelton’s 2011 album Red River Blue. Barnes’ and Shelton’s versions of the song have sold over one million singles to date.
Stories To Tell is Barnes’ fourth studio album for Razor & Tie and a first for Barnes on many levels. The album was recorded in Los Angeles with producer John Fields, marking the first time Barnes has recorded outside of his home town Nashville, TN. Leaving everything familiar behind with his writing and recording processes forced Dave to venture outside of his creative comfort zone. Barnes’ explains, “I’ve done all the other records in Nashville but for this one I really wanted to do something different, I wanted to get out of town and do something that wouldn’t sound quite as much like the stuff I’ve done before.”