Blue Heart Records signs Sandy Carroll
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'Love On It' slated for worldwide release on August 18, 2023

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - eMusicWire -- Blue Heart Records is pleased to announce the signing of singer/songwriter and keyboardist Sandy Carroll. Like many others, the dynamic musical team of Carroll and her husband, Grammy-winning producer Jim Gaines, discovered plenty of time for creative expression during the pandemic. Carroll's new album, Love On It, is about joy, grief, betrayal, hope, social awareness, faith, humor and above all, love. She assembled an all-star backing band including guitarist Will McFarlane, bassist Dave Smith, and drummer Steve Potts, to bring her treasure trove of new songs to life.

Carroll is a proud product of the musical melting pot of Memphis, where blues, soul, rock and country genres blend to produce hybrids as compelling as they are unique. She grew up in the little town of Stantonville, Tennessee, started playing piano at age five, and has been performing professionally since age 15. In the early 80's, she worked at Lafayette's Corner on Beale Street, singing and playing the grand piano in the window. The great Albert King included "If You Got It" (a co-write with Jim Dickinson and Bobby Keel) on his 1991 album, Red House. Her 1997 album, Memphis Rain, was produced by Jim Solberg (Luther Allison). Allison loved "Just As I Am," rewriting the bridge including the song on his Grammy-nominated 1997 CD, Reckless, produced by Jim Gaines. Gaines began producing for Carroll in 2006, and seven albums, including Love On It, have followed. Caroll is the proud recipient of a Beale Street Brass Note, in 2010.

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"Sallie and I feel privileged to work with this dynamic duo, Sandy and Jim," says Betsie Brown, Blue Heart Records partner. "Not only are they a creative and talented force in the industry, Sandy and Jim are also the nicest people to work with filling our Blue Hearts with love and respect."

"After three years of Zoom and face-to-face writing, endless demos, numerous tracking sessions and overdubs, new music is on the way," says Carroll. "I am thrilled to work again with Betsie Brown and Blind Raccoon and even better, with her partner Sallie Bengtson and their label, Blue Heart Records. It has been a challenge and almost a miracle that we finished and are ready for the ears of the universe. It took more than a village to pull this off and I am grateful and excited to work with this team."

Album preorders begin on July 21, 2023. For additional information, visit sandycarroll.com and follow on Facebook and Instagram @sandycarrollmusic.

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