16th June 2017
Side 1: 1. Aftermath (feat. Jordan Dean) / 2. Dark Hearted Woman / 3. Burning Down Birmingham / 4. The Irony Of Love / 5. Shouldn’t Hurt So Bad. Side 2: 1. No Heart Left Behind / 2. Living On Lonely (feat. Ryan Beaver) / 3. I Know Too Much / 4. Lace / 5. Gold Rush
In literature and in songwriting, the American South is where writers go to face their fears. Hannah Aldridge doesn’t just dip her pen into the well of the South, the Muscle Shoals native embodies it. With every song, she’s facing down demons of a life once lived from substance abuse to failed relationships and scars from the lashes of the bible belt. 'Gold Rush' is Hannah Aldridge’s second album, a follow up to her 2014 debut 'Razor Wire.' While that album launched her career, drew the attention of music writers and sent her touring across the world, 'Gold Rush' shows a more mature and introspective artist with more life experience - and music experience - under her belt. The honesty Hannah Aldridge crafts into each track is off-set by her stubborn, maybe defiant, nature, which gives her music a hopeful silver lining. Hannah Aldridge is the daughter of Muscle Shoals legend Walt Aldridge. An Alabama Music Hall of Famer, Walt Aldridge is a prolific and decorated songwriter of countless Number One and Top Ten hits recorded by the likes of Lou Reed, Reba McEntire, Travis Tritt, Earl Thomas Conley, Ricky Van Shelton, Ronnie Milsap, and Conway Twitty. Mixing her personal life and the sounds of her hometown, Hannah’s new album also draws in influences from across the rock genre. Working with people with one foot in country music and one foot in rock, she makes a fresh kind of Southern Rock styled by Southern Gothic storytelling. Recorded at Creative Workshop in Nashville, Hannah worked with Muscle Shoals writers such as Mark Naramore, Tosha Hill, Matt Johnson and Brad Crisler and artists such as Andrew Combs, Ashley McBryde, Don Gallardo, Ryan Beaver, and Sadler Vaden on 'Gold Rush.' She teamed up with Jordan Dean and M. Allen Parker, who were instrumental in working on her new album, finally finishing by calling on her Dad, Walt Aldridge, to master the record. In total, Hannah compiled a team of distinct talents to work with her. With their help she has put together a progressive, creative and memorable body of work.