Sibling trio Track45 today releases their first ever EP, Small Town via Stoney Creek Records/BBR Music Group. The trio have songwriting credits on every track of the EP and produced several cuts, but they also enlisted an elite list of creative collaborators including Grammy-winning producer Byron Gallimore.
In addition to the EP release, they will be performing live tomorrow for C2C’s (Country to Country) Country Music Week as part of BBR Music Group & BMG Showcase at 2pm CST/ 8pm BST. Sharing the bill with The Shires, Granger Smith, LOCASH, and Elvie Shane, this performance can be streamed live here. This showcase will be moderated by BMG Nashville President Jon Loba and BMG/Broken Bow Records recording artist Lainey Wilson.
Small Town EP marks their first EP release as Track45. Ben explains, “We’re from a small town in Mississippi called Meridian and we actually lived there our entire lives until we moved up to Nashville to chase our dream when KK was 15.” Jenna continues, “We co-produced the songs on our EP Small Town with Grammy award-winning producer Byron Gallimore. And the songs show a little bit about where we’re from and who we are.” KK finishes by saying, “It’s really like the first chapter in the story of our lives.”
Hailing from Meridian, Mississippi, siblings Jenna, Ben, and KK have taken family-based small-town values and stories and made them relevant in a modern world. They have taken their experience as a family and love for one another and combined their own individual successes to create their musical style. Each earned their own success by signing individual publishing deals and compiling impressive outside cuts including Justin Timberlake, Charlie Puth, Lee Brice, HARDY, Lauren Alaina, and more. Ben just earned his first #1 as a songwriter with Lee Brice’s three-week chart-topping hit “One Of Them Girls.”
Comprised of three tracks serving as their introduction into the country music scene, Small Town EP is collection that captures a multi-layered, crisp, soulful sound that draws effortlessly from their assorted country, rock, R&B, and pop playlists.
The upbeat “Come On In,” with an inviting hook and an a cappella intro that tells exactly who they are and where they come from is about taking someone back to their hometown and introducing them to the people and places that were forming to their lives. This song is close to Track45’s hearts because they played almost every instrument, and they produced it themselves (along with Johnny Reno). “Me + You,” an instrumental groove laced with steel guitar, was co-written with Hunter Phelps and Charlie Handsome. Drawing production inspiration from Brooks & Dunn’s “Neon Moon,” this song is about all the things that add to life whether it’s a dog or boyfriend, it’s about those that make life better. Their final song in this collection is “Met Me Now,” which mines regret and the desire to reset time. Co-written with JHart and Jonny Price, Track45 calls this their “Back to the Future” song.
Track45 announced their signing with BBR Music Group/Stoney Creek Records in August by collaborating with the new AR (augmented reality) app Jadu (watch HERE). This allowed Track45 to memorialize their milestone virtually with anyone, anywhere. The cutting-edge technology allowed the band to appear in the same space via holograph to celebrate with their new label family and the industry as well as fans and family. Shortly after the announcement, the trio started their first media tour performing LIVE at Ron Fair’s (Christina Aguilera, Black Eyed Peas, Gwen Stefani, Pussycat Dolls, and more) Faircraft Studio. With back to back live performances for media in the studio, Track45 displays their versatility adapting to modern times while holding country roots and values.