- "Hearts of Iron"
New CD - World-renowed wild horse expert and talented country-western
singer, Willis Lamm,
along with a few other great talents, have announced the launch
of their new CD, Hearts of Iron!
- Hearts of Iron
tells stories of wild horses, cowboys, the old west, the "new"
west and related subjects through original western music as
well as cowboy poetry recited with musical accompaniment. This
album includes some of the most popular original performances
by Willis Lamm, Tawnie Lee and Larry McPherson,
and also includes a special guest appearance by Lacy J. Dalton.
Contributing to the poems and lyrics are internationally recognized
cowboy poets Harold Roy Miller and Dave Rhodes.
This is a special collection that anyone who loves the west
and western things should enjoy.
In Willis Lamm's words about
Hearts of Iron:
Many of us have written
songs about what we knew or believed in. Nevada is extremely
rich in western history, folklore and interesting characters.
So we had plenty of material to work with. Most of us are
affiliated with various non profit groups that protect wild
horses, historical preservation groups, performing arts
groups, organizations that support the great outdoors, organizations
that watch over veterans and families of military personnel
sent overseas, and so forth. We wanted to share our experiences
and ideas in an entertaining format that could also help
raise funds for these organizations. Thus the project grew
from a simple idea to record some songs so that they would
be preserved to producing a professional quality CD that
could be enjoyed by many and accomplish some good things.
At public performances we experimented with cowboy poetry
set to music. "Little Brown Horse" was well received
so we decided to incorporate two poems in this project,
"Little Brown Horse" and "We're the Riders."
Larry McPherson's rich baritone voice was a natural for
"We're the Riders" and we're pretty sure we'll
be hearing more from Larry as the genre of cowboy poetry
set to music gains in popularity. Tawnie Lee's songs are
always popular and she can be heard on "Shoshone Winds,"
"Then, Again," and "Wild Horses." Lacy
J. Dalton contributed a rendition of her beloved, "Run
Mustang Run." Song Dog Records, where we recorded this
project, is located right in the middle of wild horse country.
Three wild horses were literally hanging out under the trees
outside the studio when we recorded this album. This entire
project has been a serendipidous experience and we hope
you enjoy this album as much as we enjoyed putting it together.
Willis Lamm shared with me a
song he wrote and performed on the CD, called "Coming
Home" that he has written and dedicated to our
Scott, who is serving in the U.S. Army in Iraq. In Willis'
words about this song: Nearly all of us have friends and
loved ones who are serving overseas in uniform or are families
of military serving overseas. Coming Home is about the
experience of the soldier who is finally getting back to his
family and is dedicated to fine people like Randle Thomsen,
Trevor Scott, and all the others who have put themselves
in harm's way when their country called on them.
I'd like to
direct you to a link where you can sample-listen to the final
rough mix of this wonderful, touching piece, sung by Willis
Lamm -- Coming Home:
This song and many more beautiful
pieces fill the new Hearts of Iron CD. Check
To order first edition copies
of Hearts of Iron, send $15.00 to:
The Hearts of Iron CD
will be available wholesale to non profit groups, veterans groups
and family assistance groups for fundraising. If
local horse groups want ten or more CDs wholesale to sell for
fundraising (most of the tracks are horse or cowboy related),
they can also contact Sharon Lamm. For
more detailed information: CLICK
- The Rhythm of the Ride by Mary Ann Kennedy - Check out this album by a very talented horse woman and singer, Mary Ann Kennedy -- you can listen to samples of her beautiful songs as well as download to your MP3 player: CLICK HERE