Produced by Grammy nominated and Dove Award winning producer Dave Moody, the album was recorded by the Academy of Country Music’s “Engineer of the Year” Steve Marcantonio at Sound Emporium in Nashville. Among the collection is the Winfred “Blue” Lovett penned 1976 Pop and R&B number one classic Kiss and Say Goodbye, originally recorded by the Manhattans.
“When Josh and his wife Juanita approached me about recording this tune as a country single, I thought ‘Wow – what a great idea,” says producer Moody. ”It is so right for today’s market.”
Josh Housewright lives in Kingsport, TN where he and his wife work opposite shifts at Eastman Chemical plant while raising three children. After winning “Tri-Cities Idol,” a local contest sponsored by radio stations and businesses from the large surrounding areas of Johnson City, Bristol and Kingsport, TN, his wife and friends encouraged him to live out his dream of recording in Nashville. After a few phone calls, emails and trips to Nashville to sing in local karaoke bars, he got the opportunity to sing for Moody.
“I knew Josh had to be a good vocalist to have won “idol” in that part of Tennessee,” recalls Moody. ”And he impressed me with the strength and range of his voice.”
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