The American country music band, The Mavericks are celebrating their 30th anniversary with a brand new studio album "Play The Hits," which gives tribute to music that have inspired the band over the years. The Mavericks also have some shows left on their 2019 tour, which ends with a three-show run at Gruene Hall in New Braunfels, TX.
Their new eleven track release finds the band returning to the songs that they used to cover in their early days, beginning with "Swingin'," which perfectly captures The Mavericks' swagger, "Tex-Mex" sound. They continue swinging along to the Waylon Jennings' tune "Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way," (which probably refers to Hank Williams), The Mavericks showcase their love for another Hank (Hank Cochran) with a couple of classic tunes, "Don't You Ever Get Tired (Of Hurting Me)" and "Why Can't She Be You." They deliver a passionate version of Bruce Springsteen's "Hungry Heart," as The Mavericks fully express the song's lyrics. The wonderfully talented singer Martina McBride performs a duet with Raul Malo on the loving sixties vibe of "Once Upon A Time," before Malo goes solo on the emotional delivery of "Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain." The Mavericks will be continuing their 30th anniversary touring at the beginning of 2020, so look for new dates to be announced. To find out more about their new release "Play The Hits," please visit themavericksband.com.
As one band celebrates their 30th anniversary, another one is looking to climb their way up the country music charts with their latest release. Fellow Texans, the Zack Walther Band recently released their latest album titled "The Westerner," back on October 25th, as Zack and the band pour their influences into this latest release. The new ten-song set begins with deep country rock groove of "DFW," as Zack and the boys get the energy flowing right away. Next, they sink into the delta blues of "What Kind Of Man," before slowly building the tempo back up with the soulful swagger of "I'm Going Out Of Your Mind." The Zack Walther Band showcase their passion on the steady pace of "Casualty," before closing out their new album with the playful country sing-along chorus of "Meet In The Middle" and the swinging southern rock melody of "Bailey's Light." To find out more about the Zack Walther Band and their latest release "The Westerner," please visit zackwaltherband.com.