Kathy Louvin Album Premieres at BMI Nashville

Posted in News on October 29, 2002
BMI Award-winning songwriter Kathy Louvin premiered Promises and Lies at a listening party hosted by BMI Nashville (10/22). Produced by Scott Tutt and Chris Milfred and released by Reptile Records, Louvin's debut album features nine songs she penned, plus writing contributions from Bill Anderson, Michael Nesmith, Jon Randall, Margaret Findley, Jesse Alexander and Deric Ruttan. The daughter of Country Music Hall of Fame member Ira Louvin, Kathy returns to the bluegrass/roots music she grew up with, a mixture of Louvinish harmonies and sassy arrangements she calls "bluegrass with hot sauce."

BMI's Harry Warner, Kathy Louvin, Scott Tutt, Chris Milfred

Her songwriting credits include the BMI Country Award-winning "Keep It Between the Lines" (recorded by Rick Van Shelton) and "Queen Of Memphis" (by Confederate Railroad ), both of which are BMI Million-Airs as well.

Helen Darling, BMI's Paul Corbin

She is also working with producer Carl Jackson on a tribute album to the Louvin Brothers, which will be released Spring 2003 on Sugar Hill Records. When I Stop Dreaming: A Tribute to the Louvin Brothers will feature more than 24 artists, including Linda Ronstadt, Vince Gill, Sheryl Crow, Johnny Cash and Emmylou Harris, performing 14 songs written or made famous by Ira and Charlie Louvin.

Deric Ruttan, Margaret Findley, Kathy Louvin, BMI's David Preston

Promises and Lies will be available soon through , , and CD Baby .

Kathy Louvin with Jacob Louvin and Chuck Pearson

Georgia Middleman, BMI's Joyce Rice, Pat Bunch, Kathy Louvin

photos by Kay Williams