|Nashville, TN (June 8, 2018) -- Sylvia's new CD, SECOND BLOOM - The Hits Re-Imagined (Red Pony Records), is available for purchase today from iTunes and CDBaby. The much-anticipated disc, from the Academy of Country Music Female Vocalist Of the Year, Grammy nominee and multi-million selling '80s icon, is her first release since 2016. SECOND BLOOM highlights 10 delightful re-imaginings of her # 1 / Top 10 "Prairie Music" hits from the RCA years (1979 to 1987). Sylvia's signature hit "Nobody," which sold an astounding two million copies, spent 52 weeks on the Billboard charts and was BMI's Song of the Year is featured, along with "Drifter" and the melodic "Tumbleweed."
Sylvia discusses her hits "Drifter" and "Tumbleweed"
For Sylvia, the challenge was to bring her '80s music into alignment with her current style. By all accounts, she has succeeded, and tastemakers are hailing the new project's "freshness" and appeal:
"Sylvia fulfills her challenge to bridge that gap between the performances that created her fan base and the artistic growth that has sustained it." - Stacy Harris, Stacy's Music Row Report
"One of the best singers in Country music is back with a cool new project. The concept ... was to record her classics in a slightly modernized production style. The essence and the melodies of these songs stayed the same (as has Sylvia's pristine vocal) but they do feel refreshed or, on a 'Second Bloom.'" - Matt Bjorke, Roughstock
"Sylvia re-examines her back pages giving contemporary takes on the songs that got her here in the first place ... A really sweet valentine to old fans and more." - Chris Spector, Midwest Record Recap
"Sylvia's voice is still as strong as ever ... the songs superbly sublime the second time around. If you are looking for music with a meaning that will stand strong for years ... add this one to your collection." - Dashal Jennings, The Daily Banner
Sylvia will continue to promote SECOND BLOOM, greeting fans and signing autographs at various locations during this year's CMA Fest, and performing songs from the new album throughout the weekend:
Friday, June 8 - Sylvia's Booth #104 (Music City Center) / 2 - 4 p.m.
Friday, June 8 - Ernest Tubb Record Shop, CD Signing / 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Friday, June 8 - Piranha's Bar & Grille - performance /Meet & Greet / 7 - 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 9 - Sylvia's Booth #104 (Music City Center) / 2 - 4 p.m.
Saturday, June 9 - Country With Heart Benefit for St. Jude's Hospital / 5 - 9 p.m.
Sunday, June 10 - CMA Fan Experience Booth #101 (Music City Center) / 12 - 1 p.m.
Sunday, June 10 - Sylvia's Booth #104 (Music City Center) / 2 - 4 p.m.
Fans can learn more and obtain additional touring information from Sylvia's website.
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Publicity Materials & Interviews:
Martha Moore / so much MOORE media
Brian Horner / Sound Artist Support
Bill Wence / Bill Wence Promotions