NASHVILLE, Tenn. – “With deep, velvety, powerhouse vocals (The Tennessee Star, Bethany Bowman),” Jacob Bryant delivers a passionate serenade with his new single, “Heartbeat,” available now. “Heartbeat” is featured on Bryant’s forthcoming Bar Stool Preacher album, which is slated for release on Jan. 14 from Thirty Tigers and American Roots Records. Stream and download “Heartbeat” HERE, and pre-order Bar Stool Preacher HERE.
American Songwriter premiered the first listen to “Heartbeat,” written by Bryant (Luke Combs), Wyatt McCubbin (Tracy Lawrence) and Carson Chamberlain (Alan Jackson). “With a ballad feel and a gorgeous, pedal-steel-led arrangement, the production behind Bryant’s impassioned croon takes on a timeless quality, just like the theme itself,” praised American Songwriter’s Joe Vitagliano.
“Heartbeat” follows Bryant’s latest single, “Devil & an Old Six String,” which “reflects his past struggles, as it starts with soft acoustics and eventually kicks up in tempo when he sings the heartfelt chorus (People, Daniela Avila).” CMT.com debuted the “moody and brooding” video, produced by Dustin Haney (Luke Combs, Mitchel Tenpenny), for the song that “combines his bluegrass, classic country and southern rock influences (Cindy Watts).”
After losing his mother in 2010, the budding singer-songwriter battled depression and anxiety, self-medicated with alcohol and cocaine and ultimately suffered a heart attack at the age of just 19, but he transformed the pain into passion. “Music is healing. As simple as that sounds, the process of creating my art about the life experiences I have had is my therapy,” Bryant explained. “From writing the songs, recording, mixing and mastering to finally seeing a finished product in my hands has been extremely therapeutic for me.”
Produced by Bryant, Jesse Triplett, Brandon Metcalf, Noah Gordon and Jeff Catton, Bar Stool Preacher was recorded at South X Sea Studios in Nashville. The 13-song collection stays true to Bryant’s trademark, deeply personal style that has built an eager fan base and caught the attention of industry heavyweights like Thirty Tigers. The global music marketing, management, distribution and publishing company recently inked its deal with Bryant and American Roots Records. “I think Jacob has it in him to be a major star, and I’m proud that he and his team picked us to help him realize his promise,” shared Thirty Tigers President David Macias.
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About Jacob Bryant:
With powerhouse vocals, bold songwriting talent and a dynamic live show, Bryant continues breaking the mold as a new artist. The singer-songwriter is a true road warrior and spent hundreds of thousands of miles on the road playing in honky tonks, fairs and even the Mother Church of Country Music, Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Bryant has built an eager fan base while developing his trademark, deeply personal songs. After losing his mother in 2010, the budding songwriter battled depression and anxiety, self-medicated with alcohol and cocaine and ultimately suffered a heart attack at the age of just 19 – but he transformed the pain into passion.