Grammy nominated country, gospel and soul singer T. Graham Brown recently recorded "I Am The One," a duet with Joanne Cash penned by Tim LeClaire, Trent LeClaire and producer Chad Randall Crow for her latest album, 'Unbroken,' released September 14th. Cash's 32nd gospel album is filled with duets and also features Crystal Gayle, the Bellamy Brothers, Ashley Cleveland, Phil Keaggy, Rosanne Cash, Lulu Roman, Donna Fargo, For King & Country, John Carter Cash & Tommy Cash and The Oak Ridge Boys.
This is T. Graham Brown's second duet with Cash, the first titled "God's Gonna Cut You Down" from her 2015 gospel album 'Breaking Down The Barriers.' That project also included duets with Rosanne Cash, Razzy Bailey, Larry Gatlin and others.
"I met Joanne Cash several years ago when she asked me to sing at a Sunday service of the Nashville Cowboy Church. She and her husband, Dr. Harry Yates, founded this church that combines music and ministry and has grown to be one of the most attended Cowboy churches in the country," said T. Graham. "I've returned again and again on Sunday mornings to join them for music and fellowship, as do so many artists and musicians in Nashville."
"When I heard the song she selected for this new album I knew it was a special song and I had to do it. "I Am The One" started to get a lot of great response and Joanne decided that she'd like to film a music video. She chose the 100 acre farm filled with lush, green pasture, thick woodlands, ponds and a rustic stage, and it was perfect. We spent the day filming there and had the best time. Joanne Cash is a devout Christian woman, a significant singer/songwriter and I'm proud to say, a dear friend."
T. Graham also recently celebrated his 64th birthday Tuesday, October 30th and posted a heartfelt thanks to his fans and friends on his Facebook page:
"Thanks for all the positive vibrations that you send my way all of the time. Sheila and I pray that God will continue to Bless you all so that you can live the life that He intends for you. It's the only way to fly!
I have the best job in the world. I get to make folks happy for a living and I'm thankful for that gift, every day!"
This holiday season, fans can find Christmas music with a soulful country sound on 'Christmas With T. Graham Brown.' This is his first Christmas album, available at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations nationwide and everywhere digital music is found. The project, produced by Brown and Tony Griffith, is released by Mansion Entertainment, distributed by The Orchard (a division of Sony Music) and can be streamed or purchased here.
T. Graham Brown on Tour:
NOV 11 - Living Springs Baptist Church (with Tim Atwood) / Mt. Juliet, Tenn.
NOV 23 - The Foundry / Athens, Ga.
DEC 01 - McGregor Hall / Henderson, N.C.
DEC 06 - Bell Buckle Banquet Hall Event Center / Bell Buckle, Tenn.
DEC 31 - Country Gold @ Wild Rose Casino / Clinton, Iowa
JAN 12 - Llano Theater / Llano, Texas
MAR 30 - The Coyote Store / Gail, Texas
APR 05 - Orange Blossom Opry / Weirsdale, Fla.
MAY 04 - Cooter's Place / Luray, Va.
MAY 10 - Rayne Frog Festival / Rayne, Lou.
For the complete tour schedule, please click here.
About T. Graham Brown:
T. Graham Brown has recorded 15 studio albums and charted more than 38 singles on the Billboard, gospel and blues charts. Six of these singles reached no. 1 and 8 more reached the top 10. He is also recognized for singing popular advertising jingles for McDonald's, KFC, Coca Cola, Dr. Pepper, Mountain Dew, Dodge Trucks, Ford, Harrah's Casino, Almond Joy, Discover, and dozens more. Among these was the wildly popular Taco Bell 'Run For The Border' campaign, which he sang for over four years. Brown still actively tours through the year, including multiple appearances on the legendary Grand Ole Opry with regular television appearances on RFD-TV's 'Country's Family Reunion' and 'Larry's Country Diner.' T. Graham's uniqueness has made him one of the most beloved performers of the day. His first Gospel album, 'Forever Changed,' was nominated for a Grammy.
About Joanne Cash:
As the younger sister of the legendary Johnny Cash, Joanne Cash has certainly made her way in the music industry. With twenty-six historic recordings, the acclaimed autobiography 'My Fears Are Gone,' and continuous concert appearances, the singer/songwriter extraordinaire is driven by a deeper sense of eternal purpose. "I'm amazed that at my age I still want to sing, but it's like therapy for me," she summarizes. "Johnny always helped me remember that and he was constantly encouraging. But there was one short phrase from Johnny that's always stuck with me and it's one I'll continue for as long as I'm here, 'Baby, just keep on singing!'"