The new single ‘Beautiful Pain’ from Audra McLaughlin not only showcases her phenomenal range but with magical backing vocals from iconic singer Robert Bailey, this stunning blend of voices leaves listeners feeling awe-struck. Robert Bailey is best known as the longtime backing singer of Garth Brooks and has a long list of credits to his name, including recordings for Reba McEntire, LeAnn Rimes and more recently Dan + Shay (to name a few!). The song was co-written with hit songwriter, Pete Sallis who’s songwriting credits include Ronnie Dunn’s ‘Once’ and Maddie & Tae’s ‘Shut up and fish’.
Once again we hear the incredible playing from Nashville Veterans Johnny Garcia and Jimmy Mattingly as Musicians on the track. With bitter sweet lyrics that will resonate with many, big soaring vocals and a soulful sound that wouldn’t sound amiss on a Carrie Underwood record and the unmistakable polished production from Garcia and Mattingly – this single is the most ambitious one yet from Audra McLaughlin! It’s out on 31st March 2022 and is available to presave NOW!
Producer, Songwriter, Publisher, and guitar player Johnny Garcia has been playing on stage with Garth Brooks since 2000 and for Trisha Yearwood since 1991 (he also serves as Trisha’s music director). Johnny owns ‘Busy At Play Publishing’ on Music Row with a long list of publishing credits to his name.
Producer, Songwriter, and award-winning fiddle player, Jimmy Mattingly, is also a touring and recording fiddler for some of the biggest Country acts of all time, including Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, Brooks and Dunn, Garth Brooks, Keith Urban, and Trisha Yearwood.
Check out the interview we did with Audra in the last issue available HERE!