Kentucky Music Hall of Fame Members, Exile, release new album
Exile is excited to share their most current CD project, “Exile – The Garage Tapes.” The 30 song, two CD compilation is set for release by Big Horse Records August 16 for purchase online and on all digital music platforms.
Pre-Save on Spotify here and pre-order the album on iTunes or Amazon and receive four tracks immediately: “Sixteen Tons,” “Red Dancing Shoes,” “Dixie Girl” and “Nobody’s Hero.” Pre-Order “The Garage Tapes” here.
A VIP CD release event celebrating the new project took place on July 13 at soundcheck prior to a performance at The Caverns in Pelham, TN for media and fans with a Nashville event planned on Aug. 30 at 5th & Peabody.
The compilation includes pop songs as well as several country songs. Capturing these songs from the original source taped required a process known as “baking” to recover each song. Unfortunately, they could not recover the song “Take Me Down” in its entirety, so they included an actual rehearsal version recorded on a boom-box in 1980 prior to leaving L.A. to record it for the album, Don’t Leave Me This Way.
A little over forty years have passed and over 8 million records have been sold, including three Gold records and eleven number one hit songs, along with numerous hits on the pop and country chart since Exile band members, Steve Goetzman, Marlon Hargis, J.P. Pennington, Sonny LeMaire and Les Taylor began making music and gathering in a small garage in Lexington, Kentucky making demos of their songs. Until now these recordings have remained unheard by anyone outside the small circle of the band. These particular garage tapes, were recorded between 1979 and 1982 at LEMCO studio in Lexington, Kentucky.
“Exile -The Garage Tapes” Track List:
Red Dancing Shoes (LeMaire / Gray)
There’s A Love (Pennington)
Me And You (Gray)
Your Love Is Everything (Pennington)
Dixie Girl (LeMaire / Paine)
Take Me To The River (Pennington)
Don’t Leave Me This Way (Pennington)
Nobody’s Hero (Pennington / Lawley)
Smooth Sailing (Gray / Slate / Pippin)
Midnight Man (Pennington)
Baby, It’s Me (Gray)
One More Night For Love (LeMaire / Gray / Gray)
Werewolf Of Love (LeMaire / Gray / Blazy)
The High Cost of Leaving (LeMaire / Pennington / Gray)
It Takes Love To Make Love (LeMaire / Gray / Silbar / Lorber)
I Can’t Get Close Enough (Pennington / LeMaire)
It’s You Again (Pennington / LeMaire)
My Hearts In Good Hands (Pennington / LeMaire)
Since You Came In (Pennington / Gray / Seals)
Did You See That Girl (Pennington / LeMaire)
I Can’t Love You Anymore (Pennington / Copeland)
Still So In Love With You (Pennington)
We Can Save Love (LeMaire / Blazy)
Do It All Over Again (Pennington)
Till The Very End (LeMaire / Gray)
The Closer You Get (Pennington / Gray)
Take Me Down (Pennington / Gray)
Give Me One More Chance (Pennington / LeMaire)
Keep It In The Middle Of The Road (Pennington / LeMaire)
Sixteen Tons (Travis)
The longest running American self-contained vocal group kicked off their “No Limits Tour” in 2018 while celebrating 40 years of their hit song Kiss You All Over which hit No. 1 in 1978 and stayed No. 1 for four weeks, charting for 23 weeks. The group has sold over 8 million records, including three Gold records and eleven number one hit songs, along with numerous hits on the pop and country charts. They are known for many major hits including “Give Me One More Chance,” and “I Don’t Want to Be a Memory.” Exile’s music is available on all digital platforms here. In 2015, they became members of the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame.
Exile Tour Dates:
Aug. 10 – Shenandoa, VA – Shenandoah Speedway
Aug. 15 – Louisville, KY – Kentucky State Fair
Aug. 17 – Holmdel, NJ – w / Alabama – PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug. 22 – Harrah, OK – The State Theater
Aug. 23 – Greenville, TX – Texan Theater
Aug. 24 – Fort Worth, TX – Stagecoach Ballroom
Aug. 30 – Nashville, TN – 6th & Peabody
Aug. 31 – Hiawassee, GA – Anderson Music Hall
Sept. 7 – East Alton, IL – St. Louis Airport
Sept. 13 – Detroit, MI – w/ Alabama – Fox Theater Detroit
Sept. 14 – Cincinnati, OH – Ludlow Garage
Sept. 21 – Fulton, KY – Unity Park
Sept. 27 – Parkersburg, WV – The Smoot Theater
Sept. 28 – Fairmont, WV – Sagebrush Roundup Country Music Hall
Oct. 26 – Edgerton, WI – Egerton Performing Arts Center
Nov. 23 – Salisbury, MD w/ Alabama – Wicomico Civic Center
Jessica Blankenship is the owner and founder of Kentucky Country Music website. The Berea College graduate has been a music journalist and historian for over 20 years. She enjoys providing concert photography, reviews, historical articles, red carpet event coverage, and exclusive interviews of your favorite musicians. Jessica is proud to be a Kentucky Colonel and alumni of the FFA and 4-H Clubs. In 2018, she was named one of Laurel County’s Ten Under 40 Award Recipients. In 2019, she was a member of the Inaugural class of BRIGHT Kentucky as part of Leadership Kentucky. She has been featured on the Kentucky Music Preview podcast, Hollercast podcast, Overtones radio show, WFKY Nashville News Roundup, KET, and more. Beyond music, she enjoys traveling, helping her community, collecting gnomes, and Volkswagens.