(posted by Entertainment Magazine)
ADAM HOOD ANNOUNCES FORTHCOMING ALBUM AND DROPS HIS NEW SINGLE, “HARDER STUFF”
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 16, 2022) – Adam Hood released a brand new single today and announced that his fifth studio album, Bad Days Better, is on its way. In the new single, “Harder Stuff,” Adam’s songwriting is full of introspection as it takes you back to a deeply personal time in his life when he decided to quit drinking.
The song is vulnerable and hopeful and it also features stunning harmonies from none other than the reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year, Miranda Lambert. This anticipated project from Adam is his latest full-length release since 2018’s Somewhere In Between and features ten new songs recorded at the historic Capricorn Studios in Macon, Ga. Listen to the single here: Pre-save the album here: https://linktr.ee/Adamhoodmusic
“These days liquor don’t write my songs
It ain’t right for a family man
To build a house on shifting sand
Don’t think that I’ve given up
I’m just taking on the harder stuff”
“‘Harder Stuff is one of those ‘magic moments’ that you work your whole life for, but have to just let happen naturally. I would never have been this vulnerable on my own, but when Davis Nix came to me with the idea, I knew I had to man up and get it off my chest. Brent Cobb heard it first and then we adjusted a few things with Charlie Starr while we were in Macon, and then recorded it quickly after. It’s one of those songs that I’m emotionally attached to, and it will always frame a time in my life. I decided to quit drinking, finally had the determination to put my feelings into words and had the opportunity of a lifetime during such an uncertain time,” says Adam.
“Hood has songwriting credentials to spare, with cuts by Miranda, Cody Jinks, The Oaks, Travis Tritt, Whiskey Myers, LBT, Lee Ann Womack, Riley Green, Anderson East, Frankie Ballard and Drake White, among others. This Dixie-fried band bopper has a groove-soaked, funky backbeat that is wildly infectious,” said Robert Oermann of MusicRow of the first single from the album, “Business With Jesus.”
To stay up to date with Adam’s upcoming releases and summer tour dates, please visit adamhood.com
Adam Hood Tour Dates
May 21 – Opelika, Ala. – The Sound Wall
June 3 – Tuscaloosa, Ala. – Government Plaza
June 9 – San Antonio, Texas – Sam’s Burger Joint
June 10 – Austin, Texas – Saxon Pub
July 8 – San Marcos, Texas – Cheatham Street Warehouse
July 9 – Houston, Texas – McGonigel’s Mucky Duck
July 15 – Lubbock, Texas – Blue Light
July 17 – Mckinney, Texas – Hank’s Texas Grill
July 29 – Dadeville, Ala. – Lake Martin Recreation Area
July 30 – Dadeville, Ala. – Lake Martin Recreation Area
Aug. 6 – Macon, Ga. – Society Garden
Sept. 9 – Jasper, Ala. – Foothills Festival
Oct. 13 – Decatur, Ala. – Princess Theatre
About Adam Hood
Solo artist. Frontman. Behind-the-scenes songwriter. For more than 2 decades, Adam Hood has left his mark onstage and in the writing room, carving out a southern sound that mixes soul, country, and American roots music into the same package. It’s a sound that began shape in Opelika, Alabama. Raised by working-class parents, Hood started playing hometown shows as a 16 year-old, landing a weekly residency at a local restaurant. He’d perform there every Friday and Saturday night, filling his set list with songs by John Hiatt, Steve Warner, Hank Williams Jr, and Vince Gill.
As the years progressed, the gigs continued — not only in Alabama, but across the entire country, where Hood still plays around 100 shows annually. These days, though, he’s no longer putting his own stamp on the songs of chart-topping country stars. Instead, many of those acts are playing his music. Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert, Travis Tritt, Riley Green, Whiskey Myers, Anderson East, Frankie Ballard, Josh Abbott Band, Lee Ann Womack, and Brent Cobb are among the dozens of artists who’ve recorded Hood’s songs.
An in-demand songwriter, while still maintaining a busy schedule of tour dates in support of his third solo release, Welcome to the Big World and Two years later, he continues the balancing act with his newest album, Somewhere in Between. And now in 2022, his fifth studio album, Bad Days Better, recorded at Capricorn Studios in Macon, Georgia with the help of members of Blackberry Smoke, and Brent Cobb in the producer’s chair will be released with 10 new songs. “It’s southern music,” he says, “That’s what it represents: the soulful side of southern music, the country side of southern music, the genuineness of southern culture, and the way I grew up. One of the t-shirts I sell at every show simply says ‘Southern songs’ and that’s a good summary of what I do. It’s what I’ve always done.”