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John Fogerty Releases Live Version of “Joy of My Life”

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Legendary singer-songwriter and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee John Fogerty, best known as the founder and primary songwriter of his band Creedence Clearwater Revival and for his robust solo career, has released an all-new live version of his song “Joy of My Life” through BMG.

Written for his wife Julie, the track was originally featured on Fogerty’s Grammy Award-winning album Blue Moon Swamp (1997). This new live arrangement features his sons Shane and Tyler as well as Rob Stone on saxophone. and arrives just in time for Valentine’s Day.

“’Joy of My Life’ is the first love song that I wrote and is a love letter to my wife Julie. It’s about that emotion when you meet someone and fall in love, and how joyful and special that is” said Fogerty. “It’s one of my favorite songs that I’ve written, and I am so thrilled to know what my song has meant to so many.”

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Country star Chris Stapleton recorded a version of “Joy of My Life” and originally featured it on his most recent album, Starting Over. It was later released as a single in 2022 and subsequently reached #27 on Billboard’s US Hot Country Songs chart. This past weekend, Fogerty and Stapleton met for the first time in Arizona ahead of Stapleton’s performance of the Star Spangled Banner at Super Bowl LVII.

Earlier this year, Fogerty made a bold and unique move when he acquired a majority interest of the worldwide publishing rights to his historic song catalog from Concord. 

For Fogerty, the composer of iconic songs that have inspired generations – “Proud Mary,” “Down on the Corner,” “Fortunate Son,” “Bad Moon Rising,” “Have You Ever Seen the Rain,” among many others – the chance to own his compositions has been both a decades-long dream and a personal mission. For years, the copyrights to Fogerty’s classic songs were the property of Saul Zaentz, the owner of Fantasy Records, who sold the label and its publishing portfolio to the former Concord Music Group in 1995. Fogerty, who extricated himself from Fantasy in 1974, re-signed with the label upon its purchase by Concord. Even so, he was not able to gain ownership of his songs – until now.

“As of this January, I own my own songs again. This is something I thought would never be a possibility. After 50 years, I am finally reunited with my songs. I also have a say in where and how my songs are used. Up until this year, that is something I have never been able to do. I am looking forward to touring and celebrating this year! I want thank Concord for helping to make all of this happen. And, I am excited for new ideas and a renewed interest in my music … like a revival,” said John Fogerty.

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About John Fogerty

John Fogerty is a true American treasure. As leader of Creedence Clearwater Revival, Fogerty forged a distinctive, groundbreaking sound all his own, equal parts blues, country, pop, rockabilly, R&B, swamp boogie, and Southern fried rock ‘n’ roll, all united by his uniquely evocative lyrical perspective.

Fogerty is a Grammy winner and has been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as well as the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He is the only musician to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame for his song, “Centerfield,” a staple at baseball stadiums across the country. Among Fogerty’s many hit songs, both as a solo artist and as leader of CCR, highlights include “Centerfield,” “Proud Mary,” “Susie Q,” “Fortunate Son,” “Born on the Bayou,” “Bad Moon Rising,” and “Have You Ever Seen the Rain,” among many others.

In 2019, Fogerty celebrated 50 years in music with a worldwide tour with his show,“My 50 Year Trip.” An album, “50 Year Trip: Live at Red Rocks,” featuring a collection of Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR) hits, including songs from the set list of his performance at the legendary Woodstock music festival in 1969 among other fan favorites, was released on November 8, 2019.

In April 2020, while self-quarantining together the Fogerty Family, featuring John with his sons Shane, Tyler and daughter Kelsy, gathered in their home studio to play some music together. A weekly video series began and became so popular that a digital EP, Fogerty’s Factory, was released via BMG on Fogerty’s birthday, May 28, 2020.

An extended, Fogerty’s Factory full album was released on November 20, 2020. In December, Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Chronicle Vol. 1 hit the milestone of charting for over 500 weeks on the Billboard 200, becoming only the eighth album to ever do so.

In early January 2021, Fogerty released his first new original solo music in eight years, “Weeping In The Promised Land.” The song is Fogerty’s definitive look back at 2020, ultimately serving as a moving tribute to those who had been affected by the pandemic, as well as those who have suffered through prejudice and injustice, with an eye on brighter days ahead. In January 2023, Fogerty made the bold and unique move to acquire a majority interest of the worldwide publishing rights to his historic CCR song catalog from Concord giving him control of his music for the first time in 50 years.

February 14, 2023 (Los Angeles, CA)

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