Two-time Grammy nominee Beth Nielsen Chapman returns with CrazyTown, her first new music in over four years.
With a career spanning nearly 40 years, Beth proves she’s still as vital as ever on the anthemic track “Hey Girl,” written in reaction to the Me Too movement. It’s the song Beth calls her “celebratory shout out to our sisters making their way in the world.” Produced by Ray Kennedy (Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle) and co-written with hit songwriter Annie Roboff and the UK’s Jessica Sweetman, “Hey Girl” blends elements of classic rock, blues, and pop to great effect, demanding attention with its addictive chorus and Beth’s effortless vocal. It’s a welcome return for this acclaimed singer-songwriter and a bold introduction to the new album.
Beth Neilsen Chapman remarks, “We were talking about the capacity for survival and overcoming the challenges that are part of being in the world as a female, balancing strength and vulnerability. As the writing of the song progressed, we touched on feeling lost, being taken advantage of, and navigating one’s safety and the experience of not being taken seriously.”
Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2016, Nashville based Beth Nielsen Chapman has released fourteen solo albums, written seven #1 hits, and has had songs recorded by the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson, Bette Midler, Elton John, and Neil Diamond, plus many more.
Beth Neilsen Chapman sums it all up, “CrazyTown is a collection of songs that reflect all the twists and turns of life, especially reflective of this wild ride we have all been living through. I’m looking forward to hitting the road with this new music finally seeing the light of day.”