News Americas, Nashville, TN, Fri. July 22, 2022: Multi-award-winning Country Music star and Hall of Famer, Dolly Parton, and reggae? Yes indeed.
Producers Christian and Frank Berman (The Berman Brothers) and partner Ron Oehl and Positive Vibrations have reimagined Parton’s vocals on “Two Doors Down, for this project to match the new upbeat, reggae instrumentals.
The track is already receiving early praise as Whiskey Riff glowed that the “song’s reggae country fusion edition is perfect for adding to your summer playlist.”
Parton’s track is part of the new ‘Country Goes Reggae’ Positive Vibrations project, an 11-track album released today by The Berman Brothers and Oehl.
It also features the vocal talents of Jimmie Allen, Randy Houser, Alexandra Kay, Toby Keith, Rascal Flatts, Landon Parker, Chase Rice, Uncle Kracker, Lainey Wilson, and Country Music Hall of Famer Alabama.
Proving their successful blend of genres and cultures, in 2006, the Berman Brothers created Rhythms Del Mundo – Cuba, which featured Coldplay, Sting, and U2, and was No. 1 on iTunes and Amazon charts in more than 20 countries with Platinum and Gold sales in countries like Germany, Italy, Mexico and more.
Then in 2013, they merged iconic American artists like Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, and Bill Withers with the unique Bossa Nova and Samba sounds of Brazil, which also went No. 1 on multiple iTunes and Amazon charts.
The idea for Country Goes Reggae came on trip to Negril, Jamaica in 2019, when the brothers were sitting at a sunset, beach bar listening to Reggae classics as a car passed by blasting U.S. Country songs. The blend of different styles and cultures, they knew the two worlds would blend perfectly together.
Assembled by producers The Berman Brothers, the Jamaican musicians – Positive Vibrations – include Ian “Beezy” Coleman (Ziggy and Damian Marley, Wyclef, Fugees), Devon Bradshaw (Burning Spear), Guillaume “Stepper Sax” Briard, Henry Matic Tune (UB40, Aswad, Dennis Brown), and the next-gen class of players.
The just-released project also reimagines Alabama’s “Pass It On Down,” Rascal Flatts’ “I Like The Sound of That,” Toby Keith’s “Red Solo Cup,” Uncle Kracker’s “Smile,” Randy Houser’s “Boots On,” Jimmie Allen’s “Make Me Want To” and more.
Embodying the musical elements of Reggae such as the thumping bass and drums blended with staccato horn arrangements, the album’s Rock and Soul upbeat aesthetic flows throughout the record, making it the perfect summertime jam.
Country Goes Reggae Track Listing
1. “Eyes on You (feat. Chase Rice)”
2. “Make Me Want To (feat. Jimmie Allen)”
3. “Red Solo Cup (feat. Toby Keith)”
4. “I Like the Sound of That (feat. Rascal Flatts)”
5. “Two Doors Down (feat. Dolly Parton)”
6. “Smile (feat. Uncle Kracker)”
7. “Things a Man Oughta Know (feat. Lainey Wilson)”
8. “Boots On (feat. Randy Houser)”
9. “Pass It On Down (feat. Alabama)”
10. “Ready to Run (feat. Alexandra Kay)”
11. “Save It For A Rainy Day (feat. Landon Parker)”
Listen to the album now HERE.