ARTICLE: Burns & Poe Release Self Titled Debut Album

L to R: Kat Atwood (Music City Media), John Mullins (Director Writer/Publisher Relations, SESAC), Michelle Poe, Keith Burns, Shannan Tipton Hatch (Director Writer/Publisher Relations, SESAC), Steve Pope (Blue Steel Records)
The wait is over for Burns & Poe music! Burns & Poe officially introduced the new music from their upcoming self-titled CD at the SESAC offices on Music Row during an evening during a celebration on November 16th with friends, family and industry executives in the SESAC lobby.

Produced by Mark Oliverius, the 2-disc project contains 13 original songs penned by Keith Burns and Michelle Poe. A special autographed LP/CD package is exclusively available via the Burns & Poe web site, with the official release set to hit retailers in late February 2011.

Having tantalized country radio and listeners with two new singles “Don’t Get No Better Than That” and “How Long Is Long Enough?” (currently at radio),Blue Steel Records’ sexy duo, Burns & Poe, are poised to unveil a double disc set this fall. Their self-titled debut release,jam-packed with original songs and a surprise ending is now available at primary retail and digital outlets.

The first two radio releases are just a taste of the Burns & Poe experience. “How Long Is Long Enough?” captures the delicate pain of a broken heart with a graceful instrumental lilt while “Don’t Get No Better Than That” is a rollicking ‘living life to the fullest’ anthem. The CD collection* is pure Burns & Poe with equal parts tongue and cheek good-time, up-tempos and honest, moving ballads. Mark Oliverius, longtime friend and co-writer of the duo, signed on to produce and brings a distinctive polish to all fourteen tracks.

“Keith and I just love each and every one of the songs and couldn’t wait to get the CD to our fans,” Michelle reveals. “They have been so supportive; this is truly a ‘thank-you’ to them.”
“We’ve been chompin’ at the bit, but we think we’ve picked our best songs to represent who we are as songwriters and artists and are so happy with the end result.“

Keith added. “Michelle and I worked hard to create a project that is ‘duoly’ country!” “I think he means ‘duly’,” Michelle chimes.

The unparalleled combination of superb writing with their patented “gravel and grace” harmony received accolades from Country Weekly. The magazine notes the duo exemplifies the magic male-female duos of yesteryear, pairs like GeorgeJones and Tammy Wynette or Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers or Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn. Keith Burns and Michelle Poe are a duo for the country masses. Joining forces after Poe (former Dreamworks recording artist) auditioned for the lead of Trick Pony, of which Burns was a founding member, the pair fused their talents and flare to create an electrifying sound and chemistry-charged show.

Burns & Poe have been on the road performing at shows from coast to coast. They signed with Blue Steel Records late last year. Since Keith Burns and Michelle Poe came together in 2006, they’ve secured a variety of sponsors including Taylor Guitars, Peavey Guitars, Dan Post Boots, Silpada Designs and Crow’s Nest Trading Company. In addition to the release of their album originals, country music listeners will enjoy a hidden gem—the live medley (a bonus track)—that is a Burns & Poe tell-all.

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