Usry & Sons


MusicTone-Papa Usry Remembers

Papa Usry remembers... The 16-track master tape of his early songs recorded with The Boys, Atlanta GA, has been recently found.  The delicate process of recovering the tracks from this long-stored tape will soon begin, with hopes to re-release this album early next year.




Tinderbox Music Report
Usry & Sons 3rd Album - The Girl with the Sun in her Hair and Songs of the Imagination
Non-Commercial Radio Campaign - July 23 thru Sept 3, 2018 (August 2018)
*Special note: 84% of all participating stations permanently added the album to their library
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Tinderbox Music recently announced the licensing of the entire album from Usry & Sons titled The Girl with the Sun in her Hair, and Songs of the Imagination.  Their third album (as always, 10 songs), aka Usry & Sons III, is a breakthrough project on a caliber with the great Rock albums of the past.  The album sets a mood and tells a story, with solid Rock tunes featuring recurring guitar riffs with amazing hooks, great rhythm section work between the drums and bass, and vocals with intertwined harmonies that grabs one's attention and holds it.  To balance this truly exceptional collection of Rock tunes are three beautiful ballads exceptionally performed by Professor Usry and his sons.  As we have all come to expect, the songs are of a quality seldom found in today's commercialized and format driven songs, with rich melody lines, creative chord progressions, and poetic lyrics that reach deep - inspiring, enlightening, illuminating and challenging.

Following a successful 2018 Fall campaign to college radio stations around the country, Tinderbox Music announced unusually high plays of the entire album, and off the charts spins of the single, Empty Heart, and at an unusually high number of college radio stations. The success of the album led to it being licensed to The Discovery Network, The Discovery Partners Network, Fox Sports and PBS.