CountryMusicRocks Interview with LBB

Laura Bell Bundy is set to release her brand new album, Another Piece of Me, on June 9. The album features 15 brand new songs with more that half co-written and co-produced by the talented country artist. Bundy digs deep and gets personal with this new collection of music.

Laura Bell Bundy shared details with us about her new music as well as her involvement on the project, inspirations and so much more. We’re excited to see (and hear) Laura Bell Bundy on this new journey and anticipate a lot of great things heading her way.

CountryMusicRocks (CMR): You’re gearing up to release your new album, Another Piece of Me. Give us a little background and tell us about this new collection of music.
Laura Bell Bundy: This album is my most personal album yet. It’s about the many different pieces of me. Each song represents an aspects in my lifelong mosiac… the zany, playful, danceable, sassy side, the heartbroken, commitment phobic side and the side that enjoys looking at the deeper meaning in life. It’s kind of a journey down the road of my head and my heart.\

CMR: It looks like you’ve been pretty hands on with this new album as you co-wrote & co-produced several songs on the album. Do you have a favorite moment that really stands out to you from working on this project?
Laura Bell Bundy: I have many, working on the chorus of “Two Step” on an airplane back from London with Andy Davis trying not to wake people up who were trying to sleep. Writing “China & Wine” with Natalie Hemby.. It was almost a spiritual experience, and so was the recording of that song. Nathan Chapman, all the musicians and I both felt the intensity of that moment… and we were all so connected to the emotion of the song together in the studio. Co-directing and producing the music videos with Becky Fluke was also a highlight. I love to add a visual aide to the music.

CMR: Women in country are starting to take a strong role once again in the genre. Who are some of your favorite country female artists that you gravitate towards and that have some influence on you & your music?
Laura Bell Bundy: Growing up: Dolly, Reba, Loretta, Patsy, Tammy, Shania…. But today Miranda, Kasey, Brandy Clark, Brandi Carlyle, Ashley Monroe, Lucinda Williams

CMR: For folks still getting to know you, what is one thing that you would like to convey to country music fans about you & your new music?
Laura Bell Bundy: I just want to connect with them. Hopefully they feel like my music reaches them in an honest organic way. Whether it makes them want to dance or sheds new light on an uncomfortable subject. I hope to provide a service to them that improves their lives just a little.

CMR: We all have wish lists & bucket lists, so as an artist, what is something that is pretty high up there on your country music bucket list?
Laura Bell Bundy: I would love to bring back the country music variety show like a modernized version of Hee Haw or the Barbara Mandrel show…

CMR: Music is consistently evolving & growing. In your opinion, what do you think separates country music apart from any other genre?
Laura Bell Bundy: Country music is about telling stories. Unlike other genres, the lyrics are of upmost importance. Country music and the artists are approachable unlike a mysterious rock or pop artist. They stay real, grounded, rooted and personable. Country Music is real people telling stories about real people.
Pick up Laura Bell Bundy’s new album ANOTHER PIECE OF ME on iTunes HERE.

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Fox411: Women Belong On Country Radio

Laura Bell Bundy is releasing her first studio album in five years on June 9, and the Broadway veteran and television actress told FOX411 Country she’s excited about her return to country music. Bundy also shared her thoughts on radio consultant Keith Hill’s controversial comments to take women off of country radio.

FOX411 Country: It’s been five years since you last released a record.
Laura Bell Bundy: It’s been way too long! It wasn’t up to me. I would be lying if I didn’t tell you that this record was pretty much in the can two years ago at least. I was signed at Universal…and when the new regime came, things kind of got pulled and new songs were added and things of that nature. And then eventually we decided to go our separate ways and I signed with Big Machine and we released two songs off of the record.

FOX411 Country: As a female artist, how do you feel about radio consultant Keith Hill saying, “If you want to make ratings in country radio, take females out?”
Bundy: That guy is not gonna get laid. That is my official word [laughs]. I do agree with that there should be more women. I’m the type of person who likes to hear women. I like to hear from our perspective. I like the tambour of a woman’s voice; I like the subject matter that women are speaking about. I think the thing that’s interesting is the women who do get through on the radio– like really get through– they go on to become divas. Those men don’t have those types of careers – they don’t make the impact that the five women getting played on the radio are going to make. Well it’s 20 men, but you’ve only got five women. Let’s look at the careers of them.

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pinterest ANOTHER PIECE OF ME Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 6/9

From LEGALLY BLONDE to recording star!

LEGALLY BLONDE leading lady and recording artist Laura Bell Bundy releases a new solo album next month titled ANOTHER PIECE OF ME and the release is now available for pre-order.

The official description of Laura Bell Bundy’s ANOTHER PIECE OF ME is as follows: “Much of my career has involved playing characters that have been created for me but this album is something completely different and the most personal body of work I’ve ever done … it is the real me,” shared LBB. “I’m thrilled to show fans that we all have a spectrum of emotions throughout our lives. ‘Kentucky Dirty’ and ‘Two Step’ show my playfulness and humor to crank up for a random dance party.

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Rolling Stone: See Laura Bell Bundy’s ‘Sound of Music’ Inspired New Video

In the five years since Broadway veteran Laura Bell Bundy broke into country music’s Top Five with her album Achin’ and Shakin’, fans of the Kentucky native have seen her in various acting roles, from Anger Management to How I Met Your Mother, but hadn’t heard much about her music. That began to change earlier this month when the bubbly blonde announced her upcoming LP, Another Piece of Me, set for release June 9th on Big Machine Records.

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