- RELEASE DATE /22 June 2021
- CATALOG /CRT048
- LABEL /Cheersquad Records & Tapes
- FORMAT /digital single
A FEW WORDS
AUSTRALIA’S QUEEN OF HONKY TONK releases the first song from the forthcoming I’M WANITA album, while the album has gone on pre-order (release scheduled for mid-July 2021) as a lush, opaque, limited edition red vinyl, black vinyl, CD and digitally.
Owning the red hair and lipstick beyond persona, the crown of Australia’s Queen of Honky Tonk belongs to Wanita.
Wanita’s forthcoming third album ‘I’m Wanita’ was recorded by Billy Yates & Larry Beaird at world-renowned Beaird Studios, Nashville. This album has been preceded by two albums, the first recorded at ‘The Pub’ in hometown Tamworth and the second at Garth Porter Studios, Sydney.
‘Everyone Else’s Too’ is the first single from the new album. As Wanita explains, the song is “a great philosophical insight into me! It sums me up perfectly.”
Wanita’s voice is respected around the world. ‘I’m Wanita’ reveals her life in a way that has never been disclosed through the words and notes of a song before, backed by a documentary that captures the essence of Wanita and her albums in moving pictures.
Wanita’s latest album has already been described by someone fortunate enough to have heard it as having “captured the dichotomy of Wanita’s life and torrid mood swings, her monumental stage presence, her exceptional vocal capacity and her deep connection with traditional country music”. It should be rightly noted though that Wanita’s mood swings are only brought on by being with people who display laziness, incompetence, racism, prejudice, and dishonesty.
Wanita has been the centre of a turbulent life, which undoubtedly is what makes her personality and music so raw and real. Wanita experiences the world with an autistic lens, and like the rest of us in Australia, Wanita has been working to see her dreams come true at any expense – scraping pennies together, but still giving everything but the shirt off of her back to those in need.
Wanita isn’t just a country music star, but someone who genuinely cares about people, whether they live in of Tamworth or on the streets of Nashville. Though so down-to-earth, Wanita is far from every day, pushing with every ounce of her human being to live the life she has dreamed of as a world renowned star of Honky Tonk and country music, in the same way her idol Loretta Lynn has been since the 1960s.
Be sure to show your support for the magnificent red-hair, red-lipped, real and raw woman we know as WANITA.
‘I’m Wanita’ is scheduled for release mid-July 2021. Check out the album here.
Written by Scott Blackley
Vocals: Wanita Bahtiyar
Acoustic guitar: Larry Beaird
Bass: Eli Beaird
Drums: Steve Brewster
Electric guitar: Derek Wells
Keys: Steve Nathan
Pedal steel: Russ Pahl
Fiddle: Tammy Rogers King and Gleny Rae
Harmonica: Jim Hoke
Background vocalists: Russell Terrell and Tania Hancheroff
Engineers: Jim DeBlanc, Kevin Sokolnicki, Rob Lane and David Buchanan
Producer: Billy Yates
Recorded at Beaird Studios, Nashville, October 2018