After a friend told me the news yesterday, I hunted around and found this press release:
Will Hedgecock Releases Debut Adult Contemporary Single ‘I Don’t Know’
BEAUTIFUL BALLAD FEATURES STUNNING VOCALS, STELLAR MUSIC FROM NEW ARTIST IN COLLABORATION WITH GRAMMY–WINNING PRODUCER
Nashville, TN (January 18, 2008) — Recording artist Will Hedgecock has released the single, “I Don’t Know,” on Aspirion Records. The lushly produced Adult Contemporary song is Hedgecock’s debut single from the forthcoming CD, Reflections, slated for March release.
“I Don’t Know” was produced by music industry veteran, Larry Butler, the first – and only – Nashville producer to win the coveted Grammy Award for “Producer Of The Year.” Butler has shaped the careers of superstars Kenny Rogers, Johnny Cash, John Denver, and many others.
Hedgecock’s soaring vocal and mature emotional delivery on “I Don’t Know” belie his age. At 22, he represents the next-generation AC artist. Hedgecock is a world traveler – articulate, quick, and brilliant. Currently a Senior at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, he will graduate in the spring with honors and a degree in Computer Engineering. However – his lifelong passion is to have a successful career in music. His intellectual depth, coupled with his good looks, world-class vocals, and piano skills, set the stage for Hedgecock to accomplish that goal.
Hedgecock was born and raised in Pensacola, Florida. Both of his parents were music fans, and very early on he developed a love for the music that played in their home, including the sounds of Elton John, Celine Dion, Gloria Estefan, and songs from the musical theater. When Hedgecock was 9 years old, he joined the Pensacola Children’s Chorus and for 10 years, he sang and toured with the group throughout the U.S., England, Canada, France, and Mexico, performing at many prestigious venues, including the White House. Hedgecock was first discovered by Butler, a fellow Pensacolan, at a hometown performance of the children’s chorus.
“I Don’t Know” was written by Gene Cook and Peter McCann, and features some of Nashville’s top session players, including, John Jarvis on keyboards, Steve Gibson on lead guitar, David Hungate on bass, Mark Casstevens on rhythm guitar, Eddie Bayers on drums, and string arrangement by Stephen Lamb.