Nashville native and renowned recording artist Pat Boone has mastered his new album "Country Jubilee" at Bernie Grundman's with mastering engineer Scott Sedillo. According to Billboard, Boone was the second-biggest-charting artist of the late 1950s, behind only Elvis Presley, and was ranked at No. 9 in its listing of the Top 100 Top 40 Artists 1955-1995.
For his new album, Boone called on fellow country stars Ray Stevens, The Gatlin Brothers, Lorrie Morgan, and Deborah Allen. The lead single is "Grits," a Southern dish for which he has had a life-long love, "Breakfast, lunch and dinner," he says. For this authentic country "novelty song," Boone recruited country legend Roger Miller's son, Dean Miller, to sing on his energy-charged "Grits," tailor-made for the line dancing crowd.
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Grits are a type of porridge made from boiled cornmeal. Hominy grits are a type of grits made from hominy - corn that has been treated with an alkali in a process called nixtamalization, with the pericarp removed, resulting in the pure white delicacy often served with flavorings as a breakfast dish.
Pictured in the mastering suite are Pat Boone and Scott Sedillo.
Photo by David Goggin.
Mastering engineer Scott Sedillo commented on the project, "It's fantastic to work with an artist like Pat who has such extensive experience and knowledge of making records. A genuine pleasure to help craft the finishing touches of his new album here at BGM."
The "Grits" single is now available, to be followed by the Pat Boone/Crystal Gayle duet, "You And I," in early August. The double vinyl/double CD album is set for release on August 25.
"Country Jubilee" executive producers are Pat Boone and Dana McElwain. Produced by Jimmy Nichols and Frank Myers for Jimmy Nichols Productions and FJM Productions. Video Producers: Preston Leatherman, Jonathan Richter.
Learn more about Pat Boone: https://www.patboone.com
Pictured in the vinyl cutting room at Bernie Grundman Mastering in
Hollywood are (L-R) Pat Boone and Scott Sedillo. Photo by David Goggin.