Americana Highways is hosting this premiere of Jaelee Roberts’ song “Lie to Me,” from her forthcoming album. The album was produced by Tim Surrett; recorded, mixed and mastered by Clay Miller at Crossroads Studios, Arden, NC with additional engineering by Scott Barnett.
“Lie to Me” is Jaelee Roberts on lead vocals; Amanda Smith and Kenny Smith on harmony vocals; Kristin Scott Benson on banjo; Alan Bibey on mandolin; Jimmy Mattingly on fiddle; Tim Surrett on bass and dobro; and Tony Wray on guitar.
Jaelee has an alto vocal tone of weariness that reaches in to touch your soul from the first note. “Baby, lie to me,” is a feeling we can all relate to, when we’re not ready for something to end. And with the acoustic instruments gathered around her, this song is really pleasing.
“Lie To Me” is really a special song to me because of how it was written. I attended a Little House Songwriting Workshop hosted by veteran songwriters Jerry Salley, Donna Ulisse, and Rick Stanley to get my first taste of co-writing and “Lie To Me” came from that amazing experience. There were different configurations of writers put together and Jerry Salley, Kelli Kingrey, and myself were in a room and just started throwing ideas at each other and this song came from that collaboration. At the time, this song resonated with me a lot and having the song come to life was pretty incredible. “Lie To Me” is the only song I consider a ballad on my record and I love how it turned out with the beautiful musical arrangement and the harmony vocals sung by Kenny and Amanda Smith. If you’ve ever had your heart broken and a relationship come to end, ‘Lie To Me’ might hurt a little but I hope you love it! — Jaelee Roberts
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Cover Design: Audrey Fletcher, Crossroads Music
Graphic Design: Lynn O’Hara, Art & Design Den
Alan Bibey Appears Courtesy of Billy Blue Records
Kenny and Amanda Smith Appears Courtesy of Farm Boy Records
Tony Wray Appears Courtesy of Pinecastle Records