Ringo Starr is Prepping a Country EP for 2024

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

During a recent press conference with his All-Starr Band ahead of their tour launch, Starr revealed that he’s working on a new country EP. The project started when legendary singer/songwriter and producer T Bone Burnett sent him a song he couldn’t refuse.

“He sent me, I promise you, one of the most beautiful country songs I’ve heard in a long time,” Starr raved to American Songwriter and other media. “It’s very old school country, it’s beautiful. So I thought, ‘I’m going to make a country EP.’ A lot of my life has changed by the moment that comes into it and then I thought, ‘Okay, I’m going to do that.’ So that’s what I’m doing.”
The former Beatle has been a longtime fan of the genre, so much so that he released his first solo country album, Beaucoups of Blues, in 1970. Recorded in Nashville, the album reached the Top 40 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. As a member of the Beatles, he was the lead singer on their cover of Buck Owens’ “Act Naturally” and co-wrote the country-leaning 1965 B-side, “What Goes On.”

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