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HOW A COUNTRY STAR ENDED UP ON THE NEW THEORY OF A DEADMAN ALBUM

The new Theory Of A Deadman album, Savages, came out this past Tuesday (July 29th) and features at least one major surprise: an appearance by country star Joe Don Rooney of Rascal Flatts on the song "Live My Life Like A Country Song." Frontman Tyler Connolly told Loudwire, "Howard Benson, our producer, whom had just finished producing Rascal Flatts, called up Joe Don and asked if he wanted to come sing and play guitar on this track, he was all over it. He was really excited. He did a way better job than we could of emulating. We can play banjo and stuff but these guys are the real deal.".

Connolly said that the band wasn't sure at first if they were even going to put the song on the record, adding, "But we said, ‘Forget it. Let’s just do it. If we’re going have a song called ‘Live My Life Like A Country Song,’ let’s just poke fun at it and go for it all the way.'"

Theory Of A Deadman had to cancel a few shows recently after Connolly blew out his voice, but he said that he's back to full strength now. He explained, "It kind of crept up on me and I got really sick. I sat down on the bus and said, ‘Guys, I think I should go home.’ It was just a few shows we did in a row where I couldn’t even sing at all. It was embarrassing."

Theory Of A Deadman plays on Friday (August 1st) at the Wisconsin Valley Fair in Wausau, Wisconsin and has dates booked through mid-October.

The first official single from Savages, titled "Drown," is Number Four at rock radio.

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