"Slide Off of Your Satin Sheets," a new single by country artist Craig Gerdes. It's a Johnny Paycheck cover that sounds like it's straight out of 1977 (it also sounds a bit like Whitey Morgan, not that there's anything wrong with that). Gerdes' new album, Smokin' Drinkin' and Gamblin', will be available in early 2018.
Here's a brand new song from honky-tonker Craig Gerdes. It's a rowdy, plain-spoken tale about struggling against the country machine on Music Row. A very outlaw point of view that fits in perfectly with other anti-Nashville anthems like Shooter Jennings' "Outlaw You" and Dale Watson's "Nashville Rash." RIYL: Dale Watson, Dallas Moore, Billy Joe Shaver.
"Smokin', Drinkin' and Gamblin'" is a Texas-style barn-burner led by smoldering guitars, pedal steel, and Gerdes' well-seasoned vocals. The no-frills anthem recalls Haggard, Shaver, and Coe and finds Gerdes emerging as a standout member of the new class of outlaw country traditionalists.
Well, we are officially off and running with the new record. I am very proud to announce Smokin, Drinkin, & Gamblin is now available for Pre Order and slated for Official Release Worldwide on February 9th 2018! It has been a long journey putting this all together and I couldn't be more exited to share it with you all! You can check out our Pre-Order packages and more here!
For many country music fans, the perceived pinnacle of success in country music is to land a record deal in Nashville. Long viewed as the Mecca of country music, many unenlightened fans still lack the understanding that Nashville is no longer the sole hub for talent in the country world. It has become the once glamorous mom and pop store that everyone loved to visit, to the chain store that cares solely about the business side of things – alienating it's core customers and the quality products they expected. While there are the
Country traditionalist Craig Gerdes is debuting his cover of Johnny Paycheck’s “Slide Off of Your Satin Sheets” exclusively for readers of The Boot.
Gerdes’ take on the classic Paycheck ode to cheating keeps the original version's 1970s vibe intact, thanks in large part to some of Nashville’s finest session musicians, who play on the track. “Slide Off of Your Satin Sheets” also features the pedal steel playing of Jim Vest, who recorded the original track with Paycheck; Gerdes calls working with him "like going back through a time warp to 1977.”
Well folks its now official... The first single from the new record is my take on the Paycheck classic, "Slide Off Of Your Satin Sheets" co-produced by, and featuring the legendary Jim Vest on pedal steel who played on the original in 1977! It will be available digitally on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Pandora and more Friday August 18th! The full CD "Smokin Drinkin' & Gamblin' comes out....
Hey ya'll! I wanted to take this time to welcome you to my new website to check out my new single "Slide Off Of Your Satin Sheets" from my forthcoming CD Smokin Drinkin and Gamblin' featuring the legendary Jim Veston pedal steel, who played on the original recording with Johnny Paycheck back in 1977. The disc features 9 songs and also includes the songs Smokin Drinkin & Gamblin, featuring Robbie Turner, I Wish The Good Ole Days Weren't Gone, You Saved Me From Me written