In Cheryl's own words:
My new album "My Heart Still Remembers," featuring the Legendary Ian Tyson and 2012 CCMA Hall of Famer Johnny Burke is finished!
After my first album, Paper Fire, was completed, I was inspired to continue writing. Drawing on my love of traditional country and 60s pop songs, I wanted to incorporate some life experiences I've enjoyed along the way with my husband. While many events fade away with time, certain details seemed to hang on and have etched themselves into our memories. For instance, in the song, Honeymoon, there is a musical reference to a classic Anne Murray song which we danced to at our wedding. In another called Maryhill, an early love affair is set to the backdrop of the Elora Gorge in southern Ontario, near where I grew up. Not every reference is a literal one, of course, but I'll let you try and figure out which ones actually happened!
Writing alongside my producer/collaborator, Douglas Romanow, it seemed that these vignettes played out best in the forms of duets, and we had a lot of fun discussing the discrepancies between the female and male points of view. But who with to sing them? I am so pleased to have worked alongside three great artists, including the Legendary Ian Tyson, the 2012 CCMA Hall of Fame inductee Johnny Burke and Nashville's very own Tim Culpepper. The duet songs became the touchstones by which we would write and choose the full collection of songs [incidentally, quite Canadian, with the inclusion of tracks by Buffy St. Marie and Terry Black]. I'm so proud to introduce you to My Heart Still Remembers.