Singer/Songwriter John Tibbs Releases Love Song, "Midwest Magic"
New Anthem Inspired By His Wife, Emily, Marks 4th Single From Heartland EP Set To Release Oct. 20; PledgeMusic Preorder Of EP Features Four Instant Downloads
By: John Tibbs
"I'm gone from home 200 dates a year. My wife, Emily, has been completely supportive of me as I pursue this dream on the road, but I miss and think about her everyday," shares Tibbs, revealing the inspiration behind "Midwest Magic," which was cowritten with Dave Barnes (http://www.davebarnes.com/
"I wanted to have a song I could sing to her every night on stage and the charm of 'Midwest Magic,' to me, is that unwavering, consistent love that we have in our marriage," continues Tibbs. "This song has quickly become a favorite of mine, and I hope that when people hear it, it makes them pull their loved ones in a little closer."
"'Midwest Magic' is one of those slam dunk moments as a writer," adds Barnes. "John was kind enough to bring in a KILLER chorus - I loved it when he played it for me - and we got to build around that."
"I know all about Midwest Magic," muses the song's producer Ben Shive (http://www.benshive.com/)
In addition to the four songs mentioned above, PledgeMusic is offering a variety of limited-edition products and exclusives from Tibbs. Some of the items being offered include a Skype meeting and a walking tour of Nashville with Tibbs, an invitation to a listening party for the new album, an acoustic concert at the pledger's house by Tibbs and much more. All pledgers will also gain exclusive access to new music, videos from the studio, photos from the road, sneak peeks at unfinished tracks and more.
Playing the new music from Heartland along with his fan favorites while on tour, Tibbs recently shared the stage with Mercy Me, TobyMac, Casting Crowns and many others during a "Night of Hope" Hurricane Harvey relief concert Sept. 20 at Verizon Theater in Dallas, TX. The event reportedly raised around a half-a-million-
Tibbs' current tour itinerary follows:
10/7-10/8 - Ormond Beach, FL; Salty Church
10/26 - Napa Valley, CA; Hillside Christian
10/28 - Palm Springs, CA; Our Savior's Palm Springs
10/29 - Phoenix, AZ; The Refuge
10/29 - Phoenix, AZ; Arcadia City Church
11/2 - Westfield, IN (with Jonny Diaz)
11/3 - Akron, OH (with Jonny Diaz)
11/4 - Altoona, PA (with Jonny Diaz)
11/5 - Hagerstown, MD (with Jonny Diaz)
11/17-11/19 - St Louis, MO; Church of God Youth Convention
* Tour dates subject to change.
For more information on John Tibbs, including tour dates and social media links, visit www.JohnTibbsMusic.com.
About John Tibbs:
Hailing from the Midwest and the son of a preacher and teacher, American roots rock singer/songwriter Tibbs catapulted into the music industry through a successful release with NoiseTrade.com (http://noisetrade.com/
Tibbs, who has had a stutter since his childhood, spends time encouraging others like himself everywhere he travels. "I believe we need to normalize things like that and encourage folks, especially children, that the way we are made is beautiful in and of itself," says Tibbs, who currently resides in Nashville with his wife, Emily, and their dog, Lady.
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