ANGELA HACKER RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM ON WARNER BROS. RECORDS
NASHVILLE, TN -- March 30, 2007 -- On March 1, country music fans across the nation voted to make Angela Hacker the winner of cable television's longest-running and highest-rated talent program, Nashville Star. Just a month later, Warner Bros. Records is set to release her debut album, The Winner Is Angela Hacker: Nashville Star Season 5, on April 3. The album includes four original songs along with six cover tunes Hacker performed throughout the show's run. The lead single, "Total Loss," which Angela introduced to the world on Nashville Star's original song night, was released digitally on March 19.
The whirlwind release has turned Hacker's life up-side-down in the past month. As a 29-year-old single mother from Muscle Shoals, AL, Hacker has spent several years as a self-supporting singer-songwriter. Winning a contract with Warner Bros. Records, however, has fulfilled a dream she has had all her life. "I can't remember a time in my life when I ever wanted to be anything but a singer. I wrote my first song at age 10 and have been working at it ever since. Now that it's actually happening, all I can think is ‘wow.' What did I do right?"
Since winning Nashville Star, Angela has been busy promoting her album. Look for her in Star Magazine, People, Country Weekly and more. Hacker will make her Grand Ole Opry debut tonight and will perform for the televised portion of GAC's Grand Ole Opry Live Saturday. Video features are soon to come on all major online video channels, and real-time footage of her hometown in-store CD signing will be exclusive to YouTube on April 3.
Next, Angela will hit the road along with Nashville Star finalist Zac Hacker (her 23-year-old brother who ran a close second to her in this year's competition), David St. Romain and Joshua Stevens. The tour, which kicks off in Hershey, PA on July 1, will cover 40 dates over a three month period this summer.
With the release of The Winner Is Angela Hacker: Nashville Star Season 5 just around the corner, Angela already has her eye on the next prize. She has been in the studio this week collaborating with Cowboy Troy, whom she met on the set of Nashville Star, on tracks from his forthcoming release Black In The Saddle. In the fall, Angela is scheduled to head back into the studio to record her second album for Warner Bros., this time as a duo with her brother Zac Hacker.
- Love Me Wild
- Strawberry Wine
- You Got Me
- Do Right Woman Do Right Man
- I Can't Make You Love Me
- Total Loss
- I Was Country When Country Wasn't Cool
- When Will I Be Loved
- Hard To Handle (Featuring Zac Hacker)