|With a new approach to a country classic, Country Rockabilly Recording Artist Brendon Mac releases his arrangement of Ring of Fire, a 1963 hit from the Man in Black, Mr. Johnny Cash. Marking the 60th Anniversary of this hit song, Brendon’s version is available on all streaming platforms including Spotify, Apple Music, etc.
With Brendon’s interpretation of this song, he is attracting fans from all over. “Johnny Cash is my country music idol and main musical influence,” says Brendon. “I wanted to honor him with this and showcase that country music is still country music.” This song was produced by renowned Gary Carter who, not only has worked as music director for one of country music’s top female artists, Faith Hill, he has also been instrumental in helping the talents of the late Jeff Carson and Daryle Singletary, as well as Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Pam Tillis, Wade Hayes, Rhett Akins, Randy Travis, Marty Stuart, Connie Smith and more. The song, which was recorded at East Iris studios in Nashville, features an all-star musician lineup including Kenny Vaughan on rhythm guitar, Danny Parks on lead guitar, Chris Scruggs on upright bass, Chad Cromwell on drums and Mike Rojas on keys and B3. “It takes a true team to bring music to life. I’m honored to have worked with them.”
Ring of Fire
is the first of many releases for Brendon, which will be followed by an EP, which is slated to be released later this year. To stay up-to-date on his music and upcoming tour dates, be sure to follow him on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Twitter and stay tuned for his brand new website.
About Brendon Mac: With Brendon Mac’s confident voice and winning stage presence, this seasoned artist is fusing elements of classic country, rock, blues and R&B into what rockabilly truly means and is becoming that next artist whose inevitable rise is already attracting the ears of country fans and beyond. Growing up in The Great Lake State, but now residing in Pueblo, Colorado, music was always a part of Brendon’s childhood. What started at the age of 5 when his grandfather took him to The Alpena Lumberman’s Chorus (Barbershop practice) and his mother sang in church every week, he was always referred to as the ‘musical child’ in his family.
To this day, Brendon lists Johnny Cash amongst his biggest influences also throwing in the likes of Elvis, Carl Perkins, Carlene Carter, Marty Stuart and Brian Setzer from the Stray Cats. These artists, like all of his favorites released music with a strong message while still leaving listeners feeling happy. Now, he strives to bring this same joy to others by way of his original music. “All of my originals come from the heart. My inspiration comes from years of trials and tribulations on this earth. My wish is that my music makes an impact on someone’s life. If I can take someone to a special place or time for 2 minutes in a song or 2 hours on stage, then I have done my job. Mission complete.” With dreams of playing big venues and performing on the Grand Ole Opry, one thing is certain. Brendon Mac has big plans for the future, and based on what we’ve already seen, that future has even greater plans for him.