Eric Lee Beddingfield
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Eric Lee Beddingfield

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | SELF

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | SELF
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EBEL DAWG RECORDS has opened its doors in NASHVILLE, and have signed ERIC LEE BEDDINGFIELD as its first artist. BEDDINGFIELD’s first album “This Life Ain’t For Everybody,” is already out digitally and his first Country single, “The Gospel According To George Jones,” is being shipped to Country radio this week.
Staffers at this time for the label include RANDY BARBER and REGINA RALEIGH. BARBER is overseeing all aspects of the label business while RALEIGH is coordinating radio promotion. Reach out to BARBER at -

On October 25, 2010, country music singer Eric Lee Beddingfield’s latest album “This Life Ain’t for Everybody” was released via his label, Rebel Dawg Records. Eric Lee Beddingfield, who is also known ELB, serves as songwriter on this album where he either wrote or co-wrote all its twelve tracks. His first single, "The Gospel According to Jones" features guest vocals from his childhood musical hero, country music icon George Jones.

Eric Lee Beddingfield's "The Gospel According to Jones"
The first single of Eric Lee Beddingfield's latest album is "The Gospel According to Jones," in which he pays homage to veteran country singer George Jones, who is also known as "The Possum."

Although many singers have managed to write and perform tribute songs about their favorite musical artists, Beddingfield manages to out-do them all, and take this tribute a step further, since he enlists the country music pioneer, George Jones, as a guest vocalist, for this record.

In this duet recording, George Jones pays a tribute to the late great country artists that influenced him in return, such as Lefty Frizzell, Hank Williams, and Waylon Jennings. In the song's lyrics, Jones remarks that although these aforementioned singers have all passed on, "they're singing in heaven," according to his "gospel." The critically-acclaimed "Gospel According to Jones" is bound to be an anthem for all fans of country legend George Jones.

Noteworthy Album Cuts on Beddingfield's "This Life Ain't for Everybody"
The opening track is the up-tempo "That Ol' Outlaw Song," in which Beddingfield pays tribute to all the outlaws of country music, and makes a statement that their music will stand the test of time.

"Hard One To Forget" is a love ballad, in which Beddingfield shares all the different reasons as to why a certain girl is memorable for him, and therefore, "hard to forget." An equally beautifully-performed ballad on the record is Beddingfield's "Missing Y'all."

In "Come On," Beddingfield reveals all the reasons as to why he wants his significant other to "come on over" tonight.

This album is filled with many up-tempo songs worth listening to such as "The Great Depression," the authentic "More Than One Year at a Time," as well as the title track "This Life Ain't for Everybody," in which he reveals how he finds his life fulfilling at the moment, and shares his gratitude that this life is his.

The Verdict:
There is something in it for everybody in Eric Lee Beddingfield's latest release "This Life Ain't for Everybody." This album is destined to please fans of traditional country music, especially those who love such country artists as Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Charlie Daniels, Gretchen Wilson, George Jones, and Hank Williams Jr.

With this solid release, Beddingfield showcases that he has the songwriting talent and vocal ability to someday join the ranks of Hank Williams Jr., Kris Kristofferson, and his musical influence, George Jones as the next "outlaw" of country music.

Hey Music Lovers...
I've been a big Eric Lee Beddingfield fan ever since my husband came home with his CD and said I had to give it a listen. Chuck is very good at recognizing talent when he hears it.

Tonight we went to Eric's album showcase at 12th and Porter. And I have to say...I haven't seen an artist bring a game like that in a long time.

You all know I'm jaded when it comes to music. Chuck is even more jaded than I could ever be. Neither one of us go into full-out gushing mode unless somebody is really, truly, absolutely above and beyond.

But we both sat there at the showcase, watching this guy lay out some of the best vocals either one of us have ever heard. His stage presence was addictive. No Pro-Tools here. No slick polish. Just a great vocalist laying out the goods.

It was awesome.

Watching the men and women from the record labels as they stared, mesmerized at first, dancing by the end, made it clear they saw the same thing we did. If they don't fight to sign this guy, they're crazy.

The album is good -- but it doesn't do him justice. If you want a taste of what he can really do, you've got to see Eric live. The man can bring it like nobody's business.

Listen to him here.



"Gospel According to Jones" is climbing the charts on Country Radio 2011 Please call your stations and request it.

"Kill the Mullet", "Small Town America", and Power Source Magazine Number 1 "Nowhere USA" can be found on the self-titled debut album Eric Lee Beddingfield



Singer/songwriter Eric Lee Beddingfield hits the stage like a shot of adrenaline. His no-holds-barred attitude has been captured in his new release This Life Ain’t For Everybody – 12 songs that tell the good, the bad and the ugly of life as he sees it and as he’s experienced it. A dozen gems he wrote or co-wrote, which were born out of a path he took literally by accident.
Call it a silver lining, call it a speed bump in the road of life or even divine intervention. But when a career-ending injury while playing football at Georgia Southern University sidelined this Augusta native, he picked up a guitar and filled the void with his first love, country music.
Eric Lee Beddingfield was no stranger to the history and traditions of American music. He had already aced Honkytonk 101 long before ever setting foot into a college classroom. His father played in bands for years making noise on the local “chitlin’ circuit” around the Southeast. Weekends spent at all night jam sessions and picking parties educated his young son in the styles and sounds of country music royalty such as Haggard, Jennings, Jones, and Cash.
With football out of the picture, the former linebacker tackled the local music scene with the tenacity of a pit bull. He formed a band whose rough-around-the-edges image and widespread reputation for partying soon became a staple on the regional college circuit. The unique blend of Southern rock and old school country driven by Beddingfield’s self-penned tunes earned the band the honor of top original country act in Georgia and one of the top five unsigned acts in the national Jim Beam Talent Contest. Eric knew it was time to make the move to Music City to fulfill his dream of walking the same streets, playing the same venues and maybe even working with the same Icons he grew up studying as a boy!
After 12 years of constant touring, Eric Lee Beddingfield has carved out a name for himself throughout the Southeast as an artist who can flat out “ROCK” a country song. “ELB”, as he is affectionately known, has become one of the best kept secrets in the world of country music. He’s played thousands of concerts with the biggest names on the biggest stages. He has sold tens of thousands of albums comprised of his original music, writing and recording with legendary superstars such as Dolly Parton and George Jones to Southern rock guitar gods Warren Haynes (Allman Bros., Gov’t Mule) and Rickey Medlocke (Lynyrd Skynyrd) just to name a few.
Beddingfield released his debut album in ‘07 on the Miami based label, Double Diamond. He scored three top 40 chart hits while being named the most spun independent artist on secondary radio in ‘08 according to BMI. “New Music Weekly” named him as one of the Top New Artists to watch. When the label closed its doors in ‘08, Eric didn’t miss a beat. He began writing and recording for his new project. This time digging deeper than ever to create an album of hardcore, unapologetic, ass-stomping country music his fans have grown to love.
ELB teamed up with Grammy-nominated producer and world class musician, Kent Wells (Dolly Parton/Keith Whitley/Hank Williams Jr/Reba McEntire) and the two began working on the new album in the spring of ‘09. Later that same year he signed a management deal with Craig Campbell, a former Sony Music executive who was instrumental in launching the careers of the Dixie Chicks, Montgomery Gentry, Gretchen Wilson, and Miranda Lambert.
The new album This Life Ain’t For Everybody will be released fall of ‘10 on the Nashville based, Rebel Dawg Records. It is 12 tracks of raw truth that can only be told by Eric Lee Beddingfield. The first single will be the critically acclaimed “The Gospel According to Jones”, featuring none other than Beddingfield’s childhood idol, the legendary George Jones.
A split-second turn of events pursuing a dream changed Eric Lee Beddingfield’s life forever. The new dream it unleashed will change music fans for life.