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The best kept secret in music

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Discography

Words 1995
The Birdseye Project 1998
Resurrected 2003
Nobody Knows - Best of the Tony Rich Project 2005

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The Tony Rich Project With his debut Grammy award winning album Words, Tony Rich established himself as a quintessential singer, songwriter and producer, spawning an international musical revolution in the Rhythm & Blues, Pop, Rock, Folk, Country and Gospel genres. He’s one of those spellbinding artists that challenges listeners to reflect while simultaneously delivering soul-filled medleys that consist of acoustic guitar riffs and effective piano chords. The multiplicity of talent that is found beneath his svelte frame is anything but lean. His music is thickly layered in language that makes you cognizant of his crusade to restore positive lyrics into an industry that is saturated with lines that praise sex, champion drugs and worship money. He makes no apologies for his convictions yet he doesn’t condemn anyone either.
Tony Rich is on a mission to turn lives around instead of upside down, which is reflected as a thread in all of his music, past, present & future. The yet untitled set is an extraordinary project that Tony’s been crafting over a period of time. "Tony actually has been working on three records at the same time, but in different directions. As a performer, Tony comes a long way in understanding the importance of being a great performer and improving my performance. In the studio, everything that I was doing back then, I’m ten times better and more comfortable now. I still have the same hunger as I did before I got into the business, but at the same time Tony been through enough to understand that once you get into the business it’s nothing like you thought it was. It requires you to know a lot about the business and for those that don’t, they suffer. And Tony knows about pain. Having signed to the now defunct LaFace Records spear-headed by Antonio "L.A. Reid as a staff writer and producer in the late 1990Õs, Tony subsequently became the first artist on the roster who was immediately targeted to the Pop market and after selling over 1.5 million albums and landing at the top of the charts in the UK, chose to leave the innovative Atlanta label. "Tony learned that when you take a stand for what you believe in, especially when it comes to your music, sometimes there will be some repercussions but at the same time, there is a reward after that, part of which is self-respect. Tony learned to be honest with myself and that’s the best reward." Since his megawatt success with Words, Tony silently released two discs, Birdseye on LaFace and Resurrected through Compendia Music Group, recorded a DVD that consisted of live performances, behind-the-scene shots and candid interviews that was sold through his website. Now this rare gem is once again a self-described free agent in active discussions with various labels and distributors regarding his latest recording. "My music has always been about provoking people to think in ways they never thought before. And I take that serious, that’s how I can put records out in any market and I’m okay. You’ll never find an explicit sticker on any of my music." Possessing a broad appeal and a passion for instrument-laden tracks with an acute awareness for his God-given gifts, the musician utilizes his skills to connect with his fans, which is like therapy for all in ear shot distance. He is one of a few artists in the industry that can single-handedly walk into a studio and compose, produce and arrange his own music, much like the craftsmen that he respects (Stevie Wonder, Prince, and Lenny Kravitz). While Words was quickly assembled in a "closet," Tony’s latest work was carefully assimilated over time in his professionally equipped studio. Look out for a new release from Tony Rich very soon.