Written by Bluegrass hit songwriter Billy Droze along with Ervan Parker and Eddie Wilson, “Heartbreak Hill” is Kristi Stanley’s debut single release on (615) Hideaway Records.
"When we were researching material, Melanie (Wilson) suggested asking Billy Droze if he had anything that may suit me. I admire him so much as a songwriter and artist and crossed my fingers! He was actually writing that day and turned around and sent her something within the hour. I fell in love with "Heartbreak Hill" immediately. The story, the gritty, fearless drive, and the dynamic of the vocal that intensifies as you listen. I'm more than pleased to present this song, with 615 Hideaway Records, as the lead single for my forthcoming self-titled album. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!" -Kristi Stanley
“Heartbreak Hill”, produced by Steve Wilson and Kristi Stanley, was recorded at Bonfire Recording Studio, Piedmont, SC and contains performances by Kristi Stanley (Lead Vocals), Shawn Lane & Gena Britt (Harmony Vocals), Steve Wilson (Banjo), Deanie Richardson (Fiddle), Blake Young (Mandolin), Andrew Crawford (Acoustic Guitar), Glen Crain (Resonator Guitar) and Michael Branch (Acoustic Bass).
“Kristi has a rich, haunting tone that surrounds any song she sings and that definitely shows on Heartbreak Hill. It was fun singing with her on this one!” -Shawn Lane, Blue Highway
“Heartbreak Hill” is available for download to D.J.’s and program directors on AirPlay Direct.
The single will be available commercially wherever digital downloads are available on Friday, January 21, 2022.