MY MUSIC

My Album "Country Songs From The Heart Vol.II" was officially launched on the 7th November 2020 containing 3 x Original tracks plus 10 x hand-picked covers (all from the heart) from some of my favorite artists. Each song is specifically selected to give you, the listener, my heartfelt touch of Traditional Country Music to listen to and enjoy. 


Engineered & Produced by Phil Doublet at “The 3rd Room Production”, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Mixed, Post Engineered & Mastered by Arnie van Bussel at “Nightshift Studio”, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Photography by Tracy Mc Ara, Barb Lloyd
Cover Design & Graphics by Anie van Bussel
CD Production by Stebbing Recording-Replication Services, Auckland, New Zealand

 

Country Songs From The Heart Vol.II
 
 

"It's Called Being In Love" Having true love in the bond of marriage, accepting warts and all, having fun, enjoying each other in full, no matter the challenges.
Written: Lyrics by Shirley Smythe, Melody by Don Smythe (c) 17-02-2019


Officially released for airplay on the 24th of April 2020. 
Engineered & Produced by Phil Doublet at “The 3rd Room Production”, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Mixed, Post Engineered & Mastered by Arnie van Bussel at “Nightshift Studio”, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Photography by Don Smythe
Cover Design & Graphics by Arnie van Bussel

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"Nowhere's Too Far" is of a relationship between two people that was going nowhere. The woman decides to try one last time to let him know how she feels and that he's the one she truly loves.
Written: Lyrics by Shirley Smythe, Melody was co-written by Shirley Smythe & Don Smythe (c) 20-11-2018


Officially released for airplay on the 25th of February 2019. 
Engineered & Produced by Phil Doublet at “The 3rd Room Production”, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Mixed, Post Engineered & Mastered by Arnie van Bussel at “Nightshift Studio”, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Photography by Avita van Bussel
Cover Design & Graphics by Arnie van Bussel

Nowhere's Too Far Cover
Someone's Heart Is Breaking Cover

"Someone's Heart Is Breaking" is about a man breaking off a relationship, leaving a woman brokenhearted and feeling quite bad about it. Hearing her crying with the sobs from a shattered heart as he walks away into the night.
Written: Lyrics by Shirley Smythe, Melody was co-written by Shirley Smythe & Don Smythe (c) 20-02-2019


Officially released for airplay on the 25th of February 2019. 
Engineered & Produced by Phil Doublet at “The 3rd Room Production”, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Mixed, Post Engineered & Mastered by Arnie van Bussel at “Nightshift Studio”, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Photography by Avita van Bussel
Cover Design & Graphics by Arnie van Bussel

 

My debut EP "Country Songs From The Heart Vol.I" was officially released for airplay on the 23rd of June 2018 containing

1 x Original track plus 6 x hand-picked covers (all from the heart) from some of my favorite artists - Merle Haggard, Don Williams, Kenny Rogers, Alan Jackson, and Clark Reid.


Engineered & Produced by Phil Doublet at “The 3rd Room Production”, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Mixed, Post Engineered & Mastered by Arnie van Bussel at “Nightshift Studio”, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Photography by Glenn Miller
Cover Design & Graphics by Glenn Miller
CD Production by Stebbing Recording-Replication Services, Auckland, New Zealand
I hope you enjoy my style of Country.

 
Country Songs From The Heart Cover
A Night Alone With You Cover

"A Night Alone With You"

A woman, who fell in love with a man who was still in a broken down relationship and she was wanting “A Night Alone With You” for some solace in the interim until they could be together full time.

Written: Lyrics by Shirley Smythe, Melody by Don Smythe (c) 01-05-2013


Officially released for airplay on the 23rd of June 2019. 
Engineered & Produced by Phil Doublet at “The 3rd Room Production”, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Mixed, Post Engineered & Mastered by Arnie van Bussel at “Nightshift Studio”, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Photography by Glenn Miller
Cover Design & Graphics by Glenn Miller