The title Missy has chosen for her new album is Turn This Heart Around and the release is slated for an official street date of July 1st, 2014. Missy and her band look forward to sharing this set of recordings that will feature select cuts by the band and also some very special guests and songwriters. The Cincinnati area singer and bandleader Missy Werner is heading for the airwaves with the project’s second single, “Rocks In The River,” which has been made available to broadcasters via AirplayDirect. The song, an ode to enduring love, follows the album’s first single, “I Always Do".
Like its predecessor, Three Kinds Of Lonesome, Turn This Heart Around relies on contributions from a broad range of modern bluegrass and country songwriters, as well as new version of two bluegrass classics, “I Just Got Wise” (Carter Stanley) and “Rough Edges,” written by the late Randall Hylton. But, whether old or new, edgy or straight-up traditional, each performance is focused on Werner’s instantly recognizable vocals, placing them in just the right setting to bring out the unique character and content of the song.
Missy Werner was born and raised in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area, in the heart of the midwest Bluegrass belt. She became interested in music at age seven and a few years later became a member of her family band. Missy has carved a niche in the region as a respected vocalist and musician. In an era in which many performers are frequently compared to others, she has developed a distinctive, easily recognizable voice. Whether performing a hard hitting traditional song or tender ballad, she makes the adjustment and delivers. Missy formed her touring band in 2009 after recording a solo project, "Drifting and Dreaming", one that gained her national and worldwide attention.
Turn This Heart Around will present songs written by award winning songwriters and bluegrass artists including Sierra Hull, Eric Gibson, Sarah Siskind, Gretchen Peters, Larry Cordle, and many other fantastic writers. The recently released single, "Rocks In The River" was penned by IBMA Songwriter of the Year Eric Gibson—it’s his first “outside” cut—“Rocks In The River” is drawn from the half of Turn This Heart Around that features Werner on mandolin, with her Missy Werner Band (banjo man Jeff Roberts, guitarist Tim Strong and bass player Artie Werner) and fiddler Brandon Godman. Another half-dozen of the album’s cuts, including “I Always Do,” presents Werner purely as a vocalist, with support from an all-star group assembled by producer Jon Weisberger, while a traditional-style gospel quartet made with still another all-star cast rounds out the project.