Lisa Richard unveils new single, “News You Can Use”

Lisa Richard’s New Single Has “News You Can Use”

Canadian country maven Lisa Richard is back with some “News You Can Use.”

The East Coast crooner shares a deeply personal, uplifting, and uptempo track that shines a light on homegrown values, staying optimistic, and finding the good in the everyday.

The magic behind Lisa Richard’s heartfelt songwriting is the authenticity that oozes from every note; her vocal prowess delivers on the melody, unearthing what matters most to each of us. Matched with her ability to write a track that is equally catchy as it is sincere, “News You Can Use” is another capturing of the moments that matter the most. Richard is spellbinding, coercing you to swim in nostalgia, and you appreciate the world at present.

“News You Can Use” arrives alongside her new release, Promises Kept; produced by CCMA Hall of Famer Jason Barry (Dean Brody, Terri Clarke, Charlie Major, Michelle Wright, Tenille Arts, Jason Blaine), the debut full-length album follows Richard’s well-received EP, Tangled Up (2017), and marks a promising journey for the gifted musician.

The single’s lyrics spellbinding from the start, and Richard’s collection of songs from Promises Kept, ushered a new melodic chapter for Lisa Richards. A palpable tour de force, mashed with a little country reckoning and a big, big voice calling all to step up and listen — there’s a new cowgirl in town, and that’s “News You Can Use.”

Watch the lyric video for “News You Can Use” below and learn more about Lisa Richard via our mini-interview.

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

I am a Fisherman’s daughter from New Mills, New Brunswick, and I grew up on country music from Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Charlie Pride, Johnny Cash, and many others. My current home is in Halifax, Nova Scotia, making catching a flight to Nashville easy.

What’s the best part of living in Halifax?

It’s a great music community, and I get to live by the ocean. That’s a win-win!! You also know your seafood will be fresh when you buy it locally.

Halifax is a city that still has a small-town feel, which I really like. I just love my neighbours!!

What’s the best news you’ve heard this week?

A dear friend is almost done their testing to reinstate their licensure to return to work after a long two years of being laid off due to the pandemic. It’s always good news to hear about things getting back to something close to normal.

What’s it like working with CCMA Hall of Famer Jason Barry?

It has truly been the best experience ever! I could not be happier with how it all turned out.

He has a gift for bringing out the best in you and capturing it on a recording.

I can’t wait to start planning album number 3!

What’s the one album by a Canadian artist that everyone should have in their collection?

I have listened to Dean Brody for years and loved his songwriting. His latest album, Boys, will not disappoint! But please don’t ask me to pick a favourite song! That would be a tough one to narrow down!

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