The 70s iconic singer-songwriter, Don McLean, will release his nineteenth studio album on March 23, and this is his first release in eight years. McLean is a revered musician, having received numerous songwriting awards, including his induction into the Grammy and Songwriter's Hall of Fame. Best known for his song 1971 single "American Pie," McLean's new album is reminiscent of his earlier work. As stated in a press release, he says that "the inspiration for the project started years ago when I would walk in the beautiful gardens in Sydney, Australia near the Opera House. I would dream young dreams and it was a comfort and an inspiration. I was always young inside, like we all are, and I felt it again there.”
Botanical Gardens, McLean's new album, contains genres of folk and Americana country, with a bit of a rock to get listeners moving. The album also reflects on McLean's life and his overall view of what life has to offer. The album was recorded at Watershed Studios in Nashville, Tenn. His music has been recorded by some of the most popular artists of all time, past and present. These include Elvis Presley, Fred Astaire, Ed Sheeran, Garth Brooks and numerous others.
McLean is currently touring the US through May 12. For tickets, click here. He will also be performing in the UK and in Ireland.