If you know country country music, you undoubtedly know the music of Luke Dick.
Dierks Bentley, Eric Church and Miranda are just a few of the names that Luke has penned songs for but at the end of the year, he’s telling his story in a way that most songwriters don’t. With a documentary about an Oklahoma strip club that his mother used to work at titled Red Dog.
And to coincide with the release, a soundtrack featuring Dierks, Natalie Hemby and the great Miranda Lambert.
“This soundtrack is directly inspired by the lives and characters in my documentary,” says Luke. “For over 10 years, I interviewed my mother, fathers, dancers, musicians, cops and even some ghosts about the infamous Oklahoma City topless bar. They worked there, led their young lives there and most of them lived to tell the tale. I’m forever thankful to those who shared their memories, as it is somewhat of an origin story for me.”
“It’s been a long, long road for all these songs to travel. The concepts for the songs originated through so many personal experiences – through lives and hearts – and come out the other side of my weird brain. I am extremely proud of every single note of this music. The record reflects the history of real people, wrapped up in backbeats and ballads, presented through swagger and sadness. On top of it all, it encapsulates joy, pain, hope and laughter.”
No joke, I’ve listened to this song 25 times this morning.
The album, along with the documentary, drops on December 4th.
MUSIC FROM THE DOCUMENTARY RED DOG Track List:
1 – Red Dog Intro
2 – ”Oklahomie” – Performed by Hey Steve featuring Patrick Carney (Written by Luke Dick and Patrick Carney)
3 – Prison Tat (Interlude)
4 – Tattoo – Performed by Luke Dick (Written by Luke Dick, Laura Veltz and Jessie Jo Dillon)
5 – Got An Average (Interlude)
6 – Polyester – Performed by Luke Dick featuring Miranda Lambert (Written by Luke Dick and Chris Dubois)
7 – Plain White T – Performed by Luke Dick (Written by Luke Dick, Jeff Hyde and Laura Veltz)
8 – It Wasn’t Normal (Interlude)
9 – Blazer – Performed by Luke Dick featuring Dierks Bentley (Written by Luke Dick, Joey Hyde and Jeff Hyde)
10 – Guy Named Rachel – Performed by Luke Dick (Written by Luke Dick and Rodney Clawson)
11 – Henceforth (Interlude)
12 – Nasty Kathy – Performed by Luke Dick (Written by Luke Dick and Chris Dubois)
13 – Kool – Performed by Luke Dick (Written by Luke Dick, Jeff Hyde and Jessie Jo Dillon)
14 – Solar Dryer (Interlude)
15 – B Level Hustler – Performed by Luke Dick featuring Jackson Dean (Written by Luke Dick and Chris Dubois)
16 – Vegas (Interlude)
17 – Dance Like Me – Performed by Luke Dick (Written by Luke Dick and Rick Brantley)
18 – Five O’Clock Shadow – Performed by Luke Dick (Written by Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby and Rosi Golan)
19 – I Won (Interlude)
20 – Tiny Dreams – Performed by Luke Dick (Written by Luke Dick, Jason Lehning and Patrick Carney)
21 – You’re Beautiful (Interlude)
22 – Mothers and Sons – Performed by Luke Dick featuring Natalie Hemby (Written by Luke Dick and Natalie Hemby)
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