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Award-winning, chart-topping country artist Sylvia’s ambitious new album, Nature Child – A Dreamer's Journey, is a project that she literally has spent her entire life making. Nature Child represents “a full circle moment for me,” the Nashville-based singer/songwriter shares. Playful as well as thought-provoking, this generation-spanning concept album (released 2/22/22 on her own Red Pony Records) inspires listeners of all ages to follow their dreams.
Nature Child is filled with a dozen enchanting story-songs. Tracks like the richly atmospheric “Avalon,” the lilting “Dancing Over An Emerald Isle,” and the joyous “If I Only Had Wings” convey three main album themes: “don’t be afraid to dream,” “imagination sets you free,” and “you are loved for who you are.” On stellar songs such as the title track and “My Best Friend,” Sylvia touches upon other themes that address the importance of remembering our innate connection with the earth and the qualities of being a true friend.
Sylvia’s unique ability to honor the past while standing firmly in the present is what makes her earlier release, "Second Bloom – The Hits Re-Imagined," so striking. On this album, she re-imagines some of her greatest hits, using the life experiences and skills she’s gained as a musician over the last three decades to imbue them with new life and let them bloom again.
During her tenure as a solo artist with RCA Records between 1979 and 1987, Sylvia became one of the most celebrated women in country music. She released five albums with a dozen #1 and Top Ten hits, sold over four million records, and won multiple awards including the Academy of Country Music’s Female Vocalist of the Year and Billboard’s #1 Country Female Artist. In the 1990s, Sylvia began sharing new facets of her voice and perspective as an artist through her work on her own record label, Red Pony Records. Last year, Sylvia released the critically acclaimed "It’s All in the Family," her most personal album to date and the first ever on which she is a co-writer on the majority of songs.