December 6, 2006



One-hour music intensive special features America, with new live recordings of their classic hits, previews of songs from their upcoming double CD, Here & Now and exclusive interviews.

America brings their unmistakable, platinum-selling sound into the new millennium on Here & Now, their new album produced by Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne) and James Iha (Smashing Pumpkins).

Band members Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell introduce these new songs to their fans alongside live, full-band versions of classics like “Sister Golden Hair,” “Ventura Highway,” and “Horse with No Name.”

In exclusive interview clips, Beckley, Bunnell, Schlesinger and Iha discuss America’s impact on contemporary music, the making of the new album, and the roles played by their acclaimed collaborators. Ryan Adams, Ben Kweller and members of My Morning Jacket and Nada Surf pay tribute to one of their favorite bands by contributing songs and support to America on many tracks throughout Here & Now.

Producer: Tres Hombres Productions (Paul Rappaport, Jym Fahey, Mitch Maketansky)

  • Host: Meg Griffin
  • Distribution: CDs will ship to radio around Dec 28, 2006
  • Contact: Andy Cahn / Cahn Media, 215-279-7632
  • Broadcast Window: Begins January 12, 2007
  • Length: One-hour with breaks for local spots
  • Terms: Available for all USA radio broadcasters at no cost, no built-in barter spots
  • Tour dates: Pollstar shows dates through Sep 2007
  • Tin Man +
  • Chasing the Rainbow
  • Ride On
  • One Chance
  • Ventura Highway +
  • Don't Cross the River +
  • I Need You +
  • Lonely People +
  • Sandman + *
  • Sister Golden Hair +
  • A Horse with No Name +
  • Golden
  • Always Love
  • + = live performance
  • * = noncommercial version only
Here & Now - America’s new release in stores from Burgundy Records on Jan 16, 2007. More details are online at Click below for the video on the making of Here & Now and clips of classic America performances.


Steve Casanova, KONO (San Antonio, TX) said...

A really well done special featuring one of our core artists. We are very excited to air this program.

Dave Martin, KXPT (Las Vegas, NV) said...

97-1 The Point presented America for a sold-out concert here in Las Vegas; so this special on America’s Here & Now CD was a perfect fit for The Point’s listening audience. Thanks for the great special!!

Tom St. John (WWBB - Providence, RI) said...

The show had a great balance of hits to new material to maintain interest. To-the-point interviews made the hour flow smoothly.

- Fred Miller, WWMJ (Bangor, ME) said...

The America show was very well produced and interesting to listen to. The listeners enjoyed the giveaways which arrived in a timely manner.