Brooks Forsyth has released in June a re-recording of the timeless tune of Nashville producer and hit songwriter Buzz Cason's classic tune "Everlasting Love". Written by Cason and Mac Gayden, the new rendition spotlights Brook's vocal performance.
Blending elements of rock and pop with organic Americana sounds, the 2022 release features fiddle and banjo highlights, supported by groovin’ electric guitar. Tipping his hat to the award-winning entertainers who recorded the track before him, Forsyth’s easy-does-it, conversational alto vocals enliven the composition to revive the tune as a unique all-time classic.
Recorded at Creative Workshop Studios in Nashville, the idea spawned during the recording session of Forsyth’s second album. “Buzz told me about a festival he had just played with Billy Swan in Canada. They closed the show with 'Everlasting Love' and the crowd’s response was overwhelming,” said Forsyth. “That was reinforcement to me as to how timeless the song is, and inspired me to record it. I made a demo and sent it to Buzz, and he approved the idea. I’m honored to be part of the history, and future, of this classic hit.”
“Brooks’ performance is fitting to rejuvenate a fond musical moment in time for fans and will transcend to open the door to a new audience of listeners as a must-add to their playlists,” added co-producer Buzz Cason.
Hailing from the mountains of North Carolina, Brooks Forsyth is a musician of Appalachia and beyond. He began playing on street corners and barbecue restaurants and has since become a Nashville recording artist. Brooks’ musical style encompasses a varietyof genres, particularly within Americana. He has a large repertoire of original songs and a versatile guitar style consisting of both flatpicking and fingerpicking techniques.
Throughout the last fifteen years, he has performed solo or with a variation of musical ensembles across the U.S.A.In 2017, Brooks began recording at the Creative Workshop studio in Nashville, TN with producer Buzz Cason. His last two albums So Much Beyond Us (2018) and his current project feature guitarist Sadler Vaden (Jason Isbell’s 400 Unit), Grand Ole Opryfiddler Eamon McLoughlin, and bassist Michael Rinne (Miranda Lambert).
Brooks currently has three solo albums available: "So Much Beyond Us" (2018), "On The Lam And Lonesome" (2016) and "Back In Cackalacky" (2015). His first two albums were recorded at Grenville Art Recording Studio in Boone, NC. Brooks began playing in western North Carolina in 2006. He is a founding member, lead singer, songwriter and guitarist of The Major Sevens. The band released their first studio album "Goodbye Baby" (2008). They have opened for acts such as Pokey Lafarge, Horse Feathers, and Acoustic Syndicate.
In 2010, in conjunction with MusicFest n' Sugar Grove, Brooks and his band mates were invited to a festival press conference where they performed for and with Doc Watson. They have also opened shows at Memorial Hall in ChapelHill, NC, before acts such as Lyle Lovett, David Grisman, Bela Fleck, Chris Thile and The Punch Brothers, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, and Del McCoury.
With three albums under his belt, Brooks is an accomplished songwriter whose music can be heard worldwide. He is currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on his fourth album anticipated in the Fall of 2022.
“Brooks Forsyth is an Appalachian musical treasure with universal appeal! Not since I worked with Jimmy Buffett in the early seventies have I been so excited about a new artist. His songs prove his mastery of songwriting. He’s a jewel to record in the studio, an expert musician and a warm and highly gifted entertainer in person!” - Buzz Cason