SIOUX FALLS (March 8, 2015) Badlands Entertainment Group is proud to officially announce the release of “Ghost Riders in the Sky,” the debut single from the Badlands House Band, produced by original Outlaws member Henry Paul and featuring million-selling rocker Ron Keel on lead vocals.
“It’s just one of those incredible songs that is open to interpretation,” said Paul. “These guys have made it their own.” The song was chosen by Badlands Pawn founder Chuck Brennan to provide the theme for the Badlands brand, and has proved to be the perfect sonic introduction to the band, which consists of Keel, guitarists DC Cothern and Doc Purcell, drummer The Rev, El Diablo on bass and keyboardist Dakota Scott.
The single, available now on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon MP3 and all other sources for digital music, is supported by an official music video which shows the band on the road, in the studio, and on stage. The video clip also includes glimpses of some of the rock stars that have done guest appearances with the BHB such as Paul Stanley from KISS, Stephen Pearcy (Ratt), Don Dokken, Jack Blades (Night Ranger), Kip Winger, and Mark Slaughter.
Three versions of the song have been released simultaneously – the full length master version, a condensed edit for radio, and the live version recorded at the band’s debut concert August 27th, 2015.
Paul took a break from his hectic touring schedule to produce the recording sessions, which were engineered by Mike Dresch at Cathouse Studios in Sioux Falls. The single was mixed in Nashville by Bobby Huff (Heart, Journey, BlackHawk) and mastered by Grammy winner Hank Williams.
“No one in history has sung ‘Ghost Riders’ more than Henry Paul,” Keel said. “To record it with him at the helm is truly an honor and the perfect way to introduce the world to the Badlands House Band.”