"...Michaels captures loneliness under glass and studies it like a scientist..." -- Tim Sendra, The AllMusic Blog

Lonely Always (More Songs for Ricky) is the new album from critically- acclaimed Nashville singer/songwriter Threk Michaels. Beautifully recorded for superior "Sweet Little Ricky" sound and produced in accordance with the highest Rick & Roll standards, the album contains ten original tracks based on Ricky Nelson's timeless, classic song "Lonesome Town."

Lonely Always features stunning musical performances by the world-famous vocal group the Jordanaires and the acclaimed "More Songs For Ricky" Hall of Fame Orchestra. Album coordination and supervision was supplied by rock legend & former Ricky Nelson bandmate Joe Osborn, who was the driving instrumental force behind such fabulous Nelson fan favorites as "You Are the Only One," "Hello Mary Lou (Goodbye Heart)," "Travelin' Man," "A Wonder Like You," "Everlovin'," "Young World," "It's Up To You" and countless other Ricky hits!

Written and sung exclusively by the gifted Michaels in the style of Ricky's most cherished acoustic ballads, this unique one-of-a-kind song-cycle about loneliness is truly the ultimate lonely-blue collection, each song lovingly dedicated to those who feel they'll always be "Lonely Always." Highly recommended for fans of Ricky Nelson, Gene Pitney, Roy Orbison or the Everly Brothers.

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Lonely Always Tracklist:

1. Lonely Always
2. Lonely Town
3. Song for the Lonely Seeker
4. Lonely Boy (Lonely One)
5. Lonely Just Like You
6. Lonely Dreams of You
7. The Lonely Part of My Heart
8. The Sound of Lonely
9. Lonely World (Lonely All The Way Through)
10. Lonely Always (Reprise)

(Released by Royal Records, 2008)

Lonely Always Players:

Threk Michaels - vocals & guitar
Jimmy Capps - guitar
Joe Osborn - bass guitar
Glen D. Hardin - piano & keyboards
Eddie Bayers - drums
The Jordainaires - backing vocals

Lonely Always Credits:

Recorded & mixed at SoundShop Studios, Nashville Tennessee
Additional recording at Sandbox Studio, Shreveport Louisiana
Special services rendered by Nashville's legendary RCA Studio B

Recording engineers: Mike Bradley, Mark Capps & Darren Osborn
Mixing engineer: Mark Capps
Mastering engineer: Hank Williams

Art direction & graphic design by Jerry Joyner
Cover artwork by J. William Myers

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