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Country folk artist David McLachlan has released his eighth album, Heartache Motel

Canadian country folk-rocker David McLachlan is checking into the Heartache Motel with his new album.

“I had the title floating around in my head for a long time,” he said of its origins. “When I wrote the song, it became the album title too. From there, it was easy to fill in which songs I wanted on the album.”

The album features the likes of Julian Taylor, who was in Nashville at the time to perform at Americana Fest, as well as 13-time CCMA-nominated vocalist Lisa Brokop and fourth place contestant on The Voice, Adam Cunningham.

“The inspiration for ‘Where My Heart Will Go’ was born out of a long-distance romance,” David said. “It’s uncertain at the start, you know? So you’re wondering, ‘Is there something here?’ By the end of the song, I’ve decided there was.

“This album was recorded in Nashville nearly a year ago,” the Toronto-based singer-songwriter continued. “It’s incredible to think of how much has changed since then; for example, I played the last show at The Bluebird before it was closed for the pandemic.

“Nashville feels like home-away-from-home for me. I have looked at property there and am toying with the idea of a place to call mine. I have made so many wonderful contacts in Nashville, and there are just songs floating around in the air. I find it a very creative environment, and the talent pool is beyond belief.

“Where My Heart Will Go” and Heartache Motel are available now.

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