Over a remarkable 45 plus year career Jimmy Webb has received every major award this industry has to offer, including being the only artist to ever receive Grammy awards for music, lyrics, and orchestration. Jimmy Webb has personally written the Great American Songbook, including such masterworks as “Up, Up and Away”, “By the Time I Get to Phoenix”, “Wichita Lineman”, “Galveston”, “All I Know” and “MacArthur Park”. His songs have been performed by many of the most popular contemporary singers, including R.E.M., Glen Campbell, The 5th Dimension, Thelma Houston, The Supremes, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Isaac Hayes, Art Garfunkel, Amy Grant, Linda Ronstadt, Donna Summer, Barbra Streisand, and Carly Simon.
For “Still Within The Sound Of My Voice” Jimmy delves deep into his songbook for some of his most dynamic performances to date. From the opening notes of “Sleeping In The Daytime”, Jimmy and Lyle Lovett are off and running with a contemporary sound that will be blasting out of AAA radio speakers all across the country. The album again unites Jimmy Webb with some of today’s biggest selling and enduring artists for once in a lifetime performances, including the iconic “MacArthur Park”. In celebration of its 45th Anniversary, Jimmy reached out to Brian Wilson for his inspirational vocal harmonies which take this American classic soaring to new heights. This album is full inspirational vocal performances from the breathless seduction of Carly Simon on “Easy For You To Say”, to the joyful contemporary styling of Keith Urban on “Where’s The Playground, Susie”. In celebration of Jimmy Webb’s career as a singer, songwriter and performer, it is easy to see why these artists all have joined together for this amazing collection of duets from the Jimmy Webb Great American Songbook.