Steve Moakler Preps New Album, ‘Make a Little Room’

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Nashville singer-songwriter Steve Moakler is gearing up to release a brand new album this summer. Make a Little Room, set for release on Aug. 12, finds the Pittsburgh native putting a new focus on the things that count.

“It really is the overarching theme of the record,” Moakler says in a statement. “You can hang it all on that, this shift toward what ultimately matters. It’s the people around you and the little things. Having some margin in your life, and some space for magic to happen.”

His latest project includes co-writes with some of Nashville’s most celebrated songwriters, including Luke Laird, Marcus Hummon, Stephanie Chapman and Neil Medley. He also teamed up with acclaimed singer-songwriter Lucie Silvas and Andrew DeRoberts to co-write the “Autumn Came Back,” one of the 10 original tracks on Make a Little Room.

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Make a Little Room marks the sixth studio album from Moakler, who first made waves in the Nashville country music scene as a songwriter. He’s best known for writing Dierks Bentley‘s powerful 2015 single “Riser,” and has also written tracks cut by Reba McEntire, Joe Nichols, Ashley Monroe and Kellie Pickler.

Make a Little Room follows up Moakler’s 2020 album Blue Jeans, which was thematically centered about his transformative and often challenging early years spent in Nashville.

Steve Moakler’s Make a Little Room Tracklist:

1. “Make a Little Room” (Steve Moakler/Kelly Archer/Nathan Spicer)
2. “Tennessee Girl “(Steve Moakler/Oscar Charles)
3. “Pack It Up” (Steve Moakler)
4. “Autumn Came Back” (Steve Moakler/Andrew DeRoberts/Lucie Silvas)
5. “Start a Band” (Steve Moakler/Neil Mason)
6. “Better Days” (Steve Moakler/Marcus Hummon/Neil Medley)
7. “Let’s Go to the Lake” (Steve Moakler/Luke Laird/Barry Dean)
8. “Northerner” (Steve Moakler/Stephanie Chapman)
9. “You Being You” (Steve Moakler)
10. “Numbered” (Steve Moakler/Andy Skib/Jacob Davis)

Here Are Keith Whitley’s Top 10 Songs

Keith Whitley died on May 9, 1989, but his music lives on. The traditional country singer’s smooth baritone-tenor marks his best songs from a half-decade worth of records and many more years’ worth of proper romanticizing. Whitley is perhaps more cherished by the current generation of country stars than he was at the time of his death, leading to his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2022.

Radio hits, an under-appreciated album cut, a vintage cover song and one fine duet mark this list of the Top 10 Keith Whitley songs.

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