Hard to believe, but come August it'll be three years since Stoney LaRue released Velvet. And before that -- it was 2005's The Red Dirt Album that we had last got to hear a studio album from the Red Dirt icon.

And although we have to wait so long between his projects, he always makes the wait worth it. Now, turn that frown upside down -- this wait is nearly over, it's official; Stoney will be releasing new music in 2014.

The end of October, you can expect a new album, Aviators, from LaRue:

Stoney Larue, Oklahoma born singer/songwriter and reigning Male Vocalist of the Year for the Texas Regional Radio Awards, has signed with Entertainment One Music. eOne is a TV development, film distribution and worldwide music company with offices in New York, LA, Toronto, Nashville and London. Larue has teamed with well known award-winning producers Frank Liddell (Miranda Lambert, Lee Ann Womack, David Nail, Chris Knight) and Austin’s Michael McCarthy (Spoon, Patty Griffin, Heartless Bastards, The Features) for his eOne debut, Aviators, due October 28.

Larue is no stranger to the spotlight as his 2011 self-released Velvet debuted at #3 on the iTunes chart, as well as top 15 on the overall Billboard Country Music Chart. Additionally, the Texas Regional Radio Awards named Velvet, Album of the Year, along with his Male Vocalist award in 2012. Stoney has sold more than 400 thousand albums and tracks and has a large social media following.

Stoney has also shared the stage with Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Miranda Lambert, Gary Allan, Dierks Bentley and others over his continually rising career.

On his new record deal and album, Stoney Larue says, “I would like to say many many thanks to eOne for helping get our music become known to more people and homes. We are truly blessed to be surrounded by such supportive friends and folks and will continue to create new music for years to come.”
Van Fletcher of eOne Music says, “We signed Stoney because he has a strong distinctive voice, great stage presence with a band or solo. Most importantly these new songs are musical stories written with something to say that reach beyond a format or area of the country. Over the last few years Stoney became known in the southwest and around the country for his live shows and this album shows he is writing and performing better than ever.

Managed by Enzo DeVincenzo at 377 Management/Red Light and booked by Henry Glasscock at WME Entertainment.