Sunday, August 29, 2010

FAME Offers Free Download of LeBlanc's "If Time Was For Wasting" at Newly Relaunched Website

LeBlancFAME Music and Rough Trade Records’ Dylan LeBlanc gains much deserved attention on his ominous Americana-folk single “If Time Was For Wasting” in Rolling Stone’s August issue. Ranking at number four on the “Hot List,” LeBlanc joins ranks with Usher and Jay-Z’s track, “Hot Toddy,” and “Our Generation” by John Legend. The 20-year-old’s undoubtedly rustic voice and searing words debuted on his much-anticipated August 24th release, Paupers Field. Listeners can download the first single, “If Time Was For Wasting,” at the newly relaunched FAME website at

Born southern-drenched in Shreveport, LA, and brought up in the halls of legendary FAME Studios, LeBlanc earned his musical education from Muscle Shoals’ renowned studio players and songwriters. His father, James LeBlanc, spent the majority of his son’s life writing at FAME Publishing creating hits like “Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde” for Travis Tritt and other chart-topping tracks for Rascal Flatts, Martina McBride and Kenny Chesney. James continues to appear on many releases as one of the renowned Muscle Shoals session players while writing for FAME Publishing. Enveloped in the rich tapestry of American music, the younger LeBlanc reached to song and word early in his life to relinquish emotion. 

While his peers were perfecting long division, LeBlanc primed his picking on one of his dad’s guitars. The following years would bring nights spent behind his six-string with wide eyes and ears as the sounds of FAME enriched his musical growth. By age 18, Rodney Hall signed the young wordsmith to a publishing contract at the Alabama landmark where LeBlanc would begin recording in the house where the Allman Brothers, Wilson Pickett and Aretha Franklin once laid their tracks. "Dylan started hanging out at FAME at about 10 years old…” Hall remembers, “he was constantly talking to legendary musicians soaking up the mojo like a sponge."

The music LeBlanc was making would become the foundation for his August 24th debut,
Paupers Field. With the experienced ears of GRAMMY Award-winning engineer Trina Shoemaker and the timeless voice of Emmylou Harris aiding the young singer-songwriter, this Rough Trade Records release showcases a seemingly aged and worn depiction of southern-influenced Americana. 

Signed to Rough Trade earlier this year, LeBlanc’s pedal-steel laden, rustic and romantic “If Time Was For Wasting” has turned heads in the New York Times, The Guardian and now Rolling Stone. His inclusion in the August’s “Hot List” only fortifies the future FAME is cultivating with its southern soul, folk, rock and country dynamics.

The popular song can be downloaded for free with a sign-up for the FAME newsletter at the brand new The newly unleashed website features FAME Radio, where listeners can hear exclusive FAME recordings from past and present artists, as well as access to exclusive FAME gear, vintage photo albums and videos. 

For more information about Dylan LeBlanc and to order Paupers Field, please visit

For more information about FAME, please visit the newly relaunched

FAME Studios was founded in 1959 and is located in Muscle Shoals, Ala. Other entities under the FAME umbrella include FAME Publishing and HOUSE OF FAME Publishing, FAME Records and Muscle Shoals Records. Current writer/artists include James LeBlanc, Angela Hacker, Jason Isbell, Dylan LeBlanc, Jami Grooms, Jaime Fox and The Uglistick.

Catalogs represented by FAME: Walt Aldridge, Tony Colton, Russell Smith, Dave Gibson, Robert Byrne, Mark Hall, Bruce Miller, Matt Warren, Steven Dale Jones and Victoria Banks.

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