Angie Aparo Co-Writes 2 Songs for Tim McGraw #1 Album

By on February 7, 2012

“Emotional Traffic,” Tim McGraw’s much anticipated studio album debuts
this week on Billboard’s Country Album chart at #1, featuring the songs “
The One” and “Only Human,” co-written by EMI singer/songwriter Angie
Aparo. Mr. Aparo has had his compositions recorded by McGraw before as
well as by Faith Hill and Miley Cyrus among others and has appeared on
stage with Hill, Edwin McCain, Matchbox20 and The Zac Brown Band to name
but a few.

In 1999, the Atlanta-based singer/songwriter released his first major
label record “The American” produced by Grammy-winning producer Matt
Serletic. The album included “Cry” a song that was later recorded as title
track of a hit album by singer Faith Hill. Hill went on to win a Grammy
for her performance of “Cry.” Hill’s husband Tim McGraw then recorded
Aparo’s “Free Man” from “The American” for the soundtrack album for HBO’s
documentary about the election of Barack Obama.

Aparo first began playing the Southeast with his acoustic guitar in hand.
He released his first solo album “Out of the Everywhere” in 1996, recorded
at David Briggs Studio in Nashville, Tennessee with Jim Stabile as
engineer and David Briggs at the piano. This was followed by “The
American,” his label debut for Arista Records.

Running into problems with his label, Angie released “Weapon of Mass
Construction” (2001) (later re-released under the title “One With the
Sun”), a collection of cover songs taken from varying artists from Beastie
Boys to Neil Young and Elton John, as well as two previously unreleased
originals. In his own words, “I had been playing these cover songs
“unplugged” in clubs and thought it would interesting to record those
arrangements.” This was followed in 2003 by “For Stars and Moon,” heavily
influenced by the Beatles. He also released the live album “9Live” in
2004, a recording from a performance for Atlanta radio station 99X
featuring many songs from “The American.”

Angie’s music started moved in a new direction first apparent on 2006’s
“El Primero Del Tres” (Spanish for “The First of the Three”) recorded with
producer Dann Huff. He continued moving forward stylistically with his
most recent release “Praise Be.”

For 2012, Angie has a new solo album and book in the works, and a cartoon
in development.


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.