James House Releases “Broken Glass Twisted Steel”
New album is his first in almost 20 years.
The big, bad wolf can huff and puff all he wants, but he’s not blowing this House down!
In 1995, James House had his first—and only—Top 10 hit as an artist with the ’90s country classic “This Is Me Missing You.” But James was kicking out country hits as a writer, including Diamond Rio’s “In a Week or Two,” Dwight Yoakam’s “Ain’t That Lonely Yet,” and the iconic Martina McBride hit “A Broken Wing.”
And now he’s back with a mix of familiar and unexpected on the album Broken Glass Twisted Steel. “I wanted to take ‘In a Week or Two” and ‘Ain’t That Lonely Yet’ and ‘Broken Wing’ and surround them with some other songs that I always loved,” he tells Country Weekly. “For instance, ‘King of Nothing’ was recorded by The Warren Brothers. I always loved that track and played it live forever. ‘Here’s to You’ was on my 1989 record and I never was crazy about my vocal and performance on that record, so this was my chance to get it right.”
James was inspired to release the new collection after “This Is Me Missing You” became a hit on the U.K.’s dance chart. Puzzling? It was to James, too. Especially after he discovered that it was neither a remix nor a redo. It was his own fantastic version. Awesome!
Broken Glass Twisted Steel came out this week.