Apple Music Sessions officially launches today with releases from Carrie Underwood and Tenille Townes, recorded out of Apple Music’s new state-of-the-art studios in Nashville, Tennessee. Carrie Underwood performing at Apple Music’s studio in Nashville. “Carrie Underwood: Apple Music Sessions – EP” features her hit “Ghost Story,” a stripped-back version of “Blown Away,” and a cover of Ozzy Osbourne’s “Mama, I’m Coming Home.”
Apple Music is launching Apple Music Sessions today, unique live albums with some of the most well-known and up-and-coming musicians, all in spatial audio. Apple Music Sessions, which are recorded at Apple Music’s facilities around the globe, provide artists the chance to rework and recreate hits from their discographies as well as come up with innovative covers of well-known songs. These one-of-a-kind performances are also captured on film, resulting in an exclusive live collection of brand-new Spatial Audio tracks and corresponding music videos that will only be made accessible to Apple Music users globally.
“I have always been an Ozzy Osbourne fan and ‘Mama, I’m Coming Home’ is one of my all-time favorite songs,” Underwood continued. “I’ve always thought it felt a lot like a country song, and I’ve wanted to cover it for a long time. This was a really fun opportunity for me to be able to finally make that happen. I hope we’ve done Ozzy proud and I hope he likes it.” Country singer-songwriter Tenille Townes performed her hits “Same Road Home” and “Somebody’s Daughter,” as well as a gritty, soulful cover of Etta James’s “At Last.”
During her session, Underwood performed her hit “Ghost Story,” as well as a stripped-back version of “Blown Away,” and a cover of Ozzy Osbourne’s “Mama, I’m Coming Home.” “Being in the studio with Apple Music was such an incredible experience, and I’m excited to share these unique, stripped-down versions of three songs I love with my fans,” Underwood said. “We had a lot of fun reimagining these big, visual songs and presenting them in a different way.”
“I chose ‘Same Road Home’ because I really love the message in the song of us all being more alike as humans than we often realize,” she continued. “‘Somebody’s Daughter’ is one of those songs that has grown with us as a band for the past couple of years, and it was really fun to showcase our live version of it. And ‘At Last’ is a song that sets the bar to me as a writer and a singer. I’ve never recorded a version of it before, and I loved getting to include it in my Apple Music Sessions.”
“It was so cool capturing the spirit of how it feels to play my songs live with my band during the Apple Music Sessions performance,” Townes said. “The new space feels like it’s going to become an anchor for our music community in Nashville, and it was an honor to be a part of breaking it in.” “Tenille Townes: Apple Music Sessions – EP” is an exclusive live release in Spatial Audio, recorded at Apple Music’s state-of-the-art studios in Nashville.