The Forsaken star will be promoting his debut country-folk album.
Kiefer Sutherland has cowboyed up in movies — most recently in Forsaken, the gritty western released this week on DVD on Blu-Ray – and in competitive rodeo events. Now he’s getting his act together and taking it on the road to promote Down In A Hole, his debut country-folk recording set for release this summer.
“This record is the closest thing I’ve ever had to a journal or diary,” Sutherland says of the 11-track album. “All of these songs are pulled from my own personal experiences. There is something very satisfying about being able to look back on my own life, good times and bad, and express those sentiments in music. As much as I have enjoyed the writing and recording process, I am experiencing great joy now being able to play these songs to a live audience, which was something I hadn’t counted on.”
Mind you, this isn’t the first time Sutherland — who’ll return to TV this fall in the ABC series Designated Survivor — has been involved in music. In 2002, he and partner Jude Cole began a indie record label called Ironworks. Some of their artists included Rocco DeLuca and the Burden, HoneyHoney and Billy Boy On Poison. In 2009, Sutherland left the label to recharge and figure out what he was going to do next.
In early 2015 Sutherland played Cole two songs he had written and wanted to record as demos for other artists to record. Cole responded positively to the songs and the album grew organically from those recordings. Two songs became four and four grew into six, until Cole suggested that they make a record. Their collaboration resulted in Sutherland’s upcoming debut album: Down In A Hole.
Sutherland will appear as a presenter during the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards April 3 at 8 pm ET/7 pm CT on CBS, then embark on a nationwide 32-date concert tour April 14. Here is the official music video for the first cut from Sutherland’s debut album, “Not Enough Whiskey.”