Virgin Records has announced the release of Saving Abel’s MISS AMERICA on June 8, 2010. The Corinth, Mississippi-based act released their self-titled debut album on March 11, 2008, which just one year and five days later was certified gold by the RIAA. Singles which included “Addicted,” “18 Days,” and “Drowning (Face Down),” cumulatively sold millions of digital downloads. The lead single from MISS AMERICA, “Stupid Girl (Only in Hollywood),” impacts Active and Modern Rock radio on April 19th.
On why MISS AMERICA was chosen as the title of the upcoming release, Singer Jared Weeks shares, “’Miss America’ is actually a song on the album that Saving Abel co-wrote with Marty Fredrickson. Although we didn’t believe we would release it as a single, we felt that we needed to bring more attention to the song and its’ message. Having just returned from our USO tour of Iraq, Kuwait and Qatar, we all seemed to be on the same page when it came to naming the album. Just being out there with those men and women who do so much for us and the country we live in, we really wanted to give them something back. So for all of us, MISS AMERICA was the perfect name, for a perfect situation. The message of the song is simple - it tells a story of a soldier writing home to his mom, family, wife, and kids. Throughout the song you get the feeling of what it is like to be so far away from your home, your life, and your loved ones, but still having to soldier up and do what you came there to do. It offers the message of not giving up, not losing love, and not running away. We are hoping that this song and our second album MISS AMERICA will spark a fire in some people, and maybe cause a wave of support for all our men and women in the service.”
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