Todd Richard was joined by Oasis Coffee & Bistro owner Kerry Krahn on Valentine’s Day

Richard off to Nashville this week

Local singer recording with award-winning Tippe

Watch out Nashville, here comes the Valley’s favourite country singer. Todd Richard, from Agassiz, will be heading to the country capital for a recording session. He’ll be heading down with Rick Tippe, recording artist with many BCCMA’s under his own belt buckle. Richard says they’ll be recording the bed tracks for his forthcoming CD. Over the past year Richard and Tippe have co-written seven songs for his new project. As executive producer, Rick has hired award-winning producer Bart McKay, from Saskatoon. Bart has assembled a stellar line up of studio musicians that have played on recent #1 hit singles by artists such as Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Josh Turner and Rodney Atkins. Once the bed tracks are finished in Nashville, the guys will be heading back to McKay’s studio in Saskatoon where Todd will put down his vocal tracks.Your first opportunity to hear four of the songs the duo has written will be at the Ricky’s Music World New Artist Showcase on April 2 in Maple Ridge at the Act Theatre. For tickets, message Richard at toddjrichard@msn.com) with ‘tickets’ as the subject line.If all goes according to schedule, Richard says his first single will be released to radio during late spring. Todd will also be launching his new website in the next few weeks.”We’ll keep you posted as the project progresses,” he says.