What is the most important song to listen to on the EP?
Definitely the song "Rebel". This song is by far the most personal and intimate song about myself on the EP. It was at a point in my life where l felt a strong desire to speak out about my career, my journey, my struggles and my spiritual connection to God.
Why Gasoline, as a first single?
Gasoline I feel is a song that can relate to everyone and anybody andhas that big catchy chorus. Who doesn't love a drink with their significantother under a summer sky with the radio on?
Describe your music in three words?
Modern country rock
Song you wish you were the first to record?
There are far to many that I wish I had been the first to have written or recorded. But today, the first one that comes to mind is Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen.
Best piece of advice you received from fellow Canadian Country artist?
I can't say l've heard a lot of great advice from one Canadian artist that stands out specifically, but my second single, Oil off my old album Switching Tracks, was written by American songwriter Will Robinson, who's written hits for Tanya Tucker and many others. Once the song was produced and on the album, l was sitting in my car during a cold evening one night and l received this call from Nashville. It was Will calling me to say how much he loved my production and vocals on Oil. Before we said goodbye he said "Keep going, you can't stop a star, it will always find its way to the top". l doubt he will remember saying it, but l sure will not forget it..
Anthony Tullo is a driven, rising country-rock star with a vigorous vocal, energetic live show and edgy production, delivering his songs with grit. At the same time, he can easily switch gears, singing a ballad with an unexpected sensitivity and passion. With 20K+ Twitter followers, he's already attracting attention on and off social media, with the Canadian Country Music Association calling him "the Bryan Adams of country.”
Anthony is set to release his sophomore album “Rebel With A Song” through ILS Group/Universal Music on October 28th, 2016.
Anthony is also thrilled to sign a record label deal with Music Mentor Productions and owner Peter Linseman- CMAO/SIPO Foundation and Hometown Music Council founding director.
Anthony recently won the prestigious LA based 2015 Akademia Music Award in the Best Country Pop/Rock Song category for his self-written song 'One Day', off of his driving country rock album ‘Switching Tracks’. He was nominated for the 2015 and 2016 Toronto Independent Music Awards for Best Country Artist, and finished Top 2 at the Ontario Back Roads Country Talent Search.
His performance for the The Next Country Music Star - Havelock Country Jamboree, earned him a headlining spot at the Ranch Resort Music Festival in Bethany ON, July 2016.
Anthony nationally released a powerful debut single ‘Back That Truck Up’ in Sept 2014, followed by national single releases ‘OIL’ and ‘Ten Seconds To Sundown’ off of his first album called ‘Switching Tracks’.
Anthony has been featured & interviewed numerous times on CP24 and also hit the cover & feature story in Cashbox Magazine and featured Emerging Artist in the June 2015 Canada Country Aircheck.
Anthony Tullo is a versatile artist ~ not only is he an emerging country star, he is also a TV and film actor, script writer, film producer and a martial arts gold medal champion. He has starred in several TV / film projects and national voice over campaigns throughout Canada and US. After guest starring in shows like “Liberty Street” CBC, “Mutant X” & “The Relic Hunter” CITY TV, he landed a supporting lead role in the feature film “A Friday Night Date” starring Casper Van Dien (Melrose Place) and Catharine Oxenburg (Dynasty) and a reoccurring role on the TV show “Out There with Melissa DiMarco” on CITY TV.