Chart-topping Americana/Pop artist Susan Toney and VENTS Magazine has once again team up for the release of her next highly anticipated single, “Cigarettes and Wine”, which is set to see the light on Friday, February 12 — just in time for Valentine’s Day. In the past year, the award-winning songstress has enjoyed two Top 40 hits on the Billboard AC Charts: “The Trail of Light and Dark” and “Missing Me (Remix)” — “Cigarettes and Wine” reminds listeners why Toney is celebrated as a poignant lyricist, accomplished musician and transcendent vocalist.
Americana artist and poet Susan Toney showcases a fusion of Pop, Country, Americana, Blues and Rock in her latest CD project entitled “Love Is The Cure-The Essential Collection.” Encompassing the influences of her heritage, Toney delivers a transparent, introspective collection of songs steeped in spirituality—revealing subtle revelations of faith, a renewed wisdom and confidence in her message and her craft—all mused by a new chance in life—a miracle. Susan miraculously survived a rollover car crash in November 2003 and her survival was grave. But with a faithful heart, unbridled spirit, and a strength that rushed through her veins, she recognized the tragic accident as an ultimate part of God’s plan and a saving Grace. Susan found renewed faith, hope and determination to further pursue the very reason she is here—to use her voice to help others. A scholar of the performing and creative arts, Susan Toney is a singer/songwriter, recording and performing artist, actor and author who has so much more to live for and much more to say. With renewed purpose and zeal powered by a deep love, trust and faith in her creator, Toney returned to the recording studio where she sought new inspiration by revisiting and addressing the past—her life’s journey of past loves and losses, triumphs and defeats—and welcoming the future with hope. Hailing from Los Angeles, Toney ventured south toward Nashville, Tennessee to fulfill her creative vision to step far and beyond her own boundaries to explore the multitude of possibilities in a musical community the imagination runs wild and musicianship Music City afforded Susan Toney room to grow and a door wide open to blossoming, organic, creative expression. Under the umbrella of her own label (Strange Child Records), Toney explores the freedom of drawing from multiple musical styles and lyrical expression without limits. With her best accessory in hand—her guitar, Toney captivates audiences with her compelling vocals, profound lyricism and melodious dynamism in every performance. Her music is palpable as it demonstrates the harmony of vast musical influences and the philosophy of love as the heartbeat to a life lived-well. Toney is a well-rounded individual who has much to offer the masses with her creativity and artistry. She has a unique and distinct voice.