“Loving Her Was Easier” Is First Of The Cellar Sessions To Air 

TN (March 16, 2016) – Country newcomer Denny Strickland salutes icon
Kris Kristofferson with his acoustic video premiere of “Loving Her Was Easier (Than Anything I’ll Ever Do Again)” today on The Boot.  The video, part of The Cellar Sessions (Strickland’s
latest efforts with Producer/Director Brian Harstine), was filmed at
The Sutler in Nashville.  Close-ups and low-level lighting set an
intimate scene within the speakeasy lounge.  Strickland’s signature
black hat and smooth vocals make a striking focal point, while rich
fabrics and background details serve to hold the viewer’s attention. 
Kristofferson released “Loving Her Was Easier” on his album, THE
SILVER TONGUED DEVIL AND I, in 1971.  Roger Miller, Tompall & The
Glaser Brothers, Waylon Jennings and Mark Chesnutt also recorded the

met Kristofferson at the Johnny Cash Music Festival in Jonesboro,
Arkansas in 2011, and felt an immediate camaraderie. “My longtime
manager Marshall Grant was in the hospital and I was on my own at the
festival,” Strickland recalls.  “It was a pivotal day in my career. 
When it came time to choose the songs for The Cellar Sessions, this was an easy choice and a nice way to pay tribute to Kris.  He has had a huge influence on my life.”
Denny and Harstine shot three classic Country covers for The Cellar Sessions.  These video performances comprise a sequel to Strickland’s popular Dive Sessions, which generated two hit European radio singles:  “I’d Love To Lay You Down” (#1 for four weeks) and the Top 10 “Run.” 
(Dolly Parton, Ke$ha) chose The Sutler for a classier edge.  “I wanted
to follow the same style and tone while building the new series, but
definitely wanted to update the look,” Brian explains.  “From the
beginning of filming, the new visuals brought a real vibrancy to the
screen.  Modern camera work set Denny apart and drew focus to the
intensity of the songs and performances.”  It’s a look Denny’s fans are
sure to appreciate; luxurious yet simple, a throw-back vibe that
resonates and thrums with subdued energy.

early career was guided by The Statler Brothers’ longtime manager (and
Bass player for Johnny Cash), Marshall Grant. Strickland soon found
himself sharing the stage with legends Kris Kristofferson, Rosanne Cash
and George Jones.  With Grant’s passing in 2011, he took a brief hiatus;
regrouping and refocusing his efforts.  He launched his music career
with two MusicRow CountryBreakout™ Chart hits:
“Swerve On” and “How Far You Wanna Go.” 
He has hosted the internationally-syndicated television show COUNTRY
FIX and opened for The Kentucky Headhunters and 3 Doors Down. He is an
accomplished guitarist, keyboardist and American Quarter Horse
Association horseman.  

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