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Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Thank You for Feeding the Algorithm!

Thank you to the 49 people who have hit the "like button" on our new music video for Baby Blue on YouTube! Thank you to those of you who have shared our latest musical offering, purchased it directly from us on Bandcamp, and to those of you who listen to it on Spotify. 

"Feeding" the algorithm with likes, shares, and comments on these social media platforms is so important to our survival. These platforms consider the music that we compose "content" and "products". However, we know that music means so much more to you than that.

As an indie band navigating the changes in the music business in 2022, we want you to know that we also have compact discs, t-shirts, stickers, and buttons that you can buy directly from us. 

Thank you for following us on our musical journey and keeping our music alive! 

Sincerely, Hoyt and Carly (Candy Apple Blue)

Candy Apple Blue - Baby Blue

Friday, April 22, 2022

Candy Apple Blue T-Shirts! (New Merch Store)


Candy Apple Blue T-Shirts Merch

It's GAME ON! For the first time in a decade, we have new T-Shirts available! Stop by our official merch store to pick out your favorite! 


Candy Apple Blue Baseball T-Shirt
Candy Apple Blue Baseball T-Shirt

Order here:


Candy Apple Blue Logo Tank Top
A Candy Apple Blue Tank-Top

There are other options. Like a tank perhaps?

Order here:

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Baby Blue ft. Nick Bramlett (Official Music Video)


Come set your reminder now and join us this Good Friday, April 15th at 2PM for a live chat during the music video world premiere of our song, Baby Blue (ft. Nick Bramlett).

We all poured our musical hearts into this song and music video. We hope you can tune in for its big debut! The song is full of nostalgia. We can't wait to share with you our latest offering!

We have Micah Blakeslee on guitars, Magenta Soulstar on backing vocals, and Math Bishop behind the mixing desk!

Baby Blue was written, arranged, and produced by Candy Apple Blue.

Candy Apple Blue Baby Blue

Candy Apple Blue - Baby Blue (Outtake Photograph)
"Come on out and have a drink or two!" ~ Baby Blue

Candy Apple Blue Baby Blue Promo

Candy Apple Blue Baby Blue Nick Bramlett Alternative Cover Art
Candy Apple Blue - Baby Blue (ft. Nick Bramlett)
Alternative Cover Art

Thursday, April 7, 2022

R.D. Emerick - Mean-Hearted Man


R.D. Emerick - Mean-Hearted Man (Single)
R.D. Emerick - Mean-Hearted Man (Single)

The backstory of this song goes like this. We lost our father at the age of 68. He was in a bad car accident that tragically ended his life ten years ago. Our father was not only a kind and happy man but he was also quite a gifted singer and guitarist.

His love for music was passed on to us. As children, we would often hear our dad in the kitchen strumming away at his guitar and belting out his favorite country songs. Hoyt and I often credit our passion for music-making and songwriting to him. 

In late 2010, we encouraged our father to start playing music again. He had stopped playing many years before that. He was hesitant at first because he didn't think at the age of 66 that he still had it in him. His voice had changed due to his age and his fingertips were soft from not playing guitar for years.

In October that year, we sat down at the table in his yellow-painted kitchen and started composing a bluegrass country tune called Mean-Hearted Man. It all started with a title that Hoyt came up with. The song is based on real-life events. It took us about a week or two to finish writing it. Once we finished writing the song, we knew that we had something that was very special. Slowly chipping away at his reluctance, we encouraged our father to record it. 

Recording the song proved to be a bit challenging because our father was so used to always playing guitar and singing at the same time. He found it a bit difficult to record the isolated vocal tracks and the guitar parts separately. At the time, I thought that the end result would sound better if we recorded those parts independently.

After we recorded and released the initial version of Mean-Hearted Man, we got a lot of love and support from friends and family. People really liked it. Although my dad didn't think that his performance was good enough. He was really hard on himself and thought that he could do better. So we talked about it and decided that we would re-record it. We took the song back down off the internet in hopes of eventually replacing it with a newly re-recorded version.

We kept talking about working together again on more new songs so that we'd have an entire album's worth of original material for dad. Hoyt and I were so very excited about the prospect of him finally living his dream and at the age of 66 putting out a debut album. But time was a thief and before we all knew it, well over a year had gone by and we all got busy doing other things.

In celebration of our father's life, we decided to officially release his first and only recording of "Mean-Hearted Man". Anyone who knew our father, better known as "Uncle Bob", would tell you that he was anything but a "Mean-Hearted Man". He was a very happy, fun-loving, open-minded, and kind-hearted human being. 

And now, after 10 years of its absence, we proudly present to you our song Mean-Hearted Man.

Sincerely, Carly Emerick


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Tuesday, April 5, 2022

What Would You Do?


The Inertia Case What Would You Do?
The Inertia Case - What Would You Do?

Back in the late 1990s, we wrote and recorded this mystical pop song titled What Would You Do? The Inertia Case was the first band that we formed. Curious? Hear it on your favorite music streaming platform now.


What Would You Do?
© 1998 Words & Music by Carly Emerick and Hoyt Emerick
Mrix Muzik (ASCAP)

(Verse 1)
Could it be your secrets are a little less kept?
Could it be the darkness or a woman that you can't forget?
Could it be the answer is there and is waiting for you?

(Verse 2)
You're the only echo in the stillness of the dawn.
Could it be the magic of waiting for the fall is gone?
Isn't that the reason, an excuse that you're willing to use? 

So what would you do if she comes crawling back to you?
Could you face her now? Would you fake a smile?
Or would you tell her the truth? What would you do?
What would you do? What would you do?
What would you do?

(Verse 3)
Suddenly the phone rings, in an instant then you know,
that she's back to haunt you but you never really let her go.
Now the sun is fading and the moon shines a light on the truth. 

(Verse 4)
Can you heed the warning of a frozen kiss goodbye?
That's the way she left you but you never knew the reason why. 
She broke the mirror and the seven years are just about through.

(Repeat Chorus)
(Instrumental Bridge)
(Repeat Verse 1)
(Repeat Chorus)

Ahhhh-a-ahhhhh ~ What would you do
if she knocked right on your front door baby?
Ahhhh-a-ahhhhh ~ What would you do
if she wrote a song about missing you?
Ahhhh-a-ahhhhh What would you do?
She'd love to see you too. 
Ahhhh-a-ahhhhh What would you do?
Would you pretend that you never knew? 

The lyrics here are protected by copyright (c) under the law (title 17, US Code) and are exclusively owned by ASCAP company MRIX MUZIK Publishing.