Amazon Music Launches New Flagship Playlist “bonfire” Feta. Charles Wesley Godwin

Amazon Music announces the launch of “bonfire,” a mood-based, genre-blending playlist that gathers timeless music that’s emotive, elemental, and outdoorsy. A flagship playlist not tied to a specific genre, “bonfire” aims to be a first-of-its-kind home for fans of the latest generation of storytellers, including boygenius, Zach Bryan, Hozier, Noah Kahan, Lizzy McAlpine, Kacey Musgraves, Chris Stapleton, and Lainey Wilson—artists who serve as the playlist’s inspiration. The new global playlist can be heard here.

Amazon Music Launches New Flagship Playlist “bonfire” Feta. Charles Wesley Godwin

“We created ‘bonfire’ because Amazon Music customers have consistently sought out this music. This playlist will feature emotive, songwriting-forward tracks that fit a vibe that’s sentimental, woody, and crackling with fire,” said Emily Cohen, the country programming lead for Amazon Music. “We know our customers love this music, and with ‘bonfire’ we’re making it easier for fans to find and for artists to nurture the artist community that’s pioneering this sound.”

To launch “bonfire,” Amazon Music has recruited critically acclaimed songwriter Charles Wesley Godwin to record an Amazon Music Original cover of Gordon Lightfoot’s classic, “Sundown.” Available only on Amazon Music, Charles reinvigorates this staple with his own nuanced, powerful performance.

“I believe Gordon to have been one of the greatest songwriters of our time and felt this opportunity with Amazon Music was perfect to shine a light on one of his most popular songs a little over 50 years after its original release date,” said Charles Wesley Godwin, “Hopefully, through this version that me and the guys recorded, a new generation of music listeners can be introduced to Gordon’s music and become fans of his themselves.”

Fans can listen to Charles Wesley Godwin’s cover on the “bonfire” playlist here. Godwin will also debut the cover live at Stagecoach Festival on Sunday, April 28, and fans around the world can watch the performance on the festival’s livestream on Amazon Music channel on Twitch and Prime Video.

“It’s such an honor to be included in a playlist like this with so many amazing artists,” continued Godwin. “Keeping company like this is all I ever could have wished for when I set out on this path of music. ‘bonfire’ is so fitting for those special moments in life when we’re enjoying the company of our friends and family.”

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