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Published on March 31st, 2017 | by Jerry Doby

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Hand selected music writing team shines on ‘Shots Fired’ TV event series

The nine-member team penned seven original songs for the highly-anticipated drama “Shots Fired” which airs Wednesdays on FOX at 8pm.

The music from FOX’s “Shots Fired” is receiving rave reviews for its unique sounds and ability to speak cross several generations of music lovers.  The team created seven original songs for the show’s soundtrack, which are already receiving buzz from industry and awards insiders.  The “Shots Fired” music writing team includes: BJ The Chicago Kid; Talia “Shire’” Burgess; Dwayne “Tezz” Morgan; Antonique Smith; Chris Hannebutt; Ebony Burks; Jeff Friedland, Justin “J-Trx” Echols; and Ronald “Jukebox” Jackson.

The seven original songs:

“Where Do We Go From Here” (Main Title Track): written by – BJ the Chicago Kid, Talia Shire’ Burgess, Jeff Friedland, Antonique Smith, Chris Hanebutt, Ebony Burks, Jukebox Jackson, and Tezz Morgan; produced by Amon Flanagan; performed by Bj the Chicago Kid and Shire’

“Here We Stand” (Hour 1): written by – Tezz Morgan, Ebony Burks, Chris Hanebutt, Jeff Friedland and Jukebox Jackson; produced by Kenny Leonard and Tezz Morgan; performed by the Shots Fired Super Choir (The Hamiltones, Sunshine Anderson, Heather Victoria & Katlyn Nichol)

“Called Home” (Hour 2): written by – Tezz Morgan, Ebony Burks, Chris Hanebutt, Jeff Friedland and Jukebox Jackson; produced by Kenny Leonard and Tezz Morgan; performed by The Shots Fired Super Choir (The Hamiltones, Sunshine Anderson, Heather Victoria & Katlyn Nichol)

“Losing Control” (Hour 2):  written by Antonique Smith, Shire’ Burgess and Jukebox Jackson; produced by Jukebox Jackson; performed by Antonique Smith

“Speak to my Heart” (Hour 7): written by Shire’ Burgess; performed by Ruff Endz and Marqus Clae

“Buy Me A Shotgun” & “Hold Me Baby” (Hour 4): Written/performed by Big Bill Morganfield; produced by Da Honorable C-Note

(Fox)

Shots Fired exposes the depths of police shootings in a racially charged North Carolina town. Integral to the storyline is an incredible music soundtrack, which offers intergenerational songs with an array of original music created for the series. Veteran music supervisors, Jabari Ali and John Houlihan, were tapped for this special project in an effort to fuse the perfect mix of musical genres including hip-hop, blues, gospel, R&B and alternative.

The series, created by Reggie Bythewood (Notorious, Beyond the Lights) and Gina Prince-Bythewood (Beyond the Lights, Love & Basketball, Secret Life of Bees), is expected to be one of the most talked about in TV history and will stimulate conversation across the nation.  


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Editor-in-Chief of The Hype Magazine, and internationally published arts & entertainment journalist. Member of the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture as well as the United States Press Corps.


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