Thursday, March 16, 2017

Sarah Jarosz and Parker Millsap Collaborate On The Luck Mansion Sessions

Luck Reunion and Third Man Records took over a mansion in East Nashville creating an analogue studio space with the goal of inspiring collaboration. Artists were invited to perform live and record two songs as part of a series called the “Luck Mansion Sessions”. They provided a sandled chef, a house mixologist named “Floyd’, and unlimited tape. This is what happened..

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Tony Jackson Gets Help From Bill Anderson and Vince Gill On Upcoming Debut Album

Artist: Tony Jackson
Album: Tony Jackson
Label: DDS/Sony RED
Release date: May 5, 2017

Supported by country music and rock and roll hall of fame members (Vince Gill, Steve Cropper and John Sebastian), this album was recorded at the hallowed RCA Studios on Music Row now serving as ground zero for the home for the new traditional country sound. Grand Ole Opry legend Bill Anderson contributes two songs to the disc and Jackson's original songs neatly complete a debut that can only be stamped as a modern stamp on a classic sound.

Jackson has fast become the new voice and face of traditional country while his approach to the business has been very modern. He has exceeded 10 million views on Facebook and over a quarter of a million shares just since November.

Tony Jackson will be released on DDS Entertainment/Sony-RED in May, 2017. The former Marine stands solid as the driving force leading the vanguard of a return to traditional country music. Surrounded by a supporting cast of music industry heavyweights, his team is top notch on every level. Jackson will tour heavily in support of the new album and release supporting video, PR campaigns and radio singles.

Album track listing:

1. Go
2. Nashville Cats
3. The Grand Tour
4. I Didn't Wake Up This Morning
5. Old Porch Swing
6. Drink by Drink
7. It's Only Make Believe
8. She's Taking Me Home
9. Such a Night
10. They Lived It Up
11. Do I Ever Cross Your Mind?
12. Last Call
 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

New Music Video From The Kentucky Headhunters - "God Loves A Rolling Stone"

New Music Video From Josh Gracin - "I Go Crazy"

Jason Isbell Plans June Release For The Nashville Sound

Artist: Jason Isbell
Album: The Nashville Sound
Label: Southeastern/Thirty Tigers
Release date: June 16, 2017

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Jason Isbell and his 400 Unit backing band will release The Nashville Sound on June 16 via Southeastern Records/Thirty Tigers. The follow-up to 2015’s Something More Than Free was also produced by Dave Cobb and is the first official Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit album since 2011’s Here We Rest.

Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit recorded The Nashville Sound at Nashville’s legendary RCA Studio A. Isbell penned 10 new songs for the LP which are said to “address a range of real life subject matters that include politics and cultural privilege (‘White Man’s World’), longing nostalgia (‘The Last Of My Kind’), love and mortality (‘If We Were Vampires’), the toxic effect of today’s pressures (‘Anxiety’), the remnants of a break up (‘Chaos and Clothes’) and finding hope (‘Something To Love’).” The 400 Unit features Derry deBorja (keyboards), Chad Gamble (drums), Jimbo Hart (bass), Amanda Shires (fiddle) and Sadler Vaden (guitar).

The group launches an extensive summer tour June 17 in Asheville that runs through October, with a five-night stand at the Ryman Auditorium on Oct. 10, 11, 13, 14, and 15. He also travels to Europe for an international tour Oct. 25-Nov. 14 that hits Dublin, London, Paris, Brussels, and Copenhagen, among others.

The Nashville Sound Track Listing:

“The Last of My Kind”
“Cumberland Gap”
“Tupelo”
“White Man’s World”
“If We Were Vampires”
“Anxiety”
“Molotov”
“Chaos and Clothes”
“Hope the High Road”
“Something to Love”

*All songs written by Jason Isbell except “Anxiety,” written by Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires

Sunday, March 12, 2017

New Music Video From Mindy Smith - "Shelter Me"

This is the third song Mindy Smith has contributed to the Shelter Me project.  She has also contributed the show’s theme song “Shelter Me” and the curation of the compilation cd Songs for Shelter Me in connection with TVX Records and Tone Tree Music.

Shelter Me, created and produced by Steven Latham, is an inspiring series that celebrates the human-animal bond with uplifting stories about shelter pets and the people who help them.

“Starting Over Again” is featured in Episode 6 of Shelter Me and tells the story about a dog that finds a new life after being given up at a shelter. This episode, “Shelter Me: Hearts & Paws,” is hosted by Kristen Bell and it features award-winning artist Patrick McDonnell, creator of the popular Mutts comic strip.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

New Music Video From Kelleigh Bannen - "Church Clothes"


New Music Video From Tony Jackson - "The Grand Tour" (George Jones Cover)

This retired US Marine has just released a new tribute to the great George Jones with his own take on the iconic hit, "The Grand Tour." The video was filmed at the historic Glen Leven Mansion in Nashville, TN and the setting of the old civil war era house fits the theme of the song perfectly.

Swon Brothers Announce New Pretty Cool Scars EP

Artist: The Swon Brothers
Album: Pretty Cool Scars
Label: TSB Records
Release date: March 17, 2017

 The new Swon Brothers EP, titled Pretty Cool Scars and produced by Brad Hill, will be released on March 17th and the brothers have released a brand new single called “Don’t Call Me.”

“This is our first time to work with Brad, who produced records that garnered Grammy nominations and awards this year, and for good reason. He’s a very talented guy. He brought out sides of us that we didn’t even know were there, both musically and vocally. He actually brought this song to us also, he’s got a great ear,” says Zach.

The brothers describe “Don’t Call Me” as a song about being in a bad situation but becoming stronger despite the circumstances.

“It’s a song we can all relate to,” says Colton. “It’s about finally getting to a point where you get over the things you need to get over, and you can move on with your life. I think it can represent people in a lot of different ways, and then it becomes much more than a song at that point.”

“We always like to try out songs in our live show before we make the decision to record them. We like to listen to our fans that way, and hands down, our fans gave us every indication that this was definitely a keeper. Me and my brother knew we had something golden when we just sat down and played it for the first time in the living room with just the two of us, and it just felt like it was written for us,” says, Zach.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Waylon Jennings Tribute Concert Featuring Womack, Stapleton, Church, Krauss, Kristofferson, Willie and More To See Album Release In April

Album: Outlaw: Celebrating the Music of Waylon Jennings
Label: Sony Legacy
Release date: April 7, 2017

On July 6, 2015, a collection of music's legendary outlaws and rising superstars came together for a once-in-a lifetime concert in Austin, Texas, to celebrate the life of country music legend Waylon Jennings. The show is now available as the Outlaw: Celebrating the Music of Waylon Jennings CD/DVD, including concert performances by Chris Stapleton, Shooter Jennings, Jessi Colter, Bobby Bare, Lee Ann Womack, Buddy Miller, Sturgill Simpson, Kacey Musgrave, Jamey Johnson, Robert Earl Keen, Kris Kristofferson, Ryan Bingham, Alison Krauss, Toby Keith, Eric Church, and Willie Nelson.

Grammy Award-winner Don Was served as co-music director and led an all-star band backing the performers at this concert event. Legendary music producer Buddy Cannon also served as co-music director. “Waylon Jennings was my friend, brother, and musical soul mate”, said Willie Nelson. “Playing his songs with these incredible artists, is going to be one hell of a concert event.”

On Friday, April 7, 2017, the two-hour broadcast premiere will air on CMT at 10 pm ET/PT



Disc: 1

1. I Ain't Living Long Like This - Chris Stapleton
2. Whistlers and Jugglers - Shooter Jennings
3. Mona - Jessi Colter
4. Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line - Bobby Bare
5. Ride Me Down Easy - Lee Ann Womack
6. Yours Love - Lee Ann Womack & Buddy Miller
7. Freedom to Stay - Jamey Johnson
8. The Wurlitzer Prize - Kacey Musgraves
9. Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way - Robert Earl Keen
10. I Do Believe - Kris Kristofferson
11. Rainy Day Woman - Ryan Bingham
12. Dreaming My Dreams with You - Alison Krauss
13. I Ain't the One - Alison Krauss & Jamey Johnson
14. Honky Tonk Heroes - Toby Keith
15. Lonesome, On'ry and Mean - Eric Church
16. Till I Gain Control Again - Willie Nelson
17. Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys - Willie Nelson & Toby Keith
18. My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys - Willie Nelson & Chris Stapleton
19. Highwayman - Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Shooter Jennings & Jamey Johnson
20. Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love) - Willie Nelson & Full Ensemble

Disc: 2

1. Blackbird Opening Titles - Various
2. Waylon Jennings Opening titles - Various
3. I Ain't Living Long Like This - Chris Stapleton
4. Whistlers and Jugglers - Shooter Jennings
5. Mona - Jessi Colter
6. Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line - Bobby Bare
7. Ride Me Down Easy - Lee Ann Womack
8. Yours Love - Lee Ann Womack & Buddy Miller
9. Freedom to Stay - Jamey Johnson
10. The Wurlitzer Prize - Kacey Musgraves
11. Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way - Robert Earl Keen
12. I Do Believe - Kris Kristofferson
13. Rainy Day Woman - Ryan Bingham
14. Dreaming My Dreams with You - Alison Krauss
15. I Ain't the One - Alison Krauss & Jamey Johnson
16. Honky Tonk Heroes - Toby Keith
17. Lonesome, On'ry and Mean - Eric Church
18. Till I Gain Control Again - Willie Nelson
19. Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys - Willie Nelson & Toby Keith
20. My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys - Willie Nelson & Chris Stapleton
21. I Can Get Off On You - Willie Nelson & Sturgill Simpson
22. Highwayman - Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Shooter Jennings & Jamey Johnson
23. Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love) - Willie Nelson & Full Ensemble
24. Credits - Various
25. Waylon In a Word - Various
26. Waylon's Influence - Various
27. The Highwaymen - Various
28. First Heard Waylon - Various
29. Gone Fishin' - Various
30. Highwaymen Family - Various
31. Outlaws - Various