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Big Day In A Small TownFour-time GRAMMY nominee and critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Brandy Clark is following up her 2013 smash debut album 12 Stories with the release of Big Day in a Small Town, to be released on Warner Bros. Records. With "Girl Next Door serving as the first single, Big Day in a Small Town is Clark's first major-label album. Big Day was produced by Jay Joyce.
"When I made 12 Stories, I think my dreams were a lot more realistic, in that I didn't expect a lot to happen... then it did," Clark says. "This time, my dreams are very much what they were when I was going to Vince Gill and Patty Loveless concerts and decided I was going to move to Nashville. Right now, my dreams are as big as when I was naïve enough to really dream them."
Clark is featured in The Outlaws issue of Garden & Gun with Matt Hendrickson raving, Big Day in a Small Town has the same biting wit as her 2013 debut 12 Stories, but it's an even richer collection of songs, with a life-in-the-middle-of-nowhere thread running through the album.
Big Day in a Small Town tells the stories of the football star, the father, the homecoming queen, and the hairdresser because those are the stories and people that Clark grew up knowing. "All these songs, there's some little truth in them, somewhere, that resonates with me or that is about me," she confesses.
12 Stories was featured on Best of lists from New York Magazine, NPR, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, The New York Post and The Boston Globe in 2013. That same year, The Los Angeles Times called it "the country debut of the year.1. Soap Opera
2. Girl Next Door
3. Homecoming Queen
5. You Can Come Over
6. Love Can Go to Hell
7. Big Day in a Small Town
8. Three Kids No Husband
10. Drinkin' Smokin' Cheatin'
11. Since You've Gone to Heaven$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Down To My Last Bad HabitVince Gill will release his latest album, Down To My Last Bad Habit, on a limited edition VINYL to commemorate his
25th Anniversary as a Grand Ole Opry member. The Vinyl will be packaged in a limited edition Nashville HATCH
print. It will feature all songs from the album including "Take Me Down" featuring Little Big Town as well as
duets with Chris Botti and Cam.
Vince Gill has released thirteen albums and sold over 26 Million albums.1. Reasons For The Tears I Cry
2. Down To My Last Bad Habit
3. Me And My Girl
4. Like My Daddy Did
5. Make You Feel Real Good
6. I Can't Do This
7. My Favorite Movie
8. One More Mistake I Made
9. Take Me Down
10. I'llBe Waiting For You
11. When It's Love
12. Sad One Comin' On (A Song For George Jones)$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
TravellerChris Stapleton's highly anticipated solo debut album, Traveller, will be released on Mercury Records Nashville. As a special preview, a behind-the-scenes album trailer can now be viewed here.
Already a world-renowned songwriter, Stapleton has enjoyed five #1 hits including the five-week No. 1 "Never Wanted Nothing More" recorded by Kenny Chesney, George Strait's "Love's Gonna Make it Alright" and Luke Bryan's "Drink A Beer," which Stapleton recently performed with Lady Antebellum at the recent CMT "Artists of the Year" show (watch the performance here).
Recorded at Nashville's historic RCA Studio A (with additional production at The Castle and Blackbird Studio), Traveller was produced by Dave Cobb (Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell) and recorded by Vance Powell (Jack White). In addition to renditions of Dean Dillon and Linda Hargrove's "Tennessee Whiskey" and Don Sampson's "Was It 26," the album features twelve original songs, including fan-favorite "Sometimes I Cry." Last night, during a special album reveal party, Stapleton returned to RCA Studio A to record a new version of "Sometimes I Cry" live-to-tape in front of an audience-allowing a unique, once-in-a-lifetime glimpse inside the making of the album. The track is currently being mastered and will be added to the final track-listing very shortly.
Of his inspiration behind the record, Stapleton comments, "This record was made standing on the shoulders of friends, family, and heroes. I hope people enjoy listening to it as much as I've enjoyed making it."
Over the course of his acclaimed career, Stapleton has penned over 170 album cuts, including songs recorded by Adele, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley and Dierks Bentley, and has such notable co-writers as Vince Gill, Peter Frampton and Sheryl Crow among others. Additionally, Stapleton has shared the stage with such respected artists as Gill, Alison Krauss, Marty Stuart, Emmylou Harris and more. As lead vocalist for critically acclaimed bluegrass band The SteelDrivers, Stapleton earned three Grammy nominations including "Best Bluegrass Album," as well as an International Bluegrass Music Association Award for"Emerging Artist of the Year." He's also won eight ASCAP Awards and has contributed to the soundtracks of several feature films including "Cars 2" and "Valentine's Day."1. Traveller
2. Fire Away
3. Tennessee Whiskey
5. Whiskey And You
6. Nobody To Blame
7. More Of You
8. When The Stars Come Out
9. Daddy Doesn't Pray Anymore
10. Might As Well Get Stoned
11. Was It 26
12. The Devil Named Music
13. Outlaw State Of Mind
14. Sometimes I Cry$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Like A RoseAshley Monroe, a member of the critically acclaimed trio Pistol Annies, presents her first Warner Nashville solo album, Like A Rose. Most folks, as soon as they hear Ashley Monroe, instantly recognize one thing: she's the real deal. Her songs resonate so profoundly because they reflect the experiences of an artist who, although she is just 26, has already seen both the best and worst that life has to offer.
Like a Rose has been a long time coming. Monroe has been creating music for more than half of her life-attracting along the way kudos from such music world giants as Dolly Parton, Guy Clark, Vince Gill and Jack White. Her new, full-length album release serves both to fill in the back-story and impart to us who she is today. At times her songs are dead serious, at others utterly hilarious, but always Monroe is an original with a compelling story to share.
Monroe spent her childhood in Knoxville, Tennessee, where she immersed herself in all varieties of music ranging from country-she's not-too-distantly related to members of the legendary Carter Family-to rock, pop, rap and even opera. When she was 11, Monroe won a talent contest singing "I Want To Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart" and two years later her father gave Ashley her first guitar. She developed a passion for writing songs, discovering that she could easily communicate her thoughts and sentiments through a six-string and her dynamic, exceptional voice.
One of the most rewarding artistic adventures for Ashley to date has been the Pistol Annies, a trio she co-formed in 2011 with her friend Miranda Lambert, whose chart-topping hit "Heart Like Mine" Ashley co-penned, and newcomer Angaleena Presley. Pistol Annies have provided Monroe with yet another outlet for her music. Their album, Hell on Heels, garnered rave reviews. The All Music Guide called the trio "a remarkably democratic supergroup" while veteran music critic Robert Christgau gave the album an A grade, citing its "expertly executed tunes."
Despite her list of previous accomplishments, everything she's done so far feels like it's been pointing the way toward Like a Rose. With songs that run the gamut from feel-good to controversial to contemplative, the album, produced by country music titan Vince Gill, offers the full range of Ashley Monroe's songwriting and performing skills. To maintain the honesty of Ashley's songs, Gill and the singer chose to record the album the way most of the greatest albums ever were made: sans gimmickry. "We just got the band in a circle and started playing the songs," Ashley says, "and once we felt like we had a feel for it, I'd do my vocal live-I never went back in to do a second vocal. Everyone put everything we had into the songs. There was a buzz in the room. We all had fun-it felt like a big old family, the way records used to be made."
Some of the songs were newly written for the album; others date back several years and felt right to revisit. The semi-autobiographical title track, one of the uncontestable highlights of the set, was co-written about six years ago with another totem of the American song-crafting community, Texan legend Guy Clark.
One song that is bound to raise some eyebrows refers to the same favored flower of the title tune, but in a much different sense: "Weed Instead of Roses" tells of a woman's desire to get a gift she actually desires from her beau, not just something that smells good.
"You Got Me" was co-written by Monroe and Karen Fairchild. Says Ashley, "It's about an addiction to something-one thing or another, whether you're stuck in a bad relationship or alcohol or whatever it is-and you try to hide it and fight it but you're kind of saying, 'Alright, you got me.'
On a more light-hearted note is "Monroe Suede," based on "a slick character that tries to get away all the time." Another is the self-explanatory "You Ain't Dolly (And You Ain't Porter)," a duet featuring Lambert's husband, CMA Entertainer of the Year Blake Shelton. "Morning After" confronts that uneasy feeling that often follows a too-good time and "She's Driving Me Out Of Your Mind," written with Jon Randall Stewart, comes straight from one of Ashley's many journals. "Two Weeks Late" was suggested by singer-songwriter Shane McAnally, who co-wrote it with Monroe. "He came in and said, 'I heard this phrase at the ATM: I'm a dollar short and two weeks late.' That was another one that just fell out. I grabbed the guitar and we started writing it up.
"Used," another standout, is an update of a song that appeared on Monroe's Satisfied album. "It came to me when I was about 17 and my manager at the time had just bought me this old 1950s Gibson guitar," she says. It came into my mind that things are worth more used, and I thought about my mom, who had lost my dad when she was 38. I was thinking, she had two kids, she's been through a lot, and, bless her heart, it's all gonna be worth it. Vince and I worked up this new version, which made it fresh for me."
And fresh it all is. Like a Rose avoids the trappings of too much contemporary music by sticking to the basics: memorable songs, incredible musicians, a superb voice, all of it captured honestly and without frills. As the saying goes, sometimes we need to stop and smell the roses. Take a whiff of Like a Rose and you'll find it smells pretty darn sweet.1. Like A Rose
2. Two Weeks Late
4. Weed Instead of Roses
5. You Got Me
6. The Morning After
7. Monroe Suede
8. She's Driving Me Out Of Your Mind
9. You Ain't Dolly (And You Ain't Porter) ft. Blake Shelton$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Good Wine And Bad DecisionsAlbum from the Country singer/songwriter. The album features guest appearances from Vince Gill and Buddy Miller. Best known for her 2004 debut single, 'Break Down Here,' Roberts revealed in 2011 that she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. That has not stopped the South Carolina native from writing and recording in addition to touring.1. Good Wine And Bad Decisions
2. He Made A Woman Out of Me
3. Keep Me Up All Night
4. Gasoline And Matches (Feat. Buddy Miller)
5. Old Strings (Feat. Vince Gill)
6. Arms Of Jesus
7. I'll Close My Eyes
9. If I Were You
10. Old Habit
11. When It's Over
12. Daddy Doesn't Pray
13. Wrong About You
14. I'm Not Getting Any Better At Goodbyes$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 has proven to be a great success, with the DVD, Blu Ray and CD continuing to chart globally. We will complement the other formats by releasing Crossroads 2013 on vinyl for the very first time! The four-LP set features Clapton along with guitar greats Gary Clark Jr., Jeff Beck, Keith Richards, Vince Gill, The Allman Brothers Band, Robert Randolph, John Mayer, Keith Urban, Keb' Mo', Robert Cray, Doyle Bramhall II, Los Lobos, Albert Lee and more.LP 1
1. Tears In Heaven - Eric Clapton
2. Lay Down Sally - Eric Clapton with Vince Gill
3. Green Onions - Booker T. with Steve Cropper, Keb' Mo', Blake Mills, Matt "Guitar" Murphy & Albert Lee
4. Heavenly Bodies - Kurt Rosenwinkel
5. This Time - Earl Klugh
6. Mirabella - Earl Klugh
7. Great Big Old House - The Robert Cray Band
8. She's Alright - Doyle Bramhall II with Gary Clark Jr.
1. Bullet And A Target - Doyle Bramhall II with Citizen Cope
2. Queen Of California - John Mayer
3. Don't Let Me Down - John Mayer with Keith Urban
4. Next Door Neighbor Blues - Gary Clark Jr.
5. Damn Right, I've Got The Blues - Buddy Guy with Robert Randolph & Quinn Sullivan
6. Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad - The Allman Brothers Band with Eric Clapton
1. Congo Square - Sonny Landreth with Derek Trucks
2. Change It - John Mayer with Doyle Bramhall II
3. Ooh-oOh-Ooh - Jimmie Vaughan
4. Save The Last Dance For Me - Blake Mills with Derek Trucks
5. Don't Worry Baby - Los Lobos
6. I Ain't living long like this - Vince Gill with Albert Lee
7. Diving Duck blues - Taj Mahal with Keb' Mo'
1. When My Train Pulls In - Gary Clark Jr.
2. Mná Na HÉireann - Jeff Beck
3. The Needle And The Damage Done - Allman, Haynes, Trucks
4. Midnight Rider - Allman, Haynes, Trucks
5. Key To The Highway - Eric Clapton with Keith Richards
6. Gin House Blues - Andy Fairweather Low with Eric Clapton
7. Got To Get Better In A Little While - Eric Clapton
8. Sunshine Of Your Love - Eric Clapton$69.99Vinyl LP - 4 LPs Sealed Buy Now
RootsRoots is the new Megaforce Records release from legendary blues guitarist Johnny Winter. This album returns Johnny to his roots by paying homage to the iconic blues heroes whose pioneering music influenced Winters own signature sound and style. Roots follows-up his Grammy-nominated album, Im a Blues Man.
A host of special guests join Winter trading licks in honoring his idols, including Sonny Landreth, Vince Gill, Warren Haynes, John Popper, Jimmy Vivino, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, John Medeski and Johnny's brother Edgar Winter.1. T-Bone Shuffle (ft. Sonny Landreth)
2. Further On Up The Road (ft. Jimmy Vivino)
3. Done Somebody Wrong (ft. Warren Haynes)
4. Got My Mojo Workin'
5. Last Night (ft. John Popper)
6. Maybellene (ft. Vince Gill)
7. Bright Lights, Big City (ft. Susan Tedeschi)
8. Honky Tonk (ft. Edgar Winter on sax)
9. Dust My Broom (ft. Derek Trucks)
10. Short Fat Fannie (ft. Paul Nelson)
11. Come Back Baby (ft. John Medeski)$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Live From The Archives Of 650 AM WSM Volume OneFull-Length Album Of WSM In-Studio Performances
Album Includes Live Performances from Billy Dean, Rodney Crowell, The Del McCoury Band, Mark Wills, The Grascals, The Time Jumpers And More!
For the first time in its illustrious 87 year history, 650 AM WSM is releasing a compilation volume of live, in-station performances by world renowned artists and writers.
650 AM WSM, the iconic radio home of the legendary Grand Ole Opry - "The show that made country music famous" - has played a significant part in shaping the history of Country Music and these performances, collectively represent what the station brand is all about. A brand that is loved and respected by millions of true music fans all over the world.
LIVE FROM THE ARCHIVES features a heartfelt introduction from Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill, and rolls into live, one of a kind performances by some of the biggest songwriters and artists of our time including JD Souther, Rodney Crowell and Vince himself. This one-of-a-kind project begins and ends with Reba McEntire's emotional induction of long-time WSM announcer Ralph Emery into the National Radio Hall Of Fame.
A station with such historical value as WSM, should have great moments not only preserved but shared with fans all around the world, says WSM Program Director and the album's Executive Producer, Joe Limardi.1. Introduction by Vince Gill - Vince Gill
2. Ralph Emery's National Radio Hall of Fame Induction: Part 1 - Ralph Emery & Reba McEntire
3. Nineteen Somethin' - Mark Wills
4. Stand By Your Man - Georgette Jones
5. Hello Lonely - Del McCoury Band
6. We Just Disagree - Billy Dean
7. Jesus Take The Wheel - Hillary Lindsey
8. Two Dozen Roses - Marty Raybon
9. It's a Great Day to Be Alive - Darrell Scott
10. Girlfriend Tonight - Elizabeth Cook
11. Together Again - The Time Jumpers
12. Last Train To Clarksville - The Grascals
13. Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight - Rodney Crowell
14. Would You Go with Me - Shawn Camp
15. New Kid in Town - JD Souther
16. Ralph Emery's National Radio Hall of Fame Induction: Part 2 - Ralph Emery & Reba McEntire$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
These Ghosts Have BonesMiles Zuniga is the singer, guitarist in Fastball. He's written several songs with other artists including Spoon, The Dandy Warhols and Vince Gill. These Ghosts Have Bones is Miles Zuniga's debut solo album. After a 10 year relationship ended, Miles decided to use the recording studio as a giant therapy session. Miles raised $27,000 on Kickstarter to pay for the record. Bob Clearmountain mixed the album.1. Marfa Moonlight
2. Rock Paper Scissors
3. Feel It In Your Kiss
4. The Weatherman
7. Now She's Just A Shadow
8. One Day Closer To You
9. Working On A Love Song
10. Junkie Hands
11. You Can't Break My Heart$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-ROU-0551xThe Earls Of Leicester
Rattle & RoarWith their 2nd album Rattle & Roar, the Earls of Leicester deliver a fresh batch of Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs
songs, with their Grammy-winning blend of virtuosity & perspective. The band is: Jerry Douglas (14-time Grammywinner),
producer & Dobroist; Shawn Camp (Garth Brooks), lead vocals & guitar; Jeff White (Vince Gill), high
harmony & mandolin; Charlie Cushman (Jimmy Martin), banjo & guitars; Johnny Warren (son of Paul Warren),
fiddle; & Barry Bales (Alison Krauss) on vocals and bass.1. The Train That Carried My Girl From Town
2. Why Did You Wander?
3. All I Want Is You
4. Steel Guitar Blues Intro
5. Steel Guitar Blues
6. You Can Feel It In Your Soul
7. A Faded Red Ribbon
8. Just Ain't
9. Mother Prays Loud In Her Sleep
10. I'm Working On A Road (To Glory Land)
11. Will You Be Lonesome Too?
12. Flint Hill Special
13. What's Good For You (Should Be Alright For Me)
14. The Girl I Love Don't Pay Me No Mind
15. Branded Wherever I Go
16. Buck Creek Gal
17. Pray For The Boys$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The GatheringDiane Schuur's debut release for Vanguard Records, The Gathering, is unique in both material and style and features special guests Alison Krauss, Vince Gill, Mark Knopfler, Larry Carlton and Kirk Whalum.
The Gathering is a collection of 10 classic country songs, mostly written during the golden era of the 1960s, and is the first time Diane Schuur has featured this genre of music. On selections like Willie Nelsons Healing Hands of Time, Roger Millers When Two Worlds Collide, Merle Haggards Today I Started Loving You Again and Tammy Wynettes Til I Can Make It on My Own, Schuurs great vocal versatility shines through.1. Why Can't He Be You
2. Healing Hands of Time (with Mark Knopfler & Kirk Whalum)
3. Beneath Still Waters
4. Til I Can Make It On My Own
5. Don't Touch Me (with Alison Krauss)
6. Today I Started Loving You Again
7. Til I Get It Right
8. Am I That Easy to Forget
9. When Two Worlds Collide
10. Nobody Wins$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Ponder The Mystery"Quite possibly the most creative thing I have ever done." - William Shatner
The Captain of sci-fi is back with his first foray into Prog Rock - a momentous concept album focusing on such rich and timeless themes as aging, depression, love and beauty!
Shatner penned all of the lyrics for the album, and his deft and poetic wordplay is sure to delight all of his fans!
Producer extraordinaire and Prog Rock icon Billy Sherwood brings a whole host of incredibly talented musicians aong for the ride including Steve Vai, Rick Wakeman, Hawkwind's Simon House and Nik Turner, Tangerine Dream's Edgar Froese, jazz great Al Di Meola, country superstar Vince Gill, and others!LP1
1. Red Shift
2. Where It's Gone...I Don't Know feat. Mick Jones
3. Manhunt feat. Simon House
4. Ponder The Mystery feat. Steve Vai
5. So Am I feat. Al Di Meola
6. Change feat. Rick Wakeman
7. Sunset feat. Joel Vandroogenbroeck
8. Twilight feat. Edgar Winter
1. Rhythm Of The Night feat. Nik Turner
2. Imagine Things feat. Vince Gill
3. Do You See? feat. Edgar Froese
4. Deep Down feat. Robby Krieger
5. I'm Alright, I Think feat. Dave Koz
6. Where Does Time Go? feat. George Duke
7. Alive feat. Zoot Horn Rollo$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Lady and GentlemanLady & Gentlemen, a creative concept album co-produced by LeAnn Rimes, country superstar Vince Gill and successful writer, Darrell Brown, features country classic songs by the likes of George Jones, Merle Haggard and Waylon Jennings, all sung from a modern females perspective.
Says LeAnn, This album was born out of the memories of when I first fell in love with country music and in reflecting, I realized that almost all of my favorite country songs from back then were sung by men. I am honored to take a step back in time and sing these songs from a woman's perspective and hopefully help reintroduce them to a new audience.
The album features the Grammy Award nominated song Swingin (Best Female Country Vocal Performance) along with the moving single, Give, Crazy Women and an anniversary edition of Blue as bonus tracks.1. Give Lyrics
2. Swingin' Lyrics
3. Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain Lyrics
4. Deeper Than The Holler Lyrics
5. He Stopped Loving Her Today Lyrics
6. Don't Close Your Eyes Lyrics
7. The Dance Lyrics
8. Islands In The Stream Lyrics
9. I Love A Rainy Night Lyrics
10. Suspicious Minds Lyrics
11. You Never Even Called Me By My Name Lyrics
12. If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me Lyrics
13. The Chair Lyrics
14. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry Lyrics
15. Crazy Women Lyrics$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Band Of Brothers14 New Recordings From One Of America's Most Treasured Songwriters
Includes The Wall, Wives And Girlfriends, Bring It On
Band Of Brothers is the new album by country music singer songwritter Willie Nelson. Produced by Buddy Cannon, the album was recorded by Nelson in October 2013 and March 2014. The sessions took place at Nashville's Sound Emporium Studios with additional recordings at Pedernales Studio in Austin, Texas and The Hit Factory Criteria in Miami, Florida.
Nine of the fourteen tracks of the album consist of newly written compositions by Nelson, the most included in one of his album releases since 1996's Spirit. The album includes covers of Vince Gill's Whenever You Come Around, Gordie Sampson's Songwriter and a duet with Jamey Johnson of Billy Joe Shaver's The Git Go.
The video for the first single, The Wall premiered on May 6, 2014 by Rolling Stone. The single Bring It On was later premiered on June 3 by ESPN Music.1. Bring It On
2. Guitar In The Corner
3. The Wall
4. Whenever You Come Around
5. Wives And Girlfriends
6. I Thought I Left You
7. Send Me A Picture
8. Used To Her
9. The Git Go (with Jamey Johnson)
10. Band Of Brothers
11. Hard To Be An Outlaw
12. Crazy Like Me
13. The Songwriter
14. I've Got A Lot Of Traveling To Do$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
AdiosGlen Campbell's final studio album Adiós was recorded at Station West in Nashville following Glen's 'Goodbye Tour.' Produced by Glen's longtime banjo player and friend Carl Jackson, the album features Glen singing four Jimmy Webb songs that Glen never recorded but always loved, including the title track. Adios features songs written by Roger Miller, Bob Dylan, Dickey Lee, Jerry Reed, Fred Neil, and includes a duet with Willie Nelson - 'Funny How Time Slips Away' - and special guest Vince Gill on harmony vocals in 'Am I All Alone (Or Is It Only Me)'.
The album is a true family affair as Glen's daughter Ashley and sons Cal and Shannon, all perform
on the record.1. Everybody's Talkin'
2. Just Like Always
3. Funny (How Time Slips Away) (featuring Willie Nelson)
4. Arkansas Farmboy
5. Am I All Alone (Or Is It Only Me) (intro by Roger Miller)
6. Am I All Alone (Or Is It Only Me) (featuring Vince Gill)
7. It Won't Bring Her Back
8. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
9. She Thinks I Still Care
10. Postcard from Paris
11. A Thing Called Love
12. Adiós$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
DetourCyndi Lauper's celebrated musical journey takes an unexpected southern turn on DETOUR, her 11th studio album, which finds the Grammy®, Emmy® and Tony®-winning singer-songwriter putting her signature spin on a dozen classic country songs.
DETOUR showcases Lauper's unmistakable voice on country classics from the '40s, '50s and '60s and features guest appearances from county music stars Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, and Willie Nelson. Lauper recorded the album in Nashville alongside a band comprised of the city's top session players.
The album is Lauper's first for Sire Records (Rhino) and is executive produced by legendary Sire founder, Seymour Stein.
Lauper says recording a country album is something she's dreamed about for many years. Growing up, she recalls listening to singers like Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, and Wanda Jackson in her Aunt Gracie's kitchen. When I was a really young kid, country music was pop music, so this is what we grew up listening to. These songs are part of some of my earliest memories so it has been an absolute thrill to revisit them.
Lauper sounds right at home from the start, beginning with the album opener, Funnel Of Love, a track Wanda Jackson, the Queen of Rockabilly, recorded in 1960. Another highlight is the rollicking take on Heartaches By The Number, a country standard previously covered by everyone from George Jones to Waylon Jennings to Dwight Yoakum. DETOUR also features stunning covers of two classic Pasty Cline songs, Walkin' After Midnight and her #1 smash, I Fall To Pieces. Lauper says, I spent a lot of time in my room singing with Patsy. I had to sing a Patsy Cline song - or two - because her voice was like one of my girlfriends. That's how close I felt to her.
For the album, Lauper duets with several special guests, including country music royalty: Emmylou Harris (on the title track), Willie Nelson (Night Life, a song he wrote over 50 years ago), Vince Gill (Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty's You're The Reason Our Kids Are Ugly) and Alison Krauss (Dolly Parton's Hard Candy Christmas. Jewel also makes an appearance on DETOUR, showcasing her prodigious yodeling skills on I Want To Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart, which was the first country song by a woman to sell one million copies.1. Funnel Of Love
2. Detour - Featuring Emmylou Harris
3. Misty Blue
4. Walkin' After Midnight
5. Heartaches By The Numbe
6. The End Of The World
7. Night Life - Featuring Willie Nelson
8. Begging To You
9. You're The Reason Our Kids Are Ugly - Featuring Vince Gill
10. I Fall To Pieces
11. I Want To Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart - Featuring Jewel
12. Hard Candy Christmas - Featuring Alison Krauss$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Keep It SimpleAvailable On Vinyl For The First Time
Keep It Simple (2004) is the seventh studio album by blues artist Keb' Mo'. The album won a Grammy in 2005 for best contemporary Blues album, and features Robben Ford, Robert Cray, Vince Gill a.o.
Keb' Mo' crafted a warm, wry, Blues-informed version of Pop Americana that wrestles with contemporary problems like how to pay the mortgage, the high price of coffee, or how to afford a vacation. This is the first ever vinyl release of this great album!
Over the past two decades Keb' Mo' (born Kevin Moore) has cultivated a reputation as a modern master of American roots music through his live and studio performances. His songs have been recorded by the likes of B.B. King, Buddy Guy, the Dixie Chicks, Joe Cocker and Robert Palmer.
And he's no stranger to acting. His acting career began in the early '90s, and in 1998 Keb' Mo' portrayed Robert Johnson in the documentary Can't You Hear the Wind Howl. Other acting jobs include his role as the ghostly bluesman Possum in the 2007 movie Honeydripper. But Keb stresses that his focus will always be on making music and being a communicator, a songwriter.1. France
2. Let Your Light Shine
3. One Friend
4. Shave Yo' Legs
5. Prosperity Blues
7. Keep It Simple
8. Riley B. King
9. House In California
10. Walk Back In
11. I'm Amazing
12. Proving You Wrong$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Austin Sessions (Remastered)In the summer of 1997, Kris Kristofferson spent a few days in Texas recording stripped-down versions of his best-known songs. Released by Atlantic Records in 1999, The Austin Sessions pairs the acclaimed outlaw country songwriter with a band of studio aces and guest harmony vocalists for intimate versions of classics like Me and Bobby McGee, Why Me? and Sunday Morning Coming Down.
Rhino Records celebrates these powerful recordings with a remastered vinyl version of The Austin Sessions.
Kristofferson recorded The Austin Sessions at Arlyn Studios in Texas with a group of session veterans from Los Angeles and Nashville who were hand-picked by Mollin, who also plays acoustic guitar on the album. Kristofferson's longtime touring guitarist Stephen Bruton appears on several songs as well.
Mollin recalls: I knew in my heart that I could pull off a great under-produced production and give Kris the album he always wanted to make: one that felt like it had the uniqueness and rootsy feeling that Dylan accomplished on his early electric albums.
Several guests join Kristofferson on the album, including Jackson Browne (Me And Bobby McGee), Steve Earle (Sunday Morning Coming Down), Vince Gill (Help Me Make It Through The Night), Catie Curtis (Nobody Wins), and Mark Knopfler (Please Don't Tell Me How The Story Ends).1. Me And Bobby McGee (Remastered)
2. Sunday Morning Coming Down (Remastered)
3. For The Good Times (Remastered)
4. The Silver Tongued Devil And I (Remastered)
5. Help Me Make It Through The Night (Remastered)
6. Loving Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again) [Remastered]
7. To Beat The Devil (Remastered)
8. Who's To Bless And Who's To Blame (Remastered)
9. Why Me (Remastered)
10. Nobody Wins (Remastered)
11. The Pilgrim: Chapter 33 (Remastered)
12. Please Don't Tell Me How The Story Ends (Remastered)$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Band of BrothersIN A CELEBRATED CAREER
that's extended over a half century,
Willie Nelson is immediately recognizable as one of our nation's most
celebrated singer-songwriters. After almost two decades, he's putting both of
those unique talents together with an
all-new album of predominantly original
material, titled, Band Of Brothers.
Willie Nelson's musical gifts ring as
true as ever, and they're brilliantly
captured on this brand new album. 14
new recordings, nine of which feature
new music and lyrics written by Willie,
comprise in one of his most personal
albums in years. The man who penned
elegant country standards from "Crazy"
to "Funny How Time Slips Away" is
in rare form with deeply introspective
tracks including "The Wall" and "Send
Me A Picture." Elsewhere, songs like
the rollicking "Wives And Girlfriends"
and "Used To Her" prove his continued
gift for wit and wisdom when it comes
to affairs of the heart. Willie also
delivers signature interpretations of
Vince Gill's "Whenever You Come
Around", Billy Joe Shaver's "The Git
Go" (a duet with Jamey Johnson)
and Billy Anderson's aptly-titled
"Songwriter". Buddy Cannon returns
as producer and co-writer, having
collaborated with Willie on all four of
his albums for Legacy.
Band Of Brothers comes hot on
the heels of a whirlwind of activity
surrounding the legendary performer,
already a Lifetime Achievement
Grammy Award winner, a Kennedy
Center honoree and one of the rst
recipients of a lifetime achievement
award from the National Academy
of Popular Music. Nelson, whose
association with the Sony Music family
goes back to his 1964 signing to RCA
Records and an extraordinary stint with
Columbia Records from 1975 to 1993,
signed to Legacy Recordings in 2012,
releasing the acclaimed Heroes that
same year, followed by Let's Face The
Music And Dance (2013), a collection
of pop, jazz and country standards.
To All The Girls..., a collection of new
duets with eighteen female duet
partners, was released in October
2013, becoming Nelson's first Top 10
placement on the pop charts in over
30 years. Having turned 80 last year,
Willie shows no signs of slowdown,
continuing to tour and record at the
pace of a man half his age.1. Bring It On
2. Guitar In The Corner
3. The Wall
4. Whenever You Come Around
5. Wives And Girlfriends
6. I Thought I Left You
7. Send Me A Picture
8. Used To Her
9. The Git Go (with Jamey Johnson)
10. Band Of Brothers
11. Hard To Be An Outlaw
12. Crazy Like Me
13. The Songwriter
14. I've Got A Lot Of Traveling To Do$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Live Bootleg Series Volume 11
180 Gram Clear Vinyl
When I first heard him (Johnny Winter) I said he's one of the greatest blues players in the business. - Muddy Waters
Legendary rocker and blues statesman Johnny Winter continues to enthrall
audiences the world over. With his unique brand of blues/rock guitar and vocal
prowess, Winter's style is truly unmatched in purity and in star power longevity.
While he tours non-stop, it's no secret that his live performances are legendary. Fortunately for his huge fan base, Johnny has captured a lot of his concerts
on tape over the many decades, which proudly leads us to the eleventh incredible
installment of the chart topping Live Bootleg Series.
For Johnny Winter's Live Bootleg Series Volume 11, the artist surely becomes
his instrument in some incredibly guitar shredding live performances. The blues
wielding axeman steps out with super extended workouts on concert classics like his masterful version of the Taj Mahal's
classic E-Z Rider, Johnny's stellar interpretation of Jimmy Reed's Baby What's Wrong and a super revisit of the blues classic
Always paying homage to his fellow bluesmen, Johnny also dug far back into his archives for three super rare performances of the stellar Muddy Waters classics Long Distance Call, She Moves Me and a hard rockin' masterwork of Rollin'
Friday Music is very pleased to announce Johnny Winter's Live Bootleg Series Volume 11. As with our previous releases, these are totally produced, authorized, owned, controlled by Johnny Winter himself.
In addition to the hard rockin' blues on this wonderful collection, the limited edition recording will be issued on 180 Gram Audiophile CLEAR Vinyl. It will also include the stellar front cover
photo from the lens of Paul Natkin, as well as wonderful appreciations from the pens of legendary artists Charlie Daniels,
Vince Gill and Muddy Waters!
Live Bootleg Series Volume 11 by Johnny Winter Six tracks of pure Texan blues power on CLEAR 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl courtesy of the legendary Johnny Winter and Friday Music. Rock and Roll!!!!1. Opening
2. E-Z Rider
3. Boot Hill
4. Long Distance Call
5. Baby What's Wrong
6. She Moves Me
7. Rollin' and Tumblin'$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
My Favorite Picture Of YouAs one of the most revered songwriters of his generation, Clark embodies the term "songwriter's songwriter." The simplicity of the recording shines brightly while capturing Clark's beautifully understated and road worn vocals. Clark co-wrote 10 of the 11 tracks on My Favorite Picture Of You and dug very deep for each performance on this truly inspired collection.
The album's heartfelt title track was written for Susanna Clark, Guy's wife of 40 years, and a successful songwriter in her own right, who passed away in 2012. If a picture says a thousand words, then the cover photo of My Favorite Picture Of You declares an entire life. The cover depicts Clark, slightly blurred in the background, holding up an old photo of his beloved from the 1970s. According to Clark, Susanna walked in and found he and friend, the late Townes Van Zandt drunk, again. She stormed out of the house, which is when the Polaroid was taken.
The song is a loving tribute that melts your heart while making you smile. As a master songwriter, Guy Clark has always made us smile by infusing his wry wit into thoughtful storytelling.
Clark's vocals on My Favorite Picture Of You exude truth, wisdom and warmth, only touching on the insight he has gained from an extraordinary life. From the delicate sweetness of "Cornmeal Waltz" to the poignant story of the veteran returned a changed man in "Heroes" to the determined "Hell Bent On A Heartache," Clark delivers a standout album in a four-decade career overflowing with high points.
In 2004, Guy Clark was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He received the Americana Music Association's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005, and in 2013, he received the Academy of Country Music's Poet's Award, along with Hank Williams. However, Clark's multiple Grammy Award nominations and accolades merely hint at the immeasurable impact his songs and recordings have had. He has been a mentor to artists such as Steve Earle and Rodney Crowell and his songs have been covered by a multitude of artists, including Johnny Cash, Brad Paisley, David Allen Coe, Ricky Skaggs, Vince Gill, Alan Jackson, Kenny Chesney, Jimmy Buffet, Asleep At The Wheel and many others. After 40 years of songwriting, Guy Clark continues to be lauded and admired by his peers, critics and artists young and old from different genres...and he is not done yet.1. Cornmeal Waltz
2. My Favorite Picture Of You
3. Hell Bent On A Heartache
4. El Coyote
6. Rain In Durango
7. Good Advice
8. The Death Of Sis Draper
9. The Waltzing Fool
10. The High Price Of Inspiration
11. I'll Show Me$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-BIG-5931xGlen Campbell & The Band Perry
Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me SoundtrackHonored in 2012 with the GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award, Country Music Hall of Fame member Glen Campbell has recorded his last song.
I'm Not Gonna Miss You was written by Campbell and Julian Raymond specifically for a new documentary titled GLEN CAMPBELL: I LL BE ME. Produced by Raymond, the song was recorded in the Los Angeles-based Sunset Sound Factory and East West Recording Studios.
With a mere handful of piano chords, then a swell of harmonies, I m Not Gonna Miss You opens into the poignant, yet clear-eyed revelation of the things Alzheimer s steals. Almost lumbering through the melody, Campbell s weathered tenor confesses the painful truths of what is lost, the cost and the reality that it will all be lost to him, the man who can t remember. Pedal steel weeps, strings bathe the melody that rises against drums and an electric guitar that mirrors the unbreakable passage of life and time.
GLEN CAMPBELL: I LL BE ME is an epic human drama that intimately showcases the man and his music throughout Campbell s struggle with Alzheimer s. Chronicling the story of love, laughter, resilience and power of song, this film shows how against all odds, America s greatest country star would not give up. Directed and produced by James Keach (producer of Walk The Line) and produced by Trevor Albert (Groundhog Day).
Big Machine Records will proudly release a soundtrack for the film that also features The Band Perry, who previously paid tribute to Campbell during the 2012 GRAMMY Awards. The project also features Campbell s daughter Ashley who performs an original song.
We are so honored to not only release Glen Campbell s final recording, but to be associated with such a profound film that will help raise awareness of those suffering from Alzheimer s and spotlight the important role of those who care for them, remarked Big Machine Label Group President & CEO Scott Borchetta who serves as the project s Executive Producer with Keach.
Additionally, several of today s biggest musical stars appear in the film to pay tribute to the legend including Bruce Springsteen, Bill Clinton, The Edge (from U2), Paul McCartney, Jay Leno, Vince Gill, Jimmy Webb, Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, Sheryl Crow, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Steve Martin, Chad Smith, and The Band Perry.1. I'm Not Gonna Miss You - Glen Campbell and The Wrecking Crew
2. Gentle on My Mind (Documentary Version) - The Band Perry
3. Remembering - Ashley Campbell
4. All I Need Is You - Glen Campbell
5. The Long Walk Home - Glen Campbell
6. Wichita Lineman (Live from Ryman Auditorium) - Glen Campbell
7. A Better Place (Live from Ryman Auditorium) - Glen Campbell
8. Gentle on My Mind (Single Version) - The Band Perry
9. Home Again - Ashley Campbell
10. I'm Not Gonna Miss You (Single Version) - Glen Campbell$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Profile: Best Of Emmylou HarrisAlready celebrated as a discoverer and interpreter of other artists' songs, 12-time Grammy Award winner Emmylou Harris has, in the last decade, gained admiration as much for her eloquently straightforward songwriting as for her incomparably expressive singing. On Hard Bargain, her third Nonesuch disc, she offers 11 original songs-three of them co-written with Grammy- and Oscar-winning composer Will Jennings-that touch on the autobiographical while reaching for the universal. She recalls the storied time she spent with her mentor Gram Parsons ("The Road") and composes a sweet remembrance of the late singer-songwriter Kate McGarrigle ("Darlin' Kate") and the time they spent together, right up to the end. Harris locates poignancy and fresh meaning in events both historical and personal. On "My Name Is Emmett Till" she recounts a violent, headline-making story from the civil rights era in a heartbreakingly plain-spoken narrative, told from the murdered victim's perspective; on "Goodnight Old World," she fashions a bittersweet lullaby to her newly born grandchild, contrasting a grown-up's world-weariness with a baby's wide-eyed wonder. "Big Black Dog," with its loping canine-like rhythms, is also a true tale, about a black lab mix named Bella. Harris, who runs a dog shelter called Bonaparte's Retreat on her property, rescued Bella from the Nashville Metro pound and provided an especially happy ending to her story: "She goes on the tour bus with me now, along with another one of my rescues. I think of all the years on the road I wasted without a dog. They make it so much more pleasant. I'm making up for lost time now, that's for sure."Few in pop or country music have achieved such honesty or revealed such maturity in their writing.
Forty years into her career, Harris shares the hard-earned wisdom that-hopefully if not inevitably-comes with getting older, though she's never stopped looking ahead. The candor of Harris's words is matched by a simple, elegantly rendered production from Jay Joyce (Patty Griffin, Jack Ingram, Cage the Elephant), with whom she'd previously recorded a theme for the romantic drama, Nights in Rodanthe. While Harris's acclaimed 2008 All I Intended to Be was recorded intermittently over a span of three years and featured an all-star cast of musician friends, including Dolly Parton, Vince Gill, and the McGarrigles, Hard Bargain was cut in a mere four weeks last summer at a Nashville studio, with only Harris, Joyce, and multi-instrumentalist Giles Reaves. Joyce gets big results from this strikingly small combo: Harris played acoustic guitars and overdubbed all the harmonies; Joyce layered shimmering electric guitar parts; Reaves-employing piano, pump organ, and synths as well as playing percussion-conjured gorgeous atmospherics, often giving these tracks, as Harris puts it, "a floaty, dreamy quality.""It's such a beautifully realized sound," says Harris. "We didn't have the need for anyone else given how versatile Giles and Jay are. We became our own little family in the studio. We cut very simply, with just maybe a click and whatever they wanted to play and me on an acoustic guitar, going for that vocal and that feel, right to the heart of the matter. After we got a track, there were all those lovely brush strokes they were able to add to it later on. I particularly love the guitar part Jay put on 'My Name Is Emmett Till.' It's a simple part but it just breaks my heart whenever I hear it. It's like a cry from heaven or something. Jay works really fast but he puts so much thought into what he does. I've been very lucky to work with so many great producers over the years and now I guess it was time to increase the stable."On "The Road,"1. One Of These Days
2. Sweet Dreams
3. To Daddy
4. (You Never Can Tell) C'est La Vie
5. Making Believe
6. East From Now On
7. Together Again
8. If I Could Only Win Your Love
9. Too Far Gone
10. Two More Bottles Of Wine
11. Boulder To Birminham
12. Hello Stranger$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Familiar TouchIt's been almost three years since DIANA released their critically-acclaimed LP, Perpetual Surrender. Now, the wait for new material has come to an end with the upcoming release of their second album Familiar Touch. The band have also shared the album's opening track, 'Confession' - a sharply focused example of their statement of intent, and which follows on from the previously shared 'Slipping Away'.
Having initially conceived Perpetual Surrender as a one-off recording project, Kieran Adams (drums, drum machines, synths), Carmen Elle (guitars, vocals) and Destroyer touring band member Joseph Shabason (synths, samplers, saxophone) regrouped after a period of time that Elle describes as "learning how to be a band." Bigger, fuller and far more open and expansive, Familiar Touch takes all of Perpetual Surrender's gorgeous qualities and pushes the songs to the forefront, upping DIANA's game tremendously.
'Miharu' is the perfect example of this: recalling the best mid-80's alt-pop, it mixes the lush soul signature of Flyte Time Productions (Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis) while delivering a massive pop chorus that liquefies into their modern production nous. "I really love the silky rub between Carmen's demure approach and Gary's [Beals, additional vocals] vibrant punctuations," Adams explains, his description also perfectly encapsulating 'Moment of Silence' - another sophisticated pop track with what Adams describes as having "a very smooth top layer" and synths that give the impression of "stretching time - being stretched thin in those moments." 'Confession' also builds upon those Jam & Lewis rhythms, with Adams describing it as sounding like the pair "if they worked with Annie Lennox."
Where Perpetual Surrender was the unexpected success of a group of friends experimenting with different sounds, Familiar Touch is the sound of them taking those experiences and maximising themselves as a proper band. "There was a much different studio flow - we started working on things close to a year before we recorded them," says Adams. "Last time, we were obscuring what it was that we were doing - with washed out or distorted vocals, for example. With this album - particularly with the vocals - we conceptualised everything a lot more in advance and really committed to certain sounds and feelings. We tried to fight the instinct of trying to distort it."
One thing that's clear this time around is how much more confidence DIANA have in themselves as musicians. The trio decamped to Adams' then-apartment, where the pressures of a second album and the time constraints of a regular studio were relieved. Renting their own gear, they made makeshift vocal booths of out of clothes cupboards and Star Wars sleeping bags (or "weird, fucked up musty vocal caves" as Shabason describes them). Upon listening to the record, it's hard to believe Familiar Touch was made in such a compact environment. With its emboldened production, it sits pleasingly alongside their personal influences and seminal recordings such as Prefab Sprout's Steve McQueen or Yellow Magic Orchestra's Naughty Boys.
Mixed by Chris Coady (TV on the Radio, Beach House, Grizzly Bear) and mastered by Heba Kadry, Familiar Touch is also lent a skilled hand by Thom Gill (guitars, keys, piano), Bram Gielen (bass), Vince Spilchuk (trumpet), and vocalists Robin Dann, Alanna Stuart of Bonjay and aforementioned Gary Beals - runner-up on the first season of Canadian Idol. By having the space and time to work with their new ideas on their own terms, this time around, DIANA have crafted an album that sounds unabashedly vibrant and distinctly 2016.1. Confession
2. What You Get
3. Slipping Away
4. Moment of Silence
5. The Coward
9. These Words
10. Take it Over$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now