Double vinyl LP pressing in gatefold sleeve. 2006 self-titled debut studio album by superstar Taylor Swift. Swift was 16 years old at the time of the album's release and wrote it's songs during her freshman year of high school. Swift has writing credits on all of the album's songs, including those co-written with Liz Rose. Swift experimented with several producers, ultimately choosing Nathan Chapman, who had produced her demo album. Musically, the album is country music styled, and lyrically it speaks of romantic relationships, a couple of which Swift wrote from observing relationships before being in one.
4x 2019 Grammy Award Winner for Album of the Year, Best Country Album, Best County Solo Performance ("Butterflies") & Best Country Song ("Space Cowboy")!
Co-produced and co-written byKacey Musgraveswith Ian Fitchuk and Daniel Tashian, the 4x Grammy Award-winningGolden Houris the country/pop singer-songwriter's most intimate to date, featuring the genre transcendent hit singles "Butterflies," "Space Cowboy" and "High Horse." Recorded at Sheryl Crow's Nashville, TN studio, Musgraves toldEWthat the critically acclaimed LP has a "trippy twist" and cited "the Bee Gees, Sade, and Neil Young as influences" as well as her recent marriage to fellow musician Ruston Kelly.
"I was thinking about how there are different masks that we wear that represent different sides of us," she says of the album's theme. "None of the masks are solely us, but they're all us. On this record, there's the lonely girl, the blissful girl, the new wife, the girl that's missing her mom, the angry girl, the sarcastic girl, the ‘60s-sequined Cruella de Vil with the beehive, the shy girl, the life of the party, the winner, the loser – they're all characters on this record. None of them alone are me, but the golden hour is when they all come together and you see me as a whole."
Golden Hour was the big winner at the 2019 Grammy Awards taking home hardware for Album of the Year, Best Country Album, Best County Solo Performance ("Butterflies") and Best Country Song ("Space Cowboy"). The last time a country album won Album Of The Year wasFearlessby Taylor Swift ten years prior in 2009.
Double 180gm vinyl LP pressing. 2020 release from the acclaimed country music singer/songwriter. The album has 14 new tracks and is Chris's first studio album of new material since 2017. Features the single "Starting Over". Chris has received five Grammy Awards, seven ACM Awards, ten CMA Awards, and five Billboard Music Awards to date and with his first three album he has sold over eight million albums to date, including his debut album Traveller which has sold over four million copies.
Vinyl LP Reissue of Long Out of Print 1974 Dolly Parton Masterwork Jolene!
TheBob Ferguson-producedJolene, recorded in 1972 and '73 in Nashville with the musical mecca's finest sessions musicians, is filled not only with richly tuneful songs, but a pair of numbers - "Jolene" and "I Will Always Love You" - that topped the Country charts and remainDolly Parton signatures to this very day. The oft covered title track tells the tale of a housewife confronting her husband's seductress while "I Will Always Love You" covers the professional breakup of Parton and her longtime duet partner Potter Wagoner (who contributed the aching "Lonely Comin' Down" here). In 1992 Whitney Houston made the latter an international pop smash.Jolenehad more than a little to do with elevatingDolly Partonto the next level of solo stardom, now the most-decorated female country music performer of all time.
Double vinyl LP pressing. Features 17 songs including all five tracks from The Prequel EP and new song "1, 2 Many" featuring Brooks & Dunn. 2019 album from the country music artist. What You See Is What You Get is the second studio album by Luke Combs. Luke is the first artist in history to simultaneously top all five Billboard country charts for multiple weeks: Top Country Albums, Hot Country Songs, Country Airplay, Country Streaming Songs and Country Digital Song Sale.
Sturgill SimpsonMetamodern Sounds In Country Musicon LP + Download
Sturgill Simpsonisn't one to rest on his laurels, which is why, less than a year after the release of his critically acclaimed debut,High Top Mountain, the singer-songwriter is coming out with his captivating and wholly unique sophomore album,Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, through his own label,High Top Mountain Records. The album title – an allusion to Ray Charles’ groundbreaking 1962 record,Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music - hints at the psychedelic sounds found within, a departure from Simpson’s first album, which drew comparisons to the music of Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard.
“I think that there is a lot of room in country music for progression and sonic oscillation, which is what I wanted to explore,” Simpson says. Where some artists find inspiration from other music, Simpson found his in books, devouring religious texts both ancient and modern, recent studies about discoveries in quantum physics and string theory, and publications by Carl Sagan and Terence McKenna. He also drew upon French filmmaker Gaspar Noe’s experimental drama Enter the Void as he created murky, multi-textured soundscapes that incorporate elements of classic country, bluegrass, rock, and even a bit of electronica, a genre that Simpson admits he has a “slight fetish” for.
Simpson reunited withHigh Top MountainproducerDave Cobb(Jason Isbell, Lindi Ortega, Jamey Johnson) forMetamodern Sounds in Country Music; the pair has formed a strong friendship in addition to a solid in-studio partnership built on complete trust and the willingness to engage in creative musical experimentation. Working with a budget of only $4,000, Simpson and his road band – bassist Kevin Black, guitarist Laur Joamets, and drummer Miles Miller - cut the entire record live to tape in four rare consecutive days off in the middle of a relentless tour schedule; nearly all of the songs were completed in two takes or fewer during these spur of the moment sessions. The result is an album that crackles with the raw energy of a concert.
Opening track “Turtles All the Way Down” was written after Simpson read Dr. Rick Strassman’s The Spirit Molecule, a book about the mystical encounters people have experienced under the influence of the hallucinogenic compound DMT. With this song, Simpson found the theme that would bind this unofficial concept record together: “Every time I take a look inside that old and fabled book/I’m blinded and reminded of the pain caused by some old man in the sky/Marijuana, LSD, psilocybin, DMT, they all changed the way I see/But love’s the only thing that’s ever saved my life.”
“Life of Sin,” bolstered by twangy Telecaster, is reminiscent of a lost ‘70s outlaw country classic, and “Living the Dream” is its rebellious twin as Simpson spits, “I don’t have to do a goddamn thing except sit around and wait to die.” The spiritual “A Little Light Within,” originally written for a companion soundtrack to AMC’s hit show The Walking Dead, instead found a home amongMetamodern Soundsas well. A rafter-rattling, handclapping gospel call and response singalong that channels classic recordings made by the Stanley and Louvin Brothers, it’s uplifting even without the imminent threat of a zombie apocalypse.
The musical experimentation and genre blending continue as the band dabbles in a bit of “analog dub step” on the seven-minute epic “It Ain’t All Flowers.” Rounding out the 9-song track listing are two fascinating choices in cover songs from opposite ends of the musical spectrum: Charlie Moore and Bill Napier’s bluegrass trucker tune “Long White Line,” a song that makes the album’s figurative journey a literal one as it chugs along with the rhythm of the road, and When in Rome’s 1988 single “The Promise,” which Simpson transforms from a New Wave dance hit to a tender country ballad.
"It's a work of significant reflection, instrumental experimentation and emotional evolution, influenced by but not imitative of the works of Roy Orbison, Otis Redding and Waylon Jennings. It's a mighty, yet mightily considered, roar." - Peter Cooper, The Tennessean
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Second Installment features Another Helping of Sturgill Simpson Songs Reimagined in Bluegrass Form including Two Previously Unreleased Tracks!
Just a few weeks after the surprise release of theCuttin' Grass (Vol. 1): Butcher Shoppe Sessionsalbum – whichUproxxcalled "the most sublime and delightful music he's yet made on record" –Sturgill Simpsonreturns with the next installment of his bluegrass series,Cuttin' Grass (Vol. 2): The Cowboy Arms Sessions.
The genre-defying singer/songwriter reconvened an A-Team of acoustic players (now dubbed "The Hillbilly Avengers") for another round of reinterpretations of his catalogue, this time largely focusing on 2016'sA Sailor's Guide to Earth, which won the Grammy for Country Album of the Year and was nominated for Album of the Year. This volume also includes "Jesus Boogie," originally performed by Simpson's first band, Sunday Valley, andtwo previously unreleased songs, "Tennessee" and "Hobo Cartoon," the latter of which was co-written with the incomparable Merle Haggard– who once said that Simpson was "about the only thing I've heard that was worth listening to in a long time."
"On Volume 2, we recorded everything I was too afraid to do on Volume 1," Simpson said. "It's hard to deny that this is a much more personal record. I was thinking about my kids, my grandfather, my wife."Vol. 2was produced byDavid Fergusonand featuresSierra Hall(mandolin, vocals),Mike Bub(bass),Stuart Duncan(fiddle, vocals),Scott Vestal(banjo, vocals),Tim O'Brien(guitar, vocals),Mark Howard(guitar, vocals), andMiles Miller(percussion, vocals).
A native of Swift Current, Saskatchewan Canada, Colter Wall's sound is comprised of resonate and raw baritone vocals, folk and bluegrass style guitar and banjo picking, steady kick-drum stomping, and visually provoking, story telling lyrics. Since debuting in 2015 with the release of hisJason Plumb-produced EP, Imaginary Appalachia, Wall has received overwhelming acclaim – Steve Earle declares, "Colter Wall is bar-none the best young singer-songwriter I've seen in twenty years," while Rick Rubin, who signed Wall to his American Songs publishing company, proclaims, "Colter sings and writes songs in ways seemingly lost in time. There is an agelessness about him so unusual in someone so young." The standout Imaginary Appalachia track "Sleeping On The Backtop," was featured on the soundtrack of the Oscar-nominated film, Hell or High Water.
Classic Cash: Hall of Fame Series-Early Mixes 1987 (RSD)
180g Vinyl 2LP Reissue Remastered from the Original Mercury Master Tapes by Kevin Reeves at UMG Studios Nashville!
Johnny Cashis one of music's true legends and a titan in the music pantheon. While his recordings for Sun, Columbia and American have been well serviced over the years, hisMercury Recordscatalogue has been conspicuous in its absence in the reissue market. With the new compilationEasy Rider: The Best of the Mercury Recordingsand the box setThe Complete Mercury Albums 1986-1991plus stand alone180g vinyl LPreleases ofClass of 55: Memphis Rock and Roll Homecoming (1986), Johnny Cash Is Coming to Town (1987), Classic Cash: Hall of Fame Series (1988), Water from the Wells of Home (1988), Boom Chicka Boom(1990), and The Mystery of Life (1991) on offer in 2020, the project is expected to deliver some richly deserved profile to an important but under-served slice of The Man In Black's repertoire.
This deep dive into a lesser-discussed period of Cash's career provides an important link to the celebrated resurgence he enjoyed under the production of Rick Rubin with the American Recordings series, from 1994. Respected music journalist Scott Schinder notes that the recordings "stand as a notable transitional body of work, and an illuminating prelude to the full-blown creative resurgence that Cash would experience in the 1990s." This prolific period for the Man In Black, after the end of his 30-year association with Columbia Records, encompassed six albums in five years, at a time when he was also still touring extensively.
1988'sClassic Cash: Hall of Fame Seriesconsists entirely of re-recordings of songs already associated with Cash from his Sun and Columbia days. The album used modern production techniques, including synthesizers, to update and modernize Cash's earlier songs. It finds Cash revisiting such signature songs from the '50s and '60s as "I Walk the Line," "Ring of Fire," "Folsom Prison Blues," "Get Rhythm," "I Still Miss Someone" and "Sunday Morning Coming Down."
10th Anniversary Expanded Deluxe Edition Vinyl featuring Two Rare Bonus Tracks, Previously Only Available on the iTunes Exclusive Version of the Album!
In celebration of the10th anniversaryofDoin' My Thing,Luke Bryanis releasing anexpanded deluxe edition vinyl featuring 13 tracks, including two rare bonus songs, "Ya'll Can Have This Town" and "Favorite Flowers," previously only available on the iTunes exclusive version of the album.Doin' My Thingwas pivotal to Bryan's climb towards becoming a two-time winner of the Entertainer of the Year at both the CMA and ACM Awards. It followed the release of 2007'sI'll Stay Me, which contained three top 40 country singles and reached No. 2 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart.Doin' My Thingwent platinum, also hit No. 2 country and No. 6 on the Billboard 200. The sophomore set contained three major hits: Bryan's first No. 1 "Rain Is A Good Thing," the No. 2 ballad "Do I" and another chart-topper, "Someone Else Calling You Baby," all of them co-written by Bryab.Doin' My Thingalso featured his version of the OneRepublic hit written by Ryan Tedder, "Apologize."
1. Rain Is A Good Thing 2. Doin’ My Thing 3. Do I 4. What Country Is 5. Someone Else Calling You Baby 6. Welcome To The Farm 7. Apologize 8. Every Time I See You 9. Chuggin’ Along 10. I Did It Again 11. Drinkin’ Beer And Wastin’ Bullets 12. Ya’ll Can Have This Town (Bonus Track) 13. Favorite Flowers (Bonus Track)
Chris Stapleton'sFrom A Room: Volume 2 takes its name from Nashville's historic RCA Studio A (the capital "A" in From A Room) where it was recorded with Grammy Award-winning producerDave Cobb. Along with Stapleton on vocals and guitar and Cobb on acoustic guitar, the album features Morgane Stapleton on harmony vocals as well as longtime band-members J.T. Cureon bass and Derek Mixon on drums. In addition to seven songs co-written by Stapleton, the album features versions of Kevin Welch's "Millionaire" and the Homer Banks/Lester Snell-penned song made famous by Pops Staples, "Friendship." Volume 2 follows the release of From A Room: Volume 1, which debuted earlier this year at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart, #2 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and, with its RIAA Gold certification, remains the #1 best-selling country album of 2017. Stapleton's 2015 double platinum, Grammy-winning solo debut, Traveller, is currently the #2 best-selling country album of the year.
Inspired by such classic concept albums as Willie Nelson's Red-Headed Stranger, Sturgill Simpson'sThe Ballad of Dood & Juanita is the Grammy-winning singer/songwriter's third album in twelve months, and his most ambitious project to date. Written and recorded in less than a week, and featuring the same ace musicians who played on 2020'sCuttin' Grassalbums, the record tells a classic American story of a Civil War-era couple torn apart by violence and reunited by love – what Sturgill calls "a simple tale of either redemption or revenge." The Ballad of Dood & Juanita is Simpson's first album of all new original music since the release of 2019's Grammy-nominated Sound & Fury. This new collection of songs was produced by Sturgill and David Ferguson and was recorded in Nashville at the Cowboy Arms Hotel and Recording Spa. Special guest Willie Nelson is the featured lead guitarist on the track "Juanita."
Limited 180gm blue colored vinyl LP pressing. Eric Church's platinum certified album, which was released in July 2011. Includes #1 hits "Drink In My Hand" and "Springsteen", and Top 10 hits "Like Jesus Does" and "Creepin'". The album went to #1 on the Billboard Country Albums Charts and was nominated for a Grammy for Best Country Album. Eric co-wrote 11 of the 12 tracks on the album.