Brothers Osborne return with their much-anticipated third album, Skeletons, which finds the 6x Grammy nominated country duo again teaming with producer Jay Joyce. JohnandTJ Osborne co-wrote every track on the album, working with their frequent collaboratorsLee Miller, Craig Wiseman, Natalie Hemby, Casey Beathardand others. Skeletons includes lead single "All Night" which was co-written with Andrew DeRoberts and was described by Billboard as a "feel-good, rocking ditty" and "a party-friendly tune that's equal parts outlaw attitude, disco groove and ZZ Top-style boogie" by Rolling Stone. "If Pawn Shop was our introduction, and Port Saint Joe was like the first conversation we had with someone over a beer, then Skeletons is the moment where you start getting down to the real stuff and showing who you really are. If you really want to get to know us, this is the record to do it," John explains. LP packaging includes bonus vinyl slip mat.
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.
Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing. Billy Strings has been hailed as the future of bluegrass, transcending tradition and genre with his high velocity, flat-picking guitar technique, and intense, confessional songwriting. He won a Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album for his 2019 release, Home. The Michigan-born, Nashville-based artist returns with, Renewal, his latest album on Rounder Records.
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The Nashville Sound is the first official Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit album since 2011's Here We Rest. The 400 Unit features Derry Deborja (keyboards), Chad Gamble (drums), Jimbo Hart (bass), Amanda Shires (fiddle) and Sadler Vaden (guitar). The Nashville Sound was recorded at Nashville's legendary RCA Studio A and produced by Grammy Award-winner Dave Cobb, who also helmed Isbell's Grammy-winning 2015 album Something More Than Free and his 2013 breakthrough Southeastern. "Lyrics and melody are still the driving force behind what we're doing, but this time around, there's more of a rock ‘n' roll influence," Isbell says. "You might shed some tears, but for once, there's a chance you might also dance a little."
For his first Christmas album, 1963's The Christmas Spirit, Johnny Cash's golden baritone is framed handsomely by the sterling production of the great Don Law(Robert Johnson, Bob Wills, Ray Price). The sundry set features The Man In Black's own moving originals like "The Christmas Spirit," "The Gifts They Gave" and "Who Kept The Sheep" alongside compelling spiritual fare like "Silent Night" and "The Little Drummer Boy," plus well-suited takes of Tex Ritter's classic "Here Was A Man," and his sweetheart June Carter Cash's "Christmas As I Knew It."
Triple vinyl LP pressing. Highly anticipated sophomore album. The vast 30-track project was written largely by Wallen throughout the last three years, while he was becoming "the fastest rising young star in country" (Variety). Further establishing his signature sound, it includes a strong arsenal of writers and features "More Than My Hometown", a countrified version of 3X Platinum Diplo collab, "Heartless" and more.
Eric Church's Platinum-certified sophomore album, Carolina (2009) followed-up his breakout debutSinners Like Me(2006) and delivered the first of his many Top 10 hits with "Love Your Love the Most." Comparing the two albums, Church saw Carolina as a much more diverse project, more musical and a little brighter in content. Sticking with producer Jay Joyce(The Wallflowers, Emmylou Harris, Cage the Elephant) Church's paean to his home state features all-original songs, strong Southern rock grooves and enough outlaw attitude to pique interest in those who might otherwise have passed modern country music by. The authentic twang of "Love Your Love the Most" and the hooky "Hell on the Heart" have a sincerity that confounds the critics, Eric attains a universality in his nod to Willie Nelson on "Smoke a Little Smoke" and his vocals are outstanding on the plaintive "Those I've Loved."
Alison Krauss and Union Station Paper Airplane on LP
Krauss and Union Station's First New Album of All-Original Material Since 2004: Roots Music At Its Most Poignant
Incredible Performance and Amazing Sonics
A To-Die-For Female Vocal and Acoustic Album: Another Krauss Classic
Alison Krauss' most recent triumph, the certified-platinum Raising Sand, her 2007 collaboration with Robert Plant and producer T-Bone Burnett, notched a total of six Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year and Record of the Year, bringing her unsurpassed total to 26. That mesmerizing modern-day masterpiece sets the stage for another stunner, Paper Airplane, the artist's first album of all-new recordings in partnership with her remarkably skillful and renowned band Union Station since 2004's Lonely Runs Both Ways.
The players: Jerry Douglas (dobro, lap steel, vocals), Dan Tyminski (guitar, mandolin, lead vocal), Ron Block (banjo, guitar) and Barry Bales (bass, vocals), with Krauss on lead vocal and fiddle, are five distinct personalities who come together to form something truly unique as a band. Each bandmate has his own bustling career, but when these singular musicians come together, they're an airtight unit devoted to the process of playing music together.
Produced by Krauss and Union Station, with studio legend Mike Shipley engineering and mixing, Paper Airplane contains 11 songs of poignancy and austere beauty, chosen with the impeccable taste and intuition that have characterized her entire body of work, delivered by this world-class unit with an immediacy that goes beyond mere virtuosity.
Alison Krauss And Union Station Paper Airplane Track Listing:
1. Paper Airplane 2. Dust Bowl Children 3. Lie Awake 4. Lay My Burden Down 5. My Love Follows You Where You Go 6. Dimming Of The Day 7. On The Outside Looking In 8. Miles To Go 9. Sinking Stone 10. Bonita and Bill Butler 11. My Opening Farewell
Hot on the heels of her recent 2022 Academy of Country Music Awards win for Entertainer of the Year, Miranda Lambert is set to release "Palomino," her ninth solo album, on April 29, 2022.
A line from the first song written for the album perhaps sums up the project as a whole best: “there’s always been a stranger in my soul / who loves a good goodbye and a good hello,” she sings in “Tourist.” On Palomino, her inner stranger travels lyrically from Fort Worth to the Mojave Desert; Battambang, Cambodia to Maine; the Crystal Palace in Bakersfield to the Rocky Mountains and beyond. In each destination and with every character met along the way, Lambert’s freewheeling trek is a work of unbridled freedom and self-discovery without painful introspection.
“The making of this record has been one of the most fun and creative experiences of my career,” reflects the woman who holds the title of most-awarded artist in ACM history. “Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby, and I went out to my farm in Tennessee in 2020 and started writing songs. We figured while we have time let’s get out to the country and see what happens. The first one we wrote was ‘Tourist’ and that set us on a path to create something with a bit of a theme. Since we couldn’t travel at the time, we decided to go on a journey through songs. I hope y’all are ready to travel with us wandering spirits and meet some cool characters with great stories.”
Lambert -- who is now the most-awarded artist in ACM history -- has already released the Jesse Frasure co-written single "If I Was A Cowboy" and the just-premiered, low-key, 70s rock-tinged "Strange" (featuring Dick and Hemby as writers) from the new project. "Palomino"'s other reported influences include acts like Little Feat, Bruce Hornsby, the Range and Emmylou Harris.
The album includes a cover of Mick Jagger's 1993 solo album title single "Wandering Spirit," plus an album track entitled "Music City Queen," which features backing vocals from pop icons the B-52s.
Vinyl LP pressing. 2019 release. Center Point Road is the fourth studio album by country music singer Thomas Rhett. The album is supported by the lead single "Look What God Gave Her". Rhett co-wrote and co-produced all 16 tracks on the album, sharing production duties with Dann Huff, Jesse Frasure and Julian Bunetta. The album also features collaborations with Little Big Town, Jon Pardi, and Kelsea Ballerini.
1. Up 2. Don’t Threaten Me With A Good Time (featuring Little Big Town) 3. Blessed 4. Look What God Gave Her 5. Center Point Road (featuring Kelsea Ballerini) 6. That Old Truck 7. VHS 8. Notice 9. Sand 10. Beer Can’t Fix (featuring Jon Pardi) 11. Things You Do For Love 12. Remember You Young 13. Don’t Stop Drivin’ 14. Barefoot 15. Dream You Never Had
2008's Greatest Hits Volume 1 gathers the name-making early hits from superstar country trio Rascal Flats'first four studio albums Rascal Flatts (2000), Melt (2002), Feels Like Today(2004) and Me and My Gang (2006). One of the best-selling and most-awarded country groups of the past two decades,Greatest Hits Volume 1 is chock full of No. 1 singles including "These Days" (2002), "Mayberry" (2004), "Bless the Broken Road" (2005), "Fast Cars and Freedom" (2005), "What Hurts the Most" (2006), "My Wish" (2006) and "Stand" (2007) plus the band's beloved cover of Tom Cochrane's "Life Is A Highway." This first time vinyl pressing also includesfour special edition live tracks!
Maren Morrisdelivers her third album, Humble Questwhich was produced by Greg Kurstin and includes the autobiographical single, "Circles Around This Town," a tribute to her late friend and producer, Busbee. The introspective 11-track collection finds Morris returning to her country roots and features no collaborations. "It turns out, this pandemic did humble me," Morris shared. "Shooting my mouth off one time too many humbled me, the death of a beloved friend and producer humbled me, motherhood and marriage humbled me, ‘Humble' began to feel more like a grounded state of understanding oneself; not so much by being relatable to or understood by all. What I also discovered is that the songs I was managing to compose during this time were the most authentic and light lyrics that have ever flowed from my pen. They weren't fitting with the times, they were distracting and eventually saving me from the times. So, here are the stories of my rises, my overshares, my appreciation of Midwestern guys who stand at least a foot taller than me, my lullabies, my wine-soaked conversations with a dear friend and my final goodbye to one."
Eric Church - "&" - Eric Church will release his & album on August 19, 2022. It was previously only available through the Church Fan Vinyl LP pressing. Commercial release of this EP that was previously only available through the Church Fan Club as part of the Heart & Soul album collection released in 2021. This 6-track CD is a must-have album for fans and completes the Heart & Soul collection.