Warner Music Nashville's platinum singer-songwriterGabby Barrettstrikes gold with her highly anticipated debut album, Goldmine. The Billboardshort-listed Grammy contender touts writing credits on 12 of the 13 songs on the buzzed-about debut – including her history-making No. 1 "I Hope," which set her apart as the youngest artist with a debut single to hit the Country radio charts' summit in over two decades.
Co-produced by Ross Copperman and Zach Kale with additional production by Jimmy Robbins, Sam Martin and Bryan Fowler on select tracks, Barrett buckled down in the writing room with the likes of Nashville mainstay songwriters Nicolle Gaylon, Emily Weisband, Jon Nite and Josh Osborne, as well as Copperman, Kale and Robbins, and the result is an album that reaches across genres while staying firmly rooted in Country music, anchored on Barrett's soulful, powerhouse voice and her wise-beyond-her-years convictions.
From "nice twist on the ode-to-my-love ballad" (Sounds Like Nashville) "Hall of Fame" to fellow single "The Good Ones," a "softly romantic" (MusicRow) tribute meant to "celebrate the joy of finding lasting love" (The Boot), Goldmine is the full picture of a young artist already ascending to her creative peak, comfortable in exactly who she is.
Double colored vinyl LP pressing. The debut album from accomplished guitarist and songwriter Jason Isbell, formerly of Drive By Truckers (DBT), is reissued with 4 unreleased tracks from the original recording sessions. The addition of those 4 extra songs finds Sirens Of The Ditch clocking in at 15 total tracks.
In the late ‘80s and ‘90s, Waylon Jennings wrote and produced songs for Tommy Townsend, but the project was shelved for over 25 years, until now. RSD Black Friday sees the delivery of Southern Man, a collection of country originals with Waylon-influenced vocals, writing and production. Tommy continues to tour in 2022, carrying on the Waylon tradition for prime performance with NO compromises.
Vinyl LP pressing. Ashley McBryde set out with a group of her favorite collaborators to work up a project they had no intention of ever recording or releasing. What came from that weeklong songwriting exercise in a rural cabin outside Nashville is Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville, a distilled version of everything that listeners have come to appreciate from McBryde: raw, honest, specific portraits of small-town America, and the many characters that you may encounter in any one of them. The project tips it's hat to the writing methods of legendary Nashville songwriter Dennis Linde ("Goodbye Earl," "Burning Love," "Bubba Shot the Jukebox").
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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 black and gold colored vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket. 2022 release. Arena-packing superstar Thomas Rhett has 18 multiplatinum and gold-certified #1 hits, 12 billion streams, and the longest current active streak of consecutive #1s in the format. He has been honored with 8 ACM Awards, 2 CMA Awards, 5 Grammys, plus trophies from CMT Music, Billboard, and iHeartRadio. Where We Started, Rhett's sixth studio album is a return to his mix of uptempo, transcendent romance, and sonic trailblazing as Country's resident good-life philosopher.
The biggest star in country music today,Luke Bryan, debuted hisWhat Makes You Countryalbum at No. 1 on both the Billboard Top 200 and Top Country Albums charts, his third consecutive record to take the honor on the Top 200 and fifth consecutive on the Top Country Albums Chart. It was produced byJeff StevensandJody Stevensand contains 15 songs, seven of them co-written by Luke including lead single "Light It Up," which became his nineteenth career No. 1 and tenth straight Billboard Country Airplay leader. In referencing the meaning behind the album's title track he shares, "what makes me country is where I was raised in Leesburg, Georgia. I was brought up with manners and raised with a work ethic that has played an important role to where I am today." Critics are raving about What Makes You Country: The New York Times touted, "Bryan's omnivorous approach to country production is arguably more ambitious and musically progressive; it's certainly more in tune with the genre's younger listeners"; Newsday proclaimed that, "Luke makes country hit-making seem effortless"; and Radio.com writes that, "the 15-song project is a versatile one that includes the party songs Bryan is known and loved for as well as the more poignant and introspective ballads that take a look into who we are as people and where Bryan came from."
"My favorite part of making a new album is getting to collaborate with the songwriting community in this town," notes Luke. "It is important to me to continue to push myself to grow on all levels and I feel like we did that on this project."
2016 release, the third album from the country singer/songwriter. Produced by Simpson, A Sailor's Guide To Earth was written-beginning to end-as a letter to his first child who arrived during the summer of 2014 and features eight original songs as well as a rendition of Nirvana's "In Bloom." Recorded primarily at Nashville's The Butcher Shoppe, Simpson was joined in the studio by Grammy Award-winning engineer David Ferguson (Johnny Cash, John Prine, "Cowboy" Jack Clement) and assistant engineer Sean Sullivan. Along with members of his touring band, the album features Dave Roe on bass, Dan Dugmore on steel guitar, Dougie Wilkinson on bagpipes, Garo Yellin and Arthur Cook on cello, Jonathan Dinklage and Whitney LaGrange on violin and special guests The Dap-Kings. A Sailor's Guide To Earth follows his break-through, Grammy-nominated 2014 release, Metamodern Sounds In Country Music. Beloved by critics and fans, the record was featured on year-end "best of" lists at The New York Times, Rolling Stone, the Village Voices' Pazz and Jop, Rolling Stone Country, NPR Music, American Songwriter, Stereogum, the Los Angeles Times, KCRW, Pitchfork, The Washington Post and many others.
"Georgia Blue is a labor of love. On election day 2020, when I saw that there was a good chance the state of Georgia might go blue, I came up with an idea: to record an album of Georgia- related songs as a thank you to the state and donate the money to a Georgia based non-profit organization. I will admit my motivations were a bit selfish. For years, I've been looking for an excuse to record these songs with my band and some friends. The songs on this album are some of my favorite Georgia-related songs, but the tracklist is not meant to be comprehensive. I would love to cover Outkast and 2 Chainz, but I don't think the finished product would be very good. We're a rock band, so we covered rock songs. We have roots in blues and R&B, so we enlisted some brilliant artists to help us pull off songs by Precious Bryant, James Brown, and Gladys Knight. My favorite part of the Georgia Blue recording process was having the opportunity to work with these very special artists, and I thank them: Amanda Shires, Brittney Spencer, Adia Victoria, Brandi Carlile, Julien Baker, Bèla Fleck, Chris Thile, Steve Gorman, Peter Levin, and John Paul White. I hope you enjoy listening to these recordings as much as we enjoyed making them. Keep listening to good music and fighting the good fight."
1 Nightswimming Feat. Bela Fleck and Chris Thile
2 Honeysuckle Blue Feat. Sadler Vaden
3 It's a Man's Man's World Feat. Brittney Spencer
4 Cross Bones Style Feat. Amanda Shires
5 The Truth Feat. Adia Victoria
6 I've Been Loving You Too Long
7 Sometimes Salvation Feat. Steve Gorman
8 Kid Fears Feat. Julien Baker and Brandi Carlile
10 Midnight Train to Georgia Feat. Brittney Spencer and John Paul White
Inspired by his return to the road – after foregoing live fan-filled arenas across the globe for his living room in Nashville like so many –Where We Startedmarks a similar return toThomas Rhett'sin-the-moment mix of tempo, transcendent romance, and tip-of-the-spear sonic trailblazing. On the album, country's resident good-life philosopher shakes away a year-plus of off-stage dust.
Featuring 15 songs, all but one co-written by Rhett, the project highlights his signature infusion of country tradition with kinetic romantic energy. Mixing raw, unfiltered joy with his uniquely personal, small-town Shakespeare writing – with producerDann Huffreturning alongside co-producers Jesse Frasure and Matt Dragstrem – the project enlists superstar Katy Perry for the dramatic root-pop title track, while also tapping collaborations with Riley Green, Tyler Hubbard, and Russell Dickerson.
"For me, getting into the entertainer headspace and back onstage was euphoria," Rhett explains. "When you go a year and a half without it, then feel it for the first time again, it's the coolest thing in the world. That's really where my brain has been and where these songs came from – they're some of my favorite songs that I've ever been a part of. I'm just enjoying life so much right now, getting to be a dad, collaborating with incredible artists, playing shows with my friends, and watching people smile from the stage. It has really filled my soul."Gatefold colored vinyl 2LP.
Vinyl LP pressing. Inspired by such classic concept albums as Willie Nelson's Red-Headed Stranger, Sturgill Simpson's The 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's Cuttin' Grass albums, 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."
Vinyl LP pressing. 2020 release. That's How Rumors Get Started sees Nashville icon and 2019 Best New Artist Grammy nominee Margo Price commit her genre-bending rock-and-roll show to record for the first time, stretching out her emotive twang over sky-high soft-rock, burning psychedelic rock ballads, stomping road songs, and sprinkles of pop. With production from her friend and longtime collaborator Sturgill Simpson, it shows both of them pushing into unexpected directions.
Daddies don’t always come home for Christmas. From the snow-covered plains of Wisconsin’s Driftless region to the palm-lined avenues of Los Angeles, the loneliness of the holidays is a universal theme, best expressed by tear-in-the-beer country music hopefuls. Sung and strummed (and plucked) by an unlikely assortment of Nashville aspirants, our Christmas Dreamers spent the ’60s gambling their futures on the AM airwaves of a forgotten America.
Collection of early and rare recordings from the biggest legend of outlaw country.Willie Nelson's matchless songwriting and rebellious spirit made him one of the most influential music icons of all-time and songs such as "Things To Remember," "A Moment Isn't Very Long," and "The Face Of A Fighter" show why! Colored vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket.