New Country Music Releases
Margo Price - Midwest Farmer's Daughter (Third Man)
Margo Price is the first country signing to Jack White's label. Price recorded at Sun Studios, and mixed at Ardent Studios in Memphis. Produced by Alex Munoz, the songs were cut live to analog tape, with Price and her band working the night shift at Sun (7 p.m.-2 a.m.), after the museum had closed. The 10 cuts were basesd on events in Price's life - from her upbringing on a family farm in Illinois, to the musical community she has built around her in East Nashville.
Various Artists - Southern Family (Low County Sounds/Elektra)
Producer Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson) put together a 10-song compilation based on the "White Mansions" album. Isbell, Miranda Lambert, Zac Brown and Brandy Clark are among the artists on the disc, which contains all new songs.
The Waco Brothers - Going Down in History (Bloodshot)
The Waco Brothers return with their first album in 10 years. The band's 10th disc contains 10 songs, including Jon Dee Graham's "Orphan Song."
Johnny Cash - Koncert v Praze (In Prague-Live) (Sony Legacy)
"Koncert v Praze (In Prague-Live)" features Johnny Cash performing 11 songs from his catalog, including "Ring Of Fire, " "Big River, " "Hey Porter" and "City of New Orleans" -with backing from the Tennessee Three and vocals from the Carter Family. While in Prague, Cash played to more than 40, 000 audience members over 4 shows (which sold out in 2 days). Cash was invited to perform by the Czechoslovakian government, which acted as agents, promoters and managers for the shows in Prague. Cash and his entourage of 19 secured work permits and set off from Berlin in a small "school bus, " provided by the Czech government.
Lucinda Williams - The Ghosts of Highway 20 (Highway 20)
Buddy Miller - Cayamo Sessions at Sea (New West)
Buddy Miller releases an album comprised of recordings done aboard the annual Cayamo cruise in the Caribbean. Songs include a cover of Buck Owens' "Love's Gonna Live Here" with Kacey Musgraves, Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn's "After the Fire Is Gone" with Lee Ann Womack, The Byrds' "Hickory Wind" with Lucinda Williams and Johnny Cash's "Sunday Morning Coming Down" with Kris Kristofferson
Aubrie Sellers - New City Blues (Carnival/Thirty Tigers)
Aubrie Sellers mixes country and other rootsy sounds on her debut. Sellers recalls Lee Ann Womack vocally and with good reason. Womack is her mother.
Sierra Hull - Weighted Mind (Rounder)
Sierra Hull releases her first disc in five years. Bela Fleck produced the disc and also plays banjo. Abigail Washburn and Allison Krauss guest on vocals.
Matt Flinner Trio - Travelling Roots (Compass)
Matt Flinner and his trio partners, Ross Martin (guitar) and Eric Thorin (bass), are sonically Based in bluegrass, jazz, classical and American acoustic music on this 12-song release.
The Cactus Blossoms - You're Dreaming (Red House)
The Cactus Blossoms are Minneapolis-based brother duo Page Burkum and Jack Torrey. They rely on harmonies on the disc produced by JD McPherson. The duo have twice appeared on A Prairie Home Companion.
Hank Williams Jr. - It's About Time (Nash Icon)
Hank Williams Jr. makes his debut for the Nash Icon label.
Randy Rogers Band - Nothing Shines Like Neon (Tommy Jackson Records)
Brothers Osborne - Pawn Shop (EMI Nashville)
Brothers Osborne make their major label debut.
Various Artists - (Big Machine)
The Nashville TV soundtrack releases continue with this 17-song set. Buddy Miler produced the disc, which also contains help from Steven Tyler on "Crazy" and Mark Collie on "Holding on to What I Can't Hold."
Music (Sony Legacy)
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