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The Weight Of These WingsThe Weight of These Wings is the sixth studio album by American country music artist Miranda Lambert, set for release via RCA Records Nashville.LP 1
1. Runnin' Just in Case
2. Highway Vagabond
3. Ugly Lights
4. You Wouldn't Know Me
1. We Should Be Friends
2. Pink Sunglasses
3. Getaway Driver
1. Smoking Jacket
2. Pushin' Time
3. Covered Wagon
4. Use My Heart
1. Tin Man
2. Good Ol' Days
3. Things That Break
4. For the Birds
3. To Learn Her
4. Keeper of the Flame
1. Bad Boy
2. Six Degrees of Separation
3. Dear Old Sun
4. I've Got Wheels$37.99Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Southern FamilySouthern Family is a Country compilation album put together and produced by Grammy nominated producer, Dave Cobb. Southern Family is simple and honest music, featuring artists John Paul White, Jason Isbell, Brent Cobb, Miranda Lambert, Morgane Stapleton with Chris Stapleton, Zac Brown, Jamey Johnson, Anderson East, Holly Williams, Brandy Clark, Shooter Jennings, and Rich Robinson.LP 1
1. Simple Song - By John Paul White
2. God Is A Working Man - By Jason Isbell
3. Down Home - By Brent Cobb
4. Sweet By and By - By Miranda Lambert
5. You Are My Sunshine (with Chris Stapleton) - By Morgane Stapleton
6. Grandma's Garden - By Zac Brown
1. Mama's Table - By Jamey Johnson
2. Learning - By Anderson East
3. Settle Down - By Holly Williams
4. I Cried - By Brandy Clark
5. Can You Come Over? - By Shooter Jennings
6. The Way Home - By Rich Robinson$24.99Vinyl LP + CD - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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Hell On Heels (On Sale)"The music of the Pistol Annies is the three of us truly being ourselves-not only in our songwriting and storytelling, but also in the way we perform as a team. We wanted to make music that people talk about but might not want to admit and it's the kind of raw and honest country music that deserves to be on vinyl," said Miranda.
The trio was born during a songwriting session with Lambert, a.k.a. "Lonestar Annie" and Monroe, a.k.a "Hipppie Annie." While writing and sharing stories, Monroe decided that Lambert and Presley, a.k.a "Holler Annie," needed to meet, and a midnight phone call with the three of them launched the group. The three of them wrote and co-wrote every song on the album and were joined by Pistol Andy, a.k.a Blake Shelton, on the song "Family Feud."1. Hell On Heels
2. Lemon Drop
4. Bad Example
5. Housewife's Prayer
6. Takin' Pills
7. Boys From The South
8. The Hunter's Wife
9. Trailer For Rent
10. Family Feud$24.99 $17.49 Save $7.50 (30%)Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Same Trailer Different ParkKacey Musgraves is a 24-year-old singer/songwriter from Golden, Texas. She's written songs for Martina McBride, Miranda Lambert and most recently she co-wrote the song Undermine that appeared in the second episode of the ABC drama, Nashville. Kacey wrote or co-wrote every track on her debut album, Same Trailer Different Park, which was co-produced by Kacey, Shane McAnally and Luke Laird. The album features her current top 15 hit single Merry Go 'Round, which has already been heavily praised by Billboard, NPR, Washington Post, NY Post and Rolling Stone.
The making of this record was such a fun and meaningful time for me, said Musgraves. As a writer, singer and producer I learned so much throughout the whole process. I am proud and excited to present a project alongside Shane McAnally and Luke Laird that came from a very real and inspired place in my brain and heart.1. Silver Lining
2. My House
3. Merry Go 'Round
5. Blowin' Smoke
6. I Miss You
7. Stepp Off
8. Back On The Map
9. Keep It To Yourself
11. Follow Your Arrow
12. It Is What It Is$12.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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The Magician's Private Library (Discontinued) (On Sale)3-Sided Double LP with Etching and MP3 Coupon!
Holly Miranda's debut full-length album, The MagicianÆs Private Library was produced by Dave Sitek at Staygold Studio in Brooklyn, NY, and includes contributions from Sitek, Kyp Malone and Jaleel Bunton (TV On The Radio), Eric Biondo and Stuart Bogie (Antibalas), and HollyÆs long-time violinist, Marques Toliver. Miranda made her official XL Recordings debut with her ôForest Green Oh Forest Greenö 7 single.1. Forest Green Oh Forest Green
4. No One Just Is
5. Slow Burn Treason
6. Sweet Dreams
7. Everytime I Go To Sleep
8. High Tide
10. Sleep On Fire$18.99 $13.29 Save $5.70 (30%)Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
ImaginarylandPetra Haden made a career performing or recording alongside everyone from Beck to Mike Watt, Susanna Hoffs to Bill Frisell. On her solo debut, Imaginaryland, originally released in 1996, she introduces a new phase of her career by overdubbing wordless A-Cappella adventures into pop soundscapes creating original compositions as well as covers of Enya and Miranda Sex Garden. Her's is a unique vision and a unique voice that takes you to a land filled with cartwheels, tingly mint tea and razzle-dazzle raspberry twigs.1. Look Both Ways Before You Cross
2. Cuckoo Clock
3. Apple Juice
5. Bach: Prelude No. 2 In C Minor (For Well-Tempered Voice)
6. I'm Tired
8. Song For The Whales
9. How Are You?
10. Miranda Sex Garden Song
13. I$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
FuseFuse is the eighth studio album by New Zealand-born Australian country music singer Keith Urban. It was originally released on September 10th, 2013 via Capitol Nashville. The album includes features from Miranda Lambert and Eric Church and has spawned six singles, four of which have topped the newly introduced Billboard Country Airplay chart, making it his first album to produce four chart-topping singles.
Upon release, the album debuted atop both the Billboard 200 and Billboard Top Country Albums charts, making this Urban's fourth (non-consecutive) number one album on the latter. It received generally positive reviews from contemporary music critics, who complimented the more diverse musical styles explored on the songs.1. Somewhere in My Car
2. Even the Stars Fall 4 U
3. Cop Car
5. Good Thing
6. We Were Us
7. Love's Poster Child
8. She's My 11
9. Come Back to Me
10. Red Camaro
11. Little Bit of Everything
12. Raise 'Em Up
13. Heart Like Mine$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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Morocco Fantasia (On Sale)Al Di Meola's fantastic appearance in 2009 also represented a summit of different cultures and religions - Al Di Meola (guitar), Peo Alfonsi (2nd guitar), Fausto Beccalossi (accordion), Gumbi Ortiz (percussion), Victor Miranda (bass), Peter Kaszas (drums), and with special guests from Morocco, Said Chraibi (oud), Abdellah Meri (violin) and Tarik Ben Ali (percussion). On his third trip to Morocco, the public gave this exceptional guitarist a rousing reception and showed ist openness towards Western music - and Al Di Meola wowed the audience with a special repertoire.LP 1
3. Double Concerto
4. Michelangelo's 7th Child
4. Egyptian Danza$34.99 $24.49 Save $10.50 (30%)Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Timez Are Weird These DaysFollowing a series of wildly popular independent mixtapes and the Lovers Holiday EP that landed him a performance on The Late Show with David Letterman earlier this year, Timez Are Weird These Days arrives as Theophilus London's most fully realized work to date: a wide-open album of original music, genre bending sound, mesmerizing storytelling and inspired, honest emotion.
Recorded in NYC, LA and Stockholm, Timez Are Weird These Days showcases Theophilus as a rapper and a songwriter working with a small clique of producers. With John Hill, Dave Sitek, Jokke and Ariel Rechstshaid at the controls Theophilus kicks off the album with rap credentials intact on Last Name London before moving through a surprising range of emotion, from party starting dance floor defiance to moments of quiet intimacy and introspection.
Timez Are Weird These Days exclusively features two guest vocalists: indie star Holly Miranda on Love Is Real and Sara Quin of Tegan and Sara on Why Even Try.1. Last Name London
2. Love Is Real (ft. Holly Miranda)
3. Wine and Chocolates
4. All Around The World
5. She's Great (Interlude)
6. Why Even Try (ft. Sara Quin)
7. Stop It
8. Girls Girls $
9. One Last Time
11. I Stand Alone$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Hunger Games: Songs From District 12 And BeyondThe Hunger Games is a film directed by Gary Ross and based on the best-selling science fiction adventure novel of the same name by Suzanne Collins. Set in a post-apocalyptic future time period after the destruction of the current nations of North America, the story follows 16-year old Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) who volunteers for the 74th Hunger Games, a televised tournament to the death, in place of her younger sister. In addition to Lawrence, the film stars Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson and Lenny Kravitz.
Executive produced by Academy Award winner T Bone Burnett, The Hunger Games: Songs From District 12 And Beyond Original Soundtrack features the unparalleled and diverse sounds of Grammy Award winner Taylor Swift, Arcade Fire, The Civil Wars, Miranda Lambert, The Decemberists, Neko Case, Kid Cudi and more. Includes the smash singles Safe & Sound (Taylor Swift ft. The Civil Wars) and Abraham's Daughter (Arcade Fire).1. Kingdom Come (The Civil Wars)
2. Take The Heartland (Glen Hansard)
3. Come Away To The Water
4. Run Daddy Run (Miranda Lambert feat. Pistol Annies)
5. Rules (Jayme Dee)
6. Eyes Open (Taylor Swift)
7. Lover Is Childlike (The Low Anthem)
8. Just A Game (Birdy)
9. Abraham's Daughter (Arcade Fire)
10. Tomorrow Will Be Kinder [The Hunger Games Soundtrack Version] (Secret Sisters)
11. Nothing To Remember (Neko Case)
12. Safe & Sound (Taylor Swift feat. The Civil Wars)
13. The Ruler And The Killer (Kid Cudi)
14. Dark Days (Punch Brothers)
15. One Engine (The Decemberists)
16. Daughter's Lament (Carolina Chocolate Drops)$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Cass CountyInspired by the country music that soundtracked Henley's early days in east Texas, Cass County finds him harmonizing with Miranda Lambert, trading verses with Martina McBride and duetting with Merle Haggard.
I'm associated with California a lot because of that other band that I play in, but I really and truly was born and raised in Cass County, Texas, Henley said last month during a private listening party in Nashville. I'm a Southerner and a Texan. I have ancestors in Tennessee, Mississippi and Georgia. So this is a natural progression for me. It's not me trying to do the 'Don Henley country album.' It's who I am and where I come from.
-Rolling Stone1. Bramble Rose (with Mick Jagger and Miranda Lambert)
2. The Cost of Living (with Merle Haggard)
3. Take A Picture of This
4. Waiting Tables
5. No, Thank You
6. Praying for Rain
7. Words Can Break Your Heart
8. That Old Flame (with Martina McBride)
9. When I Stop Dreaming (with Dolly Parton)
10. A Younger Man
11. Train In The Distance
12. Where I Am Now$34.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
It Goes Like This2013 album from the Country singer/songwriter and son of Rhett Akins. The Valdosta, GA, native spent his high school years dabbling in songwriting and playing in a band with friends. Thomas Rhett signed his first publishing deal with EMI while still a student at Lipscomb University in Nashville, and shortly thereafter, signed a record deal with The Valory Music Co.
The talented singer has scored two Top 15 hits - the poignant 'Beer With Jesus' and 'Something To Do With My Hands.' The album also features 'It Goes Like This.' As a gifted songwriter, he has penned two Jason Aldean hits. homas Rhett has previously been on the road with Toby Keith, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert and Brantley Gilbert, among others.1. Whatcha Got In That Cup
2. Something To Do With My Hands
3. Get Me Some Of That
4. Call Me Up
5. It Goes Like This
6. Make Me Wanna
7. Front Porch Junkies (Remix)
8. In A Minute
9. Take You Home
10. Sorry For Partyin'
11. All-American Middle Class White Boy
12. Beer With Jesus$19.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
For Better, Or WorseOh Boy Records will release John Prine's latest, For Better, Or Worse, a duet album and follow up to the Grammy nominated In Spite of Ourselves. In this timeless album, produced by Jim Rooney, John sings with country sweethearts Iris DeMent, Alison Krauss, Miranda Lambert, Kathy Mattea, Kacey Musgraves, Fiona Prine, Amanda Shires, Morgane Stapleton, Susan Tedeschi, Holly Williams, and Lee Ann Womack.
The classic songs on For Better, Or Worse, originally recorded by artists such as Hank Williams, George Jones, Ernest Tubb, Buck Owens and others, are in John's blood. "I cut my teeth on Hank Williams songs," he says. "When I sing these songs there is a small pipeline straight from my heart to my lips." The tracks take listeners through the universal cycle of love's pull, love's bend, love's life, and love's end.1. Who's Gonna Take the Garbage Out (feat. Iris Dement)
2. Storms Never Last (feat. Lee Ann Womack)
3. Falling in Love Again (feat. Alison Krauss)
4. Color of the Blues (feat. Susan Tedeschi)
5. I'm Telling You (feat. Holly Williams)
6. Remember Me (feat. Kathy Mattea)
7. Look at Us (feat. Morgane Stapleton)
8. Dim Lights, Thick Smoke (feat. Amanda Shires)
9. Fifteen Years Ago (feat. Lee Ann Womack)
10. Cold Cold Heart (feat. Miranda Lambert)
11. Dreaming My Dreams (feat. Kathy Mattea)
12. Mental Cruelty (feat. Kacey Musgraves)
13. Mr & Mrs Used To Be (feat. Iris Dement)
14. My Happiness (feat. Fiona Prine)
15. Just Waitin'$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
ADAD-NET-4412xGreat Lake Swimmers
New Wild EverywhereNew Wild Everywhere captures all of the excitement and intuitive musicianship of a group at the peak of their creative powers, with 12 new tracks that reveal a depth and maturity only previously hinted at by lead singer and songwriter Tony Dekker. Produced by longtime Great Lake Swimmers collaborator Andy Magoffin, New Wild Everywhere marks the first time in the bands history that an album was recorded in a real studio (Torontos Revolution Recording); past albums have been famously recorded in historic churches, castles, music venues and more.
We wanted to try something new, expand our horizons, and flex a bit of the creative muscle weve built up through years of touring, says Dekker. It came as a bit of a surprise how well we functioned as a band in that (studio) environment. We were able to focus completely on the songs, rather than the logistical obstacles of waiting for the boat to dock, or the rain to stop.
Featuring the touring band from Lost Channels (long-time collaborator Erik Arnesen on banjo and guitar, along with new addition Miranda Mulholland contributing backing vocals and violin, Bret Higgins on upright bass, and Lost Channels drummer Greg Millson), New Wild Everywhere thematically picks up where the previous album left off, exploring transcendence in the natural world to describe the universal themes of love, mortality and escape.LP1
1. Think That You Might Be Wrong
2. New Wild Everywhere
3. The Great Exhale
4. The Knife
5. Changes With the Wind
6. Cornflower Blue
7. Easy Come Easy Go
8. Fields of Progeny
1. Ballad of a Fisherman's Wife
2. Quiet Your Mind
3. Parkdale Blues
4. On the Water
5. The Great Exhale
6. Easy Come Easy Go
7. Les Champs De ProgÉniture
8. I Will Never See the Sun
9. Something Heavy$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
To All The Girls...Decades of heartfelt performances and compositions in popular music have long solidified Willie's reputation as one of country's greatest romantics. To All The Girls... continues Nelson's musicial relationships with some of the most talented women in country, pop, and soul.
Among the centerpieces of To All The Girls... is the emotional duet with Dolly Parton, From Here To The Moon and Back, a song Parton wrote for the 2012 motion picture Joyful Noise. Willie also tackles the Bill Withers' classic Grandma's Hands with Mavis Staples, duets with Sheryl Crow on The Great American Songbook selection Far Away Places, and brings a new shade to his self penned classic Always On My Mind with Carrie Underwood.
Willie is also joined by familiar contemporaries including Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, Miranda Lambert, Norah Jones and Rosanne Cash. To All The Girls... reunites Willie with producer Buddy Cannon, who worked with Willie on his most recent successful releases, Heroes and Let's Face The Music And Dance.
Having turned 80 years old in April, Willie Nelson has no intentions of riding off into the sunset. Since signing to Legacy Recordings, Nelson has been steadily recording an releasing albums with the same rough-and-ready spirit of his timeless recordsing for RCA and Columbia Records. Heroes was praised by Uncut for being as spirited as it is poignant. Of 2013's Let's Face The Music And Dance, Paste cheered for his strongest and most engaged performances in a decade.LP 1
1. Dolly Parton - From Here To The Moon And Back
2. Miranda Lambert - She Was No Good For Me
3. Secret Sisters - It Won't Be Very Long
4. Rosanne Cash - Please Don't Tell Me
5. Sheryl Crow - Far Away Places
6. Wynonna Judd - Bloody Mary Morning
7. Carrie Underwood - Always On My Mind
8. Loretta Lynn - Somewhere Between
9. Alison Krauss - No Mas Amor
10. Melonie Cannon - Back On Earth
1. Mavis Staples - Grandma's Hands
2. Norah Jones - Walkin'
3. Shelby Lynne - Til The End Of The World
4. Lily Meola - Will You Remember Mine
5. Emmylou Harris - Dry Lightning
6. Brandi Carlile - Making Believe
7. Paula Nelson - Have You Ever Seen The Rain
8. Tina Rose - After The Fire Is Gone$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The BladeAshley 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.
In 2008, Ashley cut a highly praised EP with singer-songwriter Trent Dabbs and a few years later, at the invitation of Jack White, she sang background vocals on an album he was producing by the iconic country-rockabilly singer Wanda Jackson. And just to prove how versatile she is, Monroe also contributed vocals to the track "Bruises" on the 2012 album California 37 by the rock band Train.
But one of the most rewarding artistic adventures for Ashley to date has been the Pistol Annies, a trio she co-formed in 2011with 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."1. On To Something Good
2. I Buried Your Love Alive
4. Weight Of The Load
5. The Blade
6. Winning Streak
7. From Time To Time
8. If Love Was Fair
9. Has Anybody Ever Told You
11. If The Devil Don't Want Me
13. I'm Good At Leavin'$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
In Spite Of OurselvesPressed On 180 Gram Vinyl
Gatefold Matte Inner Sleeve
Two time Grammy-award winner, John Prine, is a singer songwriter who, from his eponymously titled first LP release in 1971, has continued to write and perform songs that have become central to our American musical heritage. Classics like, 'Angel from Montgomery', 'Sam Stone,' 'Paradise,' and 'Hello in There' speak to the everyday experience of ordinary people with a simple honesty, and an extraordinary ability to get right through to the heart of the listener.
Long considered a "songwriter's songwriter," John Prine is a rare talent whose writing is greatly admired by his peers. Performers who have recorded from his extensive catalog, include Johnny Cash, Bonnie Raitt, the Everly Brothers, John Denver, Kris Kristofferson, Carly Simon, Ben Harper, Joan Baez, George Strait, Old Crow Medicine Show, Norah Jones, Bette Midler, Miranda Lambert and many others.
With his career spanning more than 40 years Prine continues to perform at sold out shows all over the US, Canada, and Europe. Among the many awards and accolades John has received in recent times include is his 2003 induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, an Americana Lifetime Achievement Award for songwriting and was honored at the Library of Congress by US Poet Laureate Ted Kooser. Prine has become for many, not just a well loved and appreciated songwriter, but a bonafide American treasure.1. (We're Not) The Jet Set - (ft. Iris DeMent)
2. So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad) - (ft. Connie Smith)
3. Wedding Bells / Let's Turn Back The Years - (ft. Lucinda Williams)
4. When Two Worlds Collide - (ft. Trisha Yearwood)
5. Milwaukee Here I Come - (ft. Melba Montgomery)
6. I Know One - (ft. Emmylou Harris)
7. It's A Cheating Situation - (ft. Dolores Keane)
8. Back Street Affair - (ft. Patty Loveless)
9. Loose Talk - (ft. Connie Smith)
10. Let's Invite Them Over - (ft. Iris DeMent)
11. 'Til A Tear Becomes A Rose - (ft. Fiona Prine)
12. In A Town This Size - (ft. Dolores Keane)
13. We Could - (ft. Iris DeMent)
14. We Must Have Been Out of Our Minds - (ft. Melba Montgomery)
15. In Spite of Ourselves - (ft. Iris DeMent)
16. Dear John (I Sent Your Saddle Home)$19.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Shine On Rainy DayOut on Low Country Sounds/Elektra Records, Shine On Rainy Day was produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, etc.) and recorded live over four days in Nashville.
Of the music and working with producer (and cousin) Dave Cobb, Brent comments, "It's not as good as it's going to get. But if it's the last thing that I ever do, if I died the day after it came out, then thank God I was able to record it because the songs and the production, it was everything I wanted to say. Finally."
Dave adds, "I wanted to work with Brent for very selfish reasons. When he lifts a pen and opens his mouth, it sounds like home. I did his record because he's part of the fabric of South Georgia and the soundtrack to my family. Pure rural country soul filled music."
Already receiving notice, Brent was recently featured on WXPN's World CafÉ (listen to the full session here), while Rolling Stone featured him as one of their "30 Must-See Acts" at CMA Fest 2016, asserting, "Live, he's every bit the charming raconteur, setting up catchy rural anthems that have the loose and earthy feel of a front porch sing-along."
Additionally, earlier this year, Brent was featured on Dave's widely praised Southern Family compilation-contributing the song "Down Home" and writing the standout "Sweet By & By," which was recorded by Miranda Lambert. Of "Down Home," Wide Open Country declares, " one of the most earnest and accurate retellings of everyday life in rural Georgia. The mixture of Cobb's charming southern drawl, brilliant storytelling and flawless production melds into a track that is impossible to resist."
Born in Ellaville, GA (population 1,609), Brent moved to Nashville in 2008 and has since found widespread success as a writer with songs recorded by Lambert ("Old Shit"), Kenny Chesney ("Don't It"), Luke Bryan ("Tailgate Blues"), David Nail ("Grandpa's Farm"), Kellie Pickler ("Rockaway") and Eli Young Band ("Go Outside and Dance") among others.1. Solving Problems
2. South Of Atlanta
3. The World
4. Diggin' Holes
5. Country Bound
6. Traveling Poor Boy
7. Shine On Rainy Day
8. Let The Rain Come Down
9. Down In The Gulley
10. Black Crow$17.99Vinyl LP + CD - Sealed Buy Now
So You Wannabe An OutlawSo You Wannabe an Outlaw, Earle's first album for Warner Bros. Records since 1997's El Corazón, explores his country songwriting roots and features collaborations with Willie Nelson, Johnny Bush, and Miranda Lambert.
"There's nothing 'retro' about this record," Earle says. "I'm just acknowledging where I'm coming from." So You Wannabe an Outlaw is the first recording he has made in Austin, TX. Earle has lived in New York City for the past decade. "Look, I'm always gonna be a Texan, no matter what I do," he says. "And I'm always going to be somebody who learned their craft in Nashville. It's who I am."
So You Wannabe an Outlaw is an homage to outlaw music and is dedicated to the late Waylon Jennings. "I was out to unapologetically 'channel' Waylon as best as I could," Earle says. "This record was all about me playing' on the back pick-up of a '66 Fender Telecaster on an entire record for the first time in my life. The vocal part of it is a little different. I certainly don't sound like Waylon Jennings. I moved to Nashville in November of 1974, and right after that Willie Nelson's Red Headed Stranger came out. I was around when Waylon was recording Dreaming My Dreams. Guitar Town (Earle's 1986 chart-topping, Grammy Award-winning debut album) wound up being kind of my version of those types of songs," Earle recalls.
Earle is backed on So You Wannabe an Outlaw by his long-time band The Dukes - guitarist Chris Masterson, fiddle player Eleanor Whitmore, bassist Kelly Looney, and new members drummer Brad Pemberton and pedal steel player Ricky Ray Jackson. The album was produced by Richard Bennett and recorded at Arlyn Studios in Austin.LP 1
1. So You Wannabe an Outlaw
2. Lookin' for a Woman
3. The Firebreak Line
4. News from Colorado
5. If Mama Coulda Seen Me
6. Fixin' to Die
7. This Is How It Ends
8. The Girl on the Mountain
1. You Broke My Heart
2. Walkin' in LA
3. Sunset Highway
4. Goodbye Michelangelo
5. Ain't No God in Mexico
6. Sister's Coming Home / Down at the Corner Beer Joint
7. Local Memory
8. Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way$26.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone (Pre-Order)Lee Ann Womack, one of the most distinctive and decorated vocalists in modern music, will make her debut for ATO Records with the release of 'The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone,' an album that mixes the country, soul, gospel and blues of her native East Texas, into an audacious, sharp-edged work of art. Produced by Womack's husband and fellow Texan Frank Liddell (fresh off a 2017 ACM Album of the Year win for Miranda Lambert's 'The Weight of These Wings'), and featuring songs mostly co-written by Womack, 'The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone,' is her most personal album to date, marking the culmination of a journey that began with her 2005 CMA Album of the Year 'There's More Where That Came From' toward an authentic American music that celebrates her roots and adds to the canon.
'The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone' features fourteen new songs, recorded with Womack's core band of top shelf musicians including bassist Glenn Worf, songwriters and guitarists Wright, Payne and Ethan Ballinger, and drummer Jerry Roe. The album was mostly recorded at the legendary SugarHill Studios in Houston, TX. Formerly known as Gold Star and open since 1941, SugarHill is one of the oldest continuously run studios in the country and home to seminal early recordings by many artists who had a formative influence on Womack, including George Jones, Willie Nelson and Lightnin' Hopkins. Among the album's three cover songs, Womack recorded a haunting version of George Jones' Take the Devil Out of Me standing on the same gold star linoleum floor where he cut the 1959 original.
I wanted to get out of Nashville, and tap the deep music and vibe of East Texas, says Womack. I wanted to make sure this record had a lot of soul in it, because real country music has soul. I wanted to remind people of that.
'The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone' follows Womack's acclaimed 2014 album 'The Way I'm Livin',' which SPIN deemed the best of her career to date. Highlights from that career include performances for presidents and other world leaders, duets partners ranging from George Strait to John Legend, a Grammy, five Academy of Country Music awards, and six Country Music Association awards including Female Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year, and two Singles of the Year.1. All The Trouble
2. The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone
3. He Called Me Baby
5. End of the End of the World
6. Bottom of the Barrel
7. Shine On Rainy Day
8. Mama Lost Her Smile
10. Long Black Veil
11. Someone Else's Heartache
13. Talking Behind Your Back
14. Take The Devil Out Of Me$23.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER 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
Off The Beaten Path (Deluxe)Justin Moore s always had a thing about doing it his way. Call it stubborn redneck mettle, a well-developed case of who I am or just the fierce commitment to blaze a trail inherent to people from his home of Poyen, Arkansas. It doesn t mat ter why, just that the blazing sense of off the beaten path drives his album of the same name.
There s a strong vein of tenderness and decency holding Moore s kind of country together. Look no further than Rhett Atkins/Ben Hayslip/Ross Copperman-written Point At You, the lead single, that acknowledges every wild hair Moore has, but hits the bottom line of his goodness via the woman who became his bride.
Get loud, get rowdy, but get home and emerge solid family men dedicated to some basic ideals that have defined this country. One need look no further than The Warren Brothers/Lance Miller/Austin Cunningham-penned opener Old Back In The New School to understand Moore is all about the things that last, the wild times and the enduring values making for a way of life worth living.
It s that kind of edge that draws a singer like Miranda Lambert to duet on the somber heartbreaker Old Habits. A little bit rowdy, a little bit sentimental, a whole lotta roughneck, Moore has dented the country radio charts with three #1s in the anything but big city Small Town USA, the sentimental family embracing If Heaven Weren t So Far Away and the fidelity pledge Til My Last Day, in addition to the Top 10 mission declaration Backwoods.
But the hits don t really tell the whole story. This is the man whose first single a digital only release was I Could Kick Your Ass, who flexed his sense of humor with the new guy mocking Bait A Hook and unapologetically throw down How I Got To Be This Way. And long before booty country became a touchstone, Moore dropped the swaggering Back That Thing Up.
Indeed, Booty Country is full force on OFF THE BEATEN PATH. He has the Kim Kardashian and J-Lo invoking I d Want It To Be Yours co-written with Stover and Brandon Kinney and the slip into the night guitar grinder Off The Beaten Path that slithers through the Patron and the moonlight.Good ole boys doing what they re good at. Moore has built a career eschewing the path most taken, building a fanbase of people just like him.
Take a certain amount of swagger, add some hard-rocking guitars and add Country Radio, a howler that celebrates the ultimate lube for escaping the boredom and expectations. There s the same kind of bulked up, bearing down picture of pride of Lettin the Night Roll, pure freedom and the will to be alive.
Two strong hands, a back that can shoulder anything, this is working man s post-modern American and that respect is what binds him to his woman in That s How I Know You Love Me. Ultimately, she refuses to make him change, and takes what s there for what it is, loving him for all its busted glory.
To believe in values that last, to embrace what is enough and know it s more than plenty, that is the greatest truth for a man like Moore, who sees no reason to leave the place he grew up. Beyond the hits, the gold-certified albums and the momentum of a career hitting its stride, OFF THE BEATEN PATH is a collection of classic postcards that make up the ascending This Kind of Town and the driving chugger One Dirt Road.
You don t have to take it from Moore, though. No less than the great Charlie Daniels, a man who s hung tough for hardcore old school values is featured on For Some Ol Redneck Reason, a pledge of allegiance to living true to principles and never giving into convention. This is one of the truest event moments as Moore dials it back, unfurling the map of his heart and soul.1. Old Back In The New School
3. Lettin' The Night Roll
4. Old Habits
5. Point At You
7. I'd Want It To Be Yours
8. This Kind Of Town
9. Dirt Road Kid
10. Country Radio
11. That's How I Know You Love Me
12. One Dirt Road
13. Off The Beaten Path
14. Field Fulla Hillbillies
15. Big Ass Headache
16. For Some Ol' Redneck Reason$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Maximum BalloonMaximum Balloon is the new project from guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and producer David Sitek from TV on the Radio. Not surprisingly, the TVOTR/Yeah Yeah Yeahs/Liars/Dragons of Zynth/Holly Miranda/Scarlett Johansoon producer worked with a host of guest artists for the self-titled release. Guest artists include: Aku (Dragons of Zynth), Tunde Adebimpe and Kyp Malone (TVOTR), Karen O (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Yukimi Nagano (Little Dragon), Holly Miranda, Theophilus London, David Byrne among others.1. Groove Me (feat. Theophilus London)
2. Young Love (feat. Katrina Ford)
3. Absence of Light (feat. Tunde Adebimpe)
4. If You Return (feat. Little Dragon)
5. Shakedown (feat. Kyp Malone)
6. Communion (feat. Karen O)
7. Tiger (feat. Aku)
8. The Lesson (feat. Holly Miranda)
9. Apartment Wrestling (v's David Byrne)
10. Pink Bricks (feat. Ambrosia Parsley)$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Moana (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)Disney takes us back to the sea for an adventure about home, tradition and growing up. Composed by the Samoan musician Opetaia Foa'i, Mark Mancina (who helped put a South African spin on Elton John's songs for The Lion King), and Hamilton mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda, the movie's soundtrack is an uplifting mix of Disney storytelling and traditional Oceanian music, sung both in English and the Polynesian language of Tokelau. It also features beautiful performances by Hawaiian actress Auli'i Cravalho, who voices the film's heroine, Moana.1. Tulou Tagaloa
2. An Innocent Warrior
3. Where You Are
4. How Far I'll Go
5. We Know The Way
6. How Far I'll Go (Reprise)
7. You're Welcome
9. I Am Moana (Song of the Ancestors)
10. Know Who You Are
11. We Know the Way (Finale)
12. How Far I'll Go (Alessia Cara Version)
13. You're Welcome (Jordan Fisher / Lin Manuel Miranda Version)$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now