Manufacturer: Capitol Nashville
Brand: Capitol Christian Distribution
In 2006 Alan Jackson released his first hymns project, titled Precious Memories, as an ode to his mother. Seven years later, Precious Memories has sold 1.7 million albums and Jackson ha gone back to the studio recording more hymns that his mother loves so much. Precious Memories Vol. II promises to reach beyond Jackson s country fans base and into the hearts of hymns and Gospel music fans.
Zac Brown Band is set to release new album Uncaged on July 10, and the bandâ€™s lead singer Zac Brown says in a statement the project is the culmination of the â€œpowerful chemistry thatâ€™s developed by living, traveling and working as a band.â€ â€œWeâ€™re always trying to push the barrier of our musicianship, and Iâ€™m proud to say that there is a little bit of something for everyone,â€ he says of Uncaged. The 11-song album features a slew of special guests including Amos Lee and Trombone Shorty, as well as songs written or co-written by other artists including Jason Mraz and Nic Cowan and Sonia Leigh. The album was recorded at various studios in Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, N.C., and Key West, Fla. The bandâ€™s two previous albums, The Foundation and You Get What You Give, have gone platinum and produced nine consecutive No. 1 songs. â€œThis is the first record weâ€™ve made from start to finish in one thought,â€ said multi-instrumentalist Clay Cook. â€œThe previous albums have been a collection of songs ... this is an album.â€ Â
Manufacturer: Republic Nashville
Brand: Florida Georgia Line
It's been more than two decades since a new country act has captured the public's imagination the way Florida Georgia Line has. Currently in the Top 5 (and poised for #1), the duo's breakthrough single, .Cruise,. hit the Top 10 just 14 weeks after its release, faster than any debut since Brooks & Dunn s .Brand New Man. in 1991. It's the kind of affirmation few young artists ever experience, and yet was just the cap on a year that saw Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard thrill audiences on tour dates with Alabama, Brantley Gilbert and Jake Owen; cut an EP and their first album HERE S TO THE GOOD TIMES with producer Joey Moi (Nickelback, Jake Owen) and sign a label deal with Republic Nashville -- after selling nearly 200,000 digital downloads independently. To date, .Cruise,. alone has sold well over one million; reached #1 on the iTunes Country Singles Chart and helped secure them a spot on Luke Bryan s .DIRT ROAD DIARIES TOUR. in 2013..It's safe to say it's been a real whirlwind for us,. says Tyler. .It's been awesome.. .It's a dream come true,. adds Brian, .although it still kind of feels like just yesterday that we were writing the first couple of songs on the back of Tyler's tailgate.. Those tailgate writing sessions, not long after the two met as students at Nashville's Belmont University, kicked off a partnership that has made them one of country's hottest young acts. The fact that their own hard work and game plan fueled so much of the journey makes it doubly sweet. .As songwriters,. says Tyler, .it's always the dream come true to see a song you poured your heart and soul into being sung back to you on a nightly basis to the point where you can barely hear yourself sing.. .And then because of that song, just to see our name on the chart with Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney, and the great new artists like Lee Brice and Thomas Rhett, that's probably the coolest thing,. adds Brian. .Cruise,. which Country Weekly called .a hip hop hybrid of crunchy electric guitar riffs, rap lyrics and backwood boondock roots that woul...
Given the extraordinary amount of airplay HOTEL CALIFORNIA garnered in the mid-70s and early 80s, it comes as quite a surprise to hear how fresh this recording sounds on DCC's 24k gold disc version. Familiar tracks benefit from the enhanced soundstage and control room-clarity of this exceptional digital remastering, revealing something of the actual recording studio room sound on many tracks. Certified Multi-Platinum (16 times) by the RIAA. (3/01) It's no accident that The Eagles Greatest Hits might one day pass Michael Jackson's Thriller as the best-selling album of all time-- the Eagles made great singles. By contrast, their albums could be spotty and strained by self-conscious artistry. Hotel California was arguably the band's best single album--it was certainly the Eagles' biggest original disc-- and it also underscored the band's need to make a big statement. The title tune reflected the album's theme of paradise lost in California, painting this picture with a musical arrangement that punctuated strumming guitars with dramatic drums, and perhaps the band's most famous lyric: "You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave." "New Kid in Town" was an equally fine albeit much more traditional Eagles ballad. "Life in the Fast Lane" aspired to hard rock but largely gunned its engine without taking off. The rest is okay, but nothing more than secondary Eagles songs that happened to be nestled into the album that came to define the `70s supergroup. --John Milward
Track | Song DISC 1: 1 Something in the Water - (previously unreleased) 2 Little Toy Guns - (previously unreleased) 3 Inside Your Heaven 4 Jesus, Take the Wheel 5 Don't Forget to Remember Me 6 Before He Cheats 7 Wasted 8 So Small 9 All-American Girl 10 Last Name 11 Just a Dream 12 I Told You So - (featuring Randy Travis) DISC 2: 1 Cowboy Casanova 2 Temporary Home 3 Undo It 4 Mama's Song 5 Remind Me 6 Good Girl 7 Blown Away 8 Two Black Cadillacs 9 See You Again 10 How Great Thou Art [Live from ACM Presents: Girls' Night Out] - (previously unreleased, live) 11 So Small [Writing Session Worktape 1/24/07] - (previously unreleased) 12 Last Name [Writing Session Worktape 1/22/07] - (previously unreleased) 13 Mama's Song [Writing Session Worktape 2/5/09] - (previously unreleased)
No Description Available.Genre: Country & WesternMedia Format: Compact DiskRating: Release Date: 31-AUG-1999 After the roaring success of Wide Open Spaces--a blend of turn-of-the-century pop and country traditionalism--what do you do for an encore? Rather than deliver more of the same, the Chicks have chosen instead to up the ante in country radio with a follow-up that's both poppier and twangier than its predecessor, and just plain better too. Some of it we've heard before: "Hello Mr. Heartache," for example, adheres pretty closely to the honky-tonk model of "Tonight the Heartache's On Me." Mostly, though, the record lights out for new territories. "Without You" is driven by an in-your-face string arrangement that's downright fierce, and the rootsy "Sin Wagon" may rock harder--and with more solos--than any mainstream country since Buck Owens held forth. That's not to say Fly's perfect. A couple of songs miss the mark, particularly "Goodbye Earl," an abusive-husband murder song that's sure to get criticized (wrongly) for being anti-male but actually fails because it can't decide if it's a moral lesson, a horror movie, or a joke. Still, even in this failure, the Chicks are bravely pushing the envelope. If they push hard enough, maybe Young Country radio will open up some wider spaces. --David Cantwell
Another double album (and a great one, too!) squeezed on to a single CD or cassette. There has never been a better showcase for improvisational rock than this 1971 concert recording, and few (if any) live rock albums are in its rank. With only two studio albums (and plenty of touring) under their belt, the Georgia sextet tore into the Fillmore East with road-tested buoyancy. Titanic guitarist Duane Allman was at the peak of his powers, pushing his foil, Dickey Betts, to unsurpassed peaks. Vocalist-keyboardist Gregg Allman would have been a star in any other setting; here he's merely one more component in a brilliant ensemble. Duane Allman died shortly after At Fillmore East shipped, and the Brothers haven't scaled such heights since. But, then, neither has anyone else. --Steven Stolder
Capitol Records Nashville recording artist Darius Rucker will release his third country studio album, True Believers, on May 21. Darius wrote ten of the twelve tracks on True Believers, produced by Frank Rogers, and the album features the Top 20-and-climbing critically-acclaimed single Wagon Wheel written by Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show, based on a sketch by Bob Dylan. I m very proud of this record, Rucker reveals. The songs, the co-writes, the vibe it s all really different from what we ve recorded and released on the past two albums, and I hope that difference resonates with the fans. Rogers, who also produced Learn To Live and Charleston, SC 1966, shares, When we were recording True Believers, we had Darius record a lot of the vocals for this album in his hometown of Charleston. I think as a result of that relaxed setting he was more experimental vocally, and honestly, he sang better than ever before. Rucker s first two country albums, Learn To Live and Charleston, SC 1966 both topped the Billboard Country album chart and produced five No. 1 singles including Come Back Song, This, Alright, It Won t Be Like This For Long and Don t Think I Don t Think About It. In 2009 Rucker was named New Artist of the Year at the CMA Awards. Most recently, he achieved a personal goal and childhood dream when he was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on October 16, 2012. Rucker will kick off his True Believers Tour on May 9 in Estero, Florida, visiting more than 20 cities across the U.S. before wrapping up in Clarkston, Michigan on June 30.
Country icon George Strait is offering fans a 20-track live album recorded at his momentous 'The Cowboy Rides Away Tour' finale at AT&T Stadium in Dallas,TX. 'The Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Stadium' commemorates a night of celebration for one of the most influential figures in country music. Available September 16, the MCA Nashville release contains hits from thoughout Strait's remarkable 30+ year career, features special guests Jason Aldean, Ray Benson, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert and Martina McBride, and introduces George "Bubba" Strait, Jr. The undisputed "King of Country Music" and reigning ACM and CMA Entertainer of the Year performed for over 1 million fans during his two-year, record-breaking, final U.S. tour. 'The Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Stadium' epitomizes the energy and shared emotion largely thanks to a Texas-sized crowd of nearly 105,000. Equally prevalent on the album is Strait's sentimentality and immense gratitude for his legion of fans.
Brand: Umgd/Hip-O Records
Johnny Cash's death at age 71 on September 12, 2003, nearly four months after the passing of his beloved wife and musical partner June Carter Cash, closed a career spanning nearly an even half a century. It launched a worldwide groundswell of grief and media attention comparable to that for a deceased head of state. Cash was far more than one of country music's greatest stars. While his lonesome baritone defied fad or fashion, his charismatic presence and flinty integrity made him an American cultural icon, a regular presence on TV, radio and in dramatic films, admired by the Greatest Generation through Gen-X and beyond. This Fall, 20th Century Fox will be releasing a film on November 18, 2005 based on the first 30 years of Johnny Cash's life. The film features several of the songs that appear on The Legend Of Johnny Cash including 'Cry! Cry! Cry!', 'Hey Porter', 'Folsom Prison Blues', 'I Walk The Line', 'Get Rhythm', 'Ring Of Fire' and his duet with June Carter 'Jackson'. Hip-O. 2005. This introduction to the Man in Black's catalog is about as fine a one as can be found on one disc, primarily because the 21 classic tracks span J.R. Cash's entire career, from his first rockabilly single, "Hey, Porter"/"Cry! Cry! Cry!" (Sun Records, 1955), to his last significant alt-country tracks (American Recordings, 2003). Though Cash had his peaks and valleys in the studio, what shines brightly on this collection is how constant--how unwavering--his creativity remained, whether he was writing and performing original material or interpreting the work of others. His voice, too, remained a majestic thing of wonder, even as Cash often sang off-beat; settled his bass-baritone somewhere around, if not on the note; and cared more about power and emotion than strict rules of measure--something that became especially important as illness changed his great oaken voice into a frail instrument. In this way, he was able to infuse novelty songs ("One Piece at a Time," "A Boy Named Sue") with undeniable cool and maintain the poetry of Kris ...