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Malo, Millers, Dallas Wayne, Justin Townes Earle offer new CDs

Tuesday, March 3, 2009 – Three veterans and one relative newcomer with deep music roots are out with new albums today.

Following two albums of covers, Raul Malo releases his first album of original material in seven years, "Lucky One" (Fantasy). The first single is Hello Again. Steve Berlin of Los Lobos fame produced the music from the former Mavericks lead singer.

Buddy and Julie Miller may be married more than 20 years, but "Written in Chalk" (New West) is only their second disc together. Julie first gained some attention as a Christian singer. Buddy has released his own albums along with doing session and production work. He tours with Plant and Krauss and Emmylou Harris. Julie Miller wrote 9 of the 12 songs on the new record.

"Take the Fifth" (Smith Entertainment Group) is his latest effort.

Once upon a time, Dallas Wayne was putting out honky tonk albums on HighTone. He eventually became better known as a satellite radio DJ playing traditional music. is best known these days as a satellite radio DJ. "Take the Fifth" (Smith Entertainment Group) is his latest effort. The Springfield, Mo. native helped write all 13 songs.

Justin Townes Earle's "Midnight at the Movies" (Bloodshot) is his second CD. R.S. Field and Steve Poulton produced. Earle, who tours heavily, is the son of Steve.

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