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Cook, Bonnie "Prince" Billy offer new discs; Willie reissue out

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 – A left of center singer and a former member of Alabama debut new CDs today.

Jeff Cook was a founding members of Alabama, but now is on his own with "Ashes Won't Burn" (Quest) through digital download. Cook plays "country, soul and rock-n-roll," he says. The 12 songs include previously released re-recorded cuts from Cook's days with Alabama, new cuts co-written by Cook and classics including Brickhouse, Knockin' on Heaven's Door and All Right Now.

Bonnie "Prince" Billy comes out with "Beware" (Drag City). Bonnie, who records under a few other monikers as well such as Will Oldham and Palace, releases 13 songs. He is touring behind the disc.

A reissue of Willie Nelson's "Naked Willie" was out today as well.

Randy Travis has two compilations out today - "I Told You So: The Ultimate Hits of Randy Travis" and "Three Wooden Crosses: The Inspirational Hits Of Randy Travis."

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