Friday, April 5, 2019
– Musical heavyweights Brooks & Dunn and Reba McEntire, who have played Vegas together, both are out with new releases today, leading a heavy release schedule.
Brooks & Dunn go back in time and forward with "Reboot." The disc pairs them with artists ranging from Kacey Musgraves to Brothers Osborne to Kane Brown to Midland on new versions of B&D hits. Dann Huff produced the release, which tends to have a modern sheen.
McEntire has put out what she said is the most traditional country album of her career, "Stronger Than the Truth." McEntire puts a few outright honky tonkers on the release, while also adding several female-centric songs, something she has long been known for.
Ace acoustic guitarist Molly Tuttle is out with "When You're Ready" on Compass. This marks her debut after putting out a successful EP, "Rise." Tuttle, 26, became the first female to win the IBMA Guitarist of the Year honor, which she has won twice. Tuttle started out in a family bluegrass band in California before going to Berklee College of Music in Boston. She moved to Nashville four years ago.
The Infamous Stringdusters are out with "Rise Sun. a 13-song release produced by the quintet and Billy Hume. The band wrote all of the songs.
Amanda Cooke is dropping "After All This Time. Cook, a Florida native, plays traditional and modern bluegrass. The disc is the follow up to 2017's "Deep Water," also on Mountain Fever.