Gilbert, OCMS lead releases
Friday, October 4, 2019
– With his first release in nearly three years, modern outlaw Brantley Gilbert delivers his take on love and marriage, redemption and life in a small town. on "Fire & Brimstone. All 15 tracks were either written or co-written by Gilbert. Vocal collaborators include Lindsay Ell, Colt Ford, Jamey Johnson, Alison Krauss, Willie Nelson and Lukas Nelson.
Old Crow Medicine Show is out with a live album, "Live From the Ryman" (Sony Music Nashville). The set includes originals and covers. The Ryman is familiar turf for OCMS as they have played the Nashville venue more than 40 times since 2001.
Trey Hensley and Rob Ickes team up once again for "World Full of Blues." Hensley does the singing and has a more traditional country vibe. Ickes, of course, is a Dobro great. The album was recorded live at producer Brent Maher's Nashville studio, The Blueroom, with minimal overdubs. Guests include Taj Mahal, who is on the title track, and Vince Gill, who joins the duo on The Grateful Dead's moonshiner song, "Brown-Eyed Women."
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It would be easy (and lazy journalism) to write about how much Brantley Gilbert's music is un-country. You need only isolate the drum parts for most of these latest songs to confirm this is primarily a rock recording (masked as country). However, there are some quality - if not exactly country - songs on this effort, which cry out for a different sort of evaluation.
Gilbert saves his best for last with "Man That Hung The Moon," a song about fatherhood that will likely bring many dads to tears. ...
For those fans worrying over the potential demise of bro country, rest easy; Brantley Gilbert is here to keep that flag flying high. Comprised of a solid set of radio ready rockers alongside a few tamer numbers, Gilbert sets out to prove the establishment wrong, rolling his way through 16 tales of hard living and partying. Yet, while Gilbert holds strong to the "bro country" stance, he's also very much his own man, allowing his faith and values to pull front and center as well. ...
With the third version of Brantley Gilbert's "Just as I Am," he has almost doubled the average country album track listing. The definitive Platinum Edition contains 19 tracks that feature his trademark rock inflected country sound. The original 11 tracks are still intact, with the addition of the 3 songs from the original deluxe edition. Added on at the end are five new songs that largely fit well with the tone of the album.
Those who originally purchased the regular edition ...