Friday, August 27, 2021
– Trace Adkins releases his 13th studio album, "The Way I Wanna Go" (Verge/ONErpm). The 25 songs represent the singer's 25 years in music. The album was produced by Mickey Jack Cones and Derek George. The set features collaborations with Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan and Pitbull, Melissa Etheridge, Keb' Mo', Snoop Dogg, plus Stevie Wonder on harmonica.
Singer Michael Ray releases a seven-song EP today. He helped write two of the seven songs. Isaem released "Kiss You in the Morning," "Think a Little Less," and "One That Got Away"
Niko Moon makes his debut on "Good Time" on RCA Nashville. The album was made with his wife, Anna, and Josh Murty, Moon has written songs for Dierks Bentley, Zac Brown Band, Rascal Flatts, and Morgan Wallen He was also a member of the group Sir Rosevelt with Zac Brown and Ben Simonetti.
The Grascals bring polished yet hard-edged modern bluegrass to "Up All Night" on their Mountain Home release. The band consists of a trio of vocalists - guitarists Chris Davis and John Bryan and bassist Terry Smith along with mandolinist Danny Roberts, fiddler Adam Haynes and five-time IBMA Banjo Player of the Year Kristin Scott Benson. The release contains a dozen songs.
King Calaway releases their EP "Midnight" via Stoney Creek Records. The four-track EP is a collection of smooth modern country hits with stacked harmonies, and soul-oriented production. The EP also includes a feature singer Lainey Wilson on "Good Time To Me." The band consists of Caleb Miller, Chris Deaton, Simon Dumas, Chad Michael Jervis and Austin Luther.
Tim Easton, a product of Ohio, who lives in Nashville, released his 10th studio album today, "You Don't Really Know Me." The album comes while gaining sobriety and getting divorced. Easton blends Americana, rock and the blues into his music.