Krauss/Plant, Nelson Family, McKenna, Johnson release new music
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Krauss/Plant, Nelson Family, McKenna, Johnson release new music

Friday, November 19, 2021 – Fourteen years after "Raising Sand" became a massive hit for Robert Plant and Allison Krauss, the pair are back with "Raising the Roof." The dozen-song set was produced by T Bone Burnett, who also did their initial release. Plant and Krauss cover songs of others except for . They cover a wide range of artists from the Everly Brothers ("The Price of Love"), Ola Belle Reed "You Led Me to the Wrong") and Bert Jansch ("It Don't Bother Me"). Plant and Burnett wrote "High and Lonesome." They also cover "Going Where the Lonely Go," a song penned by Merle Haggard and Dean Holloway.

"The Willie Nelson Family" hits streets today with 12 songs including a cover of George Harrison's "All Things Must Pass." Nelsons wrote seven of the songs with covers of Hank Williams' "I Saw the Light," "Keep It On the Sunnyside" by A.P. Carter and Kris Kristofferson's "Why Me" as well. Willie Nelson's first single, "Family Bible," was re-recorded for the disc. Willie Nelson (Trigger, background vocals), Lukas Nelson (electric guitar, lead vocals), Micah Nelson (bass, drums), Bobbie Nelson (piano) and Mickey Raphael (harmonica) all play on the release.

Gabby Barrett goes "Goldmine (DELUXE)" The new st contains four new songs including "Pick Me Up," a tribute to George Strait. Other new songs are "Never Get It Back," a cover of Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You" – previously released as an exclusive Amazon Original – and "The Good Ones (Wedding Version)." The latter was inspired due to fans on social media for a stripped-down rendition of her chart-topping single to use at weddings. Previous hits "I Hope" and "The Good Ones" are included on the release.

Three-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician Lori McKenna's debut holiday EP, "Christmas Is Right Here," is out today. Produced by McKenna along with Luke Laird and Barry Dean, the six-song release features five new original holiday songs as well as a version of Paul McCartney's "Wonderful Christmastime."

Cody Johnson is releasing his first holiday album, "A Cody Johnson Christmas," via CoJo Music / Warner Music Nashville. The 10-song project includes "White Christmas" and "I'll Be Home For Christmas" along with two new songs penned by producer Trent Willmon. Johnson and Willmon also crafted newly-imagined arrangements for the standards "Away In A Manger" and "Silent Night."

Randy Travis is releasing a deluxe edition of his Christmas album, "An Old Time Christmas." The album was originally released in 1989, and the new deluxe version includes those classic songs plus three unreleased songs - "There's a New Kid In Town," "Little Toy Trains" and "White Christmas." The songs on the original album were remastered.

Former firefighter Tyler Braden is out with his first release, "What Do They Know (WDTK)," a seven-song EP on Warner Nashville. Braden helped write all seven songs with Randy Montana handling most of the production chores.

Texas singer Wade Bowen dropped a six-song EP, "Where Phones Don't Work," via Thirty Tigers. The title track as penned with Aaron Raitiere, Rhett Akins. Bowen wrote "Trouble Is" with Steve Earle. The collection marks the first solo project from Bowen in three years with the promise of a full-length album on the horizon for 2022.

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