Friday, March 24, 2023
– Country superstar Luke Combs drops "Gettin' Old," a companion to his 2022 record, "Growin' Up," via River House Artists/Columbia Nashville. Produced by Combs, Chip Matthews and Jonathan Singleton, "Gettin' Old" is Combs' fourth full-length album following 2019's 3x Platinum "What You See is What You Get" and his 4x Platinum debut, "This One's For You." Among the 18 songs is a rendition of Tracy Chapman's "Fast Car." Combs explores issues of family, legacy, love and personal growth throughout the release.
Nickel Creek's "Celebrants" is the trio's first album in nine years. Mandolinist Chris Thile, violinist Sara Watkins and guitarist Sean Watkins, who comprise the trio, have been involved in other projects ove the years. Recorded at Nashville's RCA Studio A, the 18-song album was produced by Eric Valentine (Queens of the Stone Age, Grace Potter, Weezer) and features Mike Elizondo on bass.
Carly Pearce had a career-building release with "29: Written In Stone" two years, chronicling the break-up of her marriage to Michael Ray. Pearce performed the set before a live audience in Nashville, and the result is "29: Written In Stone (Live From Music City) (Live From Music City)." Among those appearing on the live disc were Ashley McBryde ("Never Wanted To Be That Girl"), Lee Brice ("I Hope You're Happy Now"), The Isaacs ("Easy Going"), Matthew West ("Truth Be Told"), and Jenee Fleenor ("29").
Dom Flemons is out with "Traveling Wildfire" on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. Produced by Ted Hutt (Old Crow Medicine Show, Dropkick Murphys) and recorded at Los Angeles' Kingsize Soundlabs, the disc contains 15 songs. Sam Bush and James Fearnley of The Pogues play on the album. Flemons was a member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops.
Alana Springsteen released a six-song EP, "TWENTY SOMETHING, Messing It Up," which is the first of a three-part debut from the 22-year-old singer. "goodbye looks good on you" features Springsteen's former tour mate Mitchell Tenpenny