Tucker, Jelly Roll release new CDs
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Tucker, Jelly Roll release new CDs

Friday, June 2, 2023 – Tanya Tucker returns today with "Sweet Western Sound," is out today via Fantasy Records. Produced once again by Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings, they also helmed Tucker's 2019 album, "While I'm Livin'." In addition to songs by Tucker, Carlile and Jennings, the album features contributions from Bernie Taupin, who writes with Elton John, Phil and Tim Hanseroth of Carlile's band, JT Nero, Billy Don Burns and Craig Dillingham as well as a voicemail-generated rhyme from Tucker's friend, the late Billy Joe Shaver.

Country rap star Jelly Roll is out with "Whitsitt Chapel" on Broken Bow. The 13-song disc features Lainey Wilson on "Save Me" and Brantley Gilbert and Struggle Jennings on "Behind Bars." Miranda Lambert, Ashley McBryde, HARDY, Jesse Frasure, Hillary Lindsey, Matt Jenkins, Jessie Jo Dillon, Austin Nivarel, Hunter Phelps, Michael Whitworth and producer Zach Crowell helped Jelly Roll write the songs.

Country traditionalist Drew Parker is out with a five-song EP, "At the End of the Road." Parker has enjoyed success as a songwriter, helping pen hits include Luke Combs' Gold-certified "Lonely One," Platinum-certified "1,2 Many" (featuring Brooks & Dunn), BMI Song of the Year winner "Forever After All" and Grammy-nominated Platinum number one, "Doin This" plus Jake Owen's Gold-certified Number One, "Homemade." This is the follow up to Parker's 'While You're Gone" EP from 2020,

Oklahoma native/Texas-based Corey Kent releases his major label debut, "Blacktop," today via RCA Nashville/Sony Music Nashville. The 10-track album features writing credits from Kent as well as Morgan Wallen, Ryan Hurd, Kelly Archer, Lydia Vaughan with production from Jay Joyce and Chris Farren. The title comes from Kent having worked at a family paving company. The album features Kent's number one certified Platinum debut single "Wild As Her."

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CD review - Sweet Western Sound Tanya Tucker once again employed Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings to produce this album, and her producers also had a hand in writing some of its 10 songs. The album, the follow-up to 2019's "While I'm Livin'," which won the GRAMMY for Best Country Album, opens with the distinctive voice of Billy Joe Shaver singing about Tucker on "Tanya," and ends with the rodeo song "When The Rodeo Is Over (Where Do the Cowboys Go?)." It's still a little ...
CD review - Blacktop Sonically, Corey Kent's music many times sounds closer to Bryan Adams than, say, Zach Bryan. It's not all that country, instrumentally. Nevertheless, it often has far more depth than anything drawn from Adams' summer of '69, which makes it well worth our attention. "Blacktop" is packed with strong songs that will grab your attention and hold it. "Wild As Her" was a hit single, but "Something's Gonna Kill Me," with its galloping groove is just ...
CD review - Whitsitt Chapel Jelly Roll sings about spiritual warfare in his soul consistently on "Whitsitt Chapel." So, if you're looking for silly country love songs and frat boy drinking tunes, you may want to keep moving on. In addition to performing country music, Jelly Roll also raps some. In fact, he's joined by rapper Yelawolf on "Unlive" here. However, this album is a lot more country than you might expect it to be. The hit single "Save Me," which features Lainey Wilson (who is ...

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