Travis Tritt, John Rich, Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek join Randy Jackson disc
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Travis Tritt, John Rich, Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek join Randy Jackson disc

Monday, March 10, 2008 – What do Travis Tritt, John Rich, Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi, Mariah Carey and Paula Abdul have in common?

They are all on American Idol judge Randy Jackson's disc, "Randy Jackson's Music Club, Vol. 1" coming out Tuesday through his label Dream Merchant 21 and Concord Music.

Tritt teams with Sambora and Lucy Woodward on "Willing to Try." Jackson produced Travis' last disc, "The Storm," which came out on the troubled Category 5 Records label last year.

Rich of Big & Rich, teams with Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek and Anthony Hamilton on "Home."

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