Jerry Douglas readies new dsic
Monday, June 23, 2008
– Dobro master Jerry Douglas will release a new album, "Glide," in mid-August. Douglas' last album was "The Best Kept Secret" in 2005 plus a best of set out last year.
The 11-song disc comes out Aug. 19 on Koch Records. Travis Tritt ("A Marriage Made in Hollywood:) and Rodney Crowell ("A Long Hard Road," an unrecorded Crowell-written track) take lead vocals, while Douglas sings backing vocals on the latter song. Earle Scruggs, Sam Bush, Edgar Meyer and Tony Rice also play on the disc.
Douglas will do a four-night residency in October to highlight the album.He also will go a formal tour to promote the music.
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