Alecia Nugent readies third CD
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
– Country/bluegrass singer Alecia Nugent will offer her third CD in January. "Hillbilly Goddess" will drop Jan. 13, 2009 on Rounder.
The Louisiana native previously released 2004's "Alecia Nugent" and 2006's "A Little Girl...A Big Four-Lane."
The new CD features support from producer Carl Jackson, duet partner Bradley Walker, J.D. Crowe, members of Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, Blue Highway, The Dan Tyminski Band and The Infamous Stringdusters. Nugent wrote the autobiographical Nugent Family Band," with Dixie and Tom T. Hall, along with the title tune with Jackson and Sonya Kelly.
1. Wreckin' The Train
2. Don't Tell Me
3. Hillbilly Goddess
4. Just Another Alice
5. The Last Greyhound
6. Cryin' All The Way To The Bank
7. Dyin' To Hold Her Again
8. Nugent Family Band
9. Wishin' Hard
10. The Writing's All Over The Wall (with Bradley Walker)
11. Already Home
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