Tuesday, June 4, 2013
– LeAnn Rimes releases "Spitfire," today, her first disc since "Lady & Gentlemen" in 2011. The new disc features 13 songs.
T Bone Burnett, John Mellencamp and Stephen King collaborated on "Ghost Brothers of Darkland County," a southern gothic supernatural musical story of fraternal love, lust, jealousy and revenge. This collaboration features original music and lyrics plus key dialog excerpts performed by a cast of guest artists including Elvis Costello, Rosanne Cash, Sheryl Crow, Neko Case, Taj Mahal, Ryan Bingham and Kris Kristofferson, along with actors Matthew McConaughey, Samantha Mathis and Meg Ryan. Among the artist who participate are Elvis Costello, Neko Case, Dave and Phil Alvin with Sheryl Crow.
Lonestar returns with its original line-up to put out "Life As We Know It." This comes as the band is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The disc marks the return of original lead singer Richie McDonald. The other members remain the same: Michael Britt lead guitar, backing vocals; Keech Rainwater drums; Dean Sams keyboards, acoustic guitar, backing vocals.
Charlie Robison goes the live route with "Live at Billy Bob's Texas" (Smith Music). The CD consists of 18 songs recorded at the famed Texas music club last August.
Old time music performer Pokey LaFarge of St. Louis, returns with a self-titled disc. LaFarge recorded the disc for Jack White's record label, Third Man/
Americana quintet Joy Kills Sorry offers a seven-song EP, "Wide Awake," (Signature Sounds).