Tuesday, September 23, 2014
– Kenny Chesney is back in action with a new CD, and Lee Ann Womack has her first disc out in seven years.
Chesney's "The Big Revival" continues his long relationship with producer Buddy Cannon. This is Chesney's 17th album with the lead single being the hit "American Kids." Chesney helped write 4 of the 11 songs.
Womack was last heard from in 2007 with "Call Me Crazy" on MCA Nashville. "The Way I'm Livin'" finds her on indie label Sugar Hill. Womack keeps a traditional country bent on a chunk of the songs. Husband Frank Liddell once again produced. Bruce Robison and Julie Miller, who previously have contributed to Womack's catalogue, had their songs covered by her here.
Irish rockabilly singer Imelda May goes "Tribal" on her latest. That's the lead off track on the dozen-song CD.
Big & Rich are out with "Gravity," the first CD on their own label, Big & Rich Records. The duo previously were on Warner.
Texas band Josh Abbott Band is out with "Tuesday Night EP," their debut for Atlantic. The release includes five songs from the band, which started in 2008.
Songwriter Lori McKenna released "Numbered Doors." She has enjoyed much success as a writer, having recently had songs covered by Little Big Town. She has continued releasing and touring behind her own releases as well.
JP Harris and the Tough Choices are a traditional country band from Alabama. "Home Is Where the Hurt Is" is their second release for Massachusetts-based Cow Island. The release contains 10 songs. His debut disc, "I'll Keep Calling," came out in 2012 and received much praise.