Anderson, Jewell, Guyton release new music
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
– John Anderson releases his first album in nine years today with "Goldmine" dropping. Released on his own record label, Bayou Boys Music, and co-produced by Anderson and his long-time friend, Joe Spivey, Anderson wrote or co-wrote all but one of the songs. The first single is ""I Work a Lot Better."
Idaho-based country singer Eilen Jewell is out with her sixth studio release, "Sundown Over Ghost Town." Jewell, who spent a chunk of years in Massachusetts, occupies the more traditional sounding country territory. The disc is on the Signature Sounds label.
Mickey Guyton, an African-American singer from Dallas, releases a four-song EP today. She released another EP, "Unbreakable," last year. The first single is "Better Than You Left Me."
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John Anderson has one of the best, and one of the most recognizable singing voices in country music, and he's in top form on "Years." It's expertly produced by Dan Auerbach (of The Black Keys) and David "Fergie" Ferguson, and Anderson and Auerbach wrote all of the songs, sometimes with the help of noteworthy songwriters like Pat McLaughlin and Larry Cordle. It's a nearly perfect, 10-song album, too.
A few of its songs address aging head-on, opening with »»»
Unlike some country music stars have when they reached a certain age, John Anderson chooses to not rest on his laurels. Instead the 60-year-old member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame continues to release new recordings - although not as frequently as in his chart-topping heyday of 1980-1995 - featuring largely original numbers. While radio airplay may not be as once plentiful - 5 number ones, and over 20 top 20 single appearances - Anderson continues to produce songs that sound like they »»»
Listening to John Anderson's new CD is taking a trip back in time, to an era in country music history (not that long ago, believe it or not) when talent was all that mattered. You didn't have to be drop-dead gorgeous or Playgirl-centerfold hunky to be a country star because how you sounded was more important than how you looked on CMT. It's a testament to Anderson's talent that he's managed to survive this long into the video age despite being, well, he's no hotty. »»»