Friday, August 26, 2016
– Florida Georgia Line leads the pack of new releases out on Friday with "Dig Your Roots." The 15-song disc includes Tim McGraw helping out on "May We All" and Ziggy Marley on "Life is a Honeymoon." The duo tends to take a softer approach on the 15-song disc produced by Joey Moi. Among the songs is the megahit "H.O.L.Y."
Bill Kirchen teams with British artist Austin De Lone on "Transatlanticana ," their first release together. Kirchen is well known for having been a founding member of Commanding Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen. De Lone was with a band, Eggs Over Easy, that helped start British pub rock. Kirchen contributes "Wine, Wine, Wine", quintessential Commander Cody, straight-up country sad from their first sessions in Ann Arbor '67.
The Devil Makes Three goes the covers route on "Redemption & Ruin," a song divided into the themes of redemption and ruin. The trio covers such writers as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Ralph Stanley and Tom Waits. Emmylou Harris, Tim O'Brien, Jerry Douglas, Darrell Scott & Duane Eddy help out on the disc.
Texas singer Jack Ingram returns with a new label, Rounder, on "Midnight Motel." This is Ingram's first album in the seven years, since his departure from Big Machine Records. Produced by Jon Randall, the release features his new single "I'm Drinking Through It." Ingram wrote "It's Always Gonna Rain" with Lori McKenna.
"My Daddy's Grass" is the Rebel debut from Mickey Galyean & Cullen's Bridge. Galyean, who hails from Lowgap, N.C. is the son of five-string banjo player Cullen Galyean, He was with regional groups the Foot Hill Boys and the Border Mountain Boys. Mickey Galyean formed Cullen's Bridge with the intention of recording new and classic material in the traditional style of his father and other area musicians.
The Price Sisters make their Rebel debut with a seven-song self-titled EP Lauren (mandolin, harmony/lead vocals) and Leanna (fiddle, lead/harmony vocals) present their interpretation of traditional songs. The release from the Sardis, Ohio duo recorded the songs in Nashville in March. The release includes an instrumental, "Get Up John," among the seven songs.