Gilbert, Alaina are out
Friday, January 27, 2017
– Brantley Gilbert is out with lots of songs today on his latest disc today, while Lauren Alaina finally returns with her sophomore effort.
GIlbert's "The Devil Don't Sleep" contains 16 songs in its regular version, while the deluxe model has an extra 10. Dann Huff produced the set. This is Gilbert's fourth studio album. "The Weekend" is the first single from the release.
Alaina is out with "Road Less Traveled." Alaina's debut, "Wildflower," came out in October 2011. The title track is the single from the release and had previously served as the second single from Alaina's 2015 self-titled EP. Alaina had a hand in writing all 12 songs on the disc produced by busbee. Alaina has endured singles that did not do well along with surgery in delaying the release of her soph effort.
Brigitte DeMeyer and Will Kimbrough have enjoyed careers on their own, but they join together on "Mockingbird Soul," a dozen-song release.
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