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Paisley, Worsham, Presley offer new material

Friday, April 21, 2017 – Brad Paisley, Charlie Worsham and Angaleena Presley lead the list of new releases out today.

Paisley is out with "Love and War," a 16-song set that includes help from the late Johnny Cash, Mick Jagger and Timbaland. The disc includes Paisley's trademark guitar work and songs that veer towards the novelty theme-wise. The release does not include the single "Without a Fight," which he recorded with Demi Lovato. The set does contain his single "Today."

Worsham is finally out with his soph release, "Beginning of Things." He released his debut, "Rubberband," in 2013, which didn't result in any hits. Co-produced by Frank Liddell (Miranda Lambert, Lee Ann Womack, Aubrie Sellers) and Eric Masse (Rayland Baxter, Mikky Ekko) with Arturo Buenahora, Jr. (Eric Church, Dierks Bentley) serving as the executive producer, the new release contains 13 new songs, 9 of which Worsham co-wrote.

Presley is probably best known for being one-third of Pistol Annies, the group with Lambert and Ashley Monroe. The Kentucky native also received much acclaim for her indie release album, "American Middle Class," in 2014, which was a more traditional country album. Now, she is out with "Wrangled," a dozen-song set that explores non-country sounds. The lead-off track "Dreams Don't Come True," was penned with Lambert and Monroe. She wrote "Only Blood" with Chris Stapleton. His wife, Morgane, appears on the song. Presley also wrote "Good Girl Down" with Wanda Jackson and Vanessa Olivarez and "Cheer Up Little Darling" with the late Guy Clark.

The Harmed Brothers, an Oregon group fronted by Ray Vietti and Alex Salcido, release their fourth full-length, a self-titled affair, which contains several re-releases and new material.

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