Rhett, Keith, Lynch, Moore out with new discs
Friday, September 8, 2017
– Thomas Rhett, Toby Keith, Kip Moore and Dustin Lynch all are out with new CDs today.
Rhett releases his third album, "Life Changes," the follow up to 2015's "Tangled Up." Akins produced the album alongside Dann Huff, Jesse Frasure, Julian Bunetta and Joe London. The release features the hit single "Craving You," with Maren Morris helping out. "Unforgettable" is the second single. The Georgian helped write11 of the 14 songs.
Keith releases "The Bus Songs," includes the single "Wacky Tobaccy." The songs have a humorous bent. Never before released recordings include new versions of "Running Block," "Ballad Of Ballad" and "Hell No" and "The Critic." A live version of "Weed With Willie" has also never been previously released. "Shitty Golfer," "Runnin' Block" and "Call A Marine" are
among the other tracks.
Moore is out with "Wildheart," his third release. The CD comes out about two years after "Wild Ones." He released an EP, "Underground," in between. The hit "More Girls Like You" is the lead single from the 13-song release. Moore had a hand in writing 11 of the songs. This marks the first time Moore did not help write all the songs.
Lynch is out with his third CD, "Current Moods." The release includes "Seein' Red" and "Small Town Boy." Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town is featured on "Love Me or Leave Me Alone." The release contains 13 songs was produced by 5 different people including Russ Copperman. Lynch helped write seven of the songs.
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