Nugent CD delayed again
Friday, February 13, 2009
– Alecia Nugent's third release for Rounder has been pushed back again. "Hillbilly Goddess" originally was slated for a January release, which was then March 24. Now, the CD is due May 12. No reason was given for the postponement.
Nugent's first single, Cryin' All the Way to the Bank, is getting play and 1 of 11 songs on the new CD.
Nugent previously released 2004's "Alecia Nugent" and 2006's "A Little Girl...A Big Four-Lane" featuring country and bluegrass. The new CD features support from producer Carl Jackson, duet partner Bradley Walker, J.D. Crowe, members of Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, Blue Highway, The Dan Tyminski Band and The Infamous Stringdusters.
Nugent also emerges as a songwriter on this album. In addition to her autobiographical Nugent Family Band, co-written with Dixie and Tom T. Hall, she was inspired to write the title tune with Jackson and Sonya Kelly.
The songs are:
1. Wreckin' The Train
2. Don't Tell Me
3. HIllbilly Goddess
4. Just Another Alice
5. The Last Greyhound
6. Cryin' All The Way To The Bank
7. Dyin' To Hold Her Again
8. Nugent Family Band
9. Wishin' Hard
10. The Writing's All Over The Wall (with Bradley Walker)
11. Already Home
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