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Shelton, The Highwaymen release new projects

Friday, May 20, 2016 – Blake Shelton and The Highwaymen are the news releases out today.

Shelton is out with his 10th studio disc, "If I'm Honest," which contains the hit single "Came Here to Forget" and a duet with girlfriend Gwen Stefani, "Go Ahead And Break My Heart." This is Shelton's first disc since the end of his marriage to Miranda Lambert.

The Highwaymen are out with a four-disc set "Live American Outlaws" with three CDs and a DVD. The Highwaymen were comprised of Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson. The set includes 2 audio discs recorded live at Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, N.Y. on March 14, 1990; an audio disc with tracks recorded live at various Farm Aid Festivals and a previously unreleased full-length concert film recorded live at the Nassau Coliseum show and transferred from the original film reels especially for this collection. The release also debuts a previously unreleased recording of "One Too Many Mornings," an alternate take of a Bob Dylan song, which appeared on "Heroes," a 1986 collaboration album by Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings.

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Texoma Shore CD review - Texoma Shore
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Live EP CD review - Live EP
This six-song "Blake Shelton Live EP" seems a little odd. It's not as though Shelton had an especially noteworthy tour to document. Besides, at only six songs long, it's a relatively short document, anyhow. While it may be little more than a post-it note of a project, though, it also packs a powerful punch. You recognize right away the large amount of enthusiasm the act of singing to an audience brings out of Shelton. When compared to the recorded versions of these hits, »»»
If I'm Honest CD review - If I'm Honest
Blake Shelton makes it abundantly clear that this is not going to be a light-hearted listen, despite his public demeanor. "I have never recorded a more personal or reflective album in my career," Shelton wrote on the cover insert. He said the 15-song release "touches both the highs and low of past year of my life." And that would first and foremost include his very public split with Miranda Lambert, which happened quickly and suddenly. Shelton forlornly looks back at a »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Carlile warms hearts with empathetic thoughts – Brandi Carlile, dressed festively with a Santa hat, began her mid-week concert set with Joni Mitchell's "River" and closed with the carol "O Holy Night." In between, she sang about an equal measure of old and new songs. And on this first night of a short acoustic tour, Carlile was both in fine spirits and voice.... »»»
Concert Review: Daniels wears out bows, but music endures – After each of the first few songs Charlie Daniels played, his 'fiddle tech (?)' exchanged his bow. Is this because he was playing particularly hard? Perhaps. Whatever the case, Daniels and his five-piece band clearly appeared to be giving it their all during the act's hour-and-a-half set. As it is the Christmas month, Daniels sang a... »»»
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