Tyler, The Earls, Nail out with new music
Friday, July 15, 2016
– Steven Tyler finally releases his debut country disc, "We're All Somebody From Somewhere," after a several-year long embrace of country. David Nail, Confederate Railroad and bluegrass super band The Earls of Leicester also are out with new music today.
For The Earls of Leicester, the music they released may be new, but the songs aren't. "On Rattle & Roar," their second disc, they once again explore the music of Flatt & Scruggs. "Rattle & Roar" is the follow-up to the Earls' eponymous debut, which earned a Grammy award for Best Bluegrass Album. The band also won six International Bluegrass Music Association awards, including Album of the Year and Entertainer of the Year honors. The band consists of Barry Bales, Shawn Camp, Charlie Cushman, Jerry Douglas, Johnny Warren and Jeff White.
Soulful country singer David Nail is out with "The Fighter." This is the fourth disc for Nail. Despite being already finished, he recorded four new songs after the birth of twins last December. Producer Frank Liddell, who produced Nail's first three discs, helmed this release as well. Vince Gill, Brothers Osborne, Lori McKenna and Logan Brill to help tell his story, as well as Bear and Bo Rinehart of NEEDTOBREATHE all contribute to the release.
Confederate Railroad is back with "Lucky To Be Alive," the band's first album release in nine years. Willie Nelson, John Anderson, Colt Ford and former NFL coach, Jerry Glanville, appear on a special 20th anniversary version of the signature smash, "Trashy Women." The disc contains a dozen songs.
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We're All Somebody From Somewhere
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Concert Review: No lead singer? No problem for The Earls of Leicester
The Earls of Leicester have been in a bind that could have caused other bands to cancel the show. The bluegrass band's lead singer Shawn Camp has suffered from laryngitis for 11 days.
What to do? Put the vocals on the cords mainly of acoustic guitarist Jeff White and to a lesser extent Dobro player supreme Jerry Douglas.... »»»
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