Josh Abbott Band hits the studio
Sunday, March 19, 2017
– Josh Abbott Band is currently in the studio on a new album for a disc to be released later this year.
The Texas group is working with producer Dwight Baker at Orb Studio in Austin.
The new album is the follow-up to the 2015 release "Front Row Seat," a disc about the break-up of Abbott's marriage. The CD contains the song "Wasn't That Stupid" with Carly Pearce, which gained airplay.
The group was on tour with the Randy Rogers Band, but Abbott's father passed away following a stroke, causing him to leave the tour.
Josh Abbott Band next plays March 22 in Sacramento and will continue to tour through the summer in support of 'Front Row Seat,
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