Brown, Jinks lead releases
Friday, October 11, 2019
– Blanco Brown, the mastermind behind the out of left field hit "The Git Up," released his debut album, "Honeysuckle & Lightning Bugs" via Broken Bow Records. Brown created TrailerTrap, a new genre that fuses hip hop beats with 808's and traditional country.
Cody Jinks released the first of two albums coming in consecutive weeks with "After the Fire." "William And Wanda," "Think Like You Think," and "Ain't A Train" are among the tracks on the new release, which is on his own label after being on Rounder.
Chris Knight returns to action with "Almost Daylight" (Thirty Tigers), his first release in seven years. John Prine offers vocals on his own song, "Mexican Home," which he put out in 1973. "I'm William Callahan" features Lee Ann Womack and is the first single. This is Knight's ninth album overall.
Ruston Kelly put out his debut last year and returns with an EP, "Dirt Emo Vol. 1" (Rounder). The disc features eight of his favorite emo covers, including Dashboard Confessional's "Screaming Infidelities," featuring the band's lead singer Chris Carrabba." Kelly also covers Taylor Swift's "All Too Well."
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