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New Carll disc due in February '11

Thursday, October 28, 2010 – Hayes Carll's, new album "KMAG YOYO," will be out Feb 15, 2011. "KMAG YOYO," a military acronym (which stands for Kiss My Ass Guys You're On Your Own), was produced by Brad Jones and is the follow-up to Carll's well-received label debut, "Trouble In Mind" (2008) which Jones also produced.

Carll performed some of the new tracks from the upcoming album on his recent appearance on the PBS concert series Austin City Limits which will begin airing the week of Oct. 30. Carll shares the episode with Robert Earl Keen.

On Nov. 9, Carll will release Grateful For Christmas, a holiday-themed track from the CD to all digital partners for purchase. On the same day, fans can pre-order the CD via and receive Grateful For Christmas for free with their album order.

Carll received attention for the song She Left Me For Jesus, which won the Americana Music Award for Song of the Year (2008). This past September, Carll won the Americana Music Award for New/Emerging Artist of the Year.

This winter, Carll tours with the Old 97s, stopping in Nashville, Philadelphia and three nights in New York City.

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Lovers and Leavers CD review - Lovers and Leavers
A style and sound can be deceptive. So it's little surprise that with his parched vocals, weary demeanor and songs that bear a sense of worn, ragged reflection, Hayes Carll doesn't come across like a man with an ample list of accomplishments. A recent Grammy nomination, a number of chart triumphs and some highly impressive accolades from the public and pundits alike suggest that Carll might be doing far better than he lets on. Nevertheless, the dourly named "Lovers and Leavers" »»»
The Houston-bred, Austin-based Hayes Carll is a true Texas troubadour. He stocks his four full-length (and second for Lost Highway) with character-rich tales full of humor and heartache. While there is nothing radically new in this set of shaggy dog songs, Carll continues to reveal his terrific way with words, making his music come vibrantly to life. There's a sense of Carll (or at least characters) pondering growing up and looking for something more out of life throughout this disc. »»»
Trouble in Mind CD review - Trouble in Mind
Lovers, hangovers, gigs and gals - these are just a sampling of subjects Hayes Carll covers on his major-label debut. Following his successful sophomore disc "Little Rock" (2004), which became the first self-released disc to make it to number 1 on the Americana Music Chart, the 32-year-old Texan troubadour returns with a tour de force. Carll opens with "Drunken Poets Dream," where Carll's woman "likes to lay naked and be gazed upon" and "wine bottles are »»»
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: Drive-By Truckers finds little to celebrate – While introducing "Guns of Umpqua," off the new "American Band" album, Drive-By Truckers' Patterson Hood wondered out loud - in a profanity-laced observation - why he can never seem to see a flag not at half-mast anymore. "We can do better, people!" he admonished the crowd. In an election year with two of the most... »»»
Concert Review: Simpson rides the night out in style – Sturgill Simpson came to Beantown with a deserved music reputation after three albums and a well-received, albeit quite adventurous release earlier this year, "A Sailor's Guide to Earth." He doesn't have hits per se or much of a commercial presence. His rep has been built on quality. While the Kentuckian's first two discs... »»»
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