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Knight announces first album in seven years

Monday, July 15, 2019 – Chris Knight will release his first new music in over seven years with "Almost Daylight" on Oct. 11 via Thirty Tigers.

Knight's ninth album contains tales of small-town despair ("I Won't Look Back") and outsiders bound by love ("Crooked Mile") along with testaments to perseverance ("Go On"), redemption ("Send It On Down") and love ("Almost Daylight").

Ray Kennedy (Steve Earle, Rodney Crowell, Lucinda Williams) produced, mixed and mastered the disc for the Kentucky native. John Prine guests on his 1973 song "Mexican Home." Lee Ann Womack also lends vocals to the project.

Knight, 59, released his self-titled debut in 1998. His last release was "Little Victories" in 2012. He has had songs covered by Blake Shelton ("It Ain't Easy Being Me") and Montgomery Gentry ("She Couldnn't Change Me").

Tour dates are:
July 12 - Maryville, TN - The Shed
July 13 - Asheville, NC - The Grey Eagle
July 17 - Tomball, TX - Main Street Crossing
July 19 - Roanoke, TX - ChopShop Live
July 20 - McKinney, TX - Hank's Texas Grill
July 26 - Springfield, IL - Boondocks
July 27 - Arlington Heights, IL - Hey Nonny
Aug. 22 - Paris, TX - Heritage Hall Paris
Aug. 23 - Pointblank, TX - Hilltop Icehouse
Aug. 24 - Irving, TX - The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Aug. 30 - Helotes, TX - John T. Floore's Country Store
Aug. 31 - Yantis, TX - Neon Moon
Sept. 1 - West, TX - Westfest
Sept. 7 - Morehead, KY - Morehead Conference Center
Sept. 11 - Oklahoma City, OK - Tower Theatre
Sept. 12 - Amarillo, TX - Hoot's Pub
Sept. 13 - Lubbock, TX - The Blue Light
Sept. 14 - Farwell, TX - Alpo's Barn
Sept. 15 - Roswell, NM - The Liberty
Sept. 18 - Kenney, TX - the Kenney Store
Sept. 19 - Houston, TX - The Heights Theater
Sept. 20 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
Sept. 21 - Saint Jo, TX - Red River Station BBQ
Sept. 27 - Indianapolis, IN - Hi-Fi Indy
Sept. 28 - London, KY - World Chicken Festival
Oct. 3 - Charlotte, NC - Booth Playhouse
Oct. 5 - Middlesboro, KY - Cumberland Mountain Fall Festival
Oct. 12 - Hickory, NC - Shooters Lounge
Oct. 19 - Lexington, KY - Manchester Music Hall
Nov. 7 - Orlando, FL - Tin Roof
Nov. 8 - Brooksville, FL - Riverhawk Music Festival
Nov. 9 - Tallahassee, FL - Fifth and Thomas
Nov. 19 - Boston, MA - City Winery
Nov. 20 - Philadelphia, PA - World Café Live
Nov. 21 - New York, NY - Hill Country Live
Nov. 22 - Washington, DC - City Winery

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Almost Daylight CD review - Almost Daylight
Chris Knight's last recording, "Little Victories," was released in 2012, which makes the seven year wait for "Almost Daylight" seem uncommonly long. Clearly Knight was in no hurry. A resident of rural Kentucky, he has a laid back attitude that's perfectly in sync with his rural roots. Not surprisingly, he was a late bloomer as well. He earned a degree in agriculture from Western Kentucky University, and after graduation, he spent 10 years as a mine reclamation »»»
Little Victories CD review - Little Victories
The difference between good and bad country music usually comes down to how the story's told. Bad country songwriters deal with all the standard themes - lost dogs, cheatin' wives, worrisome fluctuations in the GDP - like a condescending sixth grade teacher: see Jack lose his low-paying factory job, see Jack lose hope, see Jack open a meth lab, see Jack carted away to do 10 in the pen while his "pritty little daughter" stands by watching. Good country music writers tell the »»»
Heart of Stone CD review - Heart of Stone
With his latest, Chris Knight proves to be equally at ease with acoustic ballads and hard alt.- country rockers. Knight seems to have mixed feelings about his life of the road. While in the opening track Home Sick Gypsy, he complains of "a month on the road and three day's sleep," he also acknowledges "my worst nightmare is standing still/Gotta get my fix of them rolling wheels." On the closing acoustic track Go On Home, Knight appears weary of the road ("You all just »»»
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: The Lil Smokies provide the perfect antidote – On a night when the world to be falling further apart thanks to coronavirus (this would be the night the NBA postponed the season), there stood The Lil Smokies to at least in some small measure save the day. The quintet is part of a generation of musicians with bluegrass as the basis, but not totally the sum of the music either.... »»»
Concert Review: White makes the case for himself, no matter how dark the music – John Paul White opined with a glint in his eyes that his songs were not of the uplifting variety. In fact, they were downright dark. How else to explain "The Long Way" with the line "long way home back to you." Or "James," a song inspired by his grandfather who suffered from dementia. But lest you think that the Alabama... »»»
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