Friday, March 27, 2020
– Ingrid Andress is out with her debut, an eight-song EP, "Lady Like." The singer/songwriter has gained traction with the single "More Hearts Than Mine." "The Stranger" is the second single from the project. She has written songs for pop artists Bebe Rexha and Charli XCX.
Jim Lauderdale's new bluegrass album, When Carolina Comes Homes Again, is out today on Yep Roc Records. Recorded at Echo Mountain Recording in Asheville, N.C., his 33rd album is a return to his geographical and musical roots paying homage to his native North Carolina harkening back to the earliest music he learned to play. Lauderdale co-wrote songs with John Oates on the title track, the late Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter on, "As A Sign," Songs From The Road Band bassist Charles R. Humphrey III ("Misery's Embrace," "The Last To Know," "You'll Have To Earn It"), Steep Canyon Rangers banjo player Graham Sharp ("It Takes One To Wonder"), Logan Ledger ("Better Than You Found It") and Sara Douga ("I'm Here To Remind You").
Jessi Alexander, a CMA and ACM Award-winning songwriter, returns to roots with the release of 'Decatur County Red,' her first new album since 2014. The album was inspired by a cabin in Tennessee River in Decatur County left to her by her grandmother. The Brothers Osborne, husband Jon Randall (Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, Brad Paisley), Josh Thompson and Glen Worff all helped out. Alexander wrote more than 70 hits from acts like Celine Dion ("Didn't You Know"), Miley Cyrus ("The Climb"), Morgan Wallen ("The Way I Talk", "Gone Girl"), Blake Shelton ("Mine Would Be You," "Drink On It," "Turnin' Me On"), and Lee Brice ("I Drive Your Truck")
Kim Richey is going back in time with "Kim Richey - A Long Way Back: The Songs of Glimmer." She re-recorded songs from her two-decades album "Glimmer," which came out on Mercury. The music is stripped down. The 14-track set was recorded in Nashville and produced by guitarist and two-time Grammy-nominated producer Doug Lancio, who played most of the instruments. Other musicians include Nielsen Hubbard, Dan Mitchell and Aaron Smith.
German singer/songwriter Thomm Jutz is out with "To Live In Two Worlds Volume 1" (Mountain Home). He has had songs recorded by Balsam Range, Chris Jones & The Night Drivers, Terry Baucom, Nanci Griffith and Kim Richey. He also recorded two albums with Eric Brace and Peter Cooper. Grimm produced the 14 songs.