Wednesday, May 4, 2022
– A John Anderson tribute album, featuring Luke Combs, Eric Church and Brothers Osborne, "Something Borrowed, Something New: A Tribute to John Anderson," will be released Aug. 5 via Easy Eye Sound.
Produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys and David Ferguson, the record features new versions of Anderson's songs, Tyler Childers, Brent Cobb, Sierra Ferrell, Sierra Hull, Jamey Johnson, Ashley McBryde, Del McCoury, John Prine, Nathaniel Rateliff, Sturgill Simpson and Gillian Welch & David Rawlings also contribute.
"I Just Came Home to Count the Memories," performed by Welch and Rawlings, is out today.
Anderson said, "Listening to everybody do their own takes on the songs shows how the songs really come through. And I thought to myself, 'You might have been young and foolish back then, but you sure did pick some good songs.' It's very gratifying to know that some things really do not change, and a great country song remains a great country song. Any one person on the record would be a real tribute, but all of them together? It's a pretty big deal for me personally."
Auerbach, who started Easy Eye, said, "We weren't trying to piddle around and make the normal tribute record. It had to be the best singers with the best songs and the best arrangements, and they had to come into the studio. This wasn't like, 'Mail me the song, and we'll put it together.' I think it makes this record unique. I don't think most tribute records are done like this. I think that's why it sounds like a cohesive album. It feels like an amazing mix tape."
Anderson released his 22nd studio album, "Years," in April 2020. Also produced by Auerbach and Ferguson, the record was created in the midst of a serious health crisis.
A Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, Anderson has enjoyed 60 charting singles in four consecutive decades including five number one songs: "Wild and Blue," "Swingin'," "Black Sheep," "Straight Tequila Night" and "Money in the Bank." Originally from Apopka, Fla., Anderson now lives outside of Nashville with his wife of over 25 years, with whom he shares two daughters.
The track list is:
1. "1959" performed by John Prine
2. "Years" performed by Sierra Ferrell
3. "Wild and Blue" performed by Brent Cobb
4. "Low Dog Blues" performed by Nathaniel Rateliff
5. "Mississippi Moon" performed by Eric Church
6. "I Just Came Home to Count the Memories" performed by Gillian Welch and David Rawlings
7. "Shoot Low Sheriff!" performed by Tyler Childers
8. "Seminole Wind" performed by Luke Combs
9. "When It Comes to You" performed by Sturgill Simpson
10. "You Can't Judge A Book (By The Cover)" performed by Brothers Osborne
11. "Would You Catch A Falling Star" performed by Del McCoury featuring Sierra Hull
12. "Straight Tequila Night" performed by Ashley McBryde
"I'm Just An Old Chunk of Coal (But I'm Gonna Be a Diamond Some Day)" performed by Jamey Johnson