Anderson tribute, Scott, Ray, Fireside Collective, Denning release new projects
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Anderson tribute, Scott, Ray, Fireside Collective, Denning release new projects

Friday, August 5, 2022 – "Something Borrowed, Something New: A Tribute to John Anderson," a new tribute album celebrating the songs and career of Anderson, is out now via Easy Eye Sound. Produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, who also owns the label, and David Ferguson, the record features new versions Anderson's songs, performed by Brothers Osborne, Tyler Childers, Eric Church, Brent Cobb, Luke Combs, Sierra Ferrell, Sierra Hull, Jamey Johnson, Ashley McBryde, Del McCoury, John Prine, Nathaniel Rateliff, Sturgill Simpson and Gillian Welch and David Rawlings.

Dylan Scott is out with his second full length release, "Livin' My Best Life." The Louisiana native, who is on the pop side of country, also has released five EPs. The new release includes the single "New Truck." "Lad Down With You" is the current single.

Michael Ray is releasing a new live EP, "The Warehouse Sessions," via Warner Music Nashville. The five songs were recorded in a live setting, but with no audience in the house. The disc includes his last two singles, "Whiskey and Rain" and "Holy Water."

Asheville, N.C. quintet Fireside Collective stretches it out on its fourth album, "Across the Divide." Jon Weisberger produced the group — Jesse Iaquinto, guitarist/singer Joe Cicero, Alex Genova (banjo, vocals), resonator guitarist and vocalist Tommy Maher and Carson White (bass, vocals). Fireside Collective goes beyond bluegrass to incorporate country, blues and funk into the music.

Mercury Nashville recording artist Travis Denning is out with a six-song EP, "Might As Well Be Me." The six-song release from the Warnere-Robins, Ga. native includes "She's On It."

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CD review - Beer's Better Cold Travis Denning is in love with beer. The Georgia native makes that abundantly clear on his six-song EP debut. Two have beer in the title, and the single hit "After a Few" incorporates downing a few more. The opener, "Where That Beer's Been," may demonstrate the writing prowess of Denning to show that he just may be capable of writing a song about anything. Not many chuggers are going to delve into the finer points of beer transportation. But hey, a good lyric is a ...
CD review - Years John Anderson has one of the best, and one of the most recognizable singing voices in country music, and he's in top form on "Years." It's expertly produced by Dan Auerbach (of The Black Keys) and David "Fergie" Ferguson, and Anderson and Auerbach wrote all of the songs, sometimes with the help of noteworthy songwriters like Pat McLaughlin and Larry Cordle. It's a nearly perfect, 10-song album, too. A few of its songs address aging head-on, opening with ...
CD review - Elements Fireside Collective, a North Carolina bluegrass band draws from the deep well of bluegrass music, but cuts a new course. Joe Cicero (guitar); Alex Genova (banjo), Jesse Iaquinto (mandolin), Tommy Maher (resonator guitar) and Carson White (upright bass) comprise Fireside Collective. These guys are good. Maher, in particular, burns through his breaks and runs, nearly always met, punch for punch, by Iaquinto's chopping mando licks. The lope and circuit runs of many of the songs (notably ...

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