Ford, Cash tribute concert releases out
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
– Colt Ford released a new disc today, while Johnny Cash was the recipient of a tribute concert CD/DVD.
Ford released "Declaration of Independence," which includes the single Back This album was marked by collaborations with such artists as Jason Aldean and Jake Owen.
"We Walk The Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash" (Sony Legacy) is a recording of a tribute concert recorded on April 20 at The Moody Theater in Austin. Among those on the disc are Willie Nelson, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Sheryl Crow, Brandi Carlile and Buddy Miller.
Texas female quartet The Trishas released its first full-length disc, "High, Wide & Handsome" (Trishas Music).
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