Tuesday, August 20, 2013
– Six new discs are out today, including those of Jimmy Buffett and a tribute to one of the greatest musicians ever.
Buffett takes his second step into country territory with "Songs from St. Somewhere," mixing his pop/island sounds and country.
Buddy Emmons gets the tribute treatment on "The Big E: A Salute to Steel Guitarist Buddy Emmons." Vince Gill, Duane Eddy, Emmlyou Harris and Rodney Crowell and Little Jimmy Dickens are among those who play. Emmons, 76, is considered one of the greatest ever at his instrument.
Skaggs and Hornsby combined for a live disc of 19 songs mainly recorded in Omaha, Neb. Cluck Ol' Hen is the final song on the disc, which also includes How Mountain Girls Can Love, Bluegrass Breakdown and Horsnby's best known song The Way It Is.
Newcomer Charlie Worsham a Mississippi native, debuts with "Rubberband." Worsham had a hand in writing all 11 songs. Tools of the Trade is a collaboration with Marty Stuart and Vince Gill. Worsham evokes Keith Urban vocally.
The Greencards release its sixth disc,"Sweetheart of the Sun." The group, which plays bluegrass and country, consists of Carol Young, Kym Warner and Carl Miner.
Veteran Tracy Lawrence self-releases "Headlights, Taillights and Radios," his first disc since "The Singer" in 2011. Footprints on the Moon is the current single.