Chesney, Womack dish out new sounds
Friday, October 27, 2017
– Kenny Chesney went deep and live today, while Lee Ann Womack is out with a new album today on a new label.
Chesney is out with "Live in No Shoes Nation: 10 Years of Concerts" (Blue Chair/Columbia Nashville). Chesney listened to hundreds of hours of concerts and ended up choosing 13 songs from Foxboro Mass., where he has already played 17 stadium shows.
Womack puts out "The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone"
on ATO after spending most of her career on MCA and Sugar Hill. The 14-song disc was produced by husband Frank Liddell. She had a hand in writing half of the songs. She also covers "Long Black Veil" and songs penned by George Jones and Harlan Howard.
Canadian folk/roots trio The Wailin' Jennys return with "Fifteen" on Red House, the group's first release in six years. The group consists of Nicky Mehta and Ruth Moody and Heather Masse. Their last release was 2011's "Bright Morning Stars."
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