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Showing posts with label Country Music. Show all posts


Legendary Songwriter Hugh Prestwood To Release First Full Album "I Used To Be The Real Me"

The hit songwriter is releasing “I Used To Be The Real Me”, featuring Judy Collins

Los Angeles - It may seem Hugh Prestwood is just introducing his name to the world; after all, “I Used To Be The Real Me” is essentially the first album he’s widely distributed, set to be released November 18 on Wildflower Records/Cleopatra Records. But fans of country, folk and bluegrass music are all very familiar with his work - he’s penned numerous number ones and other hits in his thirty-plus years as an Emmy Award-winning, Hall of Fame songwriter.

Discovered in 1978 by Judy Collins, the ethereal folk singer provided Prestwood with first hit when she recorded “Hard Times for Lovers.” It makes sense that she also had a hand in this stage of his career, releasing his new album on her Wildflower Records. She also joined him on two tracks, “Untie These Lines” and “Charlie.”

“I received Hugh’s CD, listened to it and practically fell over,” Collins said. “It blew me away. All of Hugh's songs are unusual and tinged with magic, and it was a pleasure singing them with my old friend.”

In the three decades since first working with Collins, Prestwood has become a well-respected and sought-after songwriter, penning Grammy-nominated number ones for Randy Travis with “Hard Rock Bottom Of Your Heart” Crystal Gayle’s “The Sound Of Your Goodbye” and Shenandoah’s “Ghost In This House,” among many other hits. But “I Used To Bee The Real Me” is Prestwood singing his own songs, his own way.

“Working with Judy on this record is closing a very big circle,” Prestwood said. “I Used To Be The Real Me is my songs recorded from my demos, whittled down from 30 songs I had in my catalog. I’m so pleased to share it.”

Conway Twitty, Don Williams, Jimmy Buffett, James Taylor, Alison Krauss and Union Station and Jerry Douglas have all recorded Prestwood’s songs, among many, many more. He even received an Emmy for Trisha Yearwood’s “The Song Remembers When.” With that many hits and a long history of working with some of music’s greatest names, it’s hard to believe “I Used To Be The Real Me” is Prestwood’s first full, widely-distributed album of his own work – of his voice singing his songs for a change. The album is a masterwork in lyricism, with Prestwood’s familiar take on life and love as they change through the years.

Although Prestwood is releasing “I Used To Be The Real Me”, he’s nowhere near done with songwriting. Prestwood continues to teach songwriting workshops for the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) in various locations throughout the country, and is constantly working on his next song.

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Stream Feature: Cody Webb-More Than A Little

Cody Webb enters the country music scene with a lot of energy and charisma. His self titled EP says it all and when you hear his single "More Than A Little," it sounds like a polished professional stepping out from Nashville ready to take on this big world.

Watch out ladies, if those big pearly whites don't grab you his voice will. Cody's voice is spot on and clear concise country without a doubt and it's all radio ready.

Check out Cody Webb's country music it will make you smile and want to take a cruise down the nearest dirt road and breath in the country air.

Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck

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Singer, songwriter, musician, and touring artist Cody Webb has played hundreds of dates across the East Coast, Midwest and beyond, earning thousands of fans with his expressive tenor and deft guitar work. Recently relocated to Nashville from his native South Carolina, he’s finishing work on his debut EP and has assembled a team of top music business pros for his first push onto the national scene...READ MORE


Andy Meadows New Single ‘Never Be The Same’

Never Be The Same’ is the latest fun upbeat swing single from rising Texas artist Andy Meadows set to appear on his upcoming album Modern Day Crooner.

Accompanied by a vibrant 9 piece band, Andy delivers a swanky crooning voice powerful enough to compete with the likes of Harry Connick Jr., Michael Buble and Frank Sinatra. Steel guitar and fiddles meanwhile add a country vibe that harks back to Andy’s roots.

Lyrically, the song centres around being love-struck.

Andy explains the inspiration behind it: ‘I fell in love with the new girl at work and it had been years since I’d felt that way and I’d forgotten how wonderful and terrible falling in love can be, the sleepless nights the anticipation of a phone call or text, then analyzing what each text really means and how quickly or slowly you should respond, wondering if you should kiss her or shouldn’t kiss her, trying to play it cool when you see her even though it’s probably obvious that you’re madly in love with her. You know, the usual stuff.

Growing up in a country radio station owned by his father, the singer developed his interest in music at an early age. He started writing songs at the age of 16 and originally had plans to pursue a career as an opera singer winning his way into Texas Tech University as a vocal performance major. However, knowing opera wasn’t his real passion, he later transferred to South Plains College to study commercial music.

Andy is 6ft5in tall and was recently invited to the Dallas Tall People’s Club. ‘I never went but I find it really odd that there’s a club made up of people and the only thing they have in common is that they’re all tall. I guess they just sit around and talk about where they buy their pants.


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Marcus Nand Album Review

After recording guitar solo for Rod Stewart, Marcus Nand is back with own solo album ‘Time And Tide Wait For No Man’. With sweeping melodies and delicate guitar rhythms this album whisks you along into whichever land Marcus is venturing to this time.

The title track offers Marcus’ heartfelt thoughts and reflections on life, luck and love which, as commented on by Rami Jaffee (Foo Fighters), is performed ‘in an honest way, which is rare these days’.  Marcus brilliantly mixes this in an uplifting way, allowing you to be taken with the melody.

Listening to the album, you can hear Marcus’ mixed influences being drawn upon. The track ‘Everything’ features beautifully intricate flamenco guitar work which fits perfectly with the passionate vocals. The eerie track ‘You Become My World’ reveals another side to Marcus Nand’s eclectic album with Indian influences being prevalent here. In fact, the album gives you an insight into the man behind the music; with travelling, motorcycling and sailing being his passions, the songs definitely create the feeling of enjoying the journey of life. 

Overall this album is a heartening, as well as catchy, performance of Marcus’ skills in both songwriting but most strikingly, in his pure talent as an experienced musician. 

The album ‘Time And Tide Wait For No Man’ is out on 22nd April 2016



Cajun Country/Folk Legend Doug Kershaw Serves Up A Gumbo Of Vintage Unreleased Demos & Recordings On A New 2CD Anthology!

Los Angeles, CA - Known worldwide as one of the most important figures in Cajun music, a renowned multi-instrumentalist, master of the fiddle and accordion, distinctive vocalist, and a highly prolific songwriter, Doug Kershaw has spent most of his career mining the rich musical traditions of his home state of Louisiana, from zydeco to Creole-influence country and folk. Now he looks back on his own illustrious career, all the way back to his days performing as a duo with his brother Rusty in the 1950s, though the early years of his budding solo career, and digs up a stunning collection of more than 50 vintage studio recordings and demos. These never-before-released gems will be available to music fans worldwide on February 5 as Anthology - Rare Masters 1958-1969, a superb 2CD set courtesy of Goldenlane Records.

This treasure trove of an album is split between full band demos (comprising Disc 1) and guitar demos (comprising Disc 2), both showcasing not only an amazing vocal and musical dexterity but also a stunning, frequently moving songwriting talent. Often built around a clever, affecting turn of phrase (see “Shake Hands & Come Out Crying,” “I Wish I Had Died As A Baby,” or “It Takes All Day To Get Over Night”), Kershaw’s music may have roots in a specific region but his lyrics speak to the most universal themes of love, family, and good ol’ fashioned human misery. Kershaw’s own enthusiasm for the songs contained herein has not been diminished at all by the passing years. “I am so proud of this compilation,” Kershaw declares, “It’s like exposing my life to the world. I am who I am because you the people allowed me to be!” With an endorsement like that, no self-respecting Kershaw fan will be able to pass this one up!

Track List:
1. Big Mighty Man
2. Didn't You Hear Me
3. Fais Do Do
4. Two Out Of Three
5. Mary Lou
6. Among Other Things
7. Do Me Right Now
8. A Victim Of Love Gone Wrong
9. Hardly Anymore
10. Give Me Some Girl
11. Am I Lonely Tonight
12. Except
13. Shake Hands & Come Out Crying
14. Pride Versus Love
15. I Can't Love That Way
16. It Takes All Day To Get Over Night
17. I'm Just A Man Called Sam
18. Before I Start Over
19. Baby's Gone
20. Ain't Going To Get Me Down
21. Contract For Misery
22. Around & Around
23. Hollywood to Memphis
24. Future Of Love
25. I Can't See Myself

1. Love's Enemy
2. I'm Going To Get Drunk
3. If You're Not Going To Love Me That's Alright
4. This Is Our Chance
5. Love Bird
6. There's A Wall Being Built
7. Mine Is A Lonely Heart
8. That's What Hurts The Most
9. Misery's All Gone
10. I Wish I Had Died As A Baby
11. A Ring For My Darlin'
12. Our Love Affair Came Tumbling Down
13. Son Of A Gun
14. My Mind's In A Fog
15. Just Hurting Me
16. My Memory Of You
17. That's Alright With Me
18. Mannequin Woman
19. This Is The Strangest Love I've Ever Seen
20. That Far Away Look In Your Eyes
21. Pay No Attention
22. This Is The House That I Live In
23. That's Too Bad About The Summer Night
24. There's No Better Way
25. Louisiana Sun
26. Little Bo Peep
27. Rosie Come Take Me Home

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Country Superstar T.G. Sheppard Brings The Star-Power With Upcoming Album ‘Legendary Friends & Country Duets’

Album Features Collaborations with George Jones, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Conway Twitty, Engelbert Humperdinck, Jerry Lee Lewis, Lorrie Morgan and Many More

Nashville, TN - Since leaving home in 1961 to pursue a career in music, T.G. Sheppard has done it all. He scored a job as a promotions executive for RCA Records, where he became friends with Elvis Presley who believed in his talent so much that he gave him his first tour bus, topped the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart an astonishing 21 times, and left an everlasting mark on Country music. Over the years, the smooth singer/songwriter has made a lot of impressive friends, which inspired the vision for his upcoming album, Legendary Friends & Country Duets, which is set for release on Oct. 30 via Cleopatra Records. On the upcoming project, TG collaborates with some of the most influential artists of all-time and those that he can actually call his personal friends.

“In my 40 years of recording music, this album has to be my most favorite I've ever recorded,” says T.G. Sheppard. “I'm very honored that so many of my personal friends came in to sing, with no questions asked, and gave their all.”

Listeners will be taken on a journey, with songs that hit the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. Standout tracks on the album include the fun, “It’s A Man Thing” which features late country icon George Jones, the relaxing sing-along, “Song Man” with Grammy®winner Merle Haggard, and the inspiring, “In Texas” with country outlaw Willie Nelson. Legendary Friends & Country Duets will bring traditional country music back to the forefront, as the style currently makes a demanding comeback. With the remarkable list of guests on the album, Legendary Friends & Country Duets is a must-have for all music fans to remind them what made country music great.

“As a record company working multiple projects in all genres, it is always special to find an artist and project like what T.G. Sheppard has brought to Cleopatra Records,” says Tim Yasui, VP/GM of Cleopatra Records. “T.G. is loved within the Country music community and this project proves that his fanbase is much more than just the country music fans - his fellow artists love him, too! Albums like this come once in a lifetime and Cleopatra Records is very proud to be involved in this iconic recording.”

Sheppard has already begun promoting the album, with several upcoming appearances already scheduled. Airing on September 13-14, NBC’s “Open House” will take viewers inside the stylish Nashville home of Sheppard and his wife, singer/songwriter Kelly Lang. The show is described as the ultimate insiders’ guide to real estate and home design. Next, offering fans a never-before-seen glimpse into the past, present and future of T.G.’s storied career, Sheppard appeared on Heartland-TV’s new show “Reflections” on Sept. 14.

1. Down On My Knees with The Oak Ridge Boys
2. The Killer with Jerry Lee Lewis
3. Why Me Lord with Conway Twitty
4. Songman with Merle Haggard
5. Fifteen Rounds With Jose Cuervo with Delbert McClinton & Steve Cropper
6. The Next One with Lorrie Morgan
7. 100% Chance Of Pain with B.J.Thomas & Jimmy Fortune
8. It's A Man Thing with George Jones
9. Wine To Remember Whisky To Forget with Mickey Gilley
10. Dead Girl Walking with Kelly Lang
11. In Texas with Willie Nelson
12. Have You Ever Loved A Woman with Engelbert Humperdinck
13. I'n Not Going Anywhere with Crystal Gayle
14. If You Knew with Ricky Skaggs & The Whites

T.G. Sheppard Tour Dates:

9/25/15  World Chicken Festival  London, Kentucky
9/26/15  Jonesboro Fair, Jonesboro, Arkansas

10/8/15  Street Fair (w/Kelly Lang)  Loudenville, Ohio

11/07/15  Texan Theatre, Greenville, Texas
11/15/15  Crystal Grand Theatre, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

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NEW RELEASE… Johnny Cash, "Orange Blossom Special" Limited Edition LP Distinctive Numbered 'Box Car Series' on 200g Vinyl

“Johnny Cash transcends country music...he represents what American Music is all about!”

Hollywood, CA - Exhibit Records announces the release of a special Numbered Limited Edition album of the Johnny Cash 1964 classic, Orange Blossom Special. The 200 gram vinyl record has been remastered from the original master tapes and is handsomely presented in a sturdy old style gatefold jacket featuring the authentic album cover art, liner notes, historical recording session information and new archived photos of Johnny Cash taken in the Columbia Records Nashville studio during the recording session.

The 'Box Car Series' is so called because the back of each album of this limited edition pressing contains a tiny replica of the actual Orange Blossom Special box car that partly appears on the album cover. Each box car has been strategically foil-stamped with a unique Limited Edition number.

Johnny Cash was known throughout the world as one of the major figures of post-Hank Williams country music, he constantly sought to expand his musical horizons and avoid being pigeonholed. Cash was at his most engagingly eclectic on this early ‘60s recording of Orange Blossom Special. To begin with, "The Man In Black" covered three tunes by Bob Dylan, then the most talked-about young singer-songwriter of the dawning folk-rock era. ("It Ain't Me Babe," "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright," and "Mama, You've Been On My Mind"), Nashville's essentially conservative musical establishment hardly embraced Dylan's mind-blowing lyrics, but Cash, knowing genius when he heard it, was the first major country star to cover Dylan's work. By the same token, he also included two numbers by A.P. Carter of the legendary Carter Family, who, along with Jimmy Rodgers, created the musical template that's still the model for "traditional" country, bluegrass, and some forms of folk. And Cash's unmistakable, tough-hewn baritone rendered the classic fiddle tune that is the title track, and Harland Howard’s,"The Wall," one of the prison songs for which he is known, "Danny Boy" (with a spoken word intro), the spiritual "Amen" and the time-honored story-song "The Long Black Veil." Cash's songwriting contributions include “You Wild Colorado” and the ever-relevant protest tune "All Of God's Children Ain't Free."

Orange Blossom Special finds Cash backed by the Tennessee Two, his outstanding guitar/bass tandem of Luther Perkins and Marshall Grant. And there are guest appearances by such distinguished Nashville names as tenor saxophonist Boots Randolph, pianists Floyd Cramer and Bill Pursell, guitarist Norman Blake, and harmonica ace Charlie McCoy. And June Carter joined Johnny on "It Ain’t Me Babe" for the first of many classic duet recordings they would make together over the years.

The Orange Blossom Special album by Johnny Cash is one more example of the fine music being produced by the budding Hollywood record company, Exhibit Records. The young music label has curated an eclectic catalog of classic recordings in a short time and continues to gain high praise and recognition for their exquisite mastering, high quality pressings and attention to details as displayed in the fine art and craftsmanship of their exceptional package design.

Producers: Don Law & Frank Jones

Mastered for this LP by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
Pressed at Quality Record Pressings, Salina, KS
200g/numbered gatefold jacket

Side One:
1.  Orange Blossom Special
2.  The Long Black Veil
3.  It Ain't Me Babe
4.  The Wall
5.  Don't Think Twice, It's Alright
6.  You Wild Colorado

Side Two:
1.  Mama, You've Been On My Mind
2.  When It's Springtime In Alaska
     (It's Forty Below)
3.  All Of God's Children Ain't Free
4.  Danny Boy
5.  Wildwood Flower
6.  Amen

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Country Music Icon Philip Claypool Releases 'Come On Back Home' - His Most Personal, Revealing Album Yet!

Philip Claypool is the real deal. His passion, songwriting and drive to connect to the listener is why he is a success!

Nashville, TN - Much to the excitement of his fans worldwide, legendary country music singer/songwriter Philip Claypool has released 'Come On Back Home', a new album poised to be his most personal, revealing album yet. Says Philip, “I wanted to do an album that expressed the core personality of who I am as a singer on both fun and emotional levels. I also, wanted the album to exhibit songs of inspiration, and on the other side of the coin my love of a good gut-buster honkytonk song.”

The album is produced by veteran hit producer Michael Lloyd. Lloyd has produced more than 100 gold and platinum records, as well as many number one singles. Says Michael, “I've been a record producer for many years, and it's been my good fortune to have been involved with many great artists and projects. It's not often that an artist comes along who is special – but Philip Claypool is truly special. I'm amazed by his talent. He has a unique way of touching you with his passion and emotion, and on his latest CD, 'Come On Back Home', he's at his best.”

As with his previous releases, Philip is writer on the bulk of the album's material and he teamed up with his pal and co-writer Jeff Silbar (“Wind Beneath My Wings”) on many of the key tracks. Most every song has a real personal life story behind it.

The album also features two additional cuts from top Nashville songsmiths and a stellar rendition of Eddie Arnold's “You Don’t Know Me” that Claypool delivers with true Memphis soul. Philip adds, “My producer Michael Lloyd and I assembled the very best players in Nashville and we cut 14 tracks in only 2 days. I had worked with most of the guys on my previous projects and it was like a band getting back together. It was natural and most of all fun! Many of the vocals on the album were cut live on the first or second take.

Philip Claypool describes himself as a Southern-singer-songwriter. Growing up in Memphis, TN, he was raised with a love of music, wildlife conservation, hunting and the outdoors. With many musical influences ranging from gospel to rock and country, Claypool pulls together many diverse techniques in his music, but the main defining quality of his music is his emotional and passionate performances. He puts his heart and soul into everything he records and performs. 'Come On Back Home' is all about the real Claypool, not just another polished, picture-perfect mold of the stereotypical country artist. In this album, fans will be able to see the full revealing of the honest, transparent and passionate Philip Claypool they've come to know and love.

“Philip Claypool is the real deal. A man that loves what he does and does it well. He has passion when he sings and not only takes the listener to a special place but he is right there with them. Every song is life, his life, your life and my life. We can all relate to every word.” - George Davis, KBXB Sikeston MO.

“This former Curb artist of the 1990s is back with a chin-up, positive-think rocker. I love his drawling phrasing on this driving, relentless production. The icing on the cake is that it is extremely well-written.” - Robert K. Oermann, Music Row

In support of the new album, Philip plans to tour on regional and national levels. There are lyric videos out on YouTube for the singles “Strong One” and “Come On Back Home”, as well as a fun homemade video of the track “Jack Daniel and Mr. Jim Beam”.

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Country Review: Willie Nelson-Band of Brothers

Release Date: May 6, 2014
Label: Legacy Recordings

Debuting at number five on the Billboard Top 200 chart and number one on the Billboard Country chart for the first time in twenty eight years, Band of Brothers is classic Willie Nelson at his country singing best. Nine original songs out of fourteen tracks bring back what Willie is best at-his ability to write songs that reach into the grit and texture of humanity. 

From the beginning of the album with “Bring it On” you have a harmonica entwined with pedal steel and some percussion that stirs the blood. The lyrics throw a glimmer of challenge to the human condition, daring the fates to ‘bring it on.’ A rousing track, this is the perfect beginning to an album rich with imagery and emotion.

“Used to Her” is a fun and punchy number reminiscent of the faster, dance step country I grew up with. Plucky with cocky harmonica accompaniments, the vocals are well matched with the snap your heels on the dance floor and swing those hips mover of a song. Burnt bacon and bluegrass. How could you possibly go wrong with this inspiring song?

“Band of Brothers” is the title track for the album and one of my favorite pieces. The guitar playing and layers of music are woven together flawlessly. Moving into the future together, family is a bond built by love and respect. Guitar strings, harmonica and some percussive elements swirl and bob along to craft a song full to bursting with memories and life moments.

“The Git Go” has a bluesy gospel feel but is the least appealing song on the album. Lessons of life and too much in the way of politics make this one stand out from the rest of the pack. While it has some thought provoking points, it misses the artful mark the rest of the album holds.

In Willie Nelson’s long and distinguished career he has performed countless concerts and has a catalog of albums longer than my arm. His voice is smooth as butter and can turn to steel or velvet depending on his mood. His music has grown with me and seen me through my formative years. It is so wonderful to see this great artist writing original works again. If you are a Willie Nelson fan, you need to get this album. From fun and plucky to a little bit on the political side, it’s a musical experience you’re going to want in your collection.

4.5/5 Stars

Key Tracks: Bring it On, Used to Her, Band of Brothers, The Git Go

01. Bring It On Willie Nelson
02. Guitar in the Corner Willie Nelson
03. The Wall Willie Nelson
04. Whenever You Come Around Willie Nelson
05. Wives and Girlfriends Willie Nelson
06. I Thought I Left You Willie Nelson
07. Send Me a Picture Willie Nelson
08. Used to Her Willie Nelson
09. The Git Go Willie Nelson with Jamey Johnson
10. Band of Brothers Willie Nelson
11. Hard to Be an Outlaw Willie Nelson
12. Crazy Like Me Willie Nelson
13. The Songwriters Willie Nelson
14. I've Got a Lot of Traveling to Do

Dana Wright, Sr. Staff Writer

July 9, 2014

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Cleopatra Records To Release Mary Sarah 'Bridges' on July 8 Featuring Appearances by Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Oak Ridge Boys & More

“Mary Sarah is a beautiful young lady with a beautiful voice” - Willie Nelson

Nashville, TN - On her new album Bridges – being released on July 8th thru Cleopatra Records - 18-year-old singer and songwriter Mary Sarah duets with some of country music’s biggest names on 12 captivating songs. Amazed by the Texas ingĂ©nue’s voice and talent, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Vince Gill, the Oak Ridge Boys, the late Ray Price and others all signed on to sing with Mary Sarah on their most iconic hits. Dolly’s “Jolene,” Willie’s “Crazy” and Merle’s “The Fightin’ Side of Me” are just a few of the songs interpreted by Mary Sarah and her A-list collaborators.

Produced by Kent Wells, Dolly Parton's long-time band leader and producer with oversight by executive producer Freddy Powers, who helped Mary Sarah assemble her dream collaborators, Bridges was moved along by the singer’s keen use of social media. “I've been singing since I was 8 years old, touring and posting my performances on YouTube,” says Mary Sarah, who already has amassed 80k+ followers on Twitter. “One day I got a tweet from the Oak Ridge Boys. They asked me to sing at their concert that night. It was incredible. My love of the legends of country music grew, and that’s how this project was born.” It was thru this newfound relationship with the legendary Oak Ridge Boys that led to Mary’s eventual deal with Cleopatra Records – the American record label who had just released the Oak Ridge Boys new live album 'Boys Night Out' for her own N. American release of the 'Bridges' album.

Now, Mary Sarah is ready for country fans to hear it and connect those who love traditional country with those who follow today’s more polished sound. “I see Bridges as something that spans now and then,” she says, “and brings that music back over to this generation.”

Below is the full 'Bridges' Track Listing:

1. Jolene (feat. Dolly Parton)
2. Crazy (feat. Willie Nelson)
3. Fightin’ Side of Me (feat. Merle Haggard)
4. Heartaches By The Number (feat. Ray Price)
5. Go Rest High On That Mountain (feat. Vince Gill)
6. Dream On (feat. The Oak Ridge Boys)
7. Texas, When I Die (feat. Tanya Tucker)
8. Rose Garden (feat. Lynn Anderson)
9. What A Difference You’ve Made In My Life (feat. Ronnie Milsap)
10. Where The Boys Are (feat. Neil Sedaka)

Bonus Cuts
11. My Great Escape (feat. John Rich and Big Kenny)
12. All I Wanna Do Is Sing My Song (feat. Freddy Powers)
13. I’m Sorry

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Country Review: Johnny Cash-Out Among The Stars

Release Date: March 25, 2014
Label: Legacy

Johnny Cash has been gone since 2003 and so has his wife June Carter Cash. Their love for each other was so strong that Cash died a few months after his longtime soul mate passed. That kind of devotion and love is a direct reflection of each artist and their music. Johnny was a legend when he was alive and his legacy has continued to grow since his passing. The man and music continue to gain in popularity with the passing of time. Now that one of the most famous music couples are Out Among The Stars the music lives on forever. All the tracks on this new release are previously unreleased which is likely the most exciting factor for country music fans and followers of Cash’s career.

From 1981-1984 Cash recorded the tracks for this new release and Billy Sherrill was on hand to produce. John Carter Cash gave an intro in the CD booklet and called it Visions, allowing those of us from the outside to look inside to see what it was like to be the son of a famous singer. The genuine feeling and emotions come through in that summary and I think when you hear Out Among The Starsyou can understand what John is talking about.

This is a marvelous country album for several reasons, first and foremost it was recorded by one of the all-time greats of the genre and most importantly they are quality recordings. These tracks are not a bunch of unfinished demos or alternate versions. There are two duets with his wife June, “Baby Ride Easy“ and “Don't You Think It's Come Our Time.” The connection they had with each other was electric and spiritual. Both tracks are an example of why they were so good for each other on the stage and off. The best track is “She Used To Love Me A Lot,” which is also a bonus track. The bonus version is dubbed the JC/EC version; the EC refers to Elvis Costello and his part in production. The video provided with this review illustrates the power and magnitude of the man’s voice set to a video. His impact is still felt to this day and a release such as this will continue to cement his image and voice into the hearts and minds of millions. It was the first choice to be released as a single and the obvious choice.

“I’m Movin’ On” with old friend Waylon Jennings is memorable as well (check out the Highwaymen collaboration if you haven’t yet). They sure knew how to kick up their heels and get it done in the studio and were another example of the perfect complement to each other. I believe that the track would be another good choice for a single. There are many choices that could take that route because the release is so strong.

The musicianship is outstanding throughout this recording and Cash’s voice is clear and strong. I have to wonder why these tracks were not released once they were completed. There is always a reason but none of that is important now. What is significant is that the voice and legacy of Johnny Cash lives on. I hope to see more of these great tracks uncovered in the future.

5/5 Stars

Key Tracks: She Used To Love Me A Lot, Don't You Think It's Come Our Time, I’m Movin’ On

Keith “MuzikMan” Hannaleck-Write A Music Review Founder

April 17, 2014

Review Provided By Write A Music Review

01. Out Among The Stars
02. Baby Ride Easy
03. She Used To Love Me A Lot
04. After All
05. I'm Movin' On
06. If I Told You Who It Was
07. Call Your Mother
08. I Drove Her Out Of My Mind
09. Tennessee
10. Rock And Roll Shoes
11. Don't You Think It's Come Our Time
12. I Came To Believe
13. She Used To Love Me A Lot (JC/EC Version)