I missed it earlier this year, but the group has just released a brand new EP called People Get Ready. The 5-cut mini-album features four new songs written by the band and a hush-inspiring a cappella rendition of the Curtis Mayfield title cut. (See track listing below.) People Get Ready is on Exile’s own Big Horse Records label (a nod to the band’s Kentucky origin). Exile has struck a distribution partnership with GMV Nashville for distribution.
"It was a strange set of circumstances. Our former tour manager had gotten hurt on a motorcycle, and Sonny LeMaire called everybody and said 'We need to go back home,' which is Lexington, KY to do a fund raiser to help him out. We raised about $40,000 that night. It was just wonderful," he said of the experience. Playing together live brought out some familiar magic, according to Goetzman. "What we had not counted on was how much fun we had on stage after all those years. We just looked at each other and said 'We've got to keep doing this."
People Get Ready track listing:
1.“Bread On The Table” (Sonny LeMaire, Shane Minor, J. P. Pennington)
2.“It’s Gotta Be You” (Sonny LeMaire, J. P. Pennington)
3.“There You Go Again” (Sonny LeMaire, Clay Mills, J. P. Pennington)
4.“I Can’t Be Your Fool” (Larry Cordle, J. P. Pennington, Les Taylor)
5.“People Get Ready” (Curtis Mayfield)