~ Roots & American Music Society (RAMS), a not-for-profit record label based in Memphis, Tennessee, has teamed with the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) to orchestrate and create a meaningful recording project titled Love Lives On. The combined creative endeavor aligned TAPS military families, who have endured the loss of a loved one, with some of the music industry’s most gifted and renowned songwriters to pen the family members’ intimate and personal stories in music and song. Featuring special guest vocal performances by award-winning recording artists Vince Gill, Billy Ray Cyrus, John Rich, Paul Overstreet, Andy Griggs, Pam Tillis, Lee Roy Parnell, Lonestar, Gatlin Brothers and more, complemented by A-list studio and touring musicians. The album will be out on May 22, 2020. You can listen to the title track by Lonestar, Vince Gill & friends HERE.
~ Steve Azar's The I Don’t Have To Be Me (‘Til Monday) Radio Show is coming to country radio coast to coast this July. During this 4-hour weekend show, Azar will be sharing the stories and talents of his peers in country music, their greatest hits, past and current, as well as hosting some candid conversations with them and other pals from TV, film and sports. Azar says, "As you know my song, "I Don’t Have To Be Me (‘Til Monday)" has always been about escapism. Just getting away from the hustle and bustle of routines. I introduced and shared it with you through the power of radio 20 years ago and to this day it’s still rocking. I’m thankful for that!" You watch/hear a preview of what to expect HERE.
~ We announced last week that Record Store Day was pushed back from April to June 20th this year. What we didn't announce was the list of country(ish) vinyl that will be available as special releases only for this unique day. You can see the entire list HERE.
An Evening With The Allman Brothers Band: First Set - The Allman Brothers Band
A Rooster Says - Brandi Carlile
Classic Cash: Hall Of Fame Series - Early Mixes (1987) - Johnny Cash
Pearl Cadillac (Feat. Andra Day) - Gary Clark Jr
"The Unraveling" b/w "Sarah's Flame" - Drive-By Truckers
"Times Like These / It's About Blood" - Steve Earle
Live at the Austin Outhouse - Blaze Foley
The Man With No Shadow - John Wesley Harding
Live at Nick’s Fat City, 1995. - Hootie And The Blowfish
Shooter Live at Bonnaroo - Shooter Jennings
Angel With A Lariat - K.D. Lang & The Reclines
Drag - K.D. Lang
Cover Your Tracks EP - Corb Lund
Live From The Palomino - Midland
The Atlantic Albums - John Prine
The Kentucky Sessions - John Prine/Kelsey Waldon
Live At The Orange Peel - Son Volt
Hillbillies in Hell: Volume X - Various Artists
March of Dimes - Hank Williams
~ And if you didn't see them, a couple of country artists did their favorite Kenny Rogers songs as tributes to the legend who passed away yesterday.
Jake Owen - "She Believes In Me"
Jason Eady - "Ruby (Don't Take Your Love To Town)"