New Releases (April 12): Alison Krauss, Del McCoury, Jason Isbell and More

Brody Vercher | April 12th, 2011

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  1. Barry Mazor
    April 12, 2011 at 10:51 am

    I’ll add a link. Some of you may be interested in the story I had in the WS Journal this week about the Bristol Sessions (and some of yoiu may not be!):

    http://thurly.net/19j5

  2. Libby
    April 12, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Thanks to Cerulean.

    Target will be offering an exclusive Deluxe Version of Paper Airplane with 3 exclusive studio tracks and 3 live tracks. It will be released on the same release date as the regular album, April 12.

    http://www.target.com/Paper-Airplane-Deluxe-Only-Target/dp/B004QZL0O0/ref=sc_qi_detaillink

  3. Rickster
    April 12, 2011 at 11:02 am

    My pick of the litter this week would be the Del McCoury album hands down. I grew up with Pete Fountain records on the console interspersed with Merle Haggard and Johnny Cash, so I’ve always had a thing for Dixieland Jazz. I will have to check that one out and download the tracks that really grab me.

    Opry Alert! Tonight’s Opry will feature Crystal Gayle, Gail Davies and her sonny boy Chris Scruggs, T.G. Sheppard, Holly Williams, James Wesley, and John Conlee and will be hosted by zanyboy Larry Gatlin! This show ranks a solid grade A!
    Opry Link: http://www.opry.com/shows/ThisWeek.html

    Trailer’s parody album covers score a solid “4 Hoots” today! Uncle Kracker and Justin Moore are my top choices. As for Wade Hayes, he has made some recent appearances on the Opry and toured with Randy Owen to support Randy’s failed Broken Bow label solo album. Like the old grey mare, Wade’s singing voice ain’t what it used to be…

  4. Leeann Ward
    April 12, 2011 at 11:37 am

    American Legacies is delightful. I love it.

  5. Rickster
    April 12, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    Ooops! I listed the acts for the Thursday Night Classic Country Opry Show instead of tonight’s show Darn, and I was so hoping that early onset Alzheimer’s medication would work! Crikey, mate…

  6. Ian
    April 12, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    Love the new Jason Isbell album

  7. Ben Milam
    April 13, 2011 at 11:22 am

    I know it’s only April, but I think Jason Isbell wins a Grammy for this record. It’s by far the best music I’ve heard in a long, long time.

  8. Jeremy Dylan
    April 15, 2011 at 2:24 am

    The AKUS record is really, really good.

  9. numberonecountryfan
    April 21, 2011 at 9:40 am

    The Alison Krauss CD, Paper Airplane is the #1 country CD with 83,000 sold. Congratulations!

  10. MR. ROBERTS
    April 21, 2011 at 11:25 am

    This “may” be a good indication that the sales numbers show how many are desperate for good music that is not primarily pop. I had to use “may” as when statements like these are made, “some” want statistics to back up statements.

    Once again, ACUS does not disappoint.

  11. Jon
    April 21, 2011 at 11:48 am

    It “may” be hilarious that anyone could listen to Paper Airplane and not hear the many pop influences in the music. And it “may” be nonsensical to characterize 83,000 buyers with respect to what other music they like or don’t like when you don’t know more than a handful of them at most. But it’s definitely silly to act as though pop influences are or have ever been foreign to country music.

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