Two of country music’s most critically-acclaimed artists are scheduled to release new discs later this year.
While the gold-certified Crazy-Ex Girlfriend continues a formidable chart run, Miranda Lambert is finishing her third album in Nashville, tentatively set for a September release. Lambert hopes to complete recording before embarking on Kenny Chesney’s Sun City Carnival tour, where she’ll serve as an opening act starting in April. Frank Liddell and Mike Wrucke return as co-producers.
Rosanne Cash is planning a fall release for her first album on Manhattan Records. Based on her father’s list of 100 essential country songs, the aptly-named The List will include a series of classics culled from his distinctive roster.
Per Cash’s website:
“…it is so liberating and so affirming of everything I’ve written and recorded to this point. You might not think that would be the case, as I am a songwriter, and have defined myself that way for my entire adult life, but this project ties all the threads together—past and future, legacy and youth, tradition, timelessness and the pull of the unknown.”
Cash’s last collection, 2006’s Black Cadillac, earned a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Folk Album. Her 11 No.1 singles include “Seven Year Ache,” “Runaway Train” and the Grammy-winning “I Don’t Know Why You Don’t Want Me.”
In other upcoming release news…I’ve been following Jessica Harp’s (one half of the Wreckers) solo effort. She released her first single from the album – “Boy Like Me” – to iTunes today. I haven’t had a chance to listen to it, but check it out!
Per her website, she’s also hosting a live Q&A this Friday (13th) at 9pmEastern/8pm Central, for all who may be interested.
you can get Jessica’s song free at http://www.people.com/free along with some other stuff.
Regarding Rosanne’s upcoming album THE LIST–it must be the toughest job in the world to take one hundred country songs that her legendary father considered essential, and even do a mere handful. But that’s the thing that makes the great singers great: challenges. And Rosanne is more than up to this one (IMHO).
I’m excited about both of these…I long strong, opinionated women.
While I love Roseanne’s writing, this sounds like an interesting approach to a covers CD.