Two new albums out today by Jason Aldean and Jamey Johnson.
Jason Aldean’s Night Train is his fifth album and is definitely a southern rock album. This is Aldean’s follow up to My Kinda Party which was a huge success for him and basically put him on the map as a big time artist. You’ll find some familiar guys on “The Only Way I Know” when Aldean sings with Luke Bryan and Eric Church. Check that one out along with “1994″ and “Take a Little Ride”.
Jamey Johnson’s Living for a Song is a Tribute to Hank Cochran. This is Johnson’s follow up to The Guitar Song in 2010. We heard a little bit of Johnson’s love for Cochran on The Guitar Song with “Set ‘Em Up Joe”. Living for a Song has a lot of duets, so many that I can’t even list them all, though I’ll give you some highlights: George Strait, Vince Gill, Willie Nelson, Lee Ann Womack, Ray Price, Asleep at the Wheel and more! Definitely check out The Eagle, which is the duet with George Strait.
Willie Nelson has a new album out today entitled “Heroes”, and he doesn’t disappoint. If you are a true Willie fan, you’ll love a ton of these songs. His son, Lukas Nelson, cowrote and performs with him on many of the songs. Lukas sounds very much like his father and compliments the songs perfectly.
As always, Willie Nelson duets with some big names and is not afraid to cover popular songs. You’ll see Willie’s rendition of Coldplay’s The Scientist on this album. And you’ll also hear Snoop Dogg, Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard, Sheryl Crow, Jamey Johnson, Billy Joe Shaver and Ray Price on this album.
My favorites after first listen are The Scientist, A Horse Called Music, My Window Faces the South.
At 79, Willie Nelson shows no signs of slowing down and I like it! It’s also a great introduction to his son Lukas and his sound.
What are you listening to? Will you be checking out this Willie album?
A while back I did a Wear It on Neal McCoy and y’all his album is OUT! It’s called XII! And if you love some good country music, this album is for you. This is McCoy’s first album in seven years and it’s co-produced by none other than Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert. The song “Mouth” was written by Jamey Johnson, so you know with all this talent mixed together it’s going to be a good album to listen to because Neal McCoy was obviously not messing around with this one!
On first listen these are my favs: Mouth, A-Ok, That’s Just How She Gets. Honestly every song is pretty much a feel good song. He’s got a great voice and it’s a very country album, so if that’s what you are looking for then this is the album for you.
What are you listening to? Have I told y’all that in addition to all this new stuff I add to my playlists I also have to have Taylor Swift thrown in the mix because my 3 year old son knows all of her songs by heart? There’s just a little personal tidbit from me to you.
Lots of stuff on this week featuring just about anybody you’d ever want to see. I would like to recommend the Who Do You Think You Are with Tim McGraw if you haven’t already seen it, it’s quite interesting his family tree… And I’ll of course be watching all of the Behind the Video’s on GAC.
Biography presents Martina McBride on Monday, 7/25.
Total fail on my part, I forgot to let y’all know about the CMT Music Fest that was airing last Wednesday. Did y’all watch it? Lots of great entertainment! I also really loved all the tweets that were flying from all the artists during the airing of that show. Here’s what’s coming up this week:
Blake Shelton LIVE: It’s All About Tonight will be airing on GAC, Wednesday, 9/8.
Taylor Swift will be performing on the 2010 NFL Kickoff show Thursday, 9/9.
The Late Show with David Letterman will feature a performance by Jamey Johnson on Thursday, 9/9.
Sugarland will be performing on The Today Show Friday, 9/10.
Stand Up to Cancer which airs live on Friday, 9/10 will feature a musical performance by Martina McBride.
Blake Shelton will perform on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Friday 9/10.
GAC is replaying the George Strait: ACM Artist of the Decade All Star Concert. If you didn’t catch it originally, you definitely should catch it Saturday 9/11, it has some great great performances by many popular country artists.
Carrie Underwood performs on SNL Saturday 9/11, it’s a repeat but definitely worth a listen!