When you’re the drummer in AC/DC’s engine room you don’t hook up and play with anyone in your down time. As such, Phil Rudd’s first solo album has been two decades in the making; a labour of love he’s crafted in between tours in his adopted home of New Zealand. Long-time friends Allan Badger and Geoffrey Martin chipped in lyrically and provide the strings, while Badger and Rudd’s throaty vocals come with honesty, guts, a wink and a nod. “There are no tricks or sequencing or samples … it’s all real,” Rudd said about the recording. Hardly surprising
Multi-Platinum and seven-time Grammy winning icon Randy Travis presents his 21st studio album on Warner Bros. Records titled Influence Vol. 1: The Man I Am. Travis and his music has been a major influence to other country artists throughout his celebrated career thus far. In his 2013 album, Travis looks back at some of the songs and artists that were instrumental in crafting his musical career, including Merle Haggard, George Jones, Lefty Frizzell, among others. After releasing his 25th Anniversary Celebration album and going back through his repertoire of collaborations with artists including Zac Brown Band, Kenny Chesney, Don Henley, Alan Jackson, Jamey Johnson, Josh Turner, George Jones, Kris Kristofferson, Tim McGraw, Willie Nelson, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, Travis reflected on the icons and their music that have inspired him over the years.
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Single Mothers is comprised of ten tracks that showcase exactly why Justin Townes Earle is considered a forefather of Contemporary Americana. As a recently married, sober man JTE writes from a point of maturity and content we’ve not seen before on past records. ‘One day I just realized it s not cool to die young, and it s even less cool to die after 30’, Justin laughs as he reflects on a life past and his new found clarity. What he’s created is an album that s raw, honest and personal in a way he hasn t touched upon since his debut EP, Yuma.Once compared to a man who wears many suits JTE has experienced more than most, both personally and professionally, in thirty-two short years. Between releasing four full-length-critically-acclaimed albums, constant touring, multiple stints in rehab, being born Steve Earle’s son, amicable and not-so-amicable break-ups with record labels, and facing the trials and tribulations of everyday life, it s safe to say JTE has quite the story to tell. Single Mothers serves as the perfect platform for such narrations.
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