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The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band shoots wide on its upcoming eighth album Lay It On Down — by design.

“I wanted to grab from several different genres,” Shepherd tells Billboard. On Lay It On Down, due out Aug. 4, that means running the gamut from hard rockers such as “Baby Got Gone,” soulful workouts like “Diamonds & Gold,” the bluesy shuffles of “Down For Love” and “The Ride Of Your Life” and countrified ballads in the weepy “Hard Lesson Learned,” “Louisiana Rain” and the title track.