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Parson James Releases Single with Visual – ‘High Tide, Low Tide’

Multi-platinum selling artist Parson James has returned today with his brand new single ‘High Tide, Low Tide,’ also marking the first release since signing to his new record label 12Tone Music.

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‘HIGH TIDE, LOW TIDE’

“‘High Tide, Low Tide’ actually came about during the throes of quarantine. It’s clearly been an exceptionally odd year for everyone and personally it’s forced me to look inward and face things about myself in a way that I had never done before.” Parson James confesses. “As always, a hunter for silver linings, I am thankful for what I’ve learned during this time. The opening line of the song is “my empathy is killing me” & what I mean by that is that my empathy is always getting the best of me. I’m always trying to help others before ever helping myself and more often than not this does not work in my favor.” Read Parson James’ full interview and learn more about the inspiration behind the song in V Magazine HERE.

Listen to ‘High Tide, Low Tide’ HERE

Watch the visual for ‘High Tide, Low Tide’ HERE

With his cathedral-size vocal range, confessional lyricism, sharp sense of soul, and pop ambition, South Carolina-born and Los Angeles-based platinum-certified singer and songwriter Parson James transmutes trials and tribulations into inspiration.

Now, with a new label deal and single out titled “High Tide, Low Tide,” Parson James is ready to wear his heart on his sleeve yet again, as he embarks on this next chapter. His rhythmically soulful way of storytelling permeates throughout his new music, setting the stage for Parson James to return with a style that is finally his own.

“It’s a focus on me, now. I’m at this point in my life, where I’m back at a place of total belief in myself,” he says. “I’m stoked to be able to have creative control, clarity and freedom to continue telling my story.”

Parson’s personal journey could be worthy of a novel or screenplay in and of itself. As an openly gay, bi-racial son of the South, who experienced a rocky childhood marked by racism, religion-based homophobia, addiction, and domestic abuse, James has frequently found himself drawn to trying to make sense of his past and how it has shaped his identity. Born to an African American father and Caucasian teen mom in poverty, the music of Otis Redding, Bill Withers, Johnny Cash, and Elvis Presley became something of a refuge throughout his childhood.

Following a whirlwind few years starting in 2015 when Parson James catapulted to the top of the charts and gained instant global fame having penned and sang on Kygo’s major hit “Stole The Show,” he simultaneously inked a major label deal, began releasing his own critically acclaimed solo music, landing on the cover of magazine’s and touring all over the world. “Stole The Show” went on to earn RIAA multi-platinum certification in North America and multi-platinum in 15 other countries, clocking more than a billion combined global streams.

Also, a staunch and outspoken advocate, he capitalized on the opportunity to give back within the LGBTQ+ community and became a board member for the LOVELOUD Foundation, and has been a regular contributor to organizations such as GLAAD, The Trevor Project and AmFAR.

Now, Parson James is back, with more experience, a new perspective and the best music he’s written to date.

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Vice President of VEVA Sound, Casey Taylor, feature for 360 Magazine

VEVA Sound × Music Collaboration

Why it’s more important than ever that musicians get credit for their work

By Casey Taylor Vice President of VEVA Sound

If you have the hobby of collecting records, then you’ve probably spent time perusing album liners; you’ve learned all about who played drums on or who produced each track on an album. There was a time when even non-audiophiles would appreciate the collective talent which brought a piece to fruition.

The most valuable asset any person in the entertainment industry can have is a platform. As with everything, the more things change the more they stay the same. Now, everyone has the ability to promote their work on social channels. Fans follow producers, musicians, or engineers on social platforms and have the opportunity to be exposed to their work on projects outside of the mainstream.

But what happens when someone hears a new song in a playlist and wants to know more about it? Streaming platforms are rolling out features which allow listeners to view complete creator credits. This is important because someone might find that a certain producer made music with other artists they would enjoy. And as the producer, he/she/they may bring more value to a production as more and more people follow their work.

In order to have your credits included wherever music is distributed, it’s important to understand how credits are collected. The best way to ensure that your credits are accurate, is to collect them as the music is being created – to keep accurate records of everyone who worked on a project. That’s why we developed VEVA Collect – to empower creators to Collect While You Create™.

Of course, the added benefit to accurate credits is that they are the only way to get paid for your work on any song or recording. But what about the work that you do on projects that may not experience large-scale commercial success? It’s equally important. The bottom line: no matter what work you do, you should make sure you get credit for your work.

As the technological landscape changes, the way that people find music is going to transform as well. It’s hard to remember the time before streaming platform recommendations when you had to listen to terrestrial radio or buy compilation albums (any of my 90s friends remember NOW That’s What I Call Music!?). Coming soon are the days when we will be able to say “Hey Siri, play every song where Shelly Fairchild sang background,” or “Alexa, play every song Reid Shippen has mixed.”

Every evolution in the way music is consumed is driven by data. As important as your follower count and engagement numbers, make sure you’re listed in the credits, so that the community can continue to find you in new ways.

About Casey Taylor

Casey Taylor is Vice President at VEVA Sound. Leading teams in London, New York, Nashville, and Los Angeles, Casey has productized validation, verification, and archival services to expand VEVA Sound’s reach into live recordings, legacy collections, and back-catalogs. His initiatives have contributed to future-proofing the work of artists from Johnny Cash to Jason Isbell; Garth Brooks to Taylor Swift. For nearly 20 years, since his first job as a PA on a local television show, Casey has worked in all facets of the industry spanning multiple disciplines. He has seen firsthand the importance of creatives getting credit for their work: whether it’s a fiddle player on a regionally known album, or an artist on the Billboard Hot 100. Casey is a member of the Music Business Association and a contributor to the MusicBiz Metadata Summit. He also leads the Advisory Committee for VEVA Collect, VEVA Sound’s newest cloud-based platform for music creators everywhere.

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Johnny Cash – A Night To Remember

Third Man Records, in partnership with Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment and the John R. Cash Trust, have announced the mystery artist for the A-side of the 7” single in the upcoming release of Vault Package #45: “Johnny Cash – A Night To Remember.”

The previously unreleased track is from The Lumineers and titled “Pretty Pictures In My Mind.” The B-side of the 7” single announced last month features a new track from Ruston Kelly, “Dark and Bloody Ground.” In addition to the 7” single, the Vault Package #45, will be released in September and includes a previously unavailable Johnny Cash 1973 concert at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles.

Vault #45 – “Johnny Cash – A Night To Remember” is available now for pre-order here. The deadline for orders is this Friday, July 31, 2020.

These two recordings are part of the continuation of Johnny Cash: Forever Words, a multi-year project by John Carter Cash, who has combed the Johnny Cash archive for unreleased poems, prose and lyrics. These new tracks by Ruston Kelly and The Lumineers will be included in a future installment of the next compilation.

Johnny Cash: Forever Words was released in 2018 and is comprised of Cash’s unknown poetry, lyrics, and letters, set to music by an all-star array of contemporary artists including Ruston Kelly & Kacey Musgraves, Chris Cornell, Rosanne Cash, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Kris Kristofferson & Willie Nelson, Brad Paisley, John Mellencamp, Carlene Carter, Elvis Costello, The Jayhawks and more.

“It is great to hear my father at such a prime place in his career and I am excited fans will be able to enjoy this never released concert,” says John Carter Cash. “I am even more excited to be continuing Forever Words with the release of these two new tracks. Dad’s lyrics transcend genre and defy easy definition. This is yet another example of his legacy continuing in diverse and groundbreaking ways.”

Memphis, Tennessee, Vaughn Lowery, 360 MAGAZINE

Memphis × West Tennessee

By Shelby Barbour × Vaughn Lowery

The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development held the Memphis and West Tennessee Media tour March 19th-23rd. This trip was filled with amazing food, noteworthy experiences and monumental moments.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 journalists arrived bright and early at the Memphis International Airport and were met by Geiger & Associate staff, and were shortly off to lunch. Lunch was held at The Beauty Shop, which is a hip spot located at the center of the Cooper-Young Entertainment District. The name of the restaurant is the theme. 1940’s beauty dryers are scattered around the salon. Along with this old-fashioned décor, the trendy restaurant also serves amazing, American cuisine. Grilled peaches with blue cheese and balsamic vinegar, herb-crusted trout, cheese grits, and succotash are just a few of the delicious bites they have. After breakfast, the groups split for afternoon activities. The journalists were able to choose between three different activities.

First day activities include taking a tour of Graceland – Home of Elvis Presley, visiting Cooper-Young Entertainment District and Overton Square, and taking a tour of the Memphis Botanic Garden.

Dinner was held at Blues City Café, located on Beale Street. Their ribs have been featured on many food channels and in Bon Appetit’s barbeque issue. Then after, having the options to go out for the night.

The following days were very similar to this one. Starting the day with a delicious breakfast, then continuing to do some fun activity. A lot of the activities include touring Memphis’ popular attractions like The Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum, the Blues Hall of Fame, Shelby Farms Park, the National Civil Rights Museum, and the Peabody Hotel; just to name a few.

Beale street is known for its music, and soul so it’s no doubt that was a must-see on this trip.

This trip was full of opportunity. Tennessee has so much culture, soul, and influence that it’s a no brainer why people fall in love with it. Although the trip mainly focused on food and sight-seeing, some history was thrown in there as well. Tours of the National Civil Rights Museum were given. The museum was established in 1991 and is located at the former Lorraine Motel, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. This museum offered the visitors a full immersion experience through the American civil rights movement.

When exploring Tennessee, it’s hard to not eat everything that comes into view. Luckily on this trip, it offered multiple foods. This trip was all about the food and travel destinations, so without a doubt, there was going to be some great food options. Food varied from fried chicken sandwiches to impossible burgers which are made from plant-based meats and even deep-fried oysters.

What’s a good trip, without good alcohol? Wine tasting, beer tasting, any alcohol tasting you can think of, Tennessee has it. Century Farm Winery is a family-owned and operated winery that is located right on a working farm. Journalists were able to tour the winery and enjoy a selection of handcrafted and award-winning wines. The wine wasn’t the only alcohol being tasted, good olé’ moonshine was available for taste as well. Samuel T. Bryant Distillery was a hot stop on this tour as well. Just like with the Winery, the journalist was able to have a tasting and tour at the Distillery. Samuel T Bryant Distillery tries its hardest to use locally grown produce in their products. The berries in the Blueberry Moonshine and the Blackberry Moonshine come from local farms and the corn they use comes from Madison County farms. They even use local Sorghum Molasses to make a very unique rum product.

The Memphis and West Tennessee Media Tour was filled with so much culture, inspiration, passion, and warmth. Journalists were able to put their creative skills to the test; write and visit places they’ve never been before. When traveling it’s important to try new things and always think outside the box. New foods, drinks, experiences, and great times are what make a trip unforgettable.

Memphis is definitely a place that needs to be on everyone’s travel list. It’s full of so much culture, experiences and food. Memphis is the definition of an affordable visit, foodie town with tons of music history.

The Tonight Show Returns

“The Tonight Show” starring Jimmy Fallon returned with a new season of shows last night, and kicked off the first episode with Jimmy teaming up with Ethan Hawke to perform a duet of “On The Road Again”/”Let’s Just Stay Here” in character as Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson, respectively.

“On The Road Again”/”Let’s Just Stay Here” Duet with Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash

LINK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2vuxcsEAwM

We’ve got a great lineup of shows for the rest of the week, including appearances by Ariana Grande, Jennifer Garner, Paul McCartney, and Nick Jonas.

“The Tonight Show” airs weeknights at 11:35pm ET/10:35pm CT.

Thunderpussy 

2018’s ROCK BAND TO WATCH THUNDERPUSSY RELEASE OFFICIAL “SPEED QUEEN” MUSIC VIDEO TODAY

 Today, Seattle rock ‘n’ roll saviors THUNDERPUSSY rev up the music video for their new single “Speed Queen.”


Watch it 
HERE!

Once again ripping up old school archetypes and reinventing them, the group—   Molly Sides [vocals], Whitney Petty [guitar], Leah Julius  [bass], and Ruby Dunphy [drums]—take to the desert for the Roadhouse meets West Side Story inspired video. 

On the video Molly Sides noted: “Making a music video is like adding the missing ingredient to a sonic recipe. ‘Speed Queen’ is a high octane rebellious story of desire; an aural vision and a labor of love. The energy behind the scenes was intoxicating and we hope that everyone who watches feels and tastes the wild concoction that is ‘Speed Queen.’ And may even want to join the journey of these rebels.”
 
The video, which premiered on Refinery 29, begins under the red hot Sedona, Arizona sun (as the first line states), where a hyper-charged narrative unfolds as the drifter played by Whitney Petty meets the “Speed Queen,” played by Molly Sides. It mixes rock-n-roll, leather, bar fights, and an epic love story all wrapped to make one killer video.
 “Speed Queen” produced by Sylvia Massy [Johnny Cash, Tool] is the first of the band’s string of new music coming soon. Check out “Speed Queen” 
Here! Stay tuned for a whole lot more…

Thunderpussy. If Thor’s Hammer of the Gods from “Immigrant Song” landed in the hands of four wise, willful, and wild women? Well, it would sound something like Thunderpussy. The quartet—Molly Sides [vocals], Whitney Petty [guitar], Leah Julius[bass], and Ruby Dunphy [drums]—do the most rock ‘n’ roll thing possible and quite literally fuck up every rock ‘n’ roll stereotype you know to be true, piercing the halls of Valhalla in the process. The Seattle-based group turned into a quiet phenomenon with the endorsement of Rolling Stone and Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready as well as a string of already legendary performances under their high-waisted belts. Look out for more music from Thunderpussy soon!

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ABOUT STARDOG RECORDS
Stardog Records was created by PolyGram Records in 1989 exclusively an imprint for Seattle glam-rock ​act Mother Love Bone and the group’s releases with subsidiary Mercury Records. The ​label’s ​name is a nod to​ the​ Mother Love Bone​ song​ “Stardog Champion.” In partnership with Republic Records, Stardog Records was revitalized in 2016. Picking up where history left off, Stardog released the official soundtrack for Showtime’s Roadies and recently signed Seattle rock band Thunderpussy.

 

ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS
A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Aminé, Black Sabbath, DNCE, Florence + the Machine, Gotye, Hailee Steinfeld, James Blake, James Bay, John Mellencamp, Jordan Smith, Julia Michaels, Keith Richards, Kid Cudi, Liam Payne, Marian Hill, Of Monsters and Men, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings (The Avett Brothers, Towkio), Boominati Worldwide (Metro Boomin), Brushfire (Jack Johnson), Casablanca Records (Giorgio Moroder, KUNGS, Tïesto), Cash Money (Drake, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj), Hollywood Records (Sofia Carson, Zendaya), Lava Records (Greta Van Fleet, Jessie J, Lorde), Monkeywrench (Pearl Jam), XO (The Weeknd), Roc Nation (Belly, Justine Skye, The Dream), Tuff Gong (Damian Marley), Victor Victor Records (D Savage, Ski Mask The Slump God), among others. Republic also maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with country powerhouse Big Machine Records (Taylor Swift), and Universal Music Latin Entertainment (Luis Fonsi, J Balvin). In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey, SING), Fox TV (Lee Daniels’ STAR), and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises.

JOHNNY CASH VINYL BOX SET

THE BOX IN BLACK: JOHNNY CASH’S BELOVED UNEARTHED COLLECTION RETURNS AS MONOLITHIC NINE-LP VINYL BOX SET ON NOVEMBER 3

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In the last decade of a career that spanned half a century, Johnny Cash capped off his musical legend with a breathtaking final act, recording a series of raw, stripped-down albums with producer Rick Rubin. Those albums reestablished Cash as a vital artist, while adding a remarkable closing chapter to his incredible body of work.

In November 2003, two months after Cash’s passing, Rubin’s label American Recordings released Unearthed, an expansive box set of material, most of it previously unreleased, recorded during the artist’s graceful twilight years. The set was originally planned to celebrate Cash and Rubin’s decade of recording together, and the final mixes had been sent to Cash, but he passed away before receiving them. The recordings, which run the stylistic gamut from stark balladry to punchy rockabilly to heartfelt gospel to classic covers, offer a stunning encapsulation of Cash’s wide-ranging musical vision, and provide a fitting epitaph for his iconic career.

To celebrate the Man in Black’s enduring and influential legacy, American Recordings and UMe have reconfigured this monolithic collection for its first-ever vinyl release, spreading Unearthed’s 79 songs over nine high-quality 180-gram vinyl LPs while expanding the original box’s distinctive packaging for the long-playing format. 

 
Available November 3, the Unearthed vinyl box features a pair of cloth-bound books housed in an LP-sized black cloth slipcase. One book holds the nine LPs, while the other is a gorgeous 60-page coffee table book that incorporates Sylvie Simmons’ extensive liner notes, drawn from five days of interviews at Cash’s home in Tennessee, as well as Cash and Rubin’s comments on every song on the set, plus a copious selection of photographs from the recording sessions, including some of the last photos ever taken of Cash. Preorder Unearthed now: http://UMe.lnk.to/JohnnyCashUnearthed

 

Unearthed
is divided into five thematic sections. Who’s Gonna Cry focuses on acoustic solo recordings, and finds Cash revisiting several classic songs from his legendary catalog. Trouble In Mind is oriented towards electric performances, and includes guest appearances by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Carl Perkins and members of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, as well as Cash’s wife and longtime duet partner June Carter Cash. Redemption Songs is largely acoustic, and features duets with Joe Strummer, Fiona Apple, Nick Cave and Glen Campbell. My Mother’s Hymn Book demonstrates Cash’s lifelong affinity for gospel music, encompassing 15 time-honored gospel standards. Best of Cash On American offers a memorable 15-song selection of highlights from Cash’s first four albums with Rubin.

 
In its original CD release, Unearthed was acclaimed as an instant classic. Rolling Stone named it as one of the “100 Best Albums of the 2000s” and declared the set “a slice of American culture as monumental, and as enduring, as Mt. Rushmore.”

 
Indeed, in the years since Cash’s passing, the artist’s legend has grown and his music has gained in power. It’s hard to think of a more appropriate and impressive sendoff for this one-of-a-kind American original than the massive musical statement that is Unearthed.

 

Who’s Gonna Cry

 
Side A
1. Long Black Veil
2. Flesh And Blood
3. Just The Other Side Of Nowhere
4. If I Give My Soul
5. Understand Your Man

 
Side B
1. Banks Of The Ohio
2. Two Timin’ Woman
3. The Caretaker
4. Old Chunk Of Coal
5. I’m Going To Memphis

 
Side C
1. Breaking Bread
2. Waiting For A Train
3. Casey’s Last Ride
4. No Earthly Good

 
Side D
1. The Fourth Man In The Fire
2. Dark As A Dungeon
3. Book Review
4. Down There By The Train

 

Trouble In Mind

 
Side A
1. Pocahontas
2. I’m A Drifter
3. Trouble In Mind
4. Down The Line

 
Side B
1. I’m Movin’ On
2. As Long As The Grass Shall Grow
3. Heart Of Gold
4. The Running Kind

 
Side C
1. Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby
2. Brown Eyed Handsome Man
3. “T” For Texas
4. Devil’s Right Hand

 
Side D
1. I’m A Drifter
2. Like A Soldier
3. Drive On
4. Bird On A Wire

 

Redemption Songs

 
Side A
1. A Singer Of Songs
2. The L & N Don’t Stop Here Anymore
3. Redemption Song
4. Father And Son

 
Side B
1. Chattanooga Sugar Babe
2. He Stopped Loving Her Today
3. Hard Times
4. Wichita Lineman

 
Side C
1. Cindy
2. Big Iron
3. Salty Dog
4. Gentle On My Mind

 
Side D
1. You Are My Sunshine
2. You’ll Never Walk Alone
3. The Man Comes Around

 

My Mother’s Hymn Book

 
Side A
1. Where We’ll Never Grow Old
2. I Shall Not Be Moved
3. I Am A Pilgrim
4. Do Lord
5. When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder
6. If We Never Meet Again This Side Of Heaven
7. I’ll Fly Away
8. Where The Soul Of Man Never Dies

 
Side B
1. Let The Lower Lights Be Burning
2. When He Reached Down
3. In The Sweet By And By
4. I’m Bound For The Promised Land
5. In The Garden
6. Softly And Tenderly
7. Just As I Am

 

Best Of Cash On American

 
Side A
1. Delia’s Gone
2. Bird On A Wire
3. Thirteen
4. Rowboat

 
Side B
1. The One Rose (That’s Left In My Heart)
2. Rusty Cage
3. Southern Accents
4. The Mercy Seat

 
Side C
1. Solitary Man
2. Wayfaring Stranger
3. One
4. I Hung My Head

 
Side D
1. The Man Comes Around
2. We’ll Meet Again
3. Hurt

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

AMERICANA ICONS THE NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND CELEBRATE 50-YEAR ANNIVERSARY WITH NEW CAREER RETROSPECTIVE, ANTHOLOGY, SUPERVISED BY FOUNDING MEMBER JEFF HANNA

2CD & DIGITAL COLLECTION AVAILABLE ON SEPTEMBER 29 VIA CAPITOL RECORDS NASHVILLE/UMe

Preorder Anthology here: http://UMe.lnk.to/NGDBAnthology

Continuing the celebration of the legendary Americana band’s 50 years of making music together, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s extraordinary career is encapsulated in the new retrospective two-disc set, Anthology, due September 29 via Capitol Nashville/UMe. Beginning with “Buy For Me The Rain,” their first track from their 1967 self-titled Capitol records debut, and culminating with “The Resurrection” from their most recent studio release, 2009’S Speed of Life, the all-encompassing collection is an extensive 39-track career overview, which includes illuminating liner notes from renowned journalist and author Holly Gleason. Hanna says, “We really wanted this collection to historically reflect our band’s timeline, but in addition to that, felt like it was important to include deeper cuts (“Fish Song,” “Cosmic Cowboy”) and instrumentals (“Randy Lynn Rag,” “Midnight at Woody Creek”), and fan favorites (“Ripplin’ Waters,” “Bayou Jubilee”). Anthology is available for preorder now: http://UMe.lnk.to/NGDBAnthology

Long before Americana music had a name, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, helped lead the charge, mixing elements of country, bluegrass, folk, mountain music, and rock & roll into a sound that celebrated the full range of American music. Formed in Long Beach, Calif. in 1966, the guys were traditionalists and trendsetters, performing songs that nodded to the past while still pushing toward the future.

From their ubiquitous 1970’s Top 10 hit of Jerry Jeff Walker’s “Mr. Bojangles,” to “An American Dream” – featuring Troubadour pal Linda Ronstadt – and “Make a Little Magic,” with Nicolette Larson, to their #1 country songs, 1984’s “Long Hard Road (Sharecropper’s Dream),” penned by Rodney Crowell and featuring Ricky Skaggs on fiddle and a young Jerry Douglas on dobro, to 1987’s platinum-certified “Fishin’ In The Dark” and many many more, Anthology collects all their best known songs in chronological order of release showcasing the band’s thrilling evolution and numerous highlights.

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Bandare perhaps best known for their landmark album, Will The Circle Be Unbroken, and this groundbreaking achievement and its sequels are ably represented throughout Anthology with a dozen cuts from the three volumes. Released in 1972, Volume 1 saw the band pairing with bluegrass and country legends of the ‘40s, ‘50s and ‘60s such as Roy Acuff, “Mother” Maybelle Carter, Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs, Merle Travis, and Pete “Oswald” Kirby, for an inspired and influential 38-song double album that healed generational and cultural rifts by bringing the new and old guard together. Will The Circle Be Unbroken has been inducted into the U.S. Library of Congress as well as the GRAMMY®: Hall of Fame.

Twelve years after the original, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band revisited their unique experiment for Volume 2. With fellow folk-rock vets Chris Hillman and Roger McGuinn, they took on Bob Dylan’s “You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere,” a song their guests had popularized in The Byrds. Produced by Randy Scruggs, some of the many collaborators this time included The Band’s Levon Helm, John Prine, John Denver, Johnny Cash, Rosanne Cash and John Hiatt. The album won the Country Music Association’s “Album of the Year,” and three GRAMMYs®: Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group, Best Country Instrumental and Best Bluegrass Recording for “The Valley Road” with Bruce Hornsby. Again, merging moments, movements and cultures, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band captured a state of roots music long before it was called Americana.

The third volume, released in 2002, brought Dwight Yoakam, Willie Nelson, Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Del McCoury and Taj Mahal into the fold and took home another GRAMM Y®. To hear Johnny Cash’s weathered dedication of “Tears in the Holsten River” to his mother-in-law Maybelle Carter and her sister Sara is to have the forebears made real, while the next generation appeared as sons Jaime Hanna and Jonathan McEuen brought the circle forward with “The Lowlands.” Alison Krauss joined the band for a sparkling take on Bob McDill’s “Catfish John,” a Johnny Russell hit that became a Jerry Garcia favorite.

For five decades, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band has remained one of the most iconic names in American music. With one foot planted in the traditions of country-folk and the other pointing toward something new and unexpected, the group continues to tour and release music, influencing multiple generations of audiences and artists along the way. Anthology is both a perfect primer for those who want to explore the band’s remarkable career and a lovingly compiled collection for the band’s fans that span generations and genres, keeping the circle ever going.

Upcoming tour dates at NittyGritty.com

ANTHOLOGY TRACKLISTING
DISC 1
 

  1. Buy For Me The Rain
  2. Some Of Shelly’s Blues
  3. Uncle Charlie Interview
  4. Mr. Bojangles
  5. Randy Lynn Rag
  6. House At Pooh Corner
  7. Opus 36
  8. Fish Song
  9. Jambalaya (On The Bayou)        
  10. Grand Ole Opry Song (featuring Jimmy Martin)
  11. You Are My Flower
  12. Tennessee Stud (featuring Doc Watson)
  13. I Saw The Light (featuring Roy Acuff)
  14. Honky Tonkin’
  15. Will The Circle Be Unbroken (featuring Mother Maybelle Carter)
  16. Cosmic Cowboy (Part 1)
  17. Battle Of New Orleans
  18. Bayou Jubilee/Sally Was A Goodun
  19. Ripplin’ Waters
  20. Mother Earth (Provides For Me)
  21. Bowlegs

DISC 2

1. An American Dream (featuring Linda Ronstadt)
2. Make A Little Magic (featuring Nicolette Larson)
3. Shot Full Of Love 
4. Dance Little Jean
5. Colorado Christmas (featuring Emmylou Harris)
6. Long Hard Road (The Sharecropper’s Dream)
7. Fishin’ In The Dark          
8. Workin’ Man (Nowhere to Go)     
9. You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere (featuring Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman)
10. The Valley Road (featuring Bruce Hornsby)
11. When It’s Gone
12. Waitin’ On A Dark Eyed Gal
13. Bless The Broken Road
14. Catfish John (featuring Alison Krauss)
15. The Lowlands (featuring Jaime Hanna and Jonathan McEuen)
16. Tears In The Holston River (featuring Johnny Cash)     
17. Midnight At Woody Creek
18. The Resurrection (featuring Matraca Berg)