The award-winning singer-songwriter and instrumentalist will release ‘It Ain’t All Bad’ on Sept. 10. It is his first album with vocals in eight years.
Wariner wrote or co-wrote all of the 12 new tracks. He also produced the new project, which he will release through his own SelecTone Records via a distribution deal with Allegro Distribution, a division of the Allegro Media Group.
“I am excited to introduce these new songs to my fans,” Wariner says in a press release. “My friends and I have written these songs over the last few years, and I’ve been saving them for this project. I’ve had fans come up and ask me when I was going to do another album with vocals on it. I didn’t mean to take an eight-year break from singing on an album. I just had such a blast making my guitar tribute to Chet Atkins, so I followed it up with another instrumental album.”
The country music superstar will release the aptly-titled ‘The Bluegrass Album’ later this year via his self-owned ACR label, via a distribution deal with EMI Nashville.
According to Bluegrass Today, Jackson assembled some of the top bluegrass players in Nashville at the Castle recording studio in April to cut the album. Banjo player Sammy Shelor says they tracked most of the all-acoustic album in five sessions over two days. The band sat in a circle for the recording, and Jackson and his backing singers tracked the vocals live with the players.
Jackson wrote eight of the album’s 11 songs, rounded out by covers of the Dillards’ ‘There Is a Time,’ John Anderson’s ‘Wild and Blue,’ and a slow arrangement of ‘Blue Moon of Kentucky’ in 3/4 time.
Alan Jackson has completed his first bluegrass album.
The album was originally available in a limited release in 2006 via Category 5 Records, which subsequently closed. It has been commercially unavailable since. Recorded with Jones’ participation, the collection features some of contemporary country’s greatest voices — including Vince Gill, Pam Tillis, Joe Diffie andTracy Lawrence — singing Jones’ classics, as well as Jones himself on ‘God’s Country’ and ‘Beer Run,’ a duet with Garth Brooks.
“Nobody in the world sings like George Jones, and nobody can sing like him,” says Gill in a press release.
“Without George Jones we wouldn’t have anything we have today,” Lawrence adds.
It's not just a song, folks.
Hunter Hayes tells ABC News Radio that he really does want the crazy kind of love he sings about in “I Want Crazy.”
“I really want that crazy thing where, like, that annoying couple or whatever that's always like PDA right next to you, and you’re really just annoyed because you don’t have what they have, right?” Hunter says.
“I want that. I want the thing where my friends look at me, and they're like, ‘You have completely . . .’ And I’m like, ‘Yes, I have,’” he said, laughing.
“You know, ‘Yes I have. I’ve gone head over heels,’ and that’s what I’m looking for. I don’t know. I feel like I’m not the only one who looks for it.”