It’s big country kickin’ off this week’s FOXLight Music Release roundup, and leading the pack is George Strait’s Twang, the followup to last year’s platinum Troubador.
Justin Moore’s self-titled debut comes on the heels of hot spots opening for Kenny Chesney and Brooks & Dunn.
Stupid Love is album number four for the angelic-voiced Mindy Smith.
And the granddaddy of them all, Willie Nelson, drops Lost Highway compiling the best of his last ten years and three new tracks.
Jessie James is the self-titled debut from a new pop-princess, with tracks written by Katy Perry and American Idol’s Kara DioGuardi.
And Woodstock: 40 Years On is the biggest and best collection of performances from the 1969 concert, featuring 77 tracks on 6 CDs, and almost half are previously unreleased.
Also out this week:
Cobra Starship return two years later with their sophomore effort, Hot Mess
Jimi Hendrix: Live 1968 Paris/Ottawa is a recently exhumed double-shot of classic live Hendrix, and Amazon.com has an exclusive package with an extra CD, a code for special online content, and a large T-shirt. Sadly, I take XL.
Fans of 70’s southern-poppers the Cate Bros. have a lot to cheer this week. Cate Bros., In One Eye and Out The Other, The Cate Brothers Band and Fire On The Tracks are all remastered and on CD for the first time.
The late Dan Fogelberg’s 1987 Exiles and 1990 The Wild Places are also remastered.
Jefferson Airplane offshoot Hot Tuna sees their 1971 First Pull Up-Then Pull Down and 1979 Final Vinyl get resurrected and sonically upgraded.
Chic’s co-founder Nile Rodgers’ 1983 solo effort Adventures In The Land Of The Good Groove finally gets its’ CD premiere.
And Rush’s 1984 live album Grace Under Pressure gets remastered on its’ 25th Anniversary.
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Until next week…Rob Maurer, FOX News Talk!