Renee Wahl and the Sworn Secrets, "Cut to the Bone" (Double R Records)
The first sound of Renee Wahl's voice on her fine new album is enough to set off the comparisons to Rosanne...
Rosanne Cash, "She Remembers Everything" (Blue Note)
Rosanne Cash brings in a fair share of collaborators on her latest album, both for songwriting and singing. T Bone Burnett, Elvis Costello, Kris Kristofferson, Sam Phillips, Lera Lynn and Colin Meloy of the Decemberists all make their presence felt.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rosanne Cash's interest in political and social activism started at a young age, but she also had a role model in her father, Johnny Cash.
The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter will receive the "Spirit of Americana" Free Speech award Wednesday during the Americana Honors & Awards show in Nashville. Her father received the honor in 2002.
NEW YORK (AP) — Elton John's songs will be reworked by top artists including Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga, Willie Nelson and Chris Stapleton.
John announced on Thursday the April 6 release of two albums. "Revamp" will include covers by pop and rock stars from Mary J. Blige to Miley Cyrus. Miranda Lambert and Dolly Parton will appear on the country album "Restoration."
Various artists, "The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson" (Blackbird)
A star-studded lineup — including Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell and Lady Antebellum — performs a live tribute to one of country music's transformative singer-songwriters.
NEW YORK (AP) — Rodney Crowell's tender lyrics about a woman with "hair two shades of foxtail red" in a song that features ex-wife Rosanne Cash makes it an easy leap to assume that he's singing about her. It's not like the thought didn't cross her mind.
"If I'm totally honest," she said. "Yeah, a little bit."
Rodney Crowell, "Close Ties" (New West)
Rodney Crowell was headlining a music festival recently, speaking from the stage to a large, admiring audience, when he confessed with a chuckle that songwriter's block sometimes lasts a decade or more.
At 66, Crowell knows music can be a humbling business, but he has plenty to brag about with "Close Ties."
Seela, "Track You Down" (Self-released)
Here's a lyric from Seela Misra that some metal band would be wise to steal: "You've got the devil cold-cocked in the mouth."
Seela sings of spiritual faith and doubt on "Track You Down" and does it in a way that should have broad appeal. These 10 songs will go over well at church revivals and singer-songwriter festivals alike.
DYESS, Ark. (AP) — A concert to close out the first Johnny Cash Heritage Festival will take place in an Arkansas field where the music legend picked cotton as a youth.
The Jonesboro Sun (http://bit.ly/2lk2GLh ) reports that the October concert will be held in a field adjacent to Johnny Cash's restored boyhood home in Dyess. The small town in northeast Arkansas is about 50 miles north of Memphis, Tennessee.