Jason Aldean, Jamey Johnson
and Scotty McCreery released new albums on Tuesday (Oct. 16), spanning
modern country, classic country and Christmas music, respectively.
Aldean’s Night Train features the No. 1 hit,
“Take a Little Ride.” Guests include Luke
Bryan and Eric Church on the collaboration, “The Only Way I Know.”
Aldean will resume his tour schedule on Oct. 25 in San Antonio, Texas. Meanwhile his Oct. 27 concert in Dallas will benefit
local affiliates of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Johnson’s Livin’ for a Song: A Tribute to Hank
Cochran offers numerous duets in honor of the late Nashville songwriter. Johnson sings Cochran’s classic compositions
with Merle Haggard, Willie
Nelson and George Strait, among many others. Johnson will perform
the new material at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on Tuesday night.
McCreery’s Christmas With Scotty McCreery
offers a mix of standards as well as new tracks such as “Christmas in Heaven” and “Christmas Is Coming Around.” In addition,
A Very Special Christmas 25th Anniversary, Bringing Joy to the World offers chestnuts by Vince
Gill, Martina McBride and Rascal
Flatts, along with numerous pop artists.
Other new releases this week include rockabilly singer Rosie Flores’ Working
Girls Guitar, the iTunes EP Hunter Hayes: Live, Shelby
Lynne‘s deluxe edition of Revelation Road (featuring a live CD and concert DVD) and jazzy Americana group Miss
Tess the Talkbacks’ Sweet Talk.
New bluegrass albums include American Drive’s self-titled release, the
Infamous Stringdusters’ Silver Sky — Deluxe Edition,
the Lonesome River Band’s Chronology: Volume Three and Joe Mullins the Radio Ramblers’ They’re Playing My
Song. Rebel Records has also collected material from Front Porch String Band featuring Claire
Lynch for the compilation Hills of Alabam. In addition, the label issued two new collections featuring various
bluegrass artists: True Bluegrass Banjo and True Bluegrass Fiddle.