“Southern Family”…a new compilation produced and conceived by two-time Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb..is out today via Low Country Sound/Elektra Records. Trust me, you want this album! It is jam-packed with some of the greatest artists around…
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Already receiving widespread critical acclaim, the album features new recordings by Zac Brown, Brandy Clark, Brent Cobb, Anderson East, Jason Isbell, Shooter Jennings,Jamey Johnson, Miranda Lambert, Rich Robinson, Morgane Stapleton with Chris Stapleton, John Paul White and Holly Williams.
Comprised of songs rooted in country, blues, folk and rock, the record is inspired by the post Civil War concept album “White Mansions”, written by British performer Paul Kennerley, produced by Glyn Johns and featuring musicians like Waylon Jennings and Eric Clapton.
“SOUTHERN FAMILY” TRACK LIST
- John Paul White “Simple Song”
- Jason Isbell “God Is A Working Man”
- Brent Cobb “Down Home”
- Miranda Lambert “Sweet By and By”
- Morgane Stapleton with Chris Stapleton “You Are My Sunshine”
- Zac Brown “Grandma’s Garden”
- Jamey Johnson “Mama’s Table”
- Anderson East “Learning”
- Holly Williams “Settle Down”
- Brandy Clark “I Cried”
- Shooter Jennings “Can You Come Over?”
- Rich Robinson (featuring The Settles Connection) “The Way Home”
In celebration of the release, a special 30-minute behind-the-scenes look at the making of the record began airing today at CMT and CMT MUSIC and can be viewed in full at CMT.com.
Of his vision behind the project, Cobb comments…
Somebody said, ‘You should make a concept record,’ and I kind of giggled about it for a second. But, then I thought, man, wouldn’t it be amazing to have all my friends on one record and really find a common thread? Southern Family, about their mothers, grandparents, kids, siblings, these detailed stories about how they grew up and their families and the things that make them who they are.” He adds, “This really encapsulates Nashville right now. There’s something to it. There’s something in the air. There’s a lot of great things about Nashville. There’s something here that doesn’t exist anywhere else in my lifetime. I’m sure this happened in London in the ‘60s and California in the ‘70s and maybe New York in the late ’50s or early ‘60s. But I think, right now, Nashville is the home of music.”
Cobb was recently recognized with two awards at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards—Best Country Album (Stapleton’s Traveller) and Best Americana Album (Isbell’s Something More Than Free).
Previous awards include the 2015 CMA Award for Album of the Year (Stapleton’s Traveller) and the 2014 Americana Music Award for Album of the Year (Isbell’sSoutheastern) as well as previous Grammy nominations in 2011 and 2007 for Best Country Album (Johnson’s The Guitar Song and That Lonesome Song).
For more information on “Southern Family”, visit www.southernfamilymusic.com.