Kelsea Ballerini: Unapologetically

Kelsea Ballerini: Unapologetically

Listen to country music by Kelsea Ballerini on her new (2nd) album Unapologetically that was just released.  On her website, she provides background about this album and its songs. She will be on tour from February through April.

New Album

Enjoy another great album.

Unapologetically (2017) – 12 songs, 41 min

 

Videos

Here are some videos from the new album.

Unapologetically (Acoustic) – 3 min 38 sec

 

Legends – 4 min 28 sec

 

Listen to more of her music at my Kelsea Ballerini post with additional albums, videos, and links.

Photo credit: Unapologetically @ Amazon (album cover).

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Blake Shelton: Texoma Shore

Blake Shelton: Texoma Shore

Listen to country music by Blake Shelton on his new album Texoma Shore that was just released.

The country superstar remains firmly rooted as a proud Oklahoman, describing his album this way.

Lake Texoma has always been a place of great memories, new and old.  I literally recorded this album here at its shore so it’s full circle to have the love of this place and the love of country music come together here.  When you listen to the record it will go from something traditional to something that will make your head spin back to something even more traditional. That’s just what you can expect from one of my albums. At this point in my career it’s always good for me to try something different, with different sounds, and I think you’ll hear hints of that on this record. I’ve explored about every part of country music you can explore and it seems like I always keep coming back to my roots, which is traditional country music. I love great songs and there are so many talented writers in Nashville, but I do have a song on the album that I wrote and I’m very proud of it.

New Album

Enjoy another great album.

Texoma Shore (2017) – 11 songs, 38 min

 

Video

Here is a video from the new album.

I’ll Name the Dogs – 3 min 4 sec

 

Playlist

This is my playlist of his songs.

Blake Shelton (Playlist) – 17 songs, 1 hr 2 min

 
Listen to more of his music at my Blake Shelton post with additional albums, videos, and links. It has been updated with the new album, and new songs incorporated in my extended playlist.

Photo credit: Texoma Shore @ Amazon (album cover).

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Turnpike Troubadours: A Long Way from Your Heart

Turnpike Troubadours: A Long Way from Your Heart

Listen to Americana music by Turnpike Troubadours on their new (4th) album A Long Way from Your Heart.

New Album

Enjoy their latest album.

A Long Way from Your Heart (2017) – 11 songs, 39 min

 

Playlist

Here is a playlist of their most popular songs.

Turnpike Troubadours (Playlist) – 10 songs, 41 min

 

Listen to more of their music at my Turnpike Troubadours post with additional albums, videos, and links. I will update my music post to include the new album, and incorporate new songs in my playlist.

Photo credit: A Long Way from Your Heart @ Amazon (album cover)

Glen Campbell: Adios

Glen Campbell: Adios

Listen to country music by the legendary Glen Campbell on his final (64th) studio album Adios after a career that spanned 50 years including six Grammy awards. Last week he died from Alzheimer’s in Nashville at age 81 where he had been receiving care at a memory care facility since 2011.

His diagnosis was followed by an extended “Goodbye Tour” during 2012-13 along with its accompanying documentary film and soundtrack album in 2014, the latter of which featured “I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” his last moment in a recording studio. 

Final Album

This was recorded in 2012 at Nashville following his “Goodbye Tour”.

Adios (2017) – 12 songs, 37 min

 

Videos

Arkansas Farmboy on Adios – Recorded In-Studio – 1 min 54 sec

 

Adiós on Adios (2017) – 3 min 9 sec

 

I’m Not Gonna Miss You on I’ll Be Me Soundtrack (2015) – 2 min 56 sec

 

I’ll Be Me – Movie Trailer (2014) – 3 min 0 sec

 

Remembering (Single Version) by Ashley Campbell (2016) – 3 min 46 sec

 
Watch the five videos at The Tennessean about his Alzheimer’s shared by his wife Kim Campbell.

I initially created a post about love, memory, and music as I was thinking about my Mom who has Alzheimer’s. With Glen Campbell receiving the Grammy award for his last song I’m Not Gonna Miss You, from the documentary I’ll Be Me filmed during his Goodbye Tour, it made me also think about his similar struggle with Alzheimers over the previous four years. I also created another related music post on The Band Perry which features Glen Campbell’s song Gentle On My Mind.

There are reviews at Rolling Stone. Here’s a Rolling Stone interview with his daughter Ashley Campbell, and another article from last year.

Photo Credit: Adios @ Amazon (album cover)

 

Lady Antebellum: Heart Break

Lady Antebellum: Heart Break

Listen to country music by Lady Antebellum on their new (6th) album Heart Break.

Heart Break (2017) – 13 songs, 43 min

 

Video

Here is a video from the new album.

You Look Good – 3 min 8 sec

 
See my Lady Antebellum music post if you want to listen to more of their music.

Photo credit: Heart Break @ Amazon (album cover)

Bruce Robison & the Back Porch Band

Bruce Robison & the Back Porch Band

Listen to Americana music by Bruce Robison on his new album Bruce Robison & the Back Porch Band, his first solo album in 8 years, which he describes like this:

Recorded on analog tape with no digital shenanigans. Just like back when music was good…

Bruce Robison & the Back Porch Band (2017) – 9 songs, 33 min

 

Read more about Bruce, band, and this album at his web site. He is currently on tour from May – Jul. Bruce was the writer of three #1 country hits, “Wrapped,” by George Strait, “Angry All the Time,” recorded by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, and the Dixie Chicks’ “Travelin’ Soldier”. There are some interesting articles at RFD-TV and Rolling Stone.

Video

Here is a video from the new album with his wife, Kelly Willis.

Sweet Dreams – with Kelly Willis – 4 min 27 sec

 
More music by Bruce Robison: albums and links