Micah P. Hinson – The Sleep of the Damned (2018)

“Micah P. Hinson is an old fashioned trouble man who fell prey to drugs and loose women, winding up homeless, destitute and incarcerated by the time most of his peers were filling out college applications. Music was his savior, and since his 2003 debut, he s pieced together a life for himself in his sleepy hometown of Abilene, TX. Recorded in 24 hours somewhere in east Texas, the new album is the follow up to last year’s universally~lauded, Micah P. Hinson Presents the Holy Strangers.” Source

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Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Joan Shelley, Elsa Hansen Oldham & Nathan Salsburg – If You Ever Get to Houston (2018)

“The result is Hummingbirds & Helicopters Vol 1: A Benefit for South Texas, a beautifully curated homage to the musical culture and history of the Gulf Coast region. The album’s 11 tracks include Holland’s atmospheric, emotionally potent cover of Randy Newman’s “Louisiana 1927” (featuring Thor and Friends), a warm interpretation of Mickey Newbury’s “If You Ever Get to Houston” led by Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Dean Ween’s cover of “Galveston” by Jimmy Webb (popularized by Glen Campbell), and Big Thief’s beautifully sparse version of Twain’s “High Tide”…Album proceeds will be donated to the UN award-winning Schoolbox Project, a 501c3 non-profit that provides trauma-informed care for children rendered homeless or without access to education due to the deluge. As the Schoolbox Project’s work in Texas will soon wind down, additional funds raised will support continuing relief work in the hurricane-affected areas of the Gulf and Caribbean, including Puerto Rico. “I wanted to produce an album that would both give respect to the powerful musical culture of the gulf coast, and literally support some of the hardest-hit populations in the area,” says Holland.” Source

Tom Buller – If I Can Make Texas Tonite (2018)

“If there was any justice in country music, it would be Tom Buller’s name emblazoned on a 3-story bar & grill on Lower Broadway, and many of today’s mainstream country major stars playing for tips in the dingy honky tonks, still cutting their teeth. In the meantime though, those who really know the ways of true country music can spread the knowledge of the real stuff word of mouth, and one name that deserves to be spread far and wide is Tom Buller.” savingcountrymusic.com

Jamey Johnson, Willie Nelson, Chris Stapleton & Lee Ann Womack – Gotta Serve Somebody (2018)

“The terrific must-see Muscle Shoals documentary from 2013 kick-started a revival of sorts for the music that emerged, perhaps exploded is more appropriate, from this sleepy Alabama town. That set the stage for a musical follow-up tribute which finds 17 diverse roots acts offering their own interpretations to a variety of songs recorded there.” Source

Loretta Lynn – Wouldn’t It Be Great (2018)

“Country music icon Loretta Lynn will release a new studio album this fall called Wouldn’t It Be Great? (…) The title track was the last song Lynn penned for her late husband, Oliver “Doolittle” Lynn. “My husband liked to drink a lot and that’s where that song comes from … ‘Say you love me just one time, with a sober mind’… I always liked that song but I never liked to sing it around Doo.” Source

Lambchop – Give Me Your Love (Love Song) (1998)

Curtis Mayfield cover

“… Curtis Mayfield’s “Give Me Your Love (Love Song).” The latter is easily the most jaw-dropping track on What Another Man Spills, with the group easily slipping into the song’s soulful groove without a hint of irony, not even in Wagner’s amazingly Prince-like falsetto …” Source

“What Another Man Spills” Remastered 2018: