2018 Grammy Winners, New Releases, and More
Congratulations to our artists and writers on their Grammy wins on Sunday night! Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit took home Best Americana Album for The Nashville Sound and Best American Roots Song for “If We Were Vampires.” CeCe Winans won Best Gospel Album for Let Them Fall In Love and Best Gospel Performance for “Never Have To Be Alone.” One of our Thirty Tigers Publishing writers, Mike Henderson, took home the Grammy for Best Country Song for “Broken Halos” that he wrote with Chris Stapleton.
Tommy Emmanuel released his new duets album, Accomplice One, that features songs with Amanda Shires, Jason Isbell, Rodney Crowell, Mark Knopfler, and more. American Songwriter said that, “While serious stringed music students will devour every note here, Accomplice One will also appeal to roots music lovers who have never picked up a guitar.” Mary Gauthier released her album, Rifles & Rosary Beads, that she co-wrote with veterans and their families through the Songwriting With Soldiers program. Noisey applauded the album: “Rifles & Rosary Beads is modern folk music at its finest.”
Steep Canyon Rangers‘ new album, Out In The Open, was featured as NPR’s First Listen the week before it came out. The band started their tour this past weekend with a packed show in Asheville. They’ll be out on tour with Steve Martin and Martin Short in the next few months. For a full list of dates, click here. We were thrilled to release the soundtrack to the film American Folk. To show their support, Spotify created an American Folk Roadtrip playlist!
Blackberry Smoke has a new record coming out in April and it’s already available for pre-order! Pre-order Find A Light now and listen to the first track “Flesh and Bone” that Rolling Stone Country described as “a gritty stomper.” Legends The Oak Ridge Boys and Mary Chapin Carpenter also have albums that are available for pre-order.
Quaker City Night Hawks had their song, “Mockingbird” featured in an ad for the Showtime series, Shameless. During the last few weeks, The White Buffalo and David Ramirez have had their songs featured in the hit NBC Drama, This Is Us and Bombadil has been featured in Hulu’s Marvel’s Runaways.