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LISTEN: Inara George, 'Release Me'Artist: Inara George Hometown: Los Angeles, CA Song: "Release Me" Album: Dearest Everybody Release Date: January 19, 2018 Label: Release Me Records In Their Words: “I wrote this song as a gift to my mother on her 70th birthday. I’d assumed that the song was too personal to put on my record.…
Song PremiereOct 16, 2017

Artist: Cicada Rhythm Hometown: Athens, GA Song: "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" Album: Stuck in My Head Release Date: October 20, 2017 Label: Normaltown Records In Their Words: "Bob Dylan's song was in my head when we first moved to our home in Athens. The old house was a big reverb chamber because of…

Song PremiereOct 11, 2017

Artist: The Wailin’ JennysHometown: Winnipeg, MB / Accord, NY / Victoria, BCSong: “Boulder to Birmingham” Album: FifteenRelease Date: October 27, 2017Label: Red House RecordsIn Their Words: “I have loved this song for as long as I’ve loved songs -- it’s such a poignant and heartbreaking tribute to a lost love. The fact that Emmylou [Harris] wrote it after Gram Parson’s death…

Song PremiereOct 5, 2017

Artist: The Morning YellsHometown: Los Angeles, CASong: "She Knows Exactly What She's Doing"Album: Proper WiltedRelease Date: November 6, 2017Label: Golden Boy RecordsIn Their Words: "We originally played this one as a lark for our live show to incorporate our three-part harmonies into the set. But in the studio, it took on a much fuller sound, with a 12-string,…

Song PremiereOct 4, 2017

Artist: Ragged UnionHometown: Boulder, COSong: "Cross Country Chimes"Album: Time CaptainRelease Date: October 27, 2017In Their Words: "‘Cross Country Chimes' is an original banjo tune penned by Chris Elliott, in the tradition of Earl Scruggs' ‘Foggy Mountain Chimes,’ with a melody that combines a blues touch and a modern chord progression." -- Geoff UnionPhoto credit: Josh Elioseff

Song PremiereOct 2, 2017

Artist: Jeff CrosbyHometown: Nashville TNSong: "Best $25 I Ever Spent"Album: Postcards from MagdalenaRelease Date: October 27, 2017Label: At the HelmIn Their Words: "This song was written in a little town called Taganga outside of Santa Marta in Colombia. I was on a trip with a girlfriend, and we hit the town one evening, went out to dinner,…