Yoakam, Travis and Angelle Offer New Collections

Hollywood hillbilly Dwight Yoakam sounds contemporary and hip on Tomorrow’s Sounds Today, a new album that masterfully blends music’s past and the present. Yoakam joins up with his hero, Buck Owens, for duets on “Alright, I’m Wrong” and “I Was There.” Also mining tradition, Randy Travis offers his first gospel album, Inspirational Journey. Travis is understated but authoritative on the classic “Amazing Grace” and 11 contemporary songs, according to our reviewer. Also new in record stores is the self-titled debut of DreamWorks Nashville artist Lisa Angelle. A songwriter with cuts by Trisha Yearwood, Wynonna and Kathy Mattea, Angelle steps into the spotlight herself with mixed results.