Little House on the Prairie Album Due in August

New versions of songs that were mentioned in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House on the Prairie books will be released on Aug. 9. Happy Land: Musical Tributes to Laura Ingalls Wilder features performances from Riders in the Sky, Dave Olney, Andrea Zonn and several others. Dale Cockrell and Butch Baldassari of Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music produced the project that includes songs like “Oh Susanna” and “Barbara Allen,” as well as hymns, minstrel show songs, spirituals and fiddle tunes.