Cary, Merritt Among N.C. Artists on Compilation

Caitlin Cary and Tift Merritt are among the North Carolina artists singing Songs for Sixty Five Roses to raise money for the National Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The album, released Tuesday (March 21), includes 18 of the state’s musicians covering songs by fellow North Carolina artists, including Ryan Adams, James Taylor and Randy Travis. … Other new independent releases include bluegrass-country artist Shawn Camp’s Fireball (Skeeter Bit), the Gamble Brothers Band’s soulful Continuator (Archer) and honky-tonk singer-songwriter Dale Watson’s Whiskey or God (Palo Duro).