Singer-Songwriters Offer New Independent Releases

Several top country songwriters released new albums on Tuesday (April 4). Radney Foster offers the roots-rock album, This World We Live In (Dualtone). He also co-wrote Sara Evans’ recent No. 1 hit, “Real Fine Place to Start.” … Nashville hipsters Kieran Kane, Kevin Welch and Fats Kaplin team for the rugged Lost John Dean (Compass). Kane wrote Alan Jackson’s “I’ll Go On Lovin’ You,” and Welch’s songs have been covered by Waylon Jennings, Patty Loveless and Trisha Yearwood. … Texas-based songwriter Bruce Robison returns with Eleven Stories (Sustain), which features wife Kelly Willis on harmonies. His credits include the Dixie Chicks’ “Travelin’ Soldier,” Tim McGraw’s “Angry All the Time” and George Strait’s “Desperately.”