Vassar, Nelson and Lynne Release New Albums

Phil Vassar, Willie Nelson and newcomer Rockie Lynne are featured on new CD titles that arrived in stores on Tuesday (May 2). Vassar collects his own hits and his interpretations of those he’s written for others on Greatest Hits, Volume 1 (Arista Nashville). It’s hard to keep track of how many live albums Nelson has released, but the latest, Live From Austin, TX (New West), documents a 1990 appearance on Austin City Limits. Lynne, a North Carolina native, releases his self-titled debut for Universal South. The CD features his first single, “Lipstick.”… And bluegrass group BlueRidge release their first full-fledged gospel project, Getting’ Ready (Pinecastle).