John Anderson, Gretchen Wilson Release New Albums

Two members of the MuzikMafia — John Anderson and Gretchen Wilson — released new albums Tuesday (May 15). John Rich of Big & Rich produced Anderson’s Easy Money (Warner Bros./Raybaw Records) and co-wrote two of the songs with him. The project includes guest appearances by Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard on “Willie’s Guitar.” Rich has referred to Anderson as “my honky-tonk hero and the George Jones of my generation” and “one of the greatest country singers in the history of country music.” … Rich also co-produced Wilson’s new CD, One of the Boys (Columbia), with Wilson and Mark Wright. Wilson will perform the title cut during a Wednesday (May 16) appearance on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.