Alison Krauss, Vince Gill Featured on Jazz Vocalist Diane Schuur’s Country Album

Alison Krauss, Vince Gill and Mark Knopfler have recorded collaborations with jazz vocalist Diane Schuur for The Gathering, a country-inspired album produced in Nashville by Steve Buckingham. The 10-song album, recorded in a single day in December, includes Schuur and Krauss on “Don’t Touch Me,” written by the late Hank Cochran and a No. 2 hit for Jeannie Seely in 1966. Gill and jazz guitarist Larry Carlton are featured on a remake of Merle Haggard’s “Today I Started Loving You Again,” and Knopfler and jazz saxophonist Kirk Whalum contribute to Willie Nelson’s “Healing Hands of Time.” Other songs include Tammy Wynette’s “’Til I Can Make It on My Own” and “’Til I Get It Right,” along with other country classics, including “Am I That Easy to Forget” and “When Two Worlds Collide.” Set for release on June 7, it is Schuur’s first project for Vanguard Records. She won Grammys in 1986 for Timeless and 1987 for Diane Schuur and the Count Basie Orchestra.