The Civil Wars’ performance from VH1 Unplugged has been released on audio and video. The seven-song EP includes material from the duo’s breakthrough album Barton Hollow as well covers of Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” and Portishead’s “Sour Times.”
Lewis’ The Road chronicles the lifestyle of a traveling music. Lewis is the lead singer of Staind, best known for the modern rock hit, “It’s Been Awhile.” The new, country-influenced project was produced by James Stroud. It features the singles “Endless Summer” and “Forever.”
Other songwriters with new albums include Nels Andrews’ sailing-themed Scrimshaw, country legend Bobby Bare’s folk-inspired Darker Than Light, Red Dirt favorites Cody Canada & the Departed’s Adventus, Ben Kyle’s self-titled release, Carrie Newcomer’s Kindred Spirits: A Collection, Old Man Luedecke’s Tender Is the Night and Tom Skinner’s self-titled release.
Meanwhile, newly released vintage collections include Patsy Cline on Air: Her Greatest TV Performances (on CD) and Elvis Presley’s Prince From Another Planet: 40th Anniversary Edition (on CD and DVD). The latter collection reprises Presley’s 1972 concerts at Madison Square Garden in New York City.