Featuring five brand new tracks — including one with superstar Luke Bryan — Florida Georgia Line’s Here’s to the Good Times … This Is How We Roll gives the duo’s platinum-selling debut a deluxe makeover. Along with the new material, the two disc set also features a DVD full of music videos and behind-the-scenes footage, as well as the smash “Cruise” remix with Nelly.
“It’s got five new songs on it that we’re very excited about,” Brian Kelley told Billboard magazine. “We’ve been writing all year, and we couldn’t wait for album two. We had to get new stuff out for our fans.”
The duo spent much of 2013 opening shows on Bryan’s Dirt Road Diaries tour, and they credit him with helping along their meteoric rise.
“We’ve got Luke Bryan with us on the song ’This Is How We Roll,'” Kelley said. “He just brings so much energy and personality to the song. … It shows how the country music community works. You go out there and work with somebody, they want to support you and you want to support them. It’s cool to see it come full circle.”
One of CMT’s Next Women of Country , Bradbery looks to capitalize on her victory on The Voice with her self-titled debut album. Produced by Dann Huff, the 11-track project includes her single “The Heart of Dixie.”
“I chose that song to be one of my songs because it’s a really catchy tune,” Bradbery said about “The Heart of Dixie.” “Although I didn’t go through what it’s talking about — having a husband and going through what Dixie did — the great thing about country music is I can be the storyteller of it.”
Also arriving Monday is a unique project from Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong and songstress Norah Jones. The unlikely pair celebrate early rock and country pioneers the Everly Brothers by recreating one of their albums with Foreverly.
“Man, what made [the Everly Brothers] want to make this record?” asked Armstrong to Rolling Stone magazine about discovering Songs Our Daddy Taught Us, an album of traditional tunes recorded by the siblings in 1958. “It seemed so cryptic that these guys would be doing songs about death, being in jail and lost love. I liked the whole concept that this was something taught to them, and now it’s being taught to me. I thought it would be cool to pass the tradition one more time.”