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Solomon Burke Records Country Album
Soul singer Solomon Burke will release his first country album in September on the Shout! Factory label. He recorded the album -- a mix of originals and covers -- at guitarist-songwriter Buddy Miller's Nashville home studio. Guests include Patty Griffin, Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton and Gillian Welch. Burke won a Grammy for his 2002 album, Don't Give Up on Me. His 1960s hits include "Cry to Me" and "Just Out of Reach." He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001. He performed in Nashville at the 2005 Americana Music Awards show.
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