Country Music Stars Abound on 'The Imus Ranch Record'

Randy Travis, Dwight Yoakam and Willie Nelson are among the artists contributing tracks to The Imus Ranch Record, a CD benefiting the Imus Ranch, a working cattle ranch which hosts children who are afflicted with cancer or other serious blood diseases. The ranch is operated by syndicated radio personality Don Imus and his wife, Deirdre. In addition to producing the album with Nashville record producer Kyle Lehning and A&R executive Tracy Gershon, Imus selected each song and matched it to a specific artist. Among the more interesting selections are Vince Gill's "A Satisfied Mind," Lucinda Williams' "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys" and Little Richard's "I Ain't Never." Also featured are Big & Rich's version of the Beastie Boys' "Fight for Your Right to Party" and Patty Loveless' rendition of Stevie Nicks' "Silver Springs." Other tracks were provided by Delbert McClinton, Levon Helm, Raul Malo, Bekka Bramlett and John Hiatt. New West Records will release the compilation on Sept. 16.

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