Kris Kristofferson, Patty Loveless Release New Albums

Kris Kristofferson and Patty Loveless are among the artists releasing new albums on Tuesday (Sept. 29). Produced by Don Was, Kristofferson's Closer to the Bone (New West) features 11 new songs and a bonus track of the first song he wrote at age 11. The album will also be released as a deluxe two-CD set as well as a limited edition 180-gram vinyl. Loveless' Mountain Soul II (Saguaro Road), featuring guest vocalists Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris and Del McCoury, continues the acoustic approach taken on her 2001 album, Mountain Soul. Other new releases include the Avett Brothers' I and Love and You (American Recordings/Sony), the Bellamy Brothers' The Anthology, Vol. 1 (self-released), Emmitt-Nershi Band's New Country Blues (SCI Fidelity), Will Hoge's The Wreckage (Ryko), Robert Earl Keen's The Rose Hotel (Lost Highway), Langhorne Slim's Be Set Free (Kernado), Corb Lund's Losin' Lately Gambler (New West), Lynyrd Skynyrd's God & Guns (Loud & Proud/Roadrunner) and Chris Smither's Time Stands Still (Signature Sounds/Mighty Albert).

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